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Best Street Food in Dubai

Best Street Food in Dubai

Arab cuisine is probably one of the best in the world. Dubai is the best place to try Arab cuisine. There is not only Arab cuisine, you can try a variety of foods in Dubai. Dubai has international importance for its architectural designs and luxury. We have places like Emaar beachfront, downtown city, and Al Fahidi where one can find plenty of cuisines. Dubai has all kinds of food whether be it is meat, chicken, and seafood. You have a variety of all kinds of foods. The street food in Dubai is a must-try.

Here are some famous street foods in Dubai:


We can just admit that no matter how better our local-based middle eastern food outlet can make our Shawarma, it will never be comparable to the one you will have in Dubai. It is filled with sliced chicken, lamb, or beef and is served in a soft flatbread filled with some vegetables and sauces that makes it feel like heaven.

The price of one shawarma can be AED 6 to AED 10.

Shish Tawouk Sandwich

Shish Tawouk Sandwich is one of the undiscovered gems that are to be experienced by tourists. It is extremely popular among the locals and can be easily found. It is similar to shawarma, consisting of sliced chicken stuffed in soft flatbread with some spices, vegetables, and pickles. The sandwich feels like a perfect meal.

The price of the Shish Tawouk Sandwich can vary from AED 15 to AED 115.

Oman Chips Roll

Oman chips roll is very famous in the middle east. The local chips are the love of every child and even by adults. The chips are always in high demand in schools by students as well as teachers. The Oman chips roll is very delicious consisting of layers of cheese with smashed chips inside. These chips rolls are ideal for long trips.

The cost of these rolls can be AED 3 to AED 5.


Harees is an Arab dish which is made by mixing meat and wheat. It is a favourite in the Middle East, so many variants of it can be found, some make it by boiling wheat while others make it with coarsely-grounded wheat. Many people add some toppings of sauce and spices. It is served in Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, and at weddings.

The price of Harees is around AED 20.


The famous Asian dish, Samosa, is most famous in India and Pakistan, It is called Samboosa in Arab. It is a thin pastry with some exotic spices, vegetables, and meat fillings. It is popular street food in Dubai, India, and Pakistan.


Manakish is a very popular Lebanese snack. It is made in a flatbread filled with cheese in a huge oven. There is loads of cheese, people add toppings of vegetables, meat, and spices. This is a very famous street food in Dubai.

The price can be AED 15 to AED 30.


This is a famous Emirati dessert among the residents and tourists. They are crispy fried balls of dough and are very chewy on the inside. A plate can consist of several balls with a date or honey syrup otherwise, the balls are neutral like tasteless.

A plate of Luqaimat can cost AED 10 to AED 30.


If falafel is the favourite of every non-vegetarian in Dubai then you can say that Falafel is every vegetarian’s favourite. Falafel is a patty of chickpeas that is deep-fried and wrapped in a roll with different vegetables and spices.

The price of a single Falafel can be AED 6 to AED 30.


The name Madrooba is named after the large wooden spoon. This spoon is used to beat the batter to get that thick consistency. Madrooba is popular in Ramadan, Eid, and other festivals. It is recommended to make it at home as it is nutritious.

The price of a Madrooba can be AED 8 to AED 15.

The street food in Dubai is famous and one must try the street food in Dubai. When it comes to Dubai everybody thinks of lavish hotels and places like Madinat Jumeirah living, Dubai creek park, Burj Khalifa, and very expensive fine dining but, there is not only that to Dubai, you can have plenty of street food and affordable things that you can really enjoy.