dubai local dining tips

Windstar Cruises has partnered with SAVEUR, a leading epicurean brand for culinary travel content, to develop a collection of local dining tips to uncover the world’s most delicious destinations for culinary travelers. Share your favorite dining tip using #WindstarDiningTips

King Kebab

Special Ostadi Restaurant
Al Mankhool Rd – Dubai, +971 4 397 1933
Follow the locals to Special Ostadi Restaurant, an Iranian restaurant specializing in traditional char-grilled kebabs in convivial setting. At the ripe old age of 36, the establishment is one of the young city’s longest running restaurants—and its down-home atmosphere is a welcome respite to the glitz and glamour that dominates much of Dubai’s dining scene. The pitas are fresh, the crispy lamb comes slathered in tangy yogurt sauce, and the aromatic mint tea is the perfect way to wash it all down.

Swanky Small Plates

Al Nafoorah
Jumeirah Emirates Towers | Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, +971 4 319 8088
Meze, the Lebanese take on tapas, are serious business in Dubai. For a taste of the city’s best, follow the beautiful people and businessmen to Al Nafoorah, a gleaming 5-star restaurant at the base of the impressive Emirates Tower in heart of the financial centre. The baba ganoush and shwarma will make you swoon and the kibbe nayyeh (minced raw lamb) is perfectly seasoned. But be warned: although you may want to eat everything, the portions are generous.

Explore these epicurean delights on the following Windstar voyages:

  • Wonders of Arabia
  • Pearls of the Indian Ocean

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