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Local House Restaurant

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The Creek
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House No 65, Bastakiya | Near Al Fahidi Round About Opp Al Mussallah Post Office Next to Majilis Gallery, Burduba, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 354 0705
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were purposefully here for camel burgers. It's novel but I guess that's it. It tasted dry; not as juicy as beef burgers. Maybe it is a touristic restaurant, I found the food is overpriced.

Thank TWChris
Casaleggio Novara, Italy
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the first time a had a Camel burger meat and it was good. The place here is simple but I a good location. You can visit just behind the traditional art village. So don't esitate to come here but don't expect more than a simple cosy tea house.

Thank Claudio P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily found when walking the pedestrian arts and crafts quarter next to the creek in 'old' Dubai, the Local House is the café that I'd always choose for a refreshing break on a hot day. The shaded court yard is cool enough for most days, with an air-conditioned glass box at the side for very hot ones. Excellent coffee and... More 

Thank DavidSk01
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Fast service, good attention, nice place. We tried camel meat and was really good! The price is regular but ok for the city. We should go back for sure

Thank HannaGabriela
Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lots of different things on the menu. I wanted to try camel meat, but didn't expect it would be the most delicious meat, so I bypassed the kebabs and opted for the burger. The burger was very basic. Nothing near the standard of other meals I had in Dubai. The setting was ok. I chose to sit in an air... More 

Thank Hannah P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The house itself seems to have a bit of history, but unfortunately the person who served me spoke very limited English. The house has a traditional wind tower, and the plaster work and construction method seem quite old, as if the house could be very old, with sections that had been added on in later years. My camel kabab was... More 

Thank Christoan S
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We went in here because we wanted to try camel meat. Little did we know there would be so many options! Camel shake, camel burger, camel kebab, camel curry, even camel Wellington! We ate at a cute table in the nice garden. A nice respite from the heat of walking around Dubai.

Thank ksd8y
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Order a camel burger and a camel shake! There are many different types of seating, and the staff is pretty friendly. The service is a bit slow, but the inside of the restaurant has a small garden to gaze at while you wait.

Thank Benjamin I
Grosseto, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Unfortunately I was attracted by the advertising of the camel burger and being sooo curious, we decided to have lunch here. The ambient is rather typical, but the experience itself is really poor. Bathroom rather dirty. Service at a rather low level, not too attentive. The camel meat was pretty good, the rest not that much. The bill was ok.... More 

Thank Ciopman
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Amazing place to relax and unwind!!! was there with friends...had awesome Spring rolls, Falafel, Kibbeh and Chicken pasta. Food was fresh !!! Service very slow!!! Will go there again for sure.....enjoyed the ambience.

Thank yvsan2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House No 65, Bastakiya | Near Al Fahidi Round About Opp Al Mussallah Post Office Next to Majilis Gallery, Burduba, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighbourhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: +971 4 354 0705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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