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Festival Area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
08:30 - 23:30
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you look for a traditional gulf food don't miss this place . A bit crowded at weekends but its worth the wait . Prices is mid to high range , atmosphere and decoration is interesting and the food and deserts are great .

Thank Um Ayman A
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Every thing in this restaurant looks old and traditional The environment will takes you to the old ages Food is excellent and will servied

Thank عبدالعزيز ا
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience to try out the Emirates cuisine. Welcoming staff and great atmosphere and you have to wait more than a hour to get a table . Would go again to enjoy the food .

Thank Um Ayman A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Setting is comfortable, servise is quick and professional. The food is delicious not greasy , tasty real khaliji food We went for lunch , had the fish and chicken makbous and for desert we had the lukaimat which was my favorite Must try 👍🏼

Thank Alfa A
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for an authentic Emirates meal. The food was excellent. We had mullet and local fish. There is not any alcohol available. Sit outside. One surprise was there were two male bathrooms and no female bathrooms.

Thank Heather F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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177 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Not my first time, always loved the place and the food. Although im a native Emirati bit the experience in alfannar is so special that takes us back 50 years back to our old nice days. The minute you step in you are surrounded by pure Emirati experience. You hear, smell and see a traditional old style architecture, decor, cloths,... More 

Thank Hind A
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

a very traditional place located in dubai festival city that offers emarati food, i enjoyed the meal, the service and the quality, i ll definitely go there again. plus its really close to the kreek which looks amazing at night.

Thank sarrarita
Rhode Island
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

The setting of this fine restaurant serving traditional regional dishes was a great surprise, since it is located in a new high-rise shopping and office development, on the bank of a canal near the inner harbor of Dubai. Outside, there are several rows of booths for family or small group dining, with cushions on the floor and a low communal... More 

Thank SeafarerRI
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

this amazing traditionally designed restaurant is located in Dubai festival city. the most unique thing is the traditional touches, statutes, and wood works. it represents the traditional khaleeji food atmosphere and the food served is at very high quality ... it's a must for both of non khaleeji and khaleejis thmselves... it's always crowded, so over the weekends you will... More 

Thank Nasser Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Festival Area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai

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