Dubai’s top ten hidden culinary gems revealed

A look at the top ten Dubai Hidden Gems winners as chosen by Dubai Food Festival
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After two weeks of online polling from 3,485 voters, Dubai Food Festival has put together a list of ten city-wide restaurants have that been crowned top Dubai Hidden Gems \n

Kaak Al Manara Lebanese restaurant.jfif
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Kaak Al Manara Lebanese restaurant

\nFamed for its traditional Lebanese sesame bread stuffed with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings, Kaak Al Manara is located in Mercato Mall in Jumeirah 1.
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Desi Adda Indian & Pakistani restaurant

\nOffering a trendy take on street food from Pakistan and India, Desi Adda is located in Al Qusais and is open daily until midnight.
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Tuk Tuk Thai restaurant

\nLocated in the food court of Uptown Mirdiff Mall, this Thai restaurant offers incredible cuisine at a very reasonable price.
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The Smokin’ 9 burger restaurant

\nMix and match your favourite mini burgers from The Smokin’ 9 in JLT. This place is the perfect choice for those who can’t decide on what burger they want – you can have them all!
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Yakitate Japanese bakery

\nTucked away in the Al Ghurair Centre Extension, Al Rigga, this Japanese bakery serves all manner of delicious treats from sushi to ramen burgers alongside a host of baked items.
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Rasoi Ghar Indian Restaurant

\nServing only vegetarian Indian cuisine, Rasoi Ghar is fast-becoming an institution in Al Karama with people enjoying a range of different Indian food from thaalis to desserts.
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Aroos Damascus Restaurant

\nOpen until 3am daily, Aroos Damascus offers a wide range of some of the most iconic dishes from the Middle East region. Situated in Al Muraqqabat, the restaurant is a bit of an institution, drawing in a large local crowd!
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The Acai Spot

\nWith Brazilian influencers this healthy eating spot is located in Deira and offers a range of healthy juices, shakes, salads and much more.
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Al Ustadi Special Kabab Iranian Restaurant

\nOne of Dubai’s oldest restaurants, this place is famed for its authentic kebabs which the team has been serving up from the Meena Bazaar location for years.
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Singapore Deli Cafe

\nOpen from midday to midnight daily, this place is rated for its authentic dishes heralding from Singapore and Malaysia. The restaurant is situated opposite the Burjuman Centre.
Mon 13 Feb 2017 12:21 PM GST
Last Updated: Thu 13 Apr 2017 03:22 PM GST
By Staff writer