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After two weeks of online polling from 3,485 voters, Dubai Food Festival has put together a list of top ten Emirati restaurants in the emirate (in no particular order)\n
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Local Bites Café\nTrue to its name, this counter-service cafe off Jumeirah Beach Road offers quick Emirati bites in a casual yet hip atmosphere. The funky decor is dominated by black-and-white murals of UAE iconography.
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Logma Restaurant\nServing fresh baked sweet and savoury items, salads, sandwiches and scrumptious desserts Logma is open until midnight and located opposite Box Park on Al Wasl Road.
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Milas Restaurant\nLocated in Dubai Mall, Milas is the Emirati phonetic pronunciation of the classic “majlis,” the most welcoming space of any Emirati home. With modern takes on traditional cuisine, the restaurant is very popular.
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Zaman Awal Restaurant\nLocated on the Dubai Creek at Umm Hurair, the Zaman Awal Restaurant offers a traditional take on Emirati cuisine and has been serving patrons for years. Part of the Heritage Village, it’s a must-visit for guests and locals alike.
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Aden Restaurant\nRenowned for it’s authentic, no frills Mandi dishes, Aden Restaurant is located in Baniyas. Mandi is a traditional dish which normally consists of meat which is spiced and cooked in a tandoori served with rice.
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Al Barza Restaurant & Cafe\nWith outdoor seating and contemporary décor, this venue serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner options which are authentically Emirati. Located in Jumeirah 1 opposite the Dubai Zoo.
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Al Jalboot Restaurant\nSituated next to Dubai’s fishing harbor, this place is rated for its variety of dishes including the amazing fish.
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Local House Restaurant\nServing camel meat along with a range of other Emirati dishes, the restaurant is located in Al Bastakiya in Meena Bazaar.
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Al Gharshoob Restaurant\nWith seafood and Emirati cuisine available, this Rashidiya located restaurant has been attracting guests looking to try something different.
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Bait Al Bahar Restaurant\nServing other cuisine from sushi and salads to burgers and traditional Emirati breakfasts, the waterside location of Bait Al Bahar is popular with visitors and locals alike.