United Arab Emirates is a great destination to live or travel to and one the main reasons for its allure is the moth-watering cuisine. This cosmopolitan country offers various attractions for tourists across the world. Be it Dubai, Ajman, Abu Dhabi or Al Khaimah delicious flavours and otherworldly tastes are just around the corner.
Traditionally rice, meat and fish have been staple foods for the citizens of UAE. That said, following are 7 must try traditional foods of UAE that one must-try:
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Something that is loved by all; Shawarma is the most consumed food across UAE. Be it malls, street outlets, and restaurants; you will be able to find a shawarma at any time of the day. In recent times, it has also become a famous and a much loved food in many Asian countries.
Shawarma can be prepared from lamb or chicken. Irrespective of the way it’s prepared, it never showed any decline in its popularity or demand.
When talking about traditional cuisines/dishes that UAE is famous for, Hummus can’t be ignored. It is a famous dip from the Middle Eastern culture and can be served with various food items like Shawarma and traditional breads like pita. Hummus is served fresh and easily satiates ones’ hunger.
As crazy as this may sound, the people of UAE love it. This dish has gained a special liking and has also been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records due to its big size. Grilling is primary way to cook this dish.
Al Harees is a famous dish of UAE and has an exotic taste. It is prepared with meat and wheat. While its preparation takes some time, the ingredients used are simple and can be found easily in the market. The dish is usually served during weddings and festivals.
Al Machboos is prepared with chopped meat chunks, fried onions, rice, salt, traditional spices, and dried lemon. On account of its zesty and tangy taste, Al Machboos is considered a marquee dish in the destination.
Regarded as one of the yummiest dishes of UAE, Ghuzi is prepared with succulent lamb, which is served with rice, crushed nuts, and veggies. Ghuzi is a dish that is favoured by many food lovers especially those residing in Dubai.
No meal is complete without a dessert! Mehalbiya Dish is a delicious and rich dessert which owes its taste to the generous sprinkling of pistachios and aromatic rosewater. This yummy dessert is for those individuals who have got a sweet tooth.