Al Fanar (the local term for the kerosene lamp used to light homes in old times) is a great place to bring Dubai newbies and visitors interested in sampling true Emirati cuisine. This restaurant is like a mini, pseudo heritage village, with storytelling statues acting out ancient activities and traditional floor seating, as well as a large outdoor terrace. Rustic tables are set indoors and you'll find serving pots and cutlery for sale at very affordable prices with some traditional trinkets and hand-embroidered accessories. Even the menu is read from right to left, service is swift and they serve all day Emirati breakfast.
CasualHidden GemDate NightAlfrescoNo Alcohol