Al Fanar in Dubai Festival City, Dubai

Al Fanar is a gorgeous, authentic restaurant serving Emirati cuisine in the heart of Dubai Festival City.

The Al Fanar Experience

Set in a stunning location near the Dubai Creek, Al Fanar blends traditional, authentic Emirati cuisine and cultural entertainment within a gorgeous rustic setting.

Ever a haven for locals, residents and tourists alike, the restaurant offers a truly homely and authentic culinary experience in Dubai. Visitors are offered a nostalgic insight into Dubai’s history, as they dine by the Bedouin and pearl merchant huts by Al Badia Oasis. Traditional, yet comfortable floor seating is offered, where delicious, filling and affordable Emirati food can be sampled. Those hoping for alfresco dining can sit on the large yet intimate, palm-tree filled outdoor courtyard. The bustling Arabian Souq Moshad souk is also on site, which is filled with rich historical treasures, traditional trinkets and humble, iconic architectural delights.

The Menu

Particularly delicious items on the menu include the Kafat Samak fish cakes, the Threed Deyey chicken casserole dishes. For dessert, visitors are encouraged to opt for the famous Lequimat dish, which is fried dough soaked in delicious date syrup.