Area: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Classic and understated, Al Nafoorah is a real Lebanese Dubai favourite with a welcoming interior and friendly service. This is complemented at Al Nafoorah by excellent authentic Lebanese food from an extensive menu.
Al Nafoorah’s popularity is immediately obvious in its heaving tables. Like all the best Lebanese restaurants, it has delicious meze, and there are plenty of other fine examples of Lebanese cuisine to be found in the extensive menu, making this a sensible option for a group looking to sample a wide range of tastes.
It’s a great lunchtime restaurant, and popular in the evening too, although not the right choice if you’re looking for a quick bite. Al Nafoorah is a place that lends itself to long, lingering meals, which means that a lot of business is done here in true Arab style.
Al Nafoorah’s location means that you can walk off your culinary indulgences as you explore one of any number of designer shops, or make a night of it by stopping for a drink or two at some of the busy bars nearby.
Price rating: $$$