Time Out selects the 10 best Middle Eastern and North African Restaurants in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Abajour: Due to its location on a lonely road in Garhoud, you don’t expect much from Abajour. But enter its doors on any night of the week and you will find a heart-warming slice of Syria right here in Dubai. A large space, divided by a glass panel to protect the non-smokers from the shisha fans, a night sky is bewitchingly painted on the ceiling, and there are traditional shutters placed on the windows – referencing the ‘abajour’ itself: a wooden device traditionally used to maximise light in rooms in the Levantine. The eatery clearly has a devoted following who go every night to smoke, eat, socialise and listen to the live Arabic music (though this is slightly muffled from the non-smokers’ side of the restaurant). Service is prompt and friendly, and the menu offers the standard dishes as well as a few more adventurous options, such as sparrow, and a range of delicious creative shakes. Certainly worth the trip, Abajour is a true taste of Syria right here in Dubai. Call 04 283 4556 for more information.
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Mimi Apr 06, 2011 06:23 pm
Just click on the name of the restaurant and you will find the location, phone number and whatever else you need.
Roxanne Apr 03, 2011 11:24 am
All your '10 to try...' collections are very informative but they could be helpful to a reader only if you add the location. A restaurant review without a location is plain dumb! We readers are fishing in the dark!
Manfred Man Apr 02, 2011 07:36 am
You are right on this one. Al Hallab is the best Lebanese restaurant in Dubai. I've been eating there for 15 years and I have always been impressed with most of their dishes, cleanliness and good service. Above all, their prices are reasonable and they don't try to over-charge like many other Lebanese restaurants. Excellent choice!