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Leila, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Best MENA Winner
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A bustling little spot in the busy Burj Khalifa area, this restaurant offers an authentic variety of classic Lebanese dishes in a charmingly pretty interior. Roses adorn the menu, while the tablecloths and chairs wouldn’t look out of place in your grandparent’s kitchen. Service is very fast and wait staff are friendly and polite. No matter what you order, you’re sure to be happy as every dish tastes like a home cooked meal, delicious and filling and beautifully presented. The terrace is always packed, and they don’t take reservations for al fresco dining so get there early for prime position. And don’t worry, the bill won’t make too much of a dent in your pocket.
Open daily 9.30am-midnight. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, (04 448 3384).

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