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With its shabby-chic, funky and colourful decor, this Sheikh Zayed Road Levantine eatery stands out from the crowd. There’s exposed wood throughout, corrugated sheeting sprayed in bright colours and graffiti, and shelves brimming with products and paper lampshades. With its lively open kitchen and food counter benches, it evokes an atmosphere that wouldn’t feel out of place in Tokyo. Further seating can be found upstairs and there’s an intimate little fenced off patio area outside, although the inescapable roar from Sheikh Zayed Road spoils the tranquillity a little. It’s certainly a popular haunt, attracting Dubai’s discerning foodies with its excellent value, tasty Lebanese menu and deli products. Favourites including shawarmas, falafel, fattoush, fresh juices and Levantine sweets and crisp fresh salads are all featured, and the quick, efficient service is first class. If you’re looking for a budget Arabic restaurant with generous portions, Zaroob should be at the top of your list.
All major credit cards accepted. Open daily 9am-3am. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.zaroob.net (04 327 6060).
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