The first Emirati-Levantine fusion restaurant in Souk Al Bahar, and one that attracts a reassuringly local crowd. While the food is largely excellent across the board, it’s also unignorably pricey. The restaurant’s interiors are chic, tasteful and comfortable, decked out in cool, sandy hues, but service is hard work. Across the menu, you’ll find an even mix of Levantine classics and dishes native to the UAE that you may be less familiar with. Tourists, curious residents and anyone concerned with eating healthier and more sustainable meats, will all delight in the ready presence of camel meat on the menu. The restaurant’s chefs should be lauded for their tenderising of such a notoriously tough meat. It’s that care and skill that makes Siraj shine.