Bilad Al Sham

The decor and menu are run of the mill, yet the food is fresh, tasty and great value

Bilad Al Sham stands out, if not for its flashing moon-and-stars sign, then for its queue of eager customers queueing outside for shawarmas. Inside, the restaurant follows the standard MENA blueprint – tile floor, basic wooden tables and chairs, slightly wrinkled tablecloths – as does the menu, with the addition of a handful of seafood and steak dishes. The food itself is delightfully fresh, from the crispy fried pitta in the fattoush to the freshly carved chicken in the shawarma sandwiches. Staff are friendly and efficient, with impeccable English, and the final bill is often cheaper than the cab journey home. Thrifty types can jump aboard the new Green Line metro at the nearby Airport Free Zone station – now that’s what we call a bargain night out. Bilad Al Sham
5 1

By Time Out Dubai staff | 22 March 2012

Location: Ghusais
Tel: 04 261 3332
Travel: After Union Cooperative Society, Al Nahda Road
Cuisine: Arabic, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Experiences: Takeaway available
Times: Open daily noon-1am
Price range: Dhs1-49
Credit Cards Accepted: No

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  • Azhar Nov 23, 2014 04:46 pm
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
    Best for:
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    Nightmare. Kids running around, people talking on top of their voice, no baby seats, lack of cutlery...no ambience. food was ok
  • Raj Jul 12, 2012 06:25 pm
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    Very rude over the phone on Thursday evenings

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