From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009Yemen might be one of the less explored neighbours of the UAE, but if you’re interested in sampling the food, then Al Tawasol is a good start. Make sure you leave your stinky socks at home, though, as patrons take off their shoes and sit cross legged on the floor, eating from massive silver trays with their hands.
For punters with bad knees, short skirts or a general preference for chairs, there’s a tented area out the back with seating. The food is simple and tasty, with slight variations to Arabic fare on the menu, which is mostly dominated by meats and salads.
Try the lamb chops, or the mandi, a wonderfully tender stew of mutton, chicken, or rice – delicious with a dollop of roup, a type of yoghurt mixed with herbs and cucumber.