Five places to eat gluten-free food at Dubai airport

Pizza, fajitas, muffins and more can be found

Five places to eat gluten-free food at Dubai airport
Hard Rock Cafe

Stop what you’re doing, this a public service announcement: you can be gluten-free in Dubai International Airport.

That’s right, all across the airport restaurants, cafés and retailers serve dishes and drinks suitable for a gluten-free diet.

They don’t scrimp on ingredients, they certainly don’t sacrifice taste and they’re available all day, every day, for everyone.

So, well done for packing your own lunch for the flight, but there’s really no need. Toss those jam sarnies and head straight to one of these outlets quick step.

As it turns out, there is actually such a thing as a (gluten) free lunch.

And, it’s never been easier to find.
*Please note: some items are made in kitchens that are not gluten-proof, for severe allergies you must inform your server.

Grabbit
Grab by name, grab by nature: this mini outlet is perfect for those looking to make a pit stop before rushing off. Grabbit has more than a dozen hot and cold options to choose from. Easy lunch options include a tuna niçoise salad or falafel bowl, while hot plates include a beef chilli with rice, coriander and tomato salsa, plus a chicken biryani.
Concourse B & C, Terminal 3.

Hard Rock Cafe
Don’t wave goodbye to air guitar solos and the chance to enjoy some Hall of Fame memorabilia by avoiding bread rolls. Head to Hard Rock Cafe and tuck into a range of gluten-free dishes instead. Try the nachos, made with corn tortilla chips, loaded with pico de gallo and jalapeños or the fajitas with special corn tortillas (by request). You can choose from chicken, beef or prawns.
Other hits include ribeye or strip steaks with veg and mashed potato, grilled chicken wings, a choice of salads and loaded potato skins.
Concourse B, Terminal 3.

Pret A Manger
The British high street staple has two outposts in DXB. Everything is made fresh on the day – from pastries to sandwiches, soups to wraps – making it a firm favourite for all. There’s an excellent range of salads, hummus and veg or edamame pots, breakfast bowls and fruit. The organic and freshly brewed coffee is a must.
Concourse A, Terminal 3, and Concourse D, Terminal 1.

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
Gluten-free pizza. The Austrian-born chef Wolfgang Puck is famous across the States for his TV shows, but it’s his doughy delights in Terminal 1 that are the stars in our eyes. Spicy chicken, pepperoni, vegetarian or good ol’ margherita – they’re all made fresh to order. They’re crispy, they’re gooey and they’re everything a proper pizza should be. Not only that, there are plenty of other grown-up, gluten-free plates to enjoy over a leisurely glass of grape before moving on. These include New York striploin steak with potatoes and broccolini, brick chicken with vegetables and potatoes or grilled salmon and spinach.
Concourse D, Terminal 1.

Treehouse Juicery
This award-winning, health-conscious café has two outlets in DXB, with both serving dishes suitable for all dietary requirements. Expect plenty of vegan, vegetarian, low-fat, low-sugar and organic dishes as well as a range of freshly made juices and smoothies. Gluten-free highlights include chocolate and passionfruit overnight oats, poached chicken salad, roasted squash salad, split wheat and beetroot salad and a cauliflower booster – roasted cauliflower, pomegranate, pistachio, red onion, parsley, mint and lemon. There’s a grab-and-go counter, too.
Concourse A & B, Terminal 3.

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