Al Falamanki

Charming Lebanese eatery and Jumeirah institution
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Time Out Says

Famed for its superb baked goods as much as its charming, mismatched garden, Al Falamanki is one of the highlights of Dubai’s casual Lebanese dining scene.

Set on the side of Jumeirah Beach Road, with high walls that keep out the growl of traffic and keep in the strains of classic Levantine music, the scents of fresh saj and fruity shisha draw diners in off the street. Established in Beirut, the restaurant thinks of itself as a haven of tranquillity in a busy city – and it absolutely lives up to that aspiration.

Take a seat on one of the jumbled assortment of lounge chairs dotted around the lush patio and dive into house specialities including the excellent hummus Hachim-style, packed with pine nuts and chunks of chickpea, and draped with a spicy, bright green Jordanian sauce. Those aforementioned pastries, meanwhile, include a spicy akkawi cheese, and a house kofta recipe, plus lighter saj options. It’s the tangy, charred taouk skewers, however – among the absolute best we’ve eaten anywhere in the city – that really knock it out of the park.

We’ll be back, time and time again.

The bottom line
Low-key and utterly delightful in every way.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 29 Nov 2017

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
10:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AMMonday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AMThursday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AMFriday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AMSaturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Show number 055 300 4550
Dubai, Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road - Jumeirah 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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