From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
As far as Arabic restaurants in Dubai go, Reem is an institution, especially since the renovations of the past year. While a large, glass-fronted branch has opened alongside Sheikh Zayed Road, punters continue to flock to the Jumeirah branch, now that it’s twice the size with a spacious outdoor terrace. But while the décor has shifted up several gears, and there are yet more shisha pipes and TVs to watch sport on: the same advancements don’t seem to have been made with the food. At Reem you can expect very simple Arabic and North African fare, while not particularly terrible – it’s still not as stand-out as the interiors and its popularity might suggest. Service is – paradoxically – consistently hit and miss, though seems to be getting a little friendlier. Reem is a definitely worth a visit during Ramadan for its incredible whirling dervishes.