Time Out Says
If it were not for the presence of a handful of camel dishes on the menu, Zaina would be virtually indistinguishable from dozens of other Dubai restaurants. Promising Indian, Arabic and continental cooking, the basic dining room does have a noteworthy inclusion of a couple of cushions on the floor – Bedouin-style seating. The Indian dishes, such as the butter masala or lentil and spinach stew, are oily and not overly spicy. Those camel dishes, though, feature on enough ‘must-try’ lists that this might be worthy of your custom. Chances are you will have the health benefits explained to you (high protein and low cholesterol apparently) but don’t expect a revelation of taste. The kebab, in which the meat is blended with spices, is the tastiest of the camel dishes, although a burger, shawarma and sandwich are also available. After the first curious mouthful, however, your interest will quickly wane.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 24 Apr 2014
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