Hidden Dining Gems in Old Dubai
Although you’ll usually think of Dubai as a bustling major metropolitan futuristic city, you might be surprised to know that some of the older parts of Dubai still stand proudly and if you’re willing to look, you’ll find some of the best hidden gems in Old Dubai in and around Deira and Bur Dubai.
Luckily, you can usually find some pretty great deals on some fantastic hotels in Bur Dubai, so don’t forget to check them out.
Arabian Tea House
What it is: If you’re on the look out for a small and comfortable tea house that offers good food and a true sense of culture, Arabian Tea House might just be your, well, cup of tea. Incredibly popular with tourists and locals alike, it’s a lovely mixture of cultures all coming together to enjoy something in common. Comfortable furniture and an overhead curtain canopy means this is a great place to take a break from the sun and grab something to eat to keep you going.
Where to go: Arabian Tea House is on Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai.
When to go: Open from 7:30 AM until 10:00 PM.
Café in XVA Art Hotel
What it is: If a special and unique boutique hotel is more to your fancy, then the Café in XVA Art Hotel is definitely one of the best places to visit in old Dubai. A lovely little hotel with fantastic rooms, the café offers up a great selection of food and drinks. With great access to the Dubai Museum, you’ll be glad to stopped by.
Where to go: XVA Art Hotel off Al Fahidi Roundabout in Bur Dubai.
When to go: Open daily from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM.
What it is: One of the best Pakistani restaurants in Dubai if you’re on the prowl for something delicious, cheap and filling. You’re not going to be blown away by the interior decorations nor will you be turned away if you’re wearing your best suit. You’re getting proper well cooked food without any of the frills right here.
Where to go: Ravi Restaurant is actually in Satwa but it’s close enough.
When to go: Open every single day from 5:00 AM until 3:00 AM.