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3 things foodies must try in Dubai
Updated on 26 July 2017

Now that you’re in the city, it would be a shame if you left without trying Emirati food. Between all the meals you’re going to indulge in, make sure you leave some space for:

1. Machboos

Though this rice dish originated in Saudi Arabia, it is common to see it at Emirati dinner tables. The dish is made with long-grain rice, meat, vegetables and spices, and is sometimes garnished with a tomato sauce.

2. Camel milk

In the past, Bedouins survived solely on camel milk. It can be bought in bottles in supermarkets around the country, and is available in flavours such as saffron, date, chocolate and strawberry.

3. Luqaimat 

A very popular Emirati dessert, these round deep-fried dough dumplings are less fluffy than doughnuts and are soaked in date or sugar syrup, flavoured with saffron and cardamom.

 

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