Late night meals are a thing in Dubai! Don’t believe me? Check with any 24-hour cafe and they will tell you how their sales shoot up at night, especially during weekends.
From shawarmas, wraps, burgers to manakeesh – there are so many options for late-night eaters. If you’re looking for a midnight binge, you don’t need to settle for leftovers or chips anymore.
Here’s a list of the best eateries serving lip-smacking local food in Dubai that are open 24/7 to satisfy those odd-hour cravings. Whether you choose to dine-in or order-in, these outlets are your best bet.
This 24-hour favourite has a range of delectable options to pick from, whether you’re feeling indulgent or healthy. With outlets all over the city, this fast-food style Arabic cafe is a savior. From baked manakeesh to cheesy flatbreads, wholesome wraps, and salads – there’s something for everyone.
My favorites: Spizy Chicken Wrap and Taouk Wrap
Drive past Sheikh Zayed Road and you can’t miss this funky diner with fluorescent lighting! Zaroob has been one of the most popular 24-hour diners in Dubai for as long as I can remember. If you want a quick Lebanese sandwich at 4am, this is the place for you. Indulge in mouthwatering Arabic, Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese cuisine and satisfy your midnight cravings with this quirky restaurants extensive menu.
My favorites: Kraft Cheese Fateer, Shawarma, Manakeesh, Fresh Juice
If you’re looking for something quick, cheap and delicious – Al Reef Bakery should be on your speed dial. A famous night spot among party goers, this place serves up the most comforting carby creations. Think warm, fluffy Lebanese bread smacked with cheese, zaatar, sausages, vegetables and other delicious toppings. Whether you want something rolled or wrapped, this fuss-free bakery serves it all.
My favorites: Cheese Chilli Manakeesh
With a variety of outposts across the city, Operation Falafel is the perfect spot if you’re looking for something cheap and filling. Meat-eaters can enjoy an array of tasty plates while vegans and vegetarians are also very well-catered to. With sumptuous options for everyone – this go-to favorite never disappoints.
My favorites: Falafel and Shawarma
Famous for its authentic Levantine cuisine, Man’oushe Street offers a wide range of nutritious meals from breakfast staples, Lebanese classics to fast-food favorites like wraps and pizzas.
My favorites: Turkey & Cheese Wrap and Manakeesh
*All images have been sourced from the cafes Instagram & Facebook pages.