Emirati cuisine

Calamari Salad
When cooking calamari, the rule is to either cook it very quickly for just a few minutes or very very slowly. Serve this calamari salad with a hot mustard dressing like they do at Al Fanar
Shrimp Machboos
The prawn heads are really where all the flavour of the prawn is hidden so use them to make a stock to cook the rice in for this excellent machboos recipe from Al Fanar
Kingfish Biryani
The recipe for this impressive centrepiece comes from Al Fanar, an Emirati restaurant group. Unlike a regular biryani, here the fish and rice are cooked separately
Seafood & spice
Emirati restaurant group Al Fanar serves the best local seafood in Dubai. We spoke to marketing manager Faisal Al Marzooqi about the family run business and cooked five delicious recipes with their head chef
Emirati Cuisine - A Taste of Tradition
Discover the fascinating rituals and food culture of the UAE through Alexandra Von Hahn’s Culinary Magic of the United Arab Emirates
Balaleet
A traditional Emirati sweet vermicelli dish with eggs and onion. A simple dish with an unexpected but elegant taste and aroma!
Legeimat
This traditional Emirati recipe has been personalised with the addition of mozzarella cheese by Zahra Al Nahdi. This pastry is a delicious and traditional sweet similar to doughnuts and is often served during Ramadan and special occasions
Machicha Fish with Rice
Fatima Al Qubaisi shares her traditional Emirati Machicha Fish with Rice Dish - taken from Culinary Magic of the Emirates by Alexandra Von Hahn
Margooga
A deluxe Emirati chicken stew with bread dough from Culinary Magic of the Emirates by Alexandra Von Hahn
Harees
Chef Waruna Kumara from the Arabian Tea House in Dubai’s Bastakiya shows us how to prepare an Emirati dish that is traditionally eaten during suhoor by those who are fasting