What is Shawarma or Shawurma?

This Arabic dish consists of a bread wrap filled with grilled meat sliced off a rotating cone and fresh vegetables. Popular throughout Dubai, you don’t need to look for an establishment selling Shawarma.

The right way to eat famous Shawarma

Shawarma is best enjoyed wrapped in a pita or served on a plate with a side of tabbouleh, fattoush, taboon bread, tomato, or cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus, pickled turnips, and amba.

Chicken Shawarma Pita


Chicken Shawarma Plate


3 Dubai Shawarma places that won't disappoint

1. Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets

Al Hallab in the Dubai Mall is serving the best Shawarma in town. With traditional Lebanese and global dishes, this luxurious venue won’t disappoint.

2. Al Mallah Dhiyafah

Arabic & Lebanese favorites such as shawarma & falafel served in a simple venue with outdoor tables

3. Al Reef Lebanese Bakery

Al Reef is one of the oldest Lebanese bakeries in Dubai. The Shawarma is a must try at this place. Juicy, full of garlic and potatoes as it should be.

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