Futuristic, sparkling new, multi-cultural, and always pushing the limits, is Dubai, United Arab Emirates – a city that sprouts out of the sand banks of the Persian Gulf.

In this Dubai travel guide for food lovers, I’m going to list the best restaurants I tried during my trip to Dubai, and also give you a few extra practical travel tips for your visit.

Food in Dubai

Dubai is packed with international restaurant – if you want a burger or steak, Brazilian bbq, Turkish food or Thai food – it’s all  in Dubai.

But what’s interesting about Dubai is that Emirati food is not all that commonly found at restaurants, the reason being, most Emirati’s still eat local food at home.

However, that scene is changing, and you’ll find some traditional Emirati restaurants, and also restaurants that serve cuisine from the Arabian Peninsula.

Below, for this Dubai travel guide, I’ve listed the best restaurants in Dubai that I had a chance to try during my short visit.

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Dubai restaurants
Emirati sweets at Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe

Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe

Al Fanar is one of the few traditional Emirati restaurants, and they have an impressive menu that consists of everything from Emirati rice and meat feasts to desserts, snacks, and even breakfast dishes.

I ate at Al Fanar Restaurant along with my friend Peyman, and we decided to eat mostly breakfast dishes and some dessert snacks, all of which were fantastic.

What I ate: My favorite dishes were luqaimat (sweet donuts) and tharid (thin spongy bread, sauce, chicken)
Address: Ground Floor, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (they have multiple locations around Dubai)
Open hours: 8:30 am – 11:30 am daily
Prices: Dishes range from 20 – 50 AED ($5.44 – $13.60) or more if they are big sharing dishes

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Amazing mandi, lamb drumstick at Al Marhabani Restaurant

Al Marhabani Restaurant

Mandi is originally a Yemeni dish of rice topped with meat that’s traditionally cooked in an underground oven until it literally falls apart.

Al Marhabani Restaurant in Dubai is at the top of their mandi game, and they served what was easily one of my favorite meals in Dubai – that lamb drumstick will melt in your mouth!

What I ate: Mandi platter with lamb, chicken is good too
Address: Villa # 575, Jumeirah Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Open hours: 12 Noon – 11 pm daily
Prices: Our total price for 4, that entire platter of food came to 200 AED ($54.44)

Dubai street food
Regag bread at Al Labeeb Grocery

Al Labeeb Grocery

This is a little Dubai gem that Peyman brought me to. It’s a small Iranian grocery and convenience store, but the real reason you want to come here is to get your hands on regag bread.

Regag bread is similar to a crepe or dosa, and I enjoyed the original the best, topped with egg, cheese, and Persian Gulf fish sauce.

What I ate: Original regag bread (Iranian dosa)
Address: Jumeirah Road, Dubai, opposite Jumeirah Beach
Open hours: Usually mid-afternoon until night, but can be a little unpredictable
Prices: 6 AED ($1.63) each

AL Ustad Special Kabab

Legendary is an understatement when it comes to the food at AL Ustad Special Kabab – they’ve been around since before the development boom of Dubai – and they’ve remained a hugely popular local restaurant throughout Dubai’s history.

It’s an Iranian restaurant, known most famously for their selection of kebabs, which are insanely delicious. I especially loved the yogurt marinated kebabs, but everything was outstanding. There’s no doubt it’s a meat lovers paradise.

What I ate: All the kebabs
Address: Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Open hours: 12 Noon – 4 pm and 6:30 pm – 1 am on Saturday – Thursday; 6:30 pm – 1 am on Friday
Prices: Our total meat feast for 3 came to 100 AED ($27.21)

Bu Qtair restaurants in Dubai
Whole fish fry at Bu Qtair

Bu Qtair

When I reached out on social media (by the, if you’re interested in current food updates, follow out my Instagram!) and asked where I should eat during my trip to Dubai, the overwhelming most recommended place was Bu Qtair.

It’s a restaurant that started off as a street food shack along the ocean, but has since developed into an indoor, yet still local and bare-bones, restaurant. You choose your fish and prawns, which are all marinated south Indian style. Then everything is deep fried, and it’s seriously tasty.

What I ate: Fish fry and prawns
Address: Old 32B Street, Fishing Harbour 2. Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Open hours: 6:30 am – 11:40 pm daily
Prices: My total price for everything came to 170 AED ($46.27)

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Delicious Emirati food at Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is a cultural centre located in the preserved old town of Al Bastakiya. You can book for a chance to learn about Emirati / Middle Eastern culture, and also enjoy a meal while you’re there.

The food was actually fanatic I thought, my favorite dish for lunch being their machboos – a dish of rice and in this case chicken with spices.

What I ate: It’s a lunch buffet
Address: Al Hamriya,Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Open hours: They offer a variety of different programs, check their website
Prices: For this meal I didn’t pay as I got complimentary tickets thanks to Visit Dubai, but prices are reasonable if you inquire on their website.

Ravi Restaurant

Ravi Restaurant is known in Dubai for serving outstanding Pakistani food.

Unfortunately, this is one restaurant in Dubai I didn’t have a chance to eat at due to scheduling and simply running out of time and effort. But I wanted to include it in this Dubai travel guide because many people recommended it to me, and it looks amazing.

Address: Shop # 245, Al Dhiyafa Rd, Opp. Emirates Co-operative Society، Satwa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Open hours: 5 am – 3 am daily

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Burj Khalifa
View from the 125th floor of Burj Khalifa!

Things to do in Dubai

Burj Khalifa – At The Top – One of the top attractions in Dubai, an icon that reaches to the sky, is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (as of 2017). For the normal price ticket you can go to the viewing deck on the 124th and 125th floors. The view was impressive to say the least, even though it was a little hazy the day I went.

Spice Souk – When you think of Dubai, you think of modern skyrise buildings. But what’s cool is that there’s still an old part of Dubai to explore. One of the top things I did in Dubai (after eating), was take the boat across the Dubai creek to the spice souk (market) to see the mounds of all things spices – from saffron to dried lemons to roselle, it’s all there.

Atlantis, The Palm – One night in Dubai, my wife and I went to Atlantis Hotel for dinner.  The buffet was alright, but nothing to rave about in my opinion. However, visiting The Palm island, walking around the hotel, and seeing the aquarium was pretty cool (although security wouldn’t let me out on the beach).

To be honest, I didn’t do too many attractions in Dubai on my latest trip, partly because I was focusing on food, but also because I was there in the dead middle of the summer heat (45 °C (113 °F) and humid too, is not the greatest walking around outside conditions) when not too many activities outside are possible.

Next time I’ll visit Dubai in the cooler winter months and be able to add to this list of things to do in Dubai.

Accommodation

There’s pretty much every hotel you can think of represented in Dubai. However, depending on season, Dubai can be among the highest price per hotel room city in the world.

So on my latest trip to Dubai, my wife, baby son, and I rented an apartment on Airbnb (use this link for $33 off your booking) next to Marina Bay in the new southern part of Dubai. I paid $106 per night, and it was an amazing furnished apartment, extremely spacious, and great value.

Watch the video above (or click here to watch it on YouTube) for the full apartment tour.

Dubai travel guide
Dubai travel guide for food lovers!

Conclusion

Thank you for reading this Dubai travel guide for food lovers!

My aim is to keep these travel guides simple and to the point, and apart from a few exceptions, only include restaurants and tips that I’ve personally done or eaten. And everything in this guide is included within my Dubai video series.

I hope this Dubai guide will give you some great ideas about what to eat and where when you’re in Dubai, UAE!

Special thank you to my friend Peyman for bringing me to some of these amazing restaurants in Dubai.

Camera gear: I filmed all the videos and photos using a LUMIX GH5 and this main lens and microphone. You can see all my gear here.

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  • klg

    7 days ago

    Camel Burger (New York Sauce) and Camel Sliders with Arugula and Aioli at Switch in Dubai Mall

  • arash

    3 weeks ago

    Dubai is a wonderful city for lovers of food, I really Love this city
    I also suggest that you also visit Tehran, and there are so many delicious food you can try, such as kebabs, Ghoresabzi, Abgoosht and so etc
    you can also visit moosem site for rent home accomandation like airbnb and stay in a home in iran

  • Francisco Pujals

    4 weeks ago

    I wish I had it when I was in Dubai. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Harshal

    1 month ago

    World is moving towards vegetarianism, and you can try blogging on it too.

  • Nikki Turner-Chaplin

    1 month ago

    We are heading to Dubai next month – fab resource!

  • Sameera

    1 month ago

    Amazing Mark Wiens! I really enjoyed the video. Keep it up man! Micah looks confused, haha.

  • Zahid Shekh

    1 month ago

    Dubai is one of the best tourist place in the world, Nice blog keep sharing.

  • Byron Miller

    1 month ago

    This looks amazing! I’ve got a chance to fly through Dubai, Maybe i’ll have to get out and experience the food!

  • felix

    2 months ago

    Great video! Really enjoyed it.

  • Tracy

    4 months ago

    Dubai is such a great place! Awesome information

  • carlo_carlos

    4 months ago

    Hey marks, i’m wondering why you haven’t traveled to Iran yet? The cuisine of Iran and its diaspora is more aromatic and rich than any you’ve tasted! can’t wait to see you in Iran.

  • Gene cox

    5 months ago

    Oh man! I was in Dubai last year, BEFORE you created this food guide! That’s it Mark; from now on I’m only going to places where you have blogged, so I can experience the best places to eat!

  • Four Wheel Drive India

    5 months ago

    Great post! All the foods are delicious and mouth-watering. After reading your blog, I will make a plan to travel Dubai and want to taste “AL Ustad Special Kabab”.

  • Harriet

    5 months ago

    I am travelling to Dubai in the New Year, an am so glad to have found this. I have bookmarked the page so that I can refer to it while I am there! Love middle Eastern food!

  • May

    6 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this emirati food with us. I am a big fan of middle eastern food, i am studying arabic too, which will help when travelling to this area. By the way, for when are you going to do a trip to south korea and Taiwan? It is a pleasure to travel to countroes where food is so important and respected.

  • tahira

    6 months ago

    stayed in an apartment next to burj khalifa, went all over Dubai. watched all your videos ! you make everything so special really !! “yummy” is the word !!!

  • Armando

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, Food looks GREAT. That dish your buddy made for you in his apartment looked fantastic. Ask him for the recipe. As always, cool videos. Keep them coming.

  • Avays

    6 months ago

    Hi mark wiens
    You are only one who makes me haapy in my whole day. Also about dubai food guide it’s really very helpful to have such kind of a guide .aslo loved your Bangkok and Thailand guide 😘

  • Baishali

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, I really enjoyed your informative Dubai guide. The food looks delicious. If I go there I would surely try some of these items! You look great in the Arabian attire!

  • maria Reyes

    6 months ago

    I love all the videos that you shared, And the food that you share d make me want to go to Dubai.And they all looked delicious!!Amazing!
    Thank you for sharing them!I liked the way how you eat them!

  • edwin j. babiano

    6 months ago

    I enjoyed watching Mark while eating a variety of foods in Dubai. I was there twice years ago. This food travel brings back good memories. And I love Dubai food. Great job, Mr Wiens!

  • liverbird

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, your guide is really informative. Me and my sister visited for a day in April (we were on holiday in Abu Dhabi and popped over by coach to visit a family member and so we had no time to tour food places. Dubai is very commercial I feel but the variety of food you found is great. We went to Morroco last year on a volunteering trip and the food is good there today. Perhaps a trip there next time would be in order. oh and I definitely think another trip to Africa is due as I was born there! Mica and Ying would love it there.
    Keep up the fabulous videos!

  • Deryck

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark!!
    Your vids never fail to grab my attention 😀 I’m always taken on a mouthwatering journey! Am so glad to have subscribed to your channel.
    Keep up the great work, Mark!
    -Deryck

  • gunther seebacher

    6 months ago

    excellent blogs….love them all ! I am a german street food trader ( german Food )www.memoriesoftheblackforest.com ) but want to branch out next year and start memories of Asia.
    I am looking for recipes that lent themselves to street food preparation .an y tips and help would be appreciated.

  • Chris Cheong

    6 months ago

    Mark, you are just fantastic being a down to earth food lover! I just love to follow you videos. Keep it up !

  • Rohith Augustine

    6 months ago

    Great stuff! Next time, when u visit Dubai, you need to visit “Arous Damascus” restaurant. they serve the best Lebanese and Syrian food in town! Happy eating and exploring!

  • Louise Crawford

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark …..wow what a blog amazing as ever ….. I watched this video with my two daughters who were amazed by you hahaha keep up the great work best wishes to you and the family
    Lou x

  • aurobindo

    6 months ago

    hii.. mark its lovely to see in dubai tour and i love to see all your food tour and i love to eat food like you

  • Michael

    6 months ago

    HI Mark
    I really enjoy your Dubai, Vietnam and Bangkok guide and tips
    Thank you for sharing and hope to hear more from you
    Have a great time and God Bless
    Michael – Malaysia

    • shafi

      6 months ago

      I hav read your guides thanq u for giving us this guides and you look awsome at the dress of dubai once again thnq u

  • Bora

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! Thank you for all the updates about the cost abd your travel! I enjoyed watching the video and seeing you eat all the yummy food and your cultural attire. It’s so awesome.

    I can’t wait to visit Thailand this year and go to some of your favorite spots you eaten at with your beautiful wife Ying!

  • Sanjay

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, the food looks scrumptious and the dishdasha robe suits you as well!

  • John Sauve

    6 months ago

    Brought back memories of Libya . In the evening our help ate from a communal dish. I figured ,decades later that it was hummus. I googled it when I saw your post. Aseeda! That must have been it. I can still smell the strong tea that they drank. Have you eaten it? This was 1960.

  • Sujata Muliyil

    6 months ago

    Hi mark
    Greatly enjoyed reading about trip to Dubai. I love the place as I have flown there often as a stewardess.unfortunately ,isn’t eat out much as I had an aunt there who insisted on cooking for me.your pics and article is superb.thank you for reviving old memories of the place.

  • mike

    6 months ago

    Hi , you are always amazing and interesting…great perspective….

  • Kavita Patel

    6 months ago

    Great episode love the food thank u peyman …

  • WILLY PROBERT

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, as usual photography is outstanding. I don’t believe though that I could eat that kind of food, and eating without utensils turns me offor. Dubai would be the last place for me to go to. I am looking forward to your 😁next email as I definitely and always enjoy it.

  • Thelma Astralia Akbar

    6 months ago

    Mark,
    Thank you, your family and crew for a most exciting, brilliant, colorful, and fun food tour! You made me so hungry, and gave me a glimpse into a woman traveling to those wonderful old Dubai places. You made me want to go there. Thank you, and God bless you, your wife, and Micah. The Family Business is beautiful!!

  • Mohit

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    I am definitely going to follow your guide whenever I got chance to visit Dubai. Your hard work, your love and your passion for food can be seen in your videos. Whenever I see your videos I feel that I was travelling with you.
    Great job buddy!
    Mohit from India.

  • Shahrukh

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark,
    I really enjoyed this dubai guide. I am hoping to fly there next year. I will follow your guide to the point.
    Great job
    Shahrukh from Bangladesh

  • Fred

    6 months ago

    Greetings Mark and Family…….Food is wonderful. Sharing meals with family and friends can bring people together, and remind us of old traditions. We can also build new traditions with food, and make friends by trying new things together. Food is also a good way to introduce people to a new culture.
    Ps: How’s the heat in Dubai😅?

  • Peter

    6 months ago

    Hello Marc, Great food and travel videos I follow the videos with great joy everything is very interresant.Gruss Peter from Germany

  • goli

    6 months ago

    thank you for your complete explanations.wish the best for you and your lovely family.

  • Moh’d

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, when you are in Dubai or any Arabian Gulf country you don’t say the Persian Gulf. It’s the Arabian Gulf. Thank you, Mark.
    You missed one of Dubai most famuse meal called “Haress”

  • Faye Pini

    6 months ago

    Used to work in hospitals as a Midwife in Taif and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, so have experience some of the amazing traditional foods. When I first arrived the experience was a real culture shock as everything was so different. The western style food at the hospital cafateria was OK but I found the local choices so much tastier and with much more variety. The only one I wasn’t fussed on was the molokhia soup which an Egyptian staff member made especially for me – it was kind of like mucous! When we went to the Souk’s we’d always get a swahmah with lamb and sauces and fresh vegetables. The market flat breads were so delicious and nothing like the packet ones here in Australia. I enjoy watching your videos!

  • JB

    6 months ago

    Wonderful blog about Dubai. You opened up a different perspective about this amazing city. The highlight of this Dubai vlog/blog is your friendship with Peyman. He is an incredible gentleman. Please continue your friendship and invite him to Indonesia. What would have been nice is to have a feast in middle of desert. But as you mentioned it was a hot summer and appreciate your maximum efforts you took in that heat to shows us some wonderful vlogs. Great job Mark!

  • Navanita Das

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark ,
    It’s always a pleasure to read your guide, it’s crisp and to the point . My Husband and I are planning a trip to Dubai after reading your guide. Thank u so much for sharing and have a wonderful life .

  • Rich

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark,
    As always, I enjoy your presentation wherever and whenever I receive it. I may not have the opportunity
    to visit most of the countries’s food culture that you have vividly described, I will certainly remember. I may forward it to my friends, and hopefully some of them may go to these places. Thanks again, and many more food tastings to come.

  • SOURABH DATTAGUPTA

    6 months ago

    wow ! Just shared it to my sister who has just moved to Dubai…needless to say she is a foodie !

  • private ryan

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark,
    Glad to see you again in your new migrationology series.This time in the tourist capital Dubai.
    A very bountiful meals,ulture and customs you experienced again.I am an Asian working in Saudi Arabia.They have great tradition and culture indeed.But the food is good but not as tastier than the asian food as we have back home.Their food is very dry even though they have a lot of spices but still very dry.Especially the fried fish you order there is no extra ordinary twist on it.TOYUM PLA is more better.I ate their food but not a fan of an arab foods.Good job on this latest dubai experienced.Keep it up.Godbless

  • Najib Anwar

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark
    This is quite awesome. Enjoyed your food tour a lot in Dubai. Hope to visit Dubai soon and try out those food.

  • Jinda S Blackman

    6 months ago

    Its really WORTH it to watch ALL your videos. Good Job, well done. Awesome Mark, thanks

  • Anitha Vijay

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark & fly,
    That was awesome trip. We have never went to Dubai still but after seeing your video we were feeling as if we were there with you, only thing what we were missing is the food along with its small and taste. Thanks for the video. Keep the good work go.

  • Glenn Richard Oracion

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! My partner and I are huge fan of yours and your Youtube channel. We make it a habit to watch your videos on Youtube whenever we eat because the food you feature boosts our appetite. Hope you visit the Philippines again soon and we’re also looking forward to meet you.

  • Laurie

    6 months ago

    👍👍👍 Once again, great job Mark.

  • Andy

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, awesome food trip!
    You really have to check out Ravi the next time you’re in town. When my girlfriend and I were living in Dubai, we went there at least once per week to eat 😉
    An absolute must-try is the Buttered Chicken, Chicken (or Mutton) Handi, Paneer Bhurji, Ravi Special Rice and Chicken Jalfrezi.

  • Bobby Mizutani

    6 months ago

    Thanks for sharing Dubai food. All the food looks very delicious. I really enjoy to view video.

  • Charles Rahm

    6 months ago

    I wonder, how you get around in Dubai then? Do they have a subway? The lambstick looks amazing! At first I thought, what kind of bird that was, but couldn’t come up with an idea. 🙂

    • Andy

      6 months ago

      Dubai currently has two Metro lines: Red and Green. Although they cover the entire distance from the airport in the North-East all the way past Dubai Marina to Jebel Ali in the South-West, you will still need to get a cab (they’re pretty cheap) to reach your destination fro the nearest Metro station. Walking is not really an option most of the year 😉

  • VT Collaco

    6 months ago

    It is a great tour of Dubai and all the food you enjoyed. I wished i can do it someday too.

    Mark, you are really great and your way of expression is the best. You must insure your teeth and mouth for all the wonderful things you describe and enjoyed, I meant good, food and food. I love it.

  • Zainudin Johari

    6 months ago

    Mark, very nice travels to Dubai. I had a one day transit but did not see much but will be going there again. This time a longer stay.

  • RAGHUNATH

    6 months ago

    Loved going through the above post

  • Wan

    6 months ago

    Wow. Wow and wow again. Your food vlog in Dubai is really funtastic and stomach growling especially with tender soft mouth melting lamb. I am amazed that you are still so thin. Keep it up and many thumb ups.

  • Karyn Walker

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark! I saw this video of your Middle Eastern visit, and I must say, I got full just watching it! And interesting it was, for there’s a certain way the food is eaten. Then, all the food I noticed was prepared in a healthy way. And Lamb? One of my favorites! Best of luck to you and your beautiful Family, Mark!

    —Karyn

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Karyn, thank you very much, haha. Glad you love lamb too!

      • Karyn Walker

        6 months ago

        One of my favorites!! 🙂

        • Karyn Walker

          6 months ago

          OMG! I sounded like a broken record because even at my age, I still remember that leg of lamb my Dad always roasted; he loved to cook! Food truly brings back fond memories. Mark!

  • Tee

    6 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this. Always great to hear and see up close new foods to try out!

  • Grace Leal

    6 months ago

    What a revelation! who’d ever thought that Arab food was so spicy and varied. My mouth watered. Thank you for showing us the real city and real people in your travels. We’re used to seeing travel shows about city skylines and historic places, but never a show until yours, that combines both ethnic cuisine and in depth depiction of the history and culture. If you could only add something about the climate and weather of the area during the time you travel, like you did in Dubai, for other places, it would be give us would-be’s a better idea. Thank you !

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Grace, thank you very much for your kind words, and for the recommendations. Will try to cover more small tips like that going forward!

  • bob mimis

    6 months ago

    hi Mark,well you did it again, my mouth watered from start to finish watching you eat the great and colourful Dubai food .your movies were that good i thought i was there with you . thank you for a unforgettable experience
    bob

  • Susan Harris

    6 months ago

    Fabulous setting, fabulous food, thank you Mark and family for sharing your experience it is a rare treat 😊

  • Christiane Mund

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    for some timeI i`m travelling with you and sometimes also with your wife on your “Travel Guide Chanel”! Thanks for this authentic, living pictures!!! Every time I view your videos, I feel realy between the really taste of original food anf of course their people. I´ve never been in Dubai , with the exception of Stop over(airport) for Bangkok, but i suspect, everybody can trust you taste! In Bangkok I´ve been in some of your spots and the description of yourself was fine. Sorry for my english, I´m from Germany….
    Thanks for all your informations. My opinion for your videos is: You get better & better.
    Go on like that!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Christiane, great to hear from you, thank you very much for watching and for your kind support!

  • Paul Nguyen

    6 months ago

    Look amazing. I hope it not spicy. How much it cost? Was it free for elite like yourself?

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you Paul, no we paid for all the food, apart from the Cultural Centre which I got complimentary tickets from Dubai Tourism.

  • Tony

    6 months ago

    Thanks Mark for the very informative information about good eats in Dubai. Your friend Paymen provided an insiders guide to eateries for those who are in the know. How close is the Karak – Indian style milk tea to Thai Cha-Dam milk tea in taste?

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Tony. Karak is pretty much the same as Indian milk tea, but without masala, and extra strong.

  • Shirleen Battal

    6 months ago

    Dubai looks wonderful I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay there The food looks really good especially the lamb! the Gulf countries are great when it comes to lamb. 2 of my kids live in Abu Dhabi they go to Dubai quite often. keep up the wonderful places to go to and share with the rest of us greetings to Ying! and baby Micah.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Shirleen, oh great to hear your kids live in Abu Dhabi!

  • Carol Anne Tyler

    6 months ago

    When are you back n Thailand? Visiting during November/ December

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Carol, I’m back in Thailand right now. Great to hear that you’ll be visiting soon!

  • Ranju

    6 months ago

    Dear Mark,
    For more than 2 years I have been watching your videos on YouTube, I must say you are just doing what I wanted to do in my life,being a food lover, i am seeing myself in you when I watch your videos, the way you express when you smear some amazing food makes all the viewers drool. One day I will start my own journey for my own food adventures. I am living in dubai, but am from India, in dubai if you ever plan to come back please try to visit a restaurant called Maraheb, I know you have tried some Yemeni foods, but you should try one dish called Mutton Madfoon, this is one dish which changed my perception about mutton dishes. It literally melts in your mouth, and the rice along with this is equally good, but the most favorite part is that if you ask them they will give you their special green chilly paste/chutney. Which most of the locals and residents can’t handle. It is a must try. Awaiting your feedback.
    Regards
    Ranju

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Ranju, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your support. Thank you for your recommendation, that sounds absolutely amazing, will try next time for sure!

  • nui acain

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, all i can say is OMG what an amazing tour and foods. Fantastic ! Thank you so much for excellent video and informations.

  • toh seng kit

    6 months ago

    wonderfull, thanks for the tip, keep travelling and sharing, one up for you.

  • Bharat

    6 months ago

    Just Great 👍

  • A-a-ron

    6 months ago

    YOU ARE THE BEST MAN!!!😁
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK 😎

  • Julius Capelle

    6 months ago

    Mark, wow!, your show is Fantastic and Awesome…the foods…etc…etc are amazing, really love your food show. Thank You Very Much.

  • Arshad

    6 months ago

    I loved the way the turkish people greet you and they offered you baklava and tea. This shows that you brought up many cultures to the world. Thanks to you Mark!!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Arshad, it was very nice of them, so many generous and friendly people all over the world!

  • Saleem Khan

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark when are you coming to Chicago ? I have to let you introduce some Pakistani marvelous cuisines .

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Saleem, not sure yet, but I would love to visit sometime in the future!

  • Wilfredo

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,thanks for the tour guide,you’re the best

  • Frank

    6 months ago

    You are my food Lawrence of Arabia! Another destination on my bucket list.

  • Robert Price

    6 months ago

    It is always a joy watching your videos. I’m sure it’s a lot of work and you must put in long hours to put these videos together. Thank you so much the the journey.

  • Stephen

    6 months ago

    The mix of cultures makes a delicious stop in Dubai. Really should plan to get an extended layover there sometime.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Right about that Stephen. That’s exactly how I came to spend some time in Dubai as well!

  • Iris

    6 months ago

    I really enjoyed watching you eat all the traditional foods as well as learning their proper customs and trying on their wear! I especially loved Micah’s expression when he first saw you in the white robe! That just made my day! So adorable! Thank you for sharing! Aloha ayamenaka

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Iris, Micah was so confused haha!

  • MOMO

    6 months ago

    HEY MARK,
    OMNOMNOM MIAMIAM
    THANKS, MOMO

  • Krishna

    6 months ago

    Mark, your blogs or vlogs are to the point and very informative… Huge fan.. keep up the great work !! Will definitely try to include all the places recommended during my next trip to Dubai.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Kirshna, great to hear that!

  • Paula Zina

    6 months ago

    Outstanding, inspiring as usual. Every time I watched one of your videos, I have to make something traditional. Originally from Indonesia, there are hundreds of foods I can make. After moving from the USA, and living in Ecuador now, there is no place for all this exotic food here. Your videos are the next best thing, the pictures are excellent as well. I sooooo enjoyed it. Thank you Mark, what a life you live!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Paula, wow very cool to hear that, Indonesian foods are some of my favorite in the world. Hope you’re doing well!

  • ALI AKBAR ABDUL CAFFOOR

    6 months ago

    Really super and informative. Recently i visited Singapore ( although this is my 4th trip ) with my wife and i followed your guidance for eating at ZAM ZAM ( Arab street ), Banana leaf apollo (little India) and Tekka market. Really enjoyed. For out seeing i booked via VIATOR.COM and visited 5 attractions Including DUCK TOUR, Marina Bay Sand Hotel Top, Jurong Bird park, Santosa ( Universal studio, TRICK EYE museum ) . thank you Mark, Mica and Mrs Mark.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Ali, great to hear from you, thank you very much. Sounds like you had a fantastic trip to Singapore!

  • Bus

    6 months ago

    Great video! Thank you Mark for sharing your videos. I would like to come to Dubai someday if I have a chance.

  • Agusta Firstianingrum

    6 months ago

    Your video is awsome!

  • Bobbie Ebert

    6 months ago

    I spent all weekend watching you eat on YouTube. I was drooling looking at some of the fine foods you’ve eaten . You have fantastic job traveling and eating. Keep sending out the posts, I joined you on Facebook also. If you look at my profile pic, you will understand me spending all weekend watching you. I am extremely fragile from 9 spinal surgeries . Thanks for showing myself and the world the cultures of food, you are awesome. Eat a meal for me, please, seafood is my favorite. I live in Rhode Island, seafood is a tradition here but not as good as other countries. Be safe and keep being you.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Bobbie, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your kind support. Hope you continue to improve and recover fully from the surgeries. Will do, and thank you very much!

  • Paul Stephen McKinley

    6 months ago

    Cheers Mark for those amazing tips and sharing your wonderful trip to Dubai, I’ve been myself about 4 times and love the place but with the information here in your guide my next trip to dubai will be even more enjoyable.

  • Aygul Yaykarova

    6 months ago

    Mark, thank you so much for your Dubai videos. We’re planning trip to Dubai and your tips will be extremely useful!
    Good luck in your future travels!
    Aygul from Moscow, Russia

  • steven plummer

    6 months ago

    Mark,once again you give us a very informative and professional video,this time in Dubai.The food looked great could almost taste it myself,your friend Peyman has a very nice personality and seems to be a good cook…. Keep up the good work !

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Steven. Peyman was amazing, and he’s such a cool and generous person. Thanks for your support!

  • Royston D’Souza

    6 months ago

    Thanks for the dubai guide mark, and I watched all videos…awesome 😀Love ❤️ from INDIA/bahrain

  • ayad

    6 months ago

    realy, me and my family enjoy watching your videos. I translate the language for them. My childs love Mica. Keep going. We are from Iraq

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Great to hear that, thank you very much Ayad. Please say hello to your family for me as well!

  • Katrina McDonald

    6 months ago

    Thank you again Mark. We are stopping off in Dubai at the beginning of November and will try at least one of these. Fantastic clear photographs.

  • Monika

    6 months ago

    Mark thanks for the Dubai Guide 😁 It is awsome !

  • Toni Cole

    6 months ago

    Wow that food looks amazing Only Imagine what it smells and tastes like beautiful shots in the video of the food amazing job

  • Rishi Shankar

    6 months ago

    Unable to leave a comment as my mouth is watering

  • Pravinchandra

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark I think you get top marks for making jealous to your followers. I been to Dubai four times and I always enjoyed my stay there. Good food and love shopping in Malls. Have you ever tried Falooda in Dubai they makes the best.
    Thanks for your email looking forward to your next trip.
    Pravin

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Pravin, thank you very much. I didn’t have a chance to try falooda, thanks for the recommendation!

  • Nguyen

    6 months ago

    C’est merveilleux ce vidéo .Merci . Bonne continuation.

  • Narges

    6 months ago

    Very good.Thanks for sharing mark.
    I suggest you traveling to Iran and Iranian cuisine

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      You’re welcome, thanks for reading Narges!

  • Vinay Robin Antony

    6 months ago

    Mark you are doing a great job!!! You are also inspiring other travelers. Me and my friends always love to watch your episode’s. Once again lots of love from Kerala (India). May God Bless you and your family

  • Andy

    6 months ago

    I wish I had this guide when I visited Dubai 4 years ago. Thanks for the great insight Mark.

  • sushmita

    6 months ago

    loved and watched all the videos…Awesome…

  • Tejas Kulkarni

    6 months ago

    Thanks Mark for the Dubai Guide. Looking forward to visit Dubai and will surely visit the places you recommend. Lots of Love. Tejas from INDIA

  • Shreeya Aubeeluck

    6 months ago

    Hi, Mark Wiens
    This is Shreeya Aubeeluck, one of your biggest fan. I am a Mauritian. I never get a chance to travel overseas and I am a great food lover. I love all your food videos through your video I get to know the different places and their cultures. I love the way your wife and Micah accompany you.Wish you and your family lots of success and happiness ahead.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Shreeya, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your kind support. I would love to visit Mauritius in the future as well. Hope you’re doing well!

  • Prathmesh koli

    6 months ago

    I’ve been following you from past a year, and every time your videos fascinates us especially my mother is fan of you, the way you react on first bite is ridiculously good, “thank you so much for showing dubai’s restaurants and Arabic food at its best” . #if it’s not spicy I’m not eating it. 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Prathmesh. Please say hello to your mother as well.

  • Neshryn

    6 months ago

    Hi mark, thank you for updating and travel tips .. more videos and photos ..

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      You’re welcome, thanks for reading Neshryn!

  • Wendy

    6 months ago

    Wow Mark, love how you and Ying, Mica can enjoy Dubai food under such extreme hot weather!
    Great job 🙂 Thanks for the uplifting videos!

  • Ana

    6 months ago

    Another great ‘travelling’ experience with you and your family. Thank you for all you do!

  • Kent

    6 months ago

    Mark! Just want to say you’re an inspiration to us! Love watching you’re channel. I love Dubai. If you had the chance stop by Abu Dhabi as well. They have a rich cultural scene, hope you didn’t miss it.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Kent. Would love to visit next time!