Although Dubai is in the UAE, smack in a total-Islamic country, it is a throbbing metropolis with many international flavours. This is most apparent in its adoption of international cuisine, its bustling city with super-construction everywhere, in its fabulous malls and the floods of foreigners in the city, whether they are workers or visitors.
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Their local food consists mainly of grilled meats, salads and cheese.
Assortment of Grilled Meats
The superfresh Salads
The Pickled Veg
The colourful fresh juices
And oh, not to forget their breads – which are flat and made from wholegrain flours (like the pita bread we get here). Their national snack seems to be the “Shawamar” – pieces of grilled meat and vegetables rolled up in the flat bread into a “popiah” shape.
The friendly shawamar man
Roast Chicken on the Grill
The shawamar is available in almost every street corner and people there would just stop their cars by the road, wind down their windows and holler out their orders to the shawamar seller!