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13 Places To Try Best Shawarmas in Dubai For The Foodie In You

Shawarma is one of the world's most famous and loved Street food. It has pieces of meat (lamb or chicken, commonly) stuffed in a roll where the meat slow-grilled for almost a day. Dubai's shawarmas are cheap when compared to other Arab nations and are juicy with the right balance of condiments, perfectly grilled meat and fresh pita bread. The texture and the bold flavours of the Shawarma in Dubai make it a sizzling fantasy for any foodie out there. The pita roll is stuffed with grilled chicken bathed beautifully in garlic sauce and mayonnaise.

Here is a list of 11 places to try best Shawarmas in Dubai:

1. Al Mallah

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Al Mallah continues to be one of the most famous places in Dubai if one wants to try out a classic Arabic Shawarma. It has three outlets around the city, and the staff is considered very polite and friendly. They also serve the best falafel sandwich just in case one wants to try out some vegetarian options. This is, as a crowd favourite, the best shawarma in Dubai.
Location: Satwa, Mamzar, Al Qusais
Cost: AED 8 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 07:00 AM to 02:00 AM on weekends from 09:00 AM onwards

2. Al Ijaza Cafeteria

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This isn't the best place if you're in a rush as it's crowded almost all the time. Al Ijaza is a casual and simple cafeteria. The best part is that this cafeteria has car service and will take your order and deliver your shawarma straight to your car! Perfect for those in a hurry.
Location: Jumeirah 1
Cost: AED 6 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 09:00 AM to 03:00 AM and on Friday, from 11:00 AM to 03:00 AM

3. Al Safadi

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Ever thought about having a glimpse of Lebanon while sitting in Dubai? Al Safadi does just that. It is a more formal kind of restaurant where families and friends come together and sit down and chat as they snack. It is known as one of the most popular Lebanese spots in town. They serve one of the best shawarmas in Dubai because of its authenticity. With three different locations in the UAE, this spot is quite accessible to many people.
Locations: Al Safa, Trade Centre, Al Rigga
Cost: AED 10 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 08:00 AM to 02:30 AM

4. Belad Al Sham

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From outside, the shop may look completely insignificant but once the consumer steps in, he or she can smell the roasting chicken and thank themselves for stepping in. The quality of the ingredients is great, and they have different varieties of chicken shawarma including a Mexican shawarma plate. It's more expensive than the usual ones since this one of the best shawarmas in Dubai, it is worth the price.
Locations: Al Barsha, Al Qusais
Cost: AED 28 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 08:00 AM to 12:00 AM  

5. Mr. Shawarma

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This shop is small and compact while making no restrictions upon the quality of Shawarma served. The shawarma is tasty and affordable. Customers can choose between a variety of bread like French bread, Iranian bread, Lebanese bread, etcetera to be used in their Shawarma to provide a customizable experience.
Location: Hor Al Anz, Near Post Office
Cost: AED 25 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Open 24 hours

6. Set Al-Sham

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Set Al-Sham proves to be a great place for those living in and near the Silicon Oasis area to enjoy delicious chicken shawarma.
Location: behind Silicon Oasis, Near Dubai Outsource Zone, Academic City
Cost: AED 6 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM

7. Hallab

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Lebanese food has made its stronghold at the very heart of Dubai and Hallab is just another example of that. This is a very loved Lebanese food shop in Dubai. Their Shawarmas
are different as there's more upper crust in them as compared to a normal Dubai Shawarma and hence the experience is unique. However, since they're so famous and their Shawarma is so different, it sells out quite fast, so it's advised to get there early.
Locations: Dubai Mall, Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd, Mall of the Emirates, Garhoud near the Creek. Cost: AED 12 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM

8. Istanbul Flower

Turkey isn't just sitting back and watching other countries make their own version of Shawarma. Istanbul Flower provides shawarma which is different and unique simply because of the fact that it has a Turkish tinge added to it. It's more than ten years old and also one of the most famous Turkish restaurants operating as of now in Dubai. Their Shawarma is highly enjoyed by people who are looking for something different in terms of Shawarma eating experience.
Locations: Near Safest Way in Al Safa, Dubai Marina Cost: AED 46 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

9. Strawberry Corner Cafeteria

This gem of a cafeteria is present where the old Pakistani consulate once stood in Bur Dubai. It's acclaimed by many people, both locals and tourists, with many going as far as saying that it's one of the best they've tried in a very long time.

Locations: Opposite Madina Supermarket, by the old Pakistani Consulate, Mankhool
Cost: AED 5 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM

10. JJ Chicken

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As the name suggests, JJ Chicken is a very casual place which is recommended to grab quick bites if one is in a rush. The Shawarma meat is fresh and well-grilled, making it a good choice for many teenagers who want to hang out with their friends and not focus too much on formalities. They also deliver food so one can easily sit back at home and enjoy what they have to offer.
Locations: Al Barsha 1, Trade Centre, Kite Beach, Dubai Marina
Cost: AED 12 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

11. Picnic Restaurant

This Satwa cafeteria makes amazing chicken. It's a good place to visit with the family. Their Shawarma is fresh and flavourful. Great place to try after a late night out with friends or family.
Location: Opposite Fakhree Center, Near Satwa Roundabout, Satwa
Cost: AED 12 per chicken shawarma
Timings: Daily from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM

12. Ikea 

Not your conventional shawarma joint, but this global furniture megastore is known to serve some amazing food in their cafeteria. And they do not hold back in their shawarmas. A non-conventional addition in the list of best shawarmas in Dubai. 
Location: Dubai Festival City (Downstairs Cafeteria)
Cost: AED 6 per plate
Timings: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

13. Set El Sham

Located in Silicon Oasis, this quaint little eatery is packed during the break times or post office hours since its located in one of Dubai's most thriving business districts. The simple nature of the shawarma and the perfectly crispy grilled meat is what attracts customers. 
Location: Academic City, Outsource Zone, Behind Silicon Oasis
Cost: AED 6 per plate
Timings: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
These were a few exotic places where one can try out the juicy shawarmas which Dubai has to offer. However, there's no need to be biased towards other shawarma vendors. Dubai's Street food never fails to amaze, and a tourist may stumble upon a lesser-known shop which gives a tough competition to a well-established restaurant!

Written by Abdullah Haider

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