One thing that is a little different about eating and drinking in Dubai though is the rules about alcohol. There’s not a lot of places where you can drink. Hotels are largely the exception, but a lot of non-hotel restaurants don’t have an alcohol licence, so you can’t enjoy a glass of wine with your meal. Residents also need a permit to be allowed to buy alcohol for their homes.
We stocked up at duty free before arriving to ensure we had supplies for our room.
Some snacks included:
Camel milk ice cream! I know this sounds random but actually it was delicious. Really creamy and tasty. It turns out that camel milk ice cream is actually a healthy treat - low in fat and contains ten times more iron than cow's milk! It's also thought to have five times the levels of B vitamins than cow's milk ice cream, as well as being high in calcium and a rich source of protein. Wow - I accidentally stumbled on a new (expensive!) superfood.
Dates from the Spice Souk
Pistachio ice cream
Free drinks post our desert tour – a lot of places offer free drinks to ladies and one night the Italian restaurant (Rosso) in our hotel was running this promotion. I’ve never drunk rose champagne such a scruffy outfit before!
Easter snacks, courtesy of our hotel
A few of our meals…
Afternoon Tea at Burj Kalifa (read the blog post here)
Dinner / drinks at The Music Hall (read the blog post here)
Dinner at Kan Zaman - a great waterfront restaurant in the Al Shindig Heritage Village which serves local Arab food, specialising in meat grills.
Afternoon Teas at our hotel (Amwaj Rotan)
Salad lunches in the Atlantis Water Park
BBQ/buffet in the desert (read the blog post here)
Pre-evening out nibbles at our hotel
And of course, hotel breakfasts….I do love a buffet!
And, of course, during travelling - especially when we got upgraded to Business Class on the way home...