S34 Gahwa Mezze Bar

Emirati in Deira

Making a change from the same-on-same airport chains, this Emirati restaurant serves authentic dishes like spicy lentil soup, sambousek (meat pies) and mains, including kibbeh (meat-filled cracked wheat croquettes) and moussaka. Among the sweet treats are the Emirati chebab (cardamom-spiced pancakes) with date syrup and cream cheese. There's also an art display from the Mawaheb Studio (an art studio for adults with special needs), a nice touch.

The Dubai Metro's Red Line stops at Terminal 3 and runs every few minutes between 6am and midnight.