Lebanese in Sharjah

Automatic Restaurant

A branch of the famed Lebanese chain, Automatic serves up fresh, reliable Lebanese staples in a bright, clean, cafeteria. The place gets packed with Arab expats late at night.
Middle Eastern in Ras Al Khaimah

Al Sahari

Locals are fond of this tidy dining room with blue walls, linen table cloths and copious mezze, kebabs, fried fish and shrimp and fresh juices. Women and families sit on the left, men on the right. The attached cafe…
Lebanese in Sharjah


With its deep-purple walls, black furniture and Arabic design flourishes, this chic and contemporary space is swish by Sharjah standards. Portions are not huge, but flavours are delicately paired and the creative se…
Iranian in Sharjah


The Sharjah branch of this popular mini-chain enjoys cult status among locals for its excellent authentic Iranian cuisine. The spicy, moist kebabs are particularly good and the zereshk polo meat (rice with red barbe…
Lebanese in Umm Al Quwain

Al Ayaam

It won't win design awards, but this family restaurant has some of the best Lebanese food in town. Start with some baba ghanooj and a watercress salad before tucking into big portions of mouthwatering grilled fish a…
Middle Eastern in Ajman


If your tummy is grumbling after a stroll along the Corniche, skip the abundant fast-food outlets and get a taste of traditional Arabic food instead, including such Emirati dishes as gisheeda (spicy fish) and harris…
Yemeni in Ras Al Khaimah

Madfoon Al Sada

Don't be put off by the humble looks of this hospitable haunt: its mandi (a traditional dish originally from Yemen that pairs spiced rice with lamb, chicken or fish) is among the best in the country.