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Al Hadheerah, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai

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With belly dancers shimmying to Arabian rhythms, impressive falconry displays, and camel
caravans, this open-­air restaurant—modeled after a desert village—knows how to
put on a spectacle. Though the setting is over the top, the menu is authentic Emerati. Hot and cold
mezze range from halloumi and romi cheeses to fried eggplant with cumin. Mains
include lamb ouzi on the spit to marak bil khodra (a thick vegetable stew). If
you make it to dessert, try the sweet and syrupy kunufa (shredded wheat pastry).
Afterward, walk it off at the souk, or take a nap under a billowing canopy set in the dunes.

Price: $68 per person.

Save Room for: The traditional foga, leg of lamb sautéed with
basmati rice, onions, chiles, and a local masala.

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Al Hadheerah, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai

With belly dancers shimmying to Arabian rhythms, impressive falconry displays, and camel
caravans, this open-­air restaurant—modeled after a desert village—knows how to
put on a spectacle. Though the setting is over the top, the menu is authentic Emerati. Hot and cold
mezze range from halloumi and romi cheeses to fried eggplant with cumin. Mains
include lamb ouzi on the spit to marak bil khodra (a thick vegetable stew). If
you make it to dessert, try the sweet and syrupy kunufa (shredded wheat pastry).
Afterward, walk it off at the souk, or take a nap under a billowing canopy set in the dunes.

Price: $68 per person.

Save Room for: The traditional foga, leg of lamb sautéed with
basmati rice, onions, chiles, and a local masala.

Courtesy of Jumeirah

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