15 Best Shawarma Places in Dubai

Do you have intense shawarma cravings while you’re in the city? Don’t worry we got the best Shawarma places you can explore and dine in. It has delicious shawarmas that will give you an ultimate culinary experience with every bite, complete the experience with a fruity mocktail or creamy milkshake from the cafeteria. 

The United Arab Emirates has the best shawarma; almost everywhere you go, you can watch the meat being carved and wrapped in shawarma by a skilled professional. As a group, we can all agree that shawarma is the best street food in Dubai. Wraps made with pita, juicy chicken, pickles, fries, and tahini sauce are universally praised for their deliciousness. One of Dubai’s most famous street foods is shawarmas, even though they are not a traditional Emirati dishes.

1. Al Mallah

The shawarma at Al Mallah has been a staple in Dubai for over 40 years. A visit to Al Mallah is perfect whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely Lebanese dinner for two or a quick dinner of shawarmas and a fruit mocktail. Try their excellent falafel sandwich if you’re in the mood for something different.

2. Antar Cafeteria

As we continue our quest for the city’s finest shawarma, we’ve uncovered yet another must-try local staple. Shawarmas are a staple at Antar Cafeteria, a popular eatery. These shawarmas can be eaten as a quick lunch or late-night snack. They offer a wide variety of healthy fresh juices to complement your meal.

3. Al Ijaza Cafeteria

Stop by this casual cafeteria, which has been open for over 30 years, for some shawarma after midnight. Whenever one goes to Al Ijaza, they will find it crowded. Simply honk your horn, and someone will come to your car to take your order if you’d rather not eat inside. 

You can get a chicken shawarma for Dh6.50, and it’s conveniently located in Jumeirah 1, not far from Mercato Mall. Shawarma is available at 6 pm, and the shop is open 9 am-3 am every day (varies on weekends).

4. Café Beirut

This Lebanese café will take its customers back in time to the heyday of 1950s Beirut with its stunning views of the Burj Khalifa from its outdoor garden. Chicken or beef shawarma from Lebanon is as close as your mouth.

5. Al Safadi

Many well-known people in Dubai frequent Al Safadi, making the store a local institution. It is one of the most well-known Lebanese restaurants in the area and features more of a sit-down atmosphere. This destination is convenient for a large number of people because it has five different locations in the UAE. 

Cost is Dh12 for a chicken shawarma, and you can get one at the following locations such as Trade Centre, to Motor City. Al Safadi is open every day from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

6. Eat & Drink Restaurant

With over 20 locations in the Emirate, it’s convenient for residents all over the country to enjoy this much-loved eatery. Its signature green and red color scheme makes it instantly recognizable by fans. From its modest beginnings as a pair of cafes in Jumeirah and Al Quoz.

Eat & Drink has won the hearts of many in the United Arab Emirates. Eat & Drink serves a shawarma that combines the best of Chinese and Lebanese cooking styles. Even if you’re not a fan of spicy food, you have to try their kung pao chicken if you’re looking for a sit-down meal.

7. Belad Al Sham

Belad Al Sham may look unassuming from the outside, but once you step inside and take in the aroma of the chicken roasting, you’ll be glad you came. Shawarma wraps filled with meat are all the rage at this restaurant, making it a favorite among shawarma fans. They use high-quality ingredients and offer several chicken shawarma options, including a Mexican variation. They are located in Al Qusais; Chicken Shawarmas for Dh6.50; Hours Daily, 9am-1am.

8. Kris Kros Dubai

The exquisiteness of Lebanese cuisine is on full display in this eatery. Diners can choose between beef and chicken shawarma. If you’re looking for authentic Lebanese cuisine, you should check out their extensive menu. There are multiple Kris Kros stores that can be found in and around Dubai.

9. Laffah

Starting in Sharjah, this famous store has now spread to five other cities across Dubai and Sharjah. The restaurant claims that the shawarmas and roasted chicken it serves are made in the traditional style of Syria.

10. Al Hallab

Popular with those seeking excellent Lebanese cuisine, this establishment deserves its high reputation. Compared to honking at the corner shawarma stand, this is a step up in quality and cost. Desserts from the Lebanese menu are also highly regarded among those who frequent the eatery.

11. Mama’esh 

Mama’esh offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as free tea refills. Chicken and beef shawarmas, a twist on the traditional wrap, are baked in the cafe’s oven. With over six locations across Dubai, no local resident will be too far from a Mama’esh.

12. Oasis

The shawarma at this eccentric and (extremely) budget-friendly restaurant is to die for. the menu also features Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. Stop in for a quick wrap and a glass of juice if you’re in the vicinity of Umm Suqeim.

13. Tasty Burger

The small cafe appears to be empty from the outside, but it is actually always packed. Great shawarmas and shakes draw a crowd despite the small, mostly outdoor seating options. We guarantee that once you try our shawarma with a grape juice, Oreo, or pistachio shake, you won’t be able to stop coming back for more.

14. Operations Falafel

Meat eaters are welcome at Operation Falafel, alongside the restaurant’s crown jewels (the falafels). This restaurant serves chicken and beef shawarmas wrapped in pita bread with garlic sauce, pickled vegetables, fresh parsley, and a squeeze of lemon. You can get a wrap that’s even thinner and crispier by going with saj bread, but if you want to keep things simple, regular pita will do just fine.

15. Jabal Al Noor

The shawarmas at Jabal Al Noor are some of the most highly regarded in all of Dubai. This chain, which now has locations across the UAE, was founded in Al Diyafah. The kunafa is another must-try when visiting this cafeteria.