Siraj is, without a doubt, the best designed Emirati Levantine restaurant in Dubai. It’s also one of the best – period. Located in the swanky Souq Al Bahar overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall fountains, Siraj ticks all the boxes where neighbourhood is concerned. But it’s inside where Siraj really comes into its own, offering a rendering of regional beauty I have seldom seen anywhere. Sitting in one of the most OTT cities in the world, that’s saying a lot.
The food at Siraj, best described by themselves as authentic Emirati cuisine with a contemporary twist, is simply amazing. Standouts from my lunch there have to be the Oat Soup, Camel Tenderloin, and Sticky Date Pudding and Logaymat for dessert. All were exceptionally good.
Service at Siraj is friendly, professional and accommodating. We were looked after by an always smiling, well-groomed young gentleman named Majd, who spoke great English and guided us through their menu. This is not a cheap restaurant but believe me, it’s worth every penny, offering quality and authenticity competitors such as the Times of Arabia can only dream of. It’s no wonder it’s regularly visited by Dubai’s Royals. Siraj is well worth a detour.
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