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What’s in the Menu in Dubai Desert Safari? – The Gastronomic Desert Journey in DXB

The Scintillating Menu of Dubai Desert Safari

Are you prepared for an unforgettable culinary adventure in the heart of the Arabian Desert? Look no further! The Dubai Desert Safari presents an extravagant feast that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you yearning for more. In this blog, we will take you on a gastronomic journey through the delectable menu of the Dubai Desert Safari, showcasing the rich flavors, cultural significance, and unique dining experience that await you.Dubai Desert Safari is not just about thrilling dune bashing and watching the sunset; it is also a popular destination for food lovers. The desert camp expanse of golden sands, transforms into a culinary oasis as the sun sets, offering a dining experience that combines traditional Arabian hospitality with modern gourmet delights. From the moment you arrive, you will be greeted with the aroma of freshly prepared dishes, promising a unique adventure for food lovers.

Appetizers: Savor the flavors of Arabia

Indulge in the rich flavors of Arabic mezze and the savory delight of shawarma to start your culinary journey at Dubai Desert Safari.
A Medley of Flavors

The Arabic mezze, consisting of small dishes served as a starter, is an important part of Middle Eastern food culture. Mezze is not just food; it’s an experience, a way to connect people and start conversations. Start with the classics: hummus, a creamy dip made from blended chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic together. Along the way you’ll come across tabbouleh, a delicious salad made with finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions and bulgur, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil. It’s fresh and delicious, and contrasts nicely with the richness of the ingredients. The mezze also includes warm delights like falafel, deep-fried balls made from ground chickpeas, herbs, and spices. Crisp on the outside soft on the inside. Falafel is a beloved favorite.

A Street Food Staple

No event in the Middle East is complete without shawarma. This street food is a must-try at Dubai Safari Desert, where it is prepared with the same care and authenticity you can find on the crowded streets of Dubai.
Marinated chicken or lamb, stacked and cooked on a vertical rotisserie. The outer layer is shaved off to reveal juicy, flavorful slices. Shawarma is served in warm flatbread or pita, customizable with toppings such as garlic sauce (toum), tahini, fresh vegetables, and pickles. This creates a harmonious blend of savory meat, creamy sauces, crunchy vegetables, and soft bread making shawarma a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Main Course:

A Feast in the middle of Dubai Desert Safari


Fragrant Rice Dish

Machboos, also known as Kabsa, is a fragrant rice dish from Emirati cuisine, featuring flavorful meats and marinades. It consists of basmati rice cooked with spices such as turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and cardamom, combined with delicious chicken or lamb. The meat is slow-cooked, allowing the spices to penetrate deeply, resulting in a harmonious blend of tastes that is both comforting and
exotic onions, tomatoes and garlic add flavor, while dried lime (loomi) adds tanginess. Slow-cooked to perfection Machboos offers a satisfying blend of savory and spicy flavors, garnished with nuts and fresh herbs for an aromatic finish.


A Regal Roast

Ghuzi, or Ouzi, is another traditional dish that takes center stage in the Dubai Desert Safari dining experience. This dish features a whole roasted lamb or goat, often stuffed with a mixture of spiced rice, nuts, and dried fruits. The meat is marinated with a blend of spices such as saffron, cinnamon, and nutmeg, which infuse it with a deep, rich flavor.
It is traditionally served on a large platter, with the meat placed atop a bed of spiced rice and garnished with roasted nuts and herbs. This dish is often reserved for special occasions and celebrations, symbolizing hospitality and abundance. At the Dubai Desert Safari, Ghuzi offers a regal dining experience, combining the richness of the meat with the aromatic spices and the sweet, nutty accents of the stuffing.


Sweet Endings at Dubai Desert Safari

Umm Ali:

The traditional Arabian sweetness.

Umm Ali is a decadent bread pudding made with layers of pastry, milk, and nuts, flavored delicately with rosewater and cardamom. It boasts a rich, creamy texture and a comforting aroma that captures the essence of traditional Arabian sweetness.


Beloved dessert of the Middle East

Kunafeh is a beloved dessert featuring shredded pastry soaked in sweet syrup, often filled with cheese or nuts, and baked to golden perfection. Its crispy exterior gives way to a gooey, sweet filling, creating a delightful contrast of textures and flavors that epitomize Middle Eastern dessert bakemanship.

Indulge in these exquisite desserts at Dubai Desert Safari, where every bite is a journey into the rich culinary heritage of the region, leaving you with a sweet and satisfying end to your desert dining experience.

Beverages: Refreshing and Rejuvenating

During your dining experience, you will be offered a variety of refreshments to refreh you. Arabic coffee and fresh juice Quench your thirst and complement your meal

Gahwa - The Arabic Coffee:

A symbol of hospitality.in the Middle East

Arabic coffee, or gahwa, is a traditional drink used in the Middle East as a symbol of hospitality. It is brewed by mixing roasted coffee beans with cardamom, giving it a unique profile. Served in small handle-less cups, Arabica coffee is often flavored with dates tocomplement its bitter taste

Fresh juice:

Freshly squeezed fruit juice

Fresh squeezed fruit juice are an important part of Middle Eastern cuisine andprovide fresh flavors. These juices are both delicious and refreshing, and are a great complement to your meal in the heat of the desert. These drinks add originality and refreshment to your meal
at Dubai Desert Safari, complementing the rich flavors of the food and creating an unforgettable meal in the heart of the Arabian Desert.


BBQ & Dining Dubai Desert Safari is more than just a meal; it's an experience.

Dining at Dubai Desert Safari is an experience that engages all your senses. As you savor the flavors of the desert, you’ll be entertained by traditional performances, including belly dancing, tanoura (whirling dervish) shows, and live music. The ambiance of the desert camp, with its traditional Arabian décor and cozy seating arrangements, adds to the overall charm of the evening. From hearty delicacies such as Arabic Mezze and shawarma to aromatic main courses such as Machboos and Ghuzi, all dishes are well prepared and showcase the rich
flavors and cultural heritage of the region. Complete your meal with delicious desserts such as Umm Ali and Kunafa and relax with traditional Arabic coffee (gahwa) or freshly squeezed fruit juice. Every bite and sip at the Dubai Desert Safari tells the story of the hospitality, generosity and rich flavors of the Arabian Desert.Whether you are a local or a guest, dining at Dubai Safari
Desert promises an unforgettable experience, with every dish and drink reflecting the warmth and richness of Middle Eastern hospitality. Embrace the flavors, savor the moments, and createlasting memories in this unique desert setting.


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