Authentic Lebanese food is Al Nafoorah at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel’s speciality. Here guests can experience the very best of Lebanon in a beautiful setting that includes high ceilings, dark wood carvings, gentle Arabic music and spectacular al fresco views.
As soon as you take your seat in the beautiful dining room, you’ll be treated like family by the attentive staff. Expect the very best service and you won’t be disappointed. When it comes to the food and drink, Al Nafoorah offers an extensive menu featuring traditional signature Lebanese dishes that spans the different regions and traditions of Lebanon.
A la carte dining is an option, but most guests choose to dine from the excellent-value set menus designed to share. There are four to choose from and each includes a selection of mezzeh, a main course, hot bread and dessert. The least expensive option includes assorted pickles, hummus, moutabel, falafel, tabbouleh, vine leaves, shanklish, batata harra, fried kibbeh, spinach fattayer, meat sambousek, cheese rukak and both Lebanese and Saj bread, followed by lamb kebab, grilled kofta, shish taouk, and arayes. For dessert, provided you have room, there’s fresh sliced fruits and ashta bil assal. The mezze and main dishes vary according to which set menu you choose to dine from, with the most expensive including additions such as chicken shawarma, grilled shrimps, and lamb chops.
If you choose to dine a la carte, the shish taouk, kebab halabi, fattoush and baklawa in particular ought not to be missed, as these are heralded favourites with returning guests. Many believe that traditional, authentic Lebanese food will be easy to find in the Emirates, but this is not necessarily the case. That’s why Al Nafoorah remains so popular, especially with those originally from Lebanon who have moved to Dubai. It provides a true taste of home.