One may easily say that Arabian food has many cultural influences because of how they look and taste. Yes, that’s true, because Arabian food culture has been influenced by the Indian, Turkish, and many other cultures.


This is the Arabic version of flatbreads. It is thicker than the flatbread you find in other countries in the world, and this can be enjoyed with grilled meats and hummus.

Noblevmy at Malayalam Wikipedia, Irani kubbus, CC BY-SA 2.5


Have you ever tasted Kofta in India? Well, this is the Arabic version of the same. Properties such as Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara operate some of the best outdoor restaurants in Abu Dhabi and they all serve kefta to guests.

Arabic tea (and coffee)

Al Qahawa is how the locals introduce their local coffee. Arabic coffee is so interconnected with the Bud Dhabi culture and lifestyle.


Halva is a popular dish in the Arabian world which is equally popular in other parts of the world as well. Although the general Halva is grain-based, in Abud Dhabi, you also find nut-based ones.


If you are in love with the taste of cheesecake, you will also love Kunafeh! It’s crunchy from the outside but becomes all good when soaked in syrup.