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10 Best Street Food Places in Dubai

By Ketika Shah on Feb 22, 2023
Themes:  Food & Shopping  | Category: Food and cuisine | Country:  Dubai


Dubai – conjures images of technologically advanced architecture, deserts, gold, palm trees, luxury, shopping, and much more. But aside from all this – you should not miss the street food of Dubai in your Dubai tour packages!

All of us would agree that fancy restaurants will never provide the same level of delight as street food. It is like restaurant food suffices our stomach, but street food satiates our soul – isn’t it? So wherever we travel – we try to hunt for the best street food in that city. Thus when in Dubai – you will be charmed to relish the delicious food that the city offers.

As a result, we have put together a list of street food spots in Dubai where you may indulge your palate.

Top Street Food Places to visit in Dubai

If you are seeking famous street food in Dubai, you have a lot of options. So to explore all these options, our Dubai tour packages are the perfect way to guarantee that you do not miss out on trying the delicious local cuisines.

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1. Meena Bazaar

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Streets like Meena Bazaar are packed with shops selling everything along with a variety of affordable and high-quality food options. The fact that Meena Bazaar has every taste and specialty makes it one of the best places to experience street cuisine. Meena Bazaar is the best venue to sample delicious Indian street food in Dubai. The street food here is not just delicious but also reasonably priced. Meena Bazaar serves street food from various parts of India.

2. Al Karama

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Al Karama market has more than three hundred shops that can fulfill all your shopping needs at great discounts. The multicultural vibe of this market is quite welcoming. Apart from shopping you will also get many options to try out the delicious dishes in this market.  While you are in AL Karama – aim for the popular chat bazaar. There are several choices available here for you to pick from. Some delicious dishes you can try here are vada pav with cheese and chili, Samosa chat, etc.

3. Bur Dubai

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The old Dubai, or the Bur Dubai, is a fascinating place adorned with a waterfront and charming traditional Arabian homes. While touring this area – do try Falafel from Sultan Dubai Falafel shop, Baklava at Al Samadi Sweets, and many other outlets serving the best local street food. Surrounding Bur Dubai there are many places known for their authentic style Dhabas without any fancy layout, yet serving reasonably priced and delicious dishes.

4. Dubai Marina

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Dubai Marina is a dynamic and vibrant location renowned for its luxury shopping, high-end restaurants, and stunning waterfront views. Yet, tucked away among the luxurious shops are some great Indian street food sellers that provide a unique spin on the local Arabic fast food. You can indulge and taste some delicious kebabs, samosas, and chaat prepared with the right blend of flavors and spices. Whether you are a food lover or just seeking a fast and tasty snack, the Indian street food in Dubai Marina will satisfy your hunger and leave you wanting more.

 5. Sheikh Zayed Road

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Sheikh Zayed Road will be a unique experience for you. This place is a stark contrast to other places offering Indian street food – as there are no stores here. Sheikh Zayed Boulevard is a prominent and iconic route in Dubai, known for its skyscrapers and hectic traffic. The streets are lined with many food carts selling delicious meals. While visiting this place, you will certainly notice a wide range of cultural variations. The fact that this place never completely closes down is its best feature. A few trucks are available at any hour of the day or night.

6. Ripe Market

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Amongst this list of best street food places in Dubai – explore this hidden treasure in Dubai – Ripe Market. Here – tourists and locals can avail of amazing shopping, entertainment, and meal options. One of the top features of this market is that it serves some delicious and mouthwatering street delicacies. From steaming-hot dosas to crispy bhajiyas – Ripe Market offers a range of Indian street food options. Ensure to visit this hidden treasure the next time you are in Dubai to sample some of the best street food the city has to offer!

7. Deira

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A lively district in Dubai – Deira is a perfect blend of culture and culinary art. The Indian street food offering is one of its lucrative features. The air is filled with delicious smells of freshly cooked samosas, chaat, and dosas, while the color shops on the sidewalks serve a range of sweets and snacks that will create a riot of tastes. In Deira, there is something to please every palate. from tangy Chole Bhature to sweet Ras Malai. Deira is the ideal location if you are a food-lover seeking an Indian taste in Dubai.

8. Al Satwa

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The Al Satwa neighborhood, close to Bur Dubai, has low-rise buildings and busy streets and is surrounded by tea houses, coffee shops, and other food outlets. Along the streets are little food stalls and restaurants that serve a delicious array of Indian snacks and desserts, including crunchy samosas, spicy chaat, and rich, creamy kulfi. Here you can also taste South-East Asian and Pakistani cuisines and other local Arabic dishes. Its biggest draw is the range of unique delicacies.

9. 2nd December street

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You got to visit 2nd December Street – if you are looking for a unique and fun food experience during your stay in Dubai. The Indian street food scene stands out as a highlight of the diverse gastronomic choices in this area. Watch as this place transforms into one of the liveliest locations after dusk, where you can indulge in tasty and tempting street food. The street is full of vendors selling a range of delicious foods, including spicy chaat, crunchy samosas, and sweet delicacies like Rasgullas, Gulab-Jamuns, and Jalebis.

10. Al Barsha

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Though this one would be the last on the list of best street food in Dubai, Al Barsha is far from the last.  This vibrant area is renowned for serving many unique culinary offerings, but Indian street food stands out as its best feature. From crispy samosas to tangy chaat to tasty biryanis and luscious kebabs, try and sample them to your heart’s content.


Summing it up, remember that amongst all the other hats donned by Dubai – it is also a culinary paradise. It never fails to tantalize the taste buds of any food-lover by offering a range of cuisines and flavors. In terms of street food – Dubai has infinite options to try. So as a tourist – do not miss out on exploring the street food places in Dubai. If you are looking for a tour package to explore these places, Flamingo Transworld offers a range of Dubai tour packages from Ahmedabad. These packages will offer the best opportunity to discover a diverse and exciting street food scene in Dubai.

About Author

Ketika Shah
Ketika Shah

I Mrs. Ketika Shah (Sales Manager, Flamingo Transworld) Joined Flamingo Transworld in 2002 and started the outbound tour department. I got a chance to explore many countries, took international tours, deal with many people, and understood customers’ psychology. I graduated with B.sc and entered in Aviation and Tourism Industry with the certified course of IATA. I believe in selling quality tours to our customers as our employees are our biggest strengths.

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