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Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe

Canal Walk | Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai 21994, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 232 9966
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
08:30 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Arabic, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Canal Walk | Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai 21994, United Arab Emirates
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1 - 10 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came again here for Emirati traditional meals. They have changed their location for inside festival city and have new decorations. The kabsa was good taste but the problem the dish size was not enough to one person. I have paid around 140 AED for...More

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Abdulmoez-Tahmaz, thank you for taking time in sharing your views and comments with regards to your recent dining experience. We never change any decors for the restaurant and our theme remains the same as before. With regards to Khabisah portioning, we apologized for any...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Good for breakfast and to try Emirati local heavy dishes. Try karak tea with omelette. If you want to have a local lunch come and ask for Jasheed with white rice.More

Thank Faisalalmatar
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Faisal, thank you for choosing Al Fanar Restaurant & cafe for your breakfast dining selection. We are so pleased of your recommendation and we feel that you enjoyed our food but I am wondering that you only give us a rating of 3 as...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience the real uae local food thin this is the one you will enjoy the food and the place I ordered machbos meat with rise and chicken Margoog The portion is big so don't order a lotMore

Thank Abdulwahab B
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

We thank you for that detailed reviews and we are taking each review from our customers as our basis for more improvements that have to be done regarding our services and cuisine. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time upon your...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

I was recommended to come here because I wanted to taste local food, and I am glad that I did! The atmosphere and the decorations were really good, and the food was very tasty. I will definitely visit again when I am in Dubai next.More

Thank nazbs
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We thank you for that detailed reviews and we are taking each review from our customers as our basis for more improvements that have to be done regarding our services and cuisine. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time upon your...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food and great atmosphere, child friendly as well. Been there several times with family and friends. Will definitely be back, great place during Ramadan for Iftar as well.More

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Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. It is good to know that you had a wonderful time upon your visit with us. Your comment is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Being there for dinner , ambiance is too good , interior is worth visiting ! Good service as well , grilled seafood was good , especially the shrimps. Not very expensive compared to other restaurants in the vicinity. Outdoor is perfect to watch the laser...More

1  Thank R_Prince_P
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

We thank you for that detailed reviews and we are taking each review from our customers as our basis for more improvements that have to be done regarding our services and cuisine. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time upon your...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic ambiance and Emirati food! Really enjoyed it, it's a rare opportunity to have good local food as there are so few quality local restaurants around!More

Thank Kim J
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. It is good to know that you had a wonderful time upon your visit with us. Your comment is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

I visited Al Fanar several times before, but they surprise me every time for new things. I can tell that they are taking care of small details. Food quality is always good. Quantity is too much!! I always take my left over food to home....More

Thank dubaikojima
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. We are so happy and glad that you had a wonderful time upon your visit. And it is our pleasure to serve you and give you the best Emirati...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Emirate traditional food with old and heritage design. The food is excellent. I liked Majbos and prawns.More

Thank yamim054
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. We are so happy and glad that you had a wonderful time upon your visit. And it is our pleasure to serve you and give you the best Emirati...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

I cook local food and know what how authentic Al Fanar food is. However what spoils the whole experience, is the miserable, terrible, atrocious, service. Having waited 45 mins for my food to be come and watching other guests who had arrived after me and...More

1  Thank Amal_2007
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your experience at our restaurant. Customer feedback is extremely important to us and so we have passed your comments to our Management and rest assured that they will look on it. We value your comments, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:30
Monday
08:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:30
Thursday
08:30 - 23:30
Friday
08:30 - 23:30
Saturday
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal Walk | Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai 21994, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 232 9966
  • E-mail
Description
With an ambience of Dubai in the 1960’s and with the taste of Authentic Emirati Cuisine, AL FANAR RESTAURANT and CAFE will revive the memories of Dubai when it was a small town on the shore of the Arabian Gulf. From the moment you enter the restaurant, a bewildering scene greets you to see the very relaxed mood of the time-fragments of local scenes: A Bedouin tendering his flock of camel and goats; a donkey loaded with kerosene to feed the lamps of the town, an old Land Rover just parked ready to unload the goods from a long haul; the landscape dotted with tents and barasti huts where the locals spend lazy summer nights outdoors.
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