FNND has discovered a handful of interesting eateries in Dubai. Some are lovely venues, some serve great food and some are just a bit different from the Dubai ‘norm’ of gaudy seven star hotels that leave you with a seven star feeling of nausea. But can you take a Riad styled Arabian restaurant set in a fake Egyptian tomb seriously? we headed down to Khan Murjan to find out.
Khan murjan is a beautiful setting of an open air courtyard or Riad – which manages to cover all bases… Excellent live, traditional music that is relaxing and not overbearing.
It takes a bit of finding though, located at the bottom of a huge sweeping stone staircase in an old ‘style’ souk…. but it is actually the basement of WAFI mall – a tutankhamun themed mall inside a giant glass topped Pyramid.
The friendly and helpful waiters areadorned in fez’s will regularly top up your Shisha pipe throughout the evening.
The authentic food is exceptional – Morrocan, Iranian, Lebonese, Egyptian, Turkish – it’s all here. Super vegetarian dishes and lovely shish kebabs with an exotic choice of seafood to choose from and flame grilled over hot coals.
Peruse the buffet area where you can see the bread being made and the food being prepared. Here you can choose from all the dishes on display, but be warned… it is hard to stop your eyes from becoming bigger than your stomach!
The bustling Riad filled with expats and locals alike – all enjoying the traditional music, fresh juices and flavoured Shisha will leave you feeling full, sleepy and more than satisfied.
Located at Souk, Oud Metha Road, Dubai
Phone, +971 (0) 4327 9795