Ideal for… an Emirati experience – without going full on.
Restaurant name and location: Siraj at Souk al Bahar
Atmosphere: I went on a weekday afternoon – As the restaurant is quite large, it wasn’t that full.
What they say: Founded by Entrepreneur, Culinary Enthusiast and Influencer Heba Rumhein, Siraj offers a unique menu with a blend of delicious Emirati and Levantine flavours. A sophisticated restaurant set within the Souk Al Bahar, the world famous Arabian Souk overlooking the Dubai Fountain, the newly opened Siraj is a slick addition to the city’s vibrant culinary scene.
The elegant ambience combines an interesting mix between traditional and contemporary Arabic-inspired décor, transporting guests back in time on a nostalgic journey along the Mediterranean coast.
The contemporary food offering at Siraj is specially prepared by Executive Chef Ahmad Al Fakir, who ensures authentic taste with a modern twist to every dish.
What to order:
-Siraj signature Halawa salad (such an interesting salad – loved the sweet tinge the halawa gave)
-Hummus with Saute’ed lamb
-Chicken Mousakhan rolls
What I loved:
-Most restaurants are either completely Emirati or completely Lebanese. I loved that this was a fusion of both.
-The interiors and space was beautiful – especially loved the gold horse sculptures and the Arabic calligraphy.
-They have interesting twists on classic dishes like hummus with camel meat and lobster kibbeh.
Bill for two: AED250