10 Best Spots For Biryani In Dubai, UAE

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One of the most versatile and finest cuisines in the world is undoubtedly the Indian one. And rightly so. India is not only one of the most ancient civilizations, but it seems to be doing pretty well in the kitchen too. Same goes for the Pakistani cuisine, with both of them sharing a lot in their culinary habits. Thus said, Indian restaurants are spread around the world, and Dubai is no exception. If you happen to be traveling to Dubai and are looking for authentic Indian/Pakistani food then head to any of the following best biryani spots in Dubai, that have excellent fame in making great biryani dishes.

Consider staying in one of the hotels with rooftop pool or 5-star hotels and resorts with breakfast to make the most of your vacation.

1. Gulabo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Gulabo Restaurant on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Open till late night, this Pakistani restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Dubai. Authentic street Pakistani food will remind you of the food back home, but if you’re a foreigner, you will get to taste the original Pakistani cuisine. Gulabo offers a very tasty menu that features, among others, paratha rolls (a type of flatbread), bun kababs filled with chicken or beef, a flavorsome spicy chicken biryani, and other yummy barbeque plates. Chai (local tea), beverages, and a couple of desserts are also available.


Address: Damascus Street, Building 23 - Dubai

Website: Gulabo

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 1am; Sat & Sun: 12pm - 2am

2. Gazebo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Skip the fancy restaurants just this time and taste one of the finest biryanis at Gazebo restaurant, which actually is a chain of restaurants scattered around Dubai. Have yourself a ‘royal Indian journey’ in one of their pretty inviting premises where masterpiece dishes are lovingly prepared for the guests. Rare exotic ingredients, together with a low-flame cooking style, lead to perfection and has been proven for nearly two decades now. Hot favorites include fabulous biryanis, a promising lobster tandoori, tasty kababs, and masala dishes.


Address: Oracle Building No.6, Sheikh Zayed Road، Dubai Internet City

Website: Gazebo

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 12pm - 9.30pm; Fri: 1.15pm - 9.30pm

3. Brit Balti

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by BRITBALTI RESTAURANT on Thursday, September 24, 2009

You might be able to guess from its name what this restaurant is all about, but just to clarify it, Brit comes from British, and Balti is a type of curry dish served in a specific bowl. So, a British-style Indian house curry is brought in Dubai’s food scene and goes on for nearly a decade, with two locations. Chefs are British, and spices are imported from the UK, while catering services and takeaway options are available. Come in to taste a tandoori special, a heavenly tikka masala dish, gorgeous biryani (meat or vegetable-based), while signature dishes include the very flavored butter chicken and passanda (cooked with almond and yogurt).

Brit Balti

Address: Desert Group 3 - Building 1- Dubai

Website: Brit Balti

Opening hours: 4pm - 11pm (daily)

4. Shahi Mahal

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Shahi Mahal on Monday, May 1, 2017

Choose this restaurant if you want to taste true Pakistani flavors, which is ideal for the early birds as well as for the late night cravings. Chefs and culinary artists actually come from different places in Pakistan, so be prepared for authentic dishes. A wide range of menu items is featured here, among them, a delightful mutton biryani, the flavorsome butter naan (like pita bread), the aromatic achari chicken (pickled chicken), and the famous jalebi dessert. Home delivery is also possible.

Shahi Mahal

Address: Al Faris Mall, Next to Dubai Bowling Center - Dubai

Facebook: Shahi Mahal

Opening hours: 5am - 1am (daily)

5. Student Biryani

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The story of this restaurant (which today counts three locations in Dubai) goes back to 1969 where a Cafe Student was opened to serve the pretty aromatic and tasty Biryani. Since then, the restaurants not only serve signature biryanis but also unique barbeque plates, delicious desserts, as well as student meal deals. The finest ingredients are used to achieve an outstanding result. You can also order online.

Student Biryani

Address: Kuwait St - Dubai

Website: Student Biryani

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

6. Dum Pukht

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Dum Pukht, literally meaning slow oven cooking, is what the owners of this restaurant make sure they do for their guests’ satisfaction. They claim to ‘bring the most impeccable Dum Biryani corner’ in the country and they work hard to achieve that. Their signature dishes are definitely the chicken and mutton biryani which will blow your mind away. Other tasteful dishes worth trying are the chicken kadhai (a spicy dish with capsicum, onions, and tomatoes), and the tawa qeema (minced meat-based dish).

Dum Pukht

Address: Lake Shore Tower 1 - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai

Website: Dum Pukht

Opening hours: 11.30am - 11pm (daily)

7. Ashiana at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

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Posted by Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers on Sunday, December 30, 2018

Colors, aromas, and flavors from the Indian subcontinent are all beautifully blended to create a magical dining experience. Ashiana is the in-house restaurant of Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers and happens to be one of the first Indian restaurants in the city. With a spectacular menu and service alike, Ashiana is a high-end restaurant awarded with one Grey hat. In a rather tastefully designed setting exuding a Rajasthani Palace atmosphere, make sure you try dishes like the murgh tikka (grilled curry chicken), or the taimuri shorba (lamb soup).

Ashiana at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

Address: Lobby Floor, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Garhoud - Dubai

Website: Ashiana at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 3pm; 7pm - 11pm (daily)

8. Bhoujan

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One of Dubai’s finest handi biryanis. It is a lip smacking Indian classic packed with flavours and cooked to perfection....

Posted by Bhoujan Restaurant Motor City on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

You will get impressed by the immense variety of dishes that this restaurant offers. The cuisine is predominantly Indian, however, there are also Chinese and Afghani dishes on offer. The list seems endless, but here are a few notable dishes: tandoori chicken, mutton starters, Chinese starters including soups, vegetarian dishes like the divine palak paneer (a curry plate with spinach), and a number of exciting biryanis, such as the Hyderabadi prawn biryani in handi (clay pot), or the special dum egg biryani.


Address: 4 Turin Boulevard Road | Dubai Motor City, Dubai

Website: Bhoujan

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

9. Kabab Rolls

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Posted by Kabab Rolls Barari on Thursday, June 29, 2017

For over 13 years, Kabab Rolls has been serving traditional Pakistani cuisine to its guests. With two locations in Dubai, people at Kabab Rolls use the freshest ingredients and adopt a made-to-order philosophy to create unique dishes. Among the highlights of their menu are certainly the tantalizing biryanis, the various grilled dishes, and delightful rolls, while delicious desserts and other glorious curry dishes are also available. Catering services, including cooking stations and appropriate equipment, are possible.

Kabab Rolls

Address: Al Barari, Dubai

Website: Kabab Rolls

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 11am - 12am; Thu: 11am - 1am; Fri: 9.30am - 1am

10. Unforgettable Biryani

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A totally ‘unforgettable’ biryani experience awaits the guests of this charming restaurant, whose owners are Pakistani. With a made-to-order attitude, and local, certified ingredients, dishes are daily prepared fresh. Here, they offer combo meals, which can include, for instance, veg zafrani biryani with one raita (curd-based side dish) and one rani juice (beverage), but the biryani variety is large! Other than that, you may also try a veg parantha (flatbread filled with vegetables) or bhel puri (rice, vegetables, and tamarind sauce).

Unforgettable Biryani

Address: Shop No 3, 1 Lake Plaza, Cluster T - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Unforgettable Biryani

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

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Whether you are a complete foreigner to the city of Dubai and are unaware of the Indian/Pakistani cuisine or do have roots from the Indian subcontinent, then those restaurants are must-visit places for you. Like fine-dining restaurants, their delicacies are one of a kind and you just can’t miss them!

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