One of the Best Meals in Dubai
Dubai is the wealthiest and most populous of the seven United Arab Emirates. In just two short decades, it’s grown into a modern metropolis with man-made islands, shopping centers with indoor ski slopes and the world’s tallest skyscraper. But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a vibrant melting pot of immigrants, merging ancient Arabic traditions with cultural influences and gastronomy from Iran, India, Pakistan and Africa. Finding the best Pakistani food in Dubai is as simple as following your ears… listen for the sounds of katakat. The traditional dish is made from offal and gets its name from the sound of two sharp blades hitting the tawa, or griddle, mincing brain, heart, testicles, kidneys and liver with red onion, parsley, ginger and tomato. The katakat at Muhammad Faisal in Dubai’s old town is one of the most beautifully cooked dishes I’ve ever eaten. The chef only cooks this dish, and has been making it for more than 10 years. Served with freshly baked tandoori bread, it’s one of the best meals in the city.
Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates