Places for Gluten-Free Dining in Dubai

Gluten-free vegan sandwiches with beet hummus, raw vegetables and sprouts
Gluten-free vegan sandwiches with beet hummus, raw vegetables and sprouts | © sarsmis / Shutterstock
Jessica Milek

Whether you’re eating gluten-free because you have coeliac disease or because you’re making the switch for lifestyle reasons, Dubai has options that will work for you. Skip the bread and enjoy a grill with baba ganoush, hummus and fresh veggies. Here are the top restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner that understand gluten-free dining.

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Urban Bistro

Spinach and Chicken Salad

This Paleo gem is great for breakfast and lunch. They create foods that are free from sugar, gluten, dairy and soy. To keep their dishes fresh, the menu changes every 3 months.

Eggspectation

This beach restaurant caters to gluten-free and vegetarian lifestyles. They are obsessed with – you guessed it – eggs.

Cycle Bistro

Goat cheese lentil salad

This Paleo restaurant creates foods that are free of sugar, gluten, dairy and soy. To keep their dishes fresh, the menu changes every 3 months.

Tashas

Homemade diet flap jacks with pistachio and nuts

This popular restaurant specialises in creating new healthy delicacies. Try the salmon zucchini or buckwheat flapjacks.

Freedom Pizza

Potato and chicken gluten-free pizza

Looking for a quick bite? Freedom Pizza, formerly known as NKD, is a popular fast food joint that is known for gluten-free pizzas and quick delivery times.

Skyview Bar

Take in breathtaking views of the city and enjoy a high class afternoon tea that caters to all types of diets, including gluten-free at the Burj Al Arab.

The Farm

Waffles

Known for their high tea, this restaurant has an assortment of unique meals that cater to all needs. Try the gluten-free waffles.

Kitsch Counter

Homemade Cakes

Want an afternoon snack but not feeling like going out? This delivery service opened after the huge success of its predecessor Kitsch Cupcakes. I recommend the cupcakes, but they have real food too.

Carluccio’s

Dine out for dinner at this famous Italian restaurant which has a dedicated gluten-free menu. The gluten-free range includes tasty pastas, sauces and breads.

COYA

Traditional Peruvian Fish Trucha Served in a Restaurant Jiri Vondrous

This renowned Peruvian restaurant comes with a separate gluten-free menu. If you only try one restaurant on this list, make it this one.

Rang Mahal

Indian prawn curry

Rang Mahal, a sophisticated Indian restaurant, is run by celebrity chef Atul Kochhar and is famous for having flavour packed dishes that also happen to be gluten friendly.

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Feel like eating Thai? This romantic restaurant has a separate gluten-free menu with similar alternatives to their standard menu.

Zuma

This exceptional Japanese restaurant has a gluten-free menu that includes many popular items. Try a selection of their grilled dishes and sushi, or call ahead of time to customise your menu.

Sugaholic Bakeshop

If you’re in need of a gluten-free sugary dessert, look no further. Sugaholic Bakeshop makes succulent cakes that cater to all dietary needs. Place a customised order by phoning ahead.

Skinny Genie

Gluten-free hazelnut cookies with chocolate and pistachios

If you have a sweet tooth and don’t feel like hunting around town, this dedicated gluten-free delivery service bakes a variety of organic and healthy sweets, ranging from cookies to cakes.

Sweet Connection

Sweet Connection owner Areej Jomaa is so passionate about gluten-free baking that she makes her own flour. If you find yourself closer to Jumeirah, the sister company, The Gluten Free Kitchen & Cafe is situated in Mercato Mall.

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar

Sip on a cocktail while soaking in the stunning 360 degree view of The Marina. If you get hungry, order a selection of gluten-free tapas.

Asia Asia

This popular lounge is known for its fresh take on Asian fusion cuisine and caters to customers with gluten intolerances. Go for dinner or just for a bite with drinks.

Bussola

Enjoy a drink by the ocean with a scrumptious gluten-free treat, like the crema catalana or the hazelnut and stracciatella parfait.

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