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22 Places for Gluten-Free Dining in Dubai

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Updated: 12 July 2017
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.

Urban Bistro

Bistro, Cafe, Healthy, $$$
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Spinach and Chicken Salad
Spinach and Chicken Salad | Pexels

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.
Spinach, Chicken Salad l Pexels

Spinach and Chicken Salad | Pexels

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Sun:
7:30 am
Mon:
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Eggspectation

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, Vegetarian, Canadian, $$$
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Rye bread toast and poached egg with green salad and cherry tomatoes
Rye bread toast and poached egg with green salad and cherry tomatoes | © Anikona Ann / Shutterstock

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

Rye Bread Toast and Poached Egg with Green Salad, Cherry tomato | © AnikonaAnn/Shutterstock

Rye bread toast and poached egg with green salad and cherry tomatoes | © Anikona Ann / Shutterstock

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Pantry Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
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Salad with squash and kale
Salad with squash and kale | Stacy Spensley / Flickr

A health orientated cafe with gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian options. Go here for lunch and try one of the flavourful risottos or salads.

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Sun - Sat:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

tashas

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, Contemporary, $$$
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Homemade diet flap jacks with pistachio and nuts
Homemade diet flap jacks with pistachio and nuts | © merc67 / Shutterstock

This popular restaurant specialises in creating new healthy delicacies. Try the salmon zucchini or buckwheat flapjacks.
Homemade diet flap jacks with pistachio and nuts | © merc67/Shutterstock

Homemade diet flap jacks with pistachio and nuts | © merc67 / Shutterstock

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Sun:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Elevation Burger

Restaurant, Fast Food, $$$
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This 24-hour eatery has some of the tastiest and healthiest burgers in the city. Try the organic, grass-fed, free-range burger in a lettuce wrap.
Hamburger of Black Angus with guacamole | © SKABARCAT/Shutterstock

Black Angus hamburger with guacamole | © SKABARCAT / Shutterstock

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Freedom Pizza

Pizzaria, Fast Food, $$$
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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.
Potato and Chicken Gluten Free Pizza| © zoryanchik/Shutterstock

Potato and chicken gluten-free pizza | © zoryanchik / Shutterstock

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Fri - Tue:
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wed - Thu:
11:00 am - 4:00 am

The Farm

Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
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Waffles
Waffles | © Nabil Boukala / Unsplash

Known for their high tea, this restaurant has an assortment of unique meals that cater to all needs. Try the gluten-free waffles.
Waffles | © Nabil Boukala / Unsplash

Waffles | © Nabil Boukala / Unsplash

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Sun:
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon:
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue:
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu:
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri:
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat:
7:30 am - 10:30 pm

Kitsch Counter

Bakery, Healthy, $$$
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Homemade Cakes
Homemade Cakes | Pixabay

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.
Homemade Cakes © Pixabay

Homemade Cakes | Pixabay

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Sun - Sat:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Takeaway

COYA

Restaurant, Peruvian
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Traditional peruvian fish trucha served in a restaurant
Traditional peruvian fish trucha served in a restaurant | © Jiri Vondrous / Shutterstock

This renowned Peruvian restaurant comes with a separate gluten-free menu. If you only try one restaurant on this list, make it this one.
Traditional Peruvian Fish Trucha Served in a Restaurant © Jiri Vondrous /Shutterstock

Traditional peruvian fish trucha served in a restaurant | © Jiri Vondrous / Shutterstock

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Sugaholic Bakeshop

Bakery, Healthy, $$$
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Gluten-free berries and peach cake
Gluten-free berries and peach cake | © Essie / Flickr

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.
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Sun:
9:30 am
Tue:
9:30 am - 11:45 pm
Wed:
9:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thu:
9:30 am - 11:45 pm
Fri:
9:30 am - 11:45 pm
Sat:
9:30 am - 11:45 pm

Skinny Genie

Healthy, $$$
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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.
Gluten-free hazelnut cookies with chocolate and pistachios| © lpshutter/Shutterstock

Gluten-free hazelnut cookies with chocolate and pistachios| © lpshutter / Shutterstock

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Sat - Thu:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Takeaway

Sweet Connection

Bakery, Cafe, Healthy
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Homemade gluten free bread
Homemade gluten free bread | © Katarzyna Wojtasik / Shutterstock

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.
Homemade Gluten Free Bread © Katarzyna Wojtasik/Shutterstock

Homemade gluten free bread | © Katarzyna Wojtasik / Shutterstock | © Katarzyna Wojtasik/Shutterstock

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Sun:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar

Bar, Tapas, $$$
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View of the Dubai Marina
View of the Dubai Marina | Zizome / Pixabay

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.
View of the Dubai Marina | ©Zizome / Pixabay http://bit.ly/2jOo6ii

View of the Dubai Marina | Zizome / Pixabay

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Sun:
5:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed:
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri:
5:00 pm - 12:30 am

Asia Asia

Bar, Restaurant, Asian, $$$
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Asia Asia | © Solutions Leisure Group

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.
Sushi © Lisovskaya Natalia / Shutterstock

Sushi | © Lisovskaya Natalia / Shutterstock

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Sun:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon:
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue:
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed:
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu:
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri:
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat:
2:00 pm - 1:00 am

Bussola

Restaurant, Bar, Italian, $$$
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Enjoy a drink by the ocean with a scrumptious gluten-free treat, like the crema catalana or the hazelnut and stracciatella parfait.
Typical catalan dessert, crema catalana© funkyfrogstock/Shutterstock

Crema Catalana, a typical catalan dessert | © funkyfrogstock / Shutterstock

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Sun - None:
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm