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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.

One Cafe

Cafe, Healthy, $$$
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This hippie cafe offers healthy options for everyone. Try the pancakes, they’re sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Gluten-free pancakes

Gluten-free pancakes | Unsplash / Pexels

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Urban Bistro

Bistro, Cafe, Healthy, $$$
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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 - Sat:
7:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Eggspectation

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
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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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Sun - Sat:
7:00 am - 12:01 am

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

Cycle Bistro

Bistro, Healthy, $$$
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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.

Prepared with a special presentation, goat cheese lentil salad © futuristman / Shutterstock

Goat cheese lentil salad | © futuristman / Shutterstock

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Sun - Tue:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - None:
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - None:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

tashas

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, Contemporary, $$$
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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 - Thu:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - None:
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - None:
8:30 am - 10:30 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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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 - Sat:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Kitsch Counter

Bakery, Healthy, $$$
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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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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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Sun - Sat:
12:30 pm - 1:30 am

Rang Mahal

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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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.

Prawn curry , indian food © Bonchan / Shutterstock

Indian prawn curry | © Bonchan / Shutterstock

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Sun - Sat:
6:00 pm - 11:30 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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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

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Sun - Thu:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar

Bar, Asian, Mediterranean, $$$
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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 - Sat:
10:00 am - 1:00 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