A cozy Lebanese restaurant and cafe. While most Arabic restaurants in Dubai are either cafe-style dens full of screaming teenagers or cliched Arabic restaurants, Layali provides the perfect antidote to the "Disneyland"-style food offerings in Dubai.
First things first: the food is excellent. Authentic and tasty Lebanese food, not too expensive, and their Saj bread (steaming, freshly baked thin Arabic bread) is unforgettable. The sheeshahs are very good, and the staff are excellent.
Very reasonably priced, about AED 80 each (11 pounds) for a very big meal and a sheeshah.
It's located on Sheikh Zayed Road, at the back of Saeed Tower (the building with Pizza Hut and Nando's). Just ask a taxi to take you to "Sheikh Zayed Road, Crowne Plaza side", and count off 12 buildings past the Crowne Plaza. It's open until 2 or 3 every night.
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