Arabic · Lebanese · Restaurant Reviews

Zaatar w Zeit – Casual at it’s Best

Zaatar w Zeit, in Dubai Festival City, is an Arabian, Middle eastern cuisine serving casual style dine in. The friendly staff will take you on tour the exciting menu that comprises of the most healthy Lebanese style recipes on board.

The outdoor eating with light coming in from the ceiling of the mall just multiplies the beautiful experience. It is casually styled, and is a perfect place to dine in during lunch time, since the natural day light adds up to the excellent dishes served. The ambience is very classic yet modern. It is a neat and clean place to sit and enjoy delicacies. The place is soberly lit up for evenings, and in the day you can enjoy nice bright day light, as you gorge on the food.

Fresh orange juice was refreshingly delightful. I tried the labneh, which is a Lebanese dish traditionally served with olive oil drizzled on top. It is creamy yogurt, a good option for breakfast.  It tastes best when paired with freshly baked breads, or seasoned with mint and tomatoes. Next, I hopped on to zaatar and cheese manakeesh, with zaatar on one side and cheese on the other half. It tasted well, and left a nice fragrant deliciousness on my palate.


Baked potato and cheese and baked falafel were the other two savory dishes I tried. Baked potato and cheese was a beautiful dish, topped with melting cheese and pine seeds and a pinch of rosemary, served with sour cream on sides. This dish should be aptly called a teaser, because it teases your taste buds. The baked falafel was delicately spiced and seasoned with sesame syrup, seasoned with parsley, fresh mint leaves, tomato, turnip and radish. Baked falafel is always a great option for vegetarians when they go to dine in here.


My craving for sweet things never seems to find an end. Chocolate and banana, a sweet pleasure in the day, was just so perfect to relish. This dessert has melted hazelnut milk chocolate spread and is topped with fresh banana slices. Banana goes along with chocolate like no other fruit. Its soft and mushy taste adds zing to the humble chocolate. Nuts have always gone well with chocolate, but banana is a true companion. So much so, that you should enjoy the calories with your friends, and even if you don’t, take the sinful dip. Its worth it totally.

Phone number – 600522231

Cost – AVERAGE AED 120 for two people (approx.). Cash and Cards accepted

Website – View Website

Opening hours – 9:30 AM to 12 Midnight

Address – Food Court, Waterfront Center, Near Novo Cinemas, Second Level, Festival City Mall, Festival City, Dubai 

Highlights – Breakfast, Home Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Wifi

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