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Pakistan Independence Day: Top 7 Pakistani restaurants to celebrate

Celebrate Pakistan Day in the UAE with these restaurants and a brilliant Burj Khalifa display

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In celebration of the 70th Pakistan Independence Day, we wanted to share our top 7 restaurants where Pakistani expats can enjoy some delicious reminders of home. Why not go out with the family and grab a bite to eat! Here is our list of where to eat this week, Pakistani style.

1. Hot n Spicy


Loving the chicken karahi here. #dinnertime #pakistanifood

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Hot n’ Spicy has a great variety of kebabs, including the tasty chicken malai boti. Definitely one to try this week.

Location Barsha Heights, Al Shaiba Tower ACost varied Timings Weekdays 11am to 1.00am, Weekends 9am to 12pm and 1.00pm to 1.00am Contact 04 3688508

2. Lal Qila


barbequed kebabs #Lalqilarestaurant #Yummykenya #Kenya365

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This upscale Mughlai themed restaurant, serves delicious Pakistani food in a traditional buffet setting. Some stand-out dishes are the mughlai, tandoori and an amazing live Barbeque station that offers great traditional Indo-Pakistani cuisine.

Location Jumeirah 1, Al Wasl Road 1, Near Enoc Petrol Station Cost varied Timings Daily from12.30pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 9pm, 9.30pm to 12am Contact 04 5597892

3. Karachi Darbar

This famous Pakistani restaurant is legendary here in the UAE. A crowd favourite and loved by everyone.

Location Karama Shopping Complex, Behind Lulu Supermarket Cost varied Timings Daily from 5am to 2am Contact 04 3271211

4. Student Biryani

Student Biryani has very humble beginnings and has grown from a road side shack into many restaurants all over Pakistan and in the UAE. This spot is a famous for its Biryani, so naturally we recommend the chicken biryani, the veggie karahi and of course the naan bread.

Location Multiple Outlets Cost varied Timings Daily from 12pm to 12am except Friday 1pm to 1.00am Contact 04 3271211

5. Delhi Nihari Sharjah

Founded in 1978, Delhi Nihari is one of the best Pakistani spots located in the heart of Sharjah. They offer flavorful food without breaking the bank. In fact they are known for great quality foods at very low prices. We recommend their bihari kebab and mutton biriyani.

Location Juma Al Majid Building, Al Nahda Complex, Opposite Sahara Centre, Sharjah Cost varied Timings Daily from 6am to 2am  Contact 04 2759012

6. Daily Express Restaurant

A well-loved restaurant with great variety including grill and barbecue items. If you work nearby, make sure you head to Daily Express during lunch for their great lunchtime buffet. They have great Biryani and a variety of dal, making it a great option for vegetarians. 

Location Deira, near City Centre or Barsha Cost various Timings Daily from 8am to 12.45am Contact 04 5509143

7. Ravi Restaurant


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The famous Ravi is a favourite among many locals and expats in the UAE. They have delicious Pakistani food, including chicken tikka, mutton Peshawari, chicken Peshawari, butter chicken and dal. Head over there to celebrate Pakistani International Day.

Location multiple Cost various Timings Daily from 5am to 2.30am