Recipes Of The Three Dubai Cuisines Myriad People Love – Ghuzi, Al Harees & Stuffed Camel

Recipes Of The Three Dubai Cuisines Myriad People Love – Ghuzi, Al Harees & Stuffed Camel

Learn about the recipes of the three traditional Dubai cuisines myriad people love – Ghuzi, Al Harees & Stuffed Camel. For the record, they are some of the best local food in Dubai.

While Dubai, UAE’s most advanced city, is well-known for its stunning skylines graced by destinations like Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Marina and many many more, the city also has a firm gastronomical footing.

Being part of one of the Gulf countries, Dubai is culturally rich and amazingly hospitable. Its food culture is particularly exciting. The radically dynamic city has lots of delectable traditional food options for you and we’ll discuss the recipes of three popular and much-loved ones on this article – Ghuzi, Al Harees and Stuffed Camel.

It’s safe to say Dubai has the most innovative Arabian cuisine, allowing of top-notch delectation and boasting rich flavors. The Dubai recipes feature here should enchant you. The mere sight of the food is alluring.

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Top Traditional Dubai Cuisines Myriad People Love

To reiterate, discussed below are three popular traditional Dubai food many persons love. And they are Ghuzi, Al Harees & Stuffed Camel.

Ghuzi Recipe – Traditional Dubai Cuisines

Ghuzi Meal - Dubai Top Traditional Meal

We start with Ghuzi. Ghuzi is basically a non-vegetarian dish which is made up of lamb along with rice or pasta and some spices.

See the table below for the ingredients of Ghuzi’s recipe. They aren’t far-fetched in Dubai markets.

Ghuzi Ingredients

Lamb shoulder 4 pounds
Kosher salt and ground pepperTo taste
Ginger peeled3 ½ inch
Garlic5 cloves
Saffron threads2 pinches
Olive oil4 tsp
Onions chopped2 pc
Cardamom pods6 pc
Bay leaves3 pc
Cinnamon sticks2 pc
Black peppercorns1 tsp
Ghee¼ cup
Tomato paste2 tsp

For rice and potatoes

Basmati rice2 cups
Fingerling potatoes1 pound
Olive oil6 tsp
Balsamic vinegar1 tsp
Dijon mustard1 tsp
Orange juice2 tsp
Baby argula2 cups
Dried currants½ cup
Pistachios½ cup
ClementinesFor garnish

Round up your ingredients and hit your kitchen for what would end up being a tantalizing meal and a day maker. Once, you’ve garnered your ingredients, you want to start cooking. The following is how:

Ghuzi Recipe

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 ½ inches ginger, 2 garlic cloves, a pinch of saffron and mix them up thoroughly. Now take the dry lamb (mutton) and apply this mixture on and inside it.
  2. Next, take a heavy-bottomed pot and pour some oil into it. Throw the mutton with its bones in the now fired pot and allow them to cook for about 20 minutes, during which you’d be flipping the mutton to get it cooked evenly. Your well-cooked mutton should turn brown.
  3. After getting cooked, take it out of the pot and put it on the plate along with the bones and wipe out excessive fat with, say, cloth or tissue.
  4. Now add more oil to the pot and fry the onions in it until it turns brown and soft.
  5. Next, throw in the pot all the ground spices such as 3 garlic cloves, ginger, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon, peppercorns, 1 pinch of saffron and the mutton.
  6. Add some water to cover the lamb in the pot and leave it to boil until it’s tender and cooked for 2 hours. After that, take the bones off the meat.
  7. Now place the meat on the baking sheet and preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Strain out the liquid and rob some ghee and tomato paste on the lamb. Roast it for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
  8. For rice and potatoes, clean the rice well with water and rinse it. Cover it with enough water and soak it for 30 minutes.
  9. Take a baking sheet and pour in some oil, and then toss in potatoes along with some salt and pepper. Place the potatoes in a proper line and roast until the potatoes are properly cooked or tendered.
  10. Take a large saucepan and pour in 3 ½ cups of lamb cooking water in it and pour some rice into it. Boil it on a low heat and cook it for 15 minutes.
  11.  Meanwhile, take a small bowl and pour in orange juice, oil, mustard and vinegar along with salt and pepper and then spray this dressing over arugula and mix it.
  1. When you are about to serve, serve the rice into a big platter. Keep the potatoes on the top along with arugula mixture. Arrange the lamb at the center of this platter and add currants and pistachios on its top. Garnish with clementines and serve with the remaining lamb broth liquid on the side. 

You can use the Chicken Demi-Glace to enhance the taste of this recipe and you have made this amazing recipe at home. This recipe is a little bit long, hence be patient and let it take its own time to cook.

Al Harees Recipe – Traditional Dubai Food

Arabic Chciken Harees - Best Dubai Food HD

Al Harees’ recipe is a famous Dubai chicken recipe that you’d really love. Below are its ingredients.

Al Harees Ingredients

Chicken½ kg
Wheat and barley (soaked overnight)½  kg
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Green chili paste2 tsp
Crushed cumin seeds½ tsp
Fennel seeds1 tsp
Chat masala1 tsp
Lemon juice2 tsp
Edible oil1 tsp
Olive oil1 tsp
Haleem masala½ tsp
Barista or brown onionsTo taste
Coriander leaves1 tsp

The ingredients are easy to grab and you can get them from the nearest Dubai supermarket or grocery store.

Al Harees Recipe

You can make this delicious Arab Al Harees recipe without hassle. Kindly follow the following recipe and you’d get there.

  1. Take a pan and fill it with water and add soaked wheat and barley in it. Fire your pan and leave the water to boil for about half an hour.
  2. Now by using a mixer or blender, grind this mixture and make it a paste. Add more water to maintain its consistency,
  3. Chop the chicken into small pieces separately and add crushed cumin powder, garlic paste, fennel seeds and salt to it.
  4. Now mix this shredded chicken and its stock into the wheat barley mixture and allow it to cook for 15 minutes. Add a pinch of chat masala and lemon juice to it for more taste.
  5. Take another pan and pour some oil into it. Add some haleem masala over and cover it so that its aroma can absorb into it.

Complete the foregoing and you’re done! Enjoy the meal!

Stuffed Camel Recipe – Local Dubai Meal

Recipes Of The Three Dubai Cuisines Myriad People Love - Ghuzi, Al Harees & Stuffed Camel

Now comes last but not the least recipe on our list. This recipe is very huge and is the world’s biggest on-table recipe which could take 3 days to cook – Stuffed Camel. Interesting fact, right?

Stuffed Camel Ingredients

On the table below are Stuffed Camel ingredients. You can easily find them Dubai, although you’d need to dig a little deeper for the camel.

One whole camel
Lamb1 whole
Chickens20 whole
Large eggs60 pc
Rice12 kg
Pine nuts2 kg
Almonds2 kg
Pistachio nuts1 kg
Water110 gallons
Black pepper5 pounds
Salt To taste

Stuffed Camel Recipe

Once your ingredients are ready, you’re set to proceed to next step, cook.

  1. Clean, trim, skin the camel, lamb and chicken.
  2. Boil all of them together until they become tender.
  3. Pour an ideal amount of rice into another pan with water and cook rice until it is fluffy and soft.
  4. Next, fry the dry fruits until they are brown, and then mix them with rice.
  5. Boil the eggs and peel off their shells.
  6. Mix the cooked lamb and chickens in a dish.
  7. Now stuff the camel with this mixed chicken and lamb and keep it over a larger pot.
  8. Cook this whole camel and stuff it in a charcoal pit until the meat turns brown and looks cooked.
  9. Evenly spread the remaining rice on the top of the camel on any large tray.
  10. Garnish with boiled eggs and some nuts.

Tada! You’re now ready to serve Stuffed Camel. Get delected!


There you have it, recipes of three of the best local Dubai food – Ghuzi, Al Harees & Stuffed Camel. Dubai Tour Pro aims to guide its readers and we hope this article serves as a good Dubai food guide. Kindly share this post and others. Until you visit again, stay guided!