The best places to dine at Expo City Dubai

Here are the 10 top restaurants that you need to check out.

Expo lovers, it’s that time. The doors of Expo 2020 Dubai are swinging back open and welcoming restaurants aplenty. The brand-new Expo City Dubai is home to local and international restaurants, ranging from fast food at Al Baik to healthy bites at Tropicool. Here are the best restaurants at Expo City Dubai. 


Did you think that the biggest export out of Saudi was oil? Well, think again. AlBaik is a cult classic, which garnered queues around the block at Expo 2020 Dubai. Come for the fried chicken and stay for the wings, burgers and shrimp. One word of advice: get there early, as this is queue-worthy chicken. 

Al Fanar Restaurant & Café 

If you thought an Emirati restaurant would be all about gold flakes, think again. Al Fanar Restaurant & Café has put Emirati cuisine on the map. Not only is there a venue in the UAE, but also London – and it has got a MICHELIN Guide mention. Hashem Al Marzouqi, the man behind the restaurant, is on a mission to showcase Emirati history through food and places an emphasis firmly on authenticity. The menu includes shakshuka, BBQ dishes, curries and machboos.

B Café 

Coffee connoisseurs will love B Café. This cute café serves single-origin coffee and Microlot coffees, which come from some of the top coffee producers around the world. Plus, if your coffee is feeling lonely, pair it with one of the fresh croissants. 

Daily Dose 

If you can’t get by without your daily coffee, then head to Daily Dose. Coffees come as cool millennial brews – think pistachio and red velvet. Plus, there are teas, sandwiches and salads. Even the milkshakes come in fun flavours – lotus, anyone? 

Ecco Pizza & Pasta 

Grab a slice of the action at Ecco Pizza & Pasta. The Italian eatery prides itself as a place where good food and a love of cooking come together. As the name suggests, it’s all about hearty pizzas and pastas. The casual, family-friendly restaurant also serves risottos, grilled meats and fish. 

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie 

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie is aiming big, as it plans to open four new restaurants across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you want to get a sneak peek of what you can expect, then head to its restaurant in Expo City Dubai. The menu serves Parisian classics, ranging from crepes and healthy salads to pastries and viennoiseries.

Milky Ice Cream

The award for the tallest ice cream in Expo City Dubai goes to Milky Ice Cream. These lightsaber long ice creams look as good as they taste. Hailing all the way from Poland, the brand garnered fans at Expo 2020 Dubai, who were keen to capture themselves with their creams. Try the different flavours including vanilla, chocolate and mixed choc vanilla.

The Mattar Farm Express 

Don’t dismiss this as it’s a food truck. The Mattar Farm Kitchen is bought to you by acclaimed chef, Hattem Mattar. Indulge in homegrown family dishes, which range from barbecue meats to briskets. The sky-high sandwiches, which are bursting with fillings like egg pastrami or beef chorizo, are a tasty way to break up the day.


Healthy eaters, this one’s for you. JBR, La Mer, The Dubai Fountain and now Expo City Dubai are just some of the places where you’ll find Tropicool. Smoothies and fruit salads are at the heart of Tropicool, which isn’t just about eating good but doing good. The brand also donates to SOS Amazonia, an NGO that aims to help Amazonian communities, especially the Amazon Rainforest. 


How do you like your waffles? Sweet or savoury? At Wofl, you don’t have to choose, as you can have both. The bold menu takes you on a culinary tour of waffles, as options range from The Mexican with cajun chicken and avocado to the Toasted Croque Monsieur with turkey ham and Emmental cheese. The desserts are oh-so moreish – The Mini Job with Ferrero cream cheese and soft ice cream is particularly beautiful.

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