If you are heading to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a holiday, stopover or a long stay and wondering where you can find some authentic Greek food, a good frappe, or some delicious loukoumades, we’ve got you covered! Today we explore another side of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as we share bits of Greece in the Emirates, including the leading Greek restaurants, cafes, bakery and where you can even find Greek Orthodox churches and a grocery store!
School and language →
Ellinomatheia Greek School: Since 2008, the Hellenic Council in Dubai has been appointed by the “Center for the Greek Language” (CGL) as an examination centre for the “Certificate of Attainment in Greek”. Hellenic Certification Center for the Greek Language in UAE can be contacted by E: [email protected] or call Mrs Natassa Kanellou on P: (056 6988937)
Bakery and Pastry store→
Bread Box: is an authentic Greek pastry and bakery in the heart of Fujairah city offering a great choice of breads, biscuits, spanakopitas / tyropitas (spinach /cheese pies), sweets, dakos traditional Cretan rye bread and of course Greek coffee specialties.
T: 00971 92222478
Greek Street Food →
GRK Fresh: If you are after some Greek street food and in Dubai, head to GRK, which is perfect for speedy lunches and relaxed dinners! Here you will find Souvlaki Pita and Gyros and they also have some sweet treats on the menu including a salted caramel baklava! Products are sourced from Greece, including olive oil, honey and yoghurt.
P: +971 4 551 6477
A: Next to Center point store, Me’aisem City Centre Road, IMPZ near Dubai Spo – Dubai.
Labbys The Hellenic House
This small venue has a rustic, Greek island beach feel and is the place to go to for some souvlaki and causal Greek dining. You can eat in or take away and there is a variety of food to pick from.
A: Shop G01 A, Goldcrest Views 2 , Cluster J, Jumeirah Lake Towers – Dubai
P: +971 4 277 6926
Authentic Greek food makes its way from the tables of Greece to the sandy shores of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Eatgreek Kouzina encourages friends and family to spend quality time together sharing wholesome, delicious food around the table, just as you would in Greece. This eatery has proven popular with tourists, residents and locals alike, resulting in four branches across the UAE, including The Beach at JBR, Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Mall and The Galleria in Abu Dhabi.
T: 00971 44305249
A: Marsa Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The food is a combination of traditional dishes passed down from countless generations, with well known and authentic recipes elevated by a contemporary interpretation by celebrity Chef Baxevanis. The setting is unique for dining casually with family and friends or to celebrate a special occasion with your significant other. Elia’s vision is for Greek cuisine to assume its rightful place on the global culinary map.
T: 00971 501688389
Address: Al Mankhool Rd – Bur Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mythos Kouzina & Grill
Bringing authentic Greek food to the table, the simple yet appetizing menu is a compilation of traditional Greek recipes and dishes. As you feast on your favourite specialties, you’ll find that all the food is prepared with the freshest, hand-selected ingredients creating a style that’s pure, light and healthy. The décor echoes the details of a modern taverna – a classy upgrade to the traditional charm, without losing its fun spirit, warmth and vibrancy and has a real Greek island feel.
T: 00971 556268961
If you are looking for a Freddo Cappuccino, Frappe or a Greek coffee in the UAE or maybe some traditional loukoumades and crepes with chocolate and banana, Public Café is the place to go. Here you will find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that brings you closer to Greek café culture.
T: 00971 44519670
A: Cluster T Al Thanyah 5 Dubai United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Greek deli and catering →
Wooden Cellar offers the best Greek recipes, tips and advice on food pairings, with organic and real produce. You can eat in, take away and there is also catering services available, where they will make Greek savoury and sweet treats for your special event. On top of that, they also offer a wide variety of Greek products in store, so you can easily purchase your Greek supplies to take home.
T: 00971 045530467
A: The Canal Provence, Mediterranean Bld, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Greek Orthodox Churches →
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Vicariate of Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East.
A: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Abu Dhabi, NA, United Arab Emirates
P: +971 2 446 4578
Our Lady of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Parish
A: Jebel Ali Village,Behind Lifeline Hospital – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
P: +971 50 631 6823
Social network →
To connect with other Greeks in the UAE, check out Emirates Greeks, who hold regular gatherings for people to mingle, get to know each other and to share their experiences and knowledge of living as a Greek abroad.