Israel, United Arab Emirates – Kashkaval Potato Bourekas

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Bourekas is the puff pastry dish from Israeli cuisine. This is made by a pastry of phyllo dough. The word boureka or borekita is the Judeo-Spanish word borrowed from the Turkish word BUREK. This dish is the HALF MOON SHAPED PASTRY, the ancient pastry cooked and baked from the old-time as the traditional dish from the bakery.

Iran, Levant – Sogran Dolma (Beef Stuffed Onions)

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In this dish, we basically have a stew in which beef stuffed onions are cooked and served with sour cream or yogurt. The concept of this dish is stuffing and wrapping. Sassanid period has the history of Iranian Culinary and cuisines. Dolma is the stuffed vegetable dish. There were many traditional dishes of vegetable stuffing in many Middle Eastern cuisines.

Lebanon, United Arab Emirates – Za’atar Manakeesh

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Manakeesh is a flat crispy bread topped with different seasonings and served with different sauces and vegetables. It is like a pizza but in Arabian style. It is eaten in breakfast and also be served as a snack and even in lunch and dinners. In Lebanon, Za'atar is the must for Manakeesh. This dish, Manakeesh is originated from Lebanon but now it is famous all over the Middles East. The word Manakeesh is the Arabic word Manqushah. MANQUSHAH is formed by the word NAQUSH that means ''CRAVE OUT''. This dish is originated in the Fertile Crescent.

Jordan, United Arab Emirates – Mansaf

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This dish is very royal having different ingredients together on a plate. This is a very delicious dish, very popular throughout the UAE. It is an Arabic dish and as we knew, Arabs have many royal dishes with the use of a huge amount of meat especially lamb meat or mutton, and dry fruits, nuts, saffron, etc. Atwa (truce) and Ja'ha (peacemaking process) are the two main events of Jordan and this dish is also very important in these events. In the 20th Century, Joseph Massad declared this dish as the traditional and national dish of Jordan.

United Arab Emirates – Om Ali

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This is a dessert that originated from Egypt, but popular in the whole UAE. The word OM ALI is derived from the meaning ''MOTHER OF ALI''. This name is given after the wife of Ruler of ''AYYUBID EMPIRE''. MOTHER OF ALI is traced from the Era of Ayyubid Empire. Khumaimaa is the dish that is similar to the OM ALI. It is originated from Iran and Jordan and is a part of its national cuisine.

United Arab Emirates – Baklava

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Baklava is a pastry dish that is layered with the nuts filled in each layer or the center of each piece. This is more like a Filo pastry. Filo is a pastry of many thin layers. This dish is originated from Ottoman Empire. The word Baklava came from the Mongolian Language, also known as BAGLABA in the Persian language. Meaning of the word Baklava is ''TO TIE UP'', ''WRAP UP''.

United Arab Emirates – Manakish

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Manakish is a kind of flatbread that contains many nutritional facts. It is also known as Manoush and Manakish in other countries. This dish is originated from Levant and other neighboring countries of Levant. It is also found in centers of Levantine emigration.

United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabian – Shish Tawook Sandwich/Wrap

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Shish Twook sandwich/wrap is a nonvegetarian dish witch contains stuffed chicken slices in it. Shish tawook was the cuisine of the famous Ottoman Empire after that it became a part of the Middle East. This cuisine is mostly eaten in countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates. It lies in the 5 top most popular dishes in UAE. Its similar dish is derived whose name is shawarma.

United Arab Emirates – Kanafeh / Kunafe

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Kunafa or Kanafeh, is actually a sweet dish/ dessert from the United Arab Emirates. Kitab al tabikh is a book of Dishes from Persia and Arabs. The word Kunafa is mentioned in this book. Kitab Al Tabikh Al Magrib Wal Andalus is also a book from MAHGREB and ANDULAS. In this book, Kunafa is described as thin crust, crepes are made layered with Cheese and rose syrup, topped with nuts.

United Arab Emirates – Tharid / Thereed

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This is the special dish from the cuisine of Arabs. In Dubai food festival, huge varieties of dishes are served and most famous among them is this ''THARID''. It is said that this dish is very authentic and from the back of the time, because this specific dish is mentioned in the Hadith of the specific Islamic sayings.