Al Fanar is a good place to take Dubai newcomers interested in sampling a true taste of Emirati cuisine. The restaurant's first location in Festival City, is like a pseudo heritage village, with storytelling statues acting out ancient activities and traditional floor seating, as well as a large outdoor terrace. Rustic tables are set indoors and you'll find some traditional trinkets and hand-embroidered accessories for sale. The menu is read from right to left, service is swift and they serve all day Emirati breakfast.