WOW! The First Kosher Restaurant In The United Arab Emirates Opened Today, In The World’s Tallest Building!

Burj Khalifa, Dubai
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It’s been a wild month in the UAE.

President Trump announced a peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel just a month ago. El Al brought an Israeli and American delegation to Abu Dhabi, where the red carpet was rolled out. Then a deal with Saudi Arabia was announced to allow Israeli airlines to use their airspace to fly anywhere in the world. Commercial flights between Israel and the UAE may happen as soon as next month.

Emirates announced that they are opening a kosher kitchen and reports are that they will start flying to Israel in January.

And now comes word that Armani/Kaf kosher restaurant has opened in the 5 star Armani Hotel Dubai. The hotel is located in the incredible Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Executive Chef Fabien Fayolle will feature a seasonally changing menu with a global gourmet take on kosher cuisine designed to reflect Dubai’s multicultural demographic. The menu will honor signature Armani dishes with flavors and preparations from Asia and Europe to the Middle East.

The glatt kosher and pas yisroel restaurant is under the rabbinical supervision of Chabad Rabbi Levi Duchman, Rabbi of the UAE. Rabbi Duchman operates the Emirates Kosher Supervising Agency, the only UAE based kosher certifier.

Hotel guests can order kosher room service and the restaurant will also deliver to other locations in the UAE.

The opening menu includes beef bourguignon, spaghetti bolognese, pan fried sea bass, and more.


Beef Bourguignon at the Burj:


The restaurant will be open from Sunday to Thursday from 6:30pm-11:30pm and will offer a takeout menu for Shabbos.

You can currently visit the UAE as long as you have a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within 96 hours before departure. Children under 12 are exempt from the test requirement.

Read my trip notes for Dubai and Abu Dhabi here and start planning your trip!

With arms wide open for world Jewry and kosher options popping up in the UAE, will you visit the country?

HT: Zalman D.

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CLE Rocks

i’m in!!


Looks better than most kosher restaurant


Does look great, and yes would love to see Dubai


I’m here from Tuesday, got here with Emirates game changer


I am in for a visit!! The cherry on top is the EK removed surcharges from awards making it more accesible on awards.




Pretty awesome. Been there a few times before, but it would be a very different flavor with kosher and all….One more thing I am very much waiting on is the return of the onboard bar and shower service!!! I hope by December they will have reopened, which would definetly be the deciding factor for me fly via Dubai for my Asia trip.


Is it really safe to wear a kippah out in the open there?


i hope to visit UAE someday in the near future.


Pesach in Dubai 5781!


lmao. we say next year in yerushalayim, this guy wants to go to dubai

Dan\'s the Man

Can say the same for all the people that go to Florida, CA, AZ, Mexico, Catskills, etc….

Now having a Pesach program in Egypt would be ironic… I guess Pisom or Ramsais would be good cities to have it in or maybe Goshen?


Don’t get me wrong, this is fantastic news…. but with no Israelis traveling there yet, and American tourists down to a trickle, is there really enough demand at the moment to sustain fine kosher dining in Dubai?


Kosher dining on the 347th floor! Heavenly!


Food tastes different at such high altitudes


As to your last question, no, I will not be visiting there any time soon. I still can’t trust yishmiailim. We are still in galus.

Liam K. Nuj

…as we are still in galus in Brooklyn, 5 Towns, Monsey, Monroe, Teaneck, London, Paris, Yerushalayim, even Cleveland.

jay zee

should we start opening emirates credit cards


Is it just for hotel guests or opened to everyone