Enjoy a guilt-free feast in the Dubai shopping malls.
The best healthy restaurants in Dubai
Healthy food need not be dull and tasteless, in fact, quite the opposite - the shopping malls in Dubai and across the Middle East are brimming with delicious and nutritious foodie spots.
Scroll down below where we reveal the insider foodie favourites you need to try this weekend.
Paul Café is a favourite lunch spot with a healthy food set
A long-standing favourite, not just in the region, but also across the globe, Paul Café first started as a low-key bakery in France more than 125 years ago. Using only the freshest ingredients in an extensive menu consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner staples, and the café is also our go-to for a light and healthy bite in the mall - that is, if you can resist the display of golden baked goods!
Star menu hits include the smoked salmon omelette, poached eggs with avocado, farm salad and grilled sea bass filet.
The details: Paul Café is located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me’aisem
Veggie packed bites at Carluccio’s in Dubai
A long-standing favourite for the whole family, Carluccio’s might be best known for their mouth-watering lasagne and pizza, but the Italian café and deli chain also offers up a whole host of delicious low-calorie dishes - we can vouch for the goat's cheese and beetroot salad and seafood skewers.
The restaurant also serves some light sides to pick from, including braised fennel, tenderstem broccoli and sautéed spinach.
If you are craving pasta but don’t want the extra cream and calories of carbonara, opt for the Penne Giardiniera - a popular menu pick bursting with fresh courgettes, spinach and red chilli: http://www.citycentremirdif.com/trends/dining/recipe-to-try-fresh-pasta-dish-by-carluccio-s-dubai
Common grounds is a health food haven in Dubai
A hotspot on the Dubai foodie scene, Common Grounds is an always-bustling casual café serving up full breakfast plates, along with superfood salads, wraps, tacos and soups. You can also grab a great cup of freshly brewed artisan coffee or a veggie-filled juice or smoothie.
For those looking for a healthy menu option, the acai bowl and veggie-rice wrap are both a must-try.