Chennai Biriyani, Deira, Dubai – 04 239 4884, 050 678 7170

During a visit to a relative’s house in Sharjah, was treated to Chennai Biriyani. Being a flavoured rice lover, my taste buds loved it! Learnt that Chennai Biriyani had a restaurant in Dubai…so googled them and found their menu cards featured on…cool! has implemented a scanned restaurant menu cards database on a large scale, what I similarly had tried on a small scale in 2006 on, and recently here on (screen shot from their website).

Do visit them to access a comprehensive database of scanned restaurant menus in Dubai.



Aryaas Vegetarian Restaurant, Karama, Bur Dubai 04 3355776

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Aryaas Restaurant, I think first started out in Karama in 2006. A good place for vegetarian south Indian fare. In 2011, they have started a upmarket branch opposite Bur Juman mall in the Bank Street (Khalid Bin Waleed street). In this Bur Dubai branch, I love the Ragi Dosas and Wheat Dosas..healthy bites! In the Karama branch, they had bajra rotis…healthier options are now creeping into restaurant menus – a good sign!

I could only find their old menu…will put up a newer version if I get one.

Sangeetha Restaurants (Vegetarian) – Bur Dubai (04 3511145), Karama 04 3367111

Sangeetha Restaurant, personally to me, provides fantastic quality south Indian food. Their Chettinad Mini Tiffin is quite exemplary. Even the normal menu when served has got a brightness about it:)

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Tamil Associations and Groups in the Emirates

Since there is quite a substantial Tamil population (not sure of an exact figure)  in the United Arab Emirates, there are quite a number of associations and groups serving them.  Googled and listing them here (at least those that I found) according to their Google rank:

  1. UAE Tamil Sangam –
  2. Dubai Tamil Ladies Association –
  3. UAE Nagarathar Sangam –
  4. Emirates Tamilians Association –
  5. Dubai Tamil Sangam –
  6. UAE Tamil Doctors Association¬† –
  7. Ameeraga Tamizh Mandram (no website but a press release and details here).
  8. Tamil Ladies Circle Abu Dhabi –

P.O. BOX 22804
FAX NO:04-3975598

P.O. BOX 5826
FAX NO:04-3434466