A healthy Emirati Menu for the Dubai Fitness Challenge

Mama Tani, a cosy Emirati Café tucked away in the shadow of the iconic Burj Khalifa, has introduceed a fitness menu as part of the The Dubai Fitness Challenge, a city initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government. The menu offers a variety of healthy and nutritious dishes that will fuel diners through their busy day.

Dubai Fitness Challenge is aimed at making Dubai the most active city in the world with participants committing to 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days. To tie in with this citywide push towards a healthy lifestyle, Mama Tani Café offers a variety of healthy items on its new fitness menu.

Mama Tani, meaning ‘Second Mother’, is reminiscent of the traditional, fresh and delicious food prepared by our Grandmothers. It is a beautiful medley of traditional herbs, spices, sweets and savory treats along with a refreshingly contemporary setting.

Harira Soup

For starters one can enjoy the Harira soup made with lamb chunks, coriander leaves, green lentils, parsley, carrot, tomato and other fresh vegetables. While the main courses include scrumptious dishes such as Quinoa Biryani with lamb chunks, green lentils, fresh coriander, parsley, vermicelli and egg served in Khameer Bread Bowl.

Quinoa biryani

Other healthy options include a colourful chickpeas salad with sweet cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, fresh coriander and parsley topped with a mango tamarind dressing. The Date and Walnut celery salad is infused with a mix of fresh green leaves, dates, toast walnut, feta cheese. The menu also has healthy options for drinks like the Almond Cinnamon and Pineapple Cinnamon.

“In line with the Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative by the Crown Prince of Dubai, we at Mama Tani, aim to serve healthy Emirati food for a healthy living. With the stressful routine, people often ignore their health which results in being unfit. A healthy lifestyle not only pertains to exercises and workouts but also to eating the right food.

With The Dubai Fitness Challenge we welcome all to try the authentic Emirati cuisine at Mama Tani Café that reflects the culture of UAE. The menu hosts healthy dishes from salads to biryanis to drinks catering to different taste buds. A customer can also avail a 15% discount on presenting the Dubai Fitness Challenge app at the café.” – Maitha Al Shamsi, Founder, Mama Tani

These dishes, packed with an array of fresh fruit and vegetables which provide numerous minerals, vitamins and proteins to help heal and strengthen the body.

Mamatani power breakfast

Diners who are taking part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge receive a 15 % discount on their bill when they show their Dubai Fitness Challenge app at the restaurant.

The fitness menu at Mama Tani Café is available from October 20.


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