Although Dubai is considered a luxurious city, still, there are affordable places to grab a bite and taste delicious food.
Palestinian restaurant Zaroob introduces Arab street food to its visitors. Order crispy falafel, delicious manakish, and
fair. If you visit the branch of the restaurant located on Sheikh Zayed Road, you can sit at a table on a spacious green terrace or order a takeaway for a snack on the go before browsing the art galleries of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).
Kebab Al Ustad Special Kabab
This is one of the very first restaurants in Dubai, where they began to prepare authentic Iranian cuisine. Try juicy kebabs, delicious saffron rice, and yogurt-marinated meats. After a bite to eat, it’s time to stroll along the original streets.
Bu Qtair Restaurant
The freshest seafood is served in this restaurant, located in the fishing Umm Suqeim Fishing Harbor. The tastiest charcoal grilled shrimp and delicious fish curry are prepared from the catch of the day. After dinner, we recommend strolling down to Sunset Beach for a few selfies with the Burj Al Arab in the background.
Calicut Paragon Restaurant
This Indian restaurant is famous throughout the city for its incomparable curries and affordable prices, so finding a free table in the evenings is not so easy here. If you manage to do this, try fried pakoda, mushrooms stuffed with cheese, crab masala, mango fish curry, or fruit drink.
Located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, it is famous not only for its excellent cuisine but also for very affordable prices. The menu includes traditional Thai dishes created according to time-tested recipes: from spicy curries to a variety of stir-fries.
Aappa Kadai Restaurant
For several decades, the restaurant has firmly held the palm among budget catering establishments in the city. Here, visitors can taste the cuisine of different states of India as well as a wide selection of meat and vegetable dishes.
Located in the heart of the multicultural area of Satwa, this Pakistani restaurant is always crowded. We recommend trying a spicy lamb loin and chicken muglai (a creamy curry sprinkled with grated egg) and, of course, the paratha flatbread.
Din Thai Fung Restaurant
World-famous for its cuisines, this Thai restaurant has opened its branch in the Mall of the Emirates. Here, visitors can grab a bite before or after conquering the ski slopes of Ski Dubai. Try hearty noodles, xiao long bao dumplings, and incredibly delicious stir-fry vegetable dishes.