Dubai foodie culture: Three venues to try
All day breakfast, done Indian style? You’ll be looking for a branch of this place, which has three locations around the city. And of course, it’s all about the eggs here. Omelette, half-fried, boiled, with rice or rolled up in a wrap, you probably never knew they were so versatile. Raju has become a go-to for those who know their breakfast and appreciate great value in funky, yet no-frills environs. A cracking pick. Unlicensed.
Where: Various locations including Executive Towers, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 388 7755
Possibly Dubai’s worst-kept secret. Head to Dubai Garden Centre for an ever-changing array of cakes and pies, plus breakfasts, salads and sarnies, all served up inside a charming greenhouse. Its location means there’s rarely a shortage of people-watching to enjoy, just make sure you keep an eye out for the swirling, impending domestic over which type of fertiliser is the right one, before garden forks start flying. Far better to wind up with a harissa chicken wrap in your face. Unlicensed.
Where: Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 399 1662
Streetery Food Hall by Zen
Love food of the Far East, but struggle to decide which to go for? Well, it’s not going to get any easier here. This authentically rustic Asian street food collective is home to multiple kitchens, churning out everything from Chinese dumplings to Thai noodles, via Mongolian barbecue. If the weather permits, grab a seat outside by the lake and watch the world go by. This is where the cool kids head for their Haianese chicken. Unlicensed.
Where: Cluster D, JLT
Contact: +971 4 587 3373