2. Bu Qtair
Five star food – without the prices
This popular restaurant is, in fact, a shack, set right on the beach, in stark contrast to its neighbour, the iconic Burj Al Arab. So don’t expect glitz. There isn’t any. Plastic chairs are what you get – and be grateful for them. Eateries like these provide welcome respite from Dubai’s luxurious onslaught. Popular with Asians who grew up on this food, the menu offers local fare, beautifully done, like prawns or hammour, combined with curry sauce, naan, rice and soft drinks. For less than Dhs100 for two, it’s a must-eat.
Road 4d, Umm Suqeim Tel: +971 (55) 705 2130