Dubai is a place that screams luxury. Everything from the cars, to clothes to the very lifestyle of people seems to have been designer made and of high class. And if even necessities such as clothing and shelter are fantastical, then food cannot be far behind. There are innumerable delicacies in high end restaurants that are truly extraordinary and one must splurge once in a while to experience the affluence of Dubai.
However, since such a splurge cannot be indulged in all the time, there are a number of affordable places in Dubai that offer as much quality in taste, appeal and ambiance as would the high end places. Here are 8 such remarkable yet affordable eating outlets for one to relish the taste the Dubai.
Budget-Friendly Restaurants in Dubai
1. Rasa Sayang
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This Oud Metha restaurant is known for their Malaysian specialties, most popularly the nasi lemak breakfast dish that consists of delicious fried chicken and coconut flavored rice, served with chilly gravy, eggs and dried anchovies- all on a banana leaf. The place is absolutely welcoming in both its aura and taste. You will not leave disappointed from your table as you exit this place with a full pocket and tummy.
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Another great place to satisfy your taste buds without making a big hole in your pocket. Hanoi is a lavishly decorated restaurant that serves wholesome food to its diners. It particularly serves excellent Vietnamese dishes that are a hit among the natives of Vietnam, but also are extremely popular among people of all cultures. The best dish here is undoubtedly the bun bowl. This is an interesting rice noodle dish, complete with roasted peanuts, salad and sauté tofu. Enjoy the taste as it lingers in your mouth for quite some time after!
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This one is a Thai restaurant bringing you succulent sweet savories from South East Asia. The best part is that at Fuchsia, all their produce is grown by them and they use organic and sustainable sourced produce whenever possible in their dishes. It is possibly for this reason, combined by the magic hands of the chef that you may not find a taste like Fuchsia anywhere else.
4. Sultan Dubai Falafel Restaurant
When you’re looking to satisfy a craving for a falafel, look no further than the Sultan Dubai Falafel restaurant. The restaurant is able to spruce up some of the best falafel in the region, which gets a hearty doze of onion and chilly and a creamy hummus to serve as the dip. Enjoy humble service and quality food here.
5. 3 Fils
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If you thought that something like instant noodles could never be more than a late night snack, think again. 3 Fils, with their innovative concept and deliciousness have won the heart of many who wish to experience good, tasty dishes in Dubai without breaking the bank. 3 Fils is thus everyone’s savior. They tweak the Indomie instant noodles, and add veal chorizo, beans, chicken stock, asparagus and garlic oil to the noodles, giving you an instant hit of aromatic and tangy flavors.
6. Arab Island Restaurant
If you want to eat like the kings while not paying like one, then the Arab Island restaurant is your best bet in Dubai. Enjoy hearty serves of mountains of rice, with lamb and vegetables, along with a mouth-watering soup; served from the broth of your main meal. If you like eating like kings, then you may also enjoy playing paintball like one- with the best weapon in your hands. Try some tippmann paintball guns here!
7. Dapoer Kita Restaurant
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Greeting you with their aroma from Indonesia is Dapoer Kita restaurant that offers the best food at humble prices. One of their specialty, which is also a beloved dish in Indonesia is the preparation of steamed vegetables, eggs and tofu, all presented with a hearty serving of peanut sauce. This chirpy café will keep you energized and lively with their lip-smacking delicacies and the vibrant vibe.
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The heartland of Middle Eastern delicacies, Zaroob is the best in business when it comes to offering a high end ambience and astonishing food. Enjoy the koshari, an Egyptian dish made with rice, lentils, pasta; served with a garlic and tomato sauce and fried onions. The aroma is enough to make your mouth water!