Dubai is known for extravagance—luxurious shopping, unparalleled views, and extravagant lifestyles. However, when it comes to food, there are plenty of affordable options that won’t break the bank. Here are Dubai Culinary Delights: 6 Budget-Friendly Foodie Hotspots

Dubai Culinary Delights

Karma Kafe.

Located at the Address Downtown Hotel, this venue is a hidden gem. Their food is not only delicious, but very affordable as well. With a wide selection of international dishes, you’re sure to find something to suit your cravings.

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Google Reviews of Karma Cafe

Overall, reviewers seem to enjoy the food and atmosphere at Karma Kafe, but note that the service could be better and that the prices are on the higher end. Some reviewers also mention that the restaurant has a great view of the Burj Khalifa and the fountain show.

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2. The Local

This large pub-style restaurant serves classic bar food, such as the famous fish and chips. Prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is lively and fun.

The Local House Vibes

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Google Reviews of The Local House

If you are looking for an authentic Arabian dining experience, The local House is the place to go. The food is reasonably priced and the decor is lovely, making it a great choice for a romantic evening or a family feast. The camel meat dishes are particularly excellent, but there is also a good variety of other options available. The service is attentive and friendly, and the restaurant is in a great location.

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Cafe Bateel

is perfect for a special occasion or a romantic evening. Situated in Mirdiff City Centre, the restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine in a chic and modern setting, making it the perfect spot for a relaxed meal.

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Al Ustad Special Kebab

Al Ustad Special Kabab is one of Dubai’s affordable dining hotspots frequented by tourists and residents. Just a short stroll from Al Seef and Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood, the coveted Iranian restaurant is featured in numerous foodie tours and culinary guides, with generous platters of grilled kebabs, fragrant rice and delightfully affordable prices.Meat lovers will be in their element with the variety of kebabs and hearty cuts, perfectly spiced and served with mouthwatering salads and sauces. Get a taste of Iran in Dubai with steaming zafran (saffron) rice and your joujeh kababs. With quaint lamps, chirping birds and comfortable seating, you’ll enjoy myriad flavors and a fulfilling restaurant experience.

The family-run eatery is also known for its friendly vibes, welcoming guests from all over the world – including Dubai VIPs and a range of celebrities. As you wait for your meal to arrive, admire the gallery of former diners and try to guess the range of currencies collected under the glass tabletops.

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Al Ustad Special Kebab Menu

Google Reviews of Al Ustad Special Kebab

Best Kebab place in Dubai. The flavour is amazing. Amble quantity food. Ask for their kebab platter which will give you a chance to taste most of their flavours. You can see the photographs of the celebrities and middle eastern leaders who visited the restaurant.

Difficult to get parking on a weekend. No dedicated parking. There is a pay and park beside the restaurant (150 meters walk) at a rate of AED 10/ hr

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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.

Ravi Restaurant

A famous Pakistani restaurant located in Deira, Dubai. It serves traditional Pakistani dishes made with fresh ingredients and is known for its flavorful biryani and tandoori dishes. The restaurant is popular among locals and tourists and is considered one of the best places to try authentic Pakistani food in Dubai. It also offers an extensive menu that caters to vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Additionally, it serves a variety of Indian and Chinese dishes as well. It also has a great ambiance, friendly staff and is reasonably priced. It’s open seven days a week.

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Island Restaurant

Excellent food. Menu is extensive and seasonal to a particularly high standard. Definitely fine dining.

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