5 Affordable Foods You Must Try in Dubai for Foodies on a Budget

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The best budget bites worth seeking out in Dubai
The best budget bites worth seeking out in Dubai

The beaches, the skylines, the architecture, the wonderful shopping, and, most importantly, the incredible food are all reasons to visit Dubai. However, it should not be limited to five-star restaurants, famous chefs, and high-priced bistros. Here are some of the greatest budget-friendly snacks to try in Dubai.

Here’s a list of some of the foods you must try when you are there:


Dumplings

Dumplings, often known as momos or chicken dumplings, are a favorite snack among Dubai residents, particularly in the evenings. To try some, place an order from or go to Chinese Kitchen for Dh32 for 12 pieces. People enjoy their chicken dumplings and eat them frequently. Per individual, a dozen is more than plenty. It's known that it's tough to finish this meal without having to share it.

Dumplings
Dumplings


Rigag

Rigag: For Dh5, stop by the renowned Al Labeeb Grocery (shown) and taste this classic wafer-thin crepe. As the crepe cooks, it is commonly topped with cheese, eggs, honey, or even mhyawa (a thick fish paste). You may ask for crisps to be added at various establishments to add some texture.

Rigag
Rigag


Falafels

Falafels: Hadoota Masreya is a great place to taste this classic Middle Eastern delicacy. For Dh18, you may receive 8 pieces. This dish is also available in the Al Mallah described before. Did you know: There's a big discussion going on in the UAE right now. Egyptian falafel vs. Shami falafel Falafel is made by the Shamis with hummus, whereas the Egyptians use foul (the fava bean).

Falafels
Falafels


Egg Masala

Egg Masala: Eggs are a terrific way to start the day, especially Raju Omelet's Egg Masala Half Fry Regular, which costs roughly Dh10. Crushed onion, green chile, garlic, ginger, and sliced tomatoes are all used to make a traditional half-fried egg. With an additional Bombay pav (bun), you've got yourself an inexpensive and delicious breakfast.

Egg Masala
Egg Masala


Manaeesh

Manaeesh/Manakish: For many people, Manaeesh is a typical breakfast. The Akkawi Manaeesh at Mama'esh, priced at Dh15, is really good. Mama Esh is a rustic Palestinian restaurant that serves honest and authentic Palestinian food. Their water is free, and their Wi-Fi is as well. The most prevalent and well-known cheese found on manaeesh or fatayer is Akkawi, and it's the one you should start with if you want to get a true flavor of Palestine. There's also a breakfast buffet for Dh33 that includes tea.

Manaeesh
Manaeesh