Six Dubai Restaurants That Serve Delicious Food For A STEAL Price

Credits: Raju Omlet/ Facebook
by Sweta Swaminathan
by Sweta Swaminathan 1791

Restaurants in Dubai have their fair share of budget-friendly options to leave you with a satisfied tummy and a still intact bank. Since the city is the centre of fine dining, every bit of the city tells you a story that has food playing the protagonist. While the Friday Brunches and cafes can be fun, it can sometimes leave you overwhelmed and (perhaps) broke. For as little as AED 100 in your wallet, you can still treat yourself to a scrumptious meal at a Dubai Restaurant if you know the right places to go. We have some excellent choices for you, whether you’re a student or an adult on a budget. Explore our list of the most inexpensive eateries in Dubai to grab a meal.

1. MotaFish, Al Barsha

This little eatery in the streets of Barsha serves up some of the most popular seafood specialities, grills and gravies. Experience a heartfelt meal filled with exotic seafood such as Calamaris, Crabs and more at a very nominal price. Bookmark this eatery for some soft Appams with gravies or a simple rice meal starting at AED 12 only. Seafood Aficionados, you must check out their special Mota Prawn Grilled, rich in spices and crunchiness in every bite.

Cost for Two – AED 100
Location – Barsha Horizon Building, Al Barsha, Dubai
Contact – 04 4574441

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2. Raju Omlet, Multiple Outlets

Have all your food egg-spectations fulfilled at Raju Omlet. Located in Karama, this Dubai restaurant is THE destination for all egg lovers. You can enjoy over 50 varieties of eggs and sip on a warm cup of tea to go with it. If you are someone on a budget, Raju Omlet has something to keep you satisfied without breaking the bank. The place has people swarming in for their food and we are sure this place would be your go-to! There are also a range of rolls with egg filling if you are looking for something to grab and go! 

Cost for Two – AED 100
Location – Multiple Outlets (Karama, Al Nahda, Al Quoz, JLT, Business Bay
Contact – 04 3885522

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3. Pravin Bhai Naashtawala, Al Ras

The iconic Dubai restaurant Pravin Bhai Naashtawala resides in the heart of Gold Souq since the ’70s. Here is where you can find traditional Indian snacks such as Dhoklas, Chaats etc. and some delicious, awesome thalis served daily. For as little as AED21, one can enjoy a grand Gujarati feast that includes roti, two curries, lentils (dal), green salad, rice and even a sweet dish. While this not be a fancy eatery as one might picture it, a real foodie wouldn’t mind the unlimited indulgence of true blue food. To give your meal a sweet ending, you can explore their full-fledged desserts and beverages menu.

Cost for Two – AED 60
Location – Gold Souq, Dubai
Contact – 04 3885522

Pravin Bhai Naashtawala/ Facebook

Pravin Bhai Naashtawala/ Facebook

4. My Home Kitchen, Dubai Silicon Oasis

Much like the name, the food at this restaurant in Dubai feels like home. If you are looking for food that is light on the stomach and yet utterly delicious – you NEED to head here. Indian food is incomplete without the basic dishes such as roti, sabzi and dal- they go an extra mile in designing healthy meals for everyone. From light starters to simple meals with Thai, Indian and Chinese options – the food is satisfying and extremely light on the pocket. If you are a university student on a budget, this place is close to Dubai Academic City. We recommend the Chicken Thai Curry paired with some steaming hot jasmine rice that is 100% delish.

Cost for Two – AED 80
Location – DSOA University Building Block D, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), Dubai
Contact – 04 5260330

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5. The Curry Lane, Al Karama

The Curry Lane is a perfect choice for all your sweet and savoury Indian food cravings. Choose from a wide range of vegetarian specialities and signature breakfast delicacies such as Poha and Parathas. This one-stop shop serves diverse cuisines from the best of India. They also have some great Chinese bestsellers and offbeat dishes like Chocolate Grilled Sandwich (AED 18) that you can indulge in. They also have a wide range of Indian sweets and savoury snacks. For options in lunch, they have some great combos priced at AED 15 onwards.

Cost for Two – AED 90
Location – Wasl Ivory Building, Al Doha Street, Near Karama Post Office, Al Karama, Dubai
Contact – 04 3967171

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6. Bhoujan, Motor City

Looking for some great food, no bull? This Dubai restaurant is where you need to be. In the heart of Motor City lies Bhoujan – an authentic, traditional restaurant. Dip into some delicious curries in Chinese, Goan and classic Indian cuisine with crisp Rotis inspired by traditional home-cooked food. They cater to a myriad of tastes and the food is a treat to the eyes too. Their lunch combos start at just AED 20 and you can choose from a range of different combinations, one that includes kulchas and parathas as well. Bon Appetit, minus the hole in the pocket.

Cost for Two – AED 100
Location – Main Boulevard, Emirates Road, Motor City, Dubai
Contact – 04 5269360

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