The Chalet: A great (and cheap!) place to have dinner and watch the world go by. There’s outdoor seating on the edge of Beach Road where a mix of locals and expats chat over a mixed grill or a milkshake. The menu, meanwhile, features everything from chicken tikka masala to crispy fried noodles and lamb kebabs, as well as some very fruity cocktails (perhaps not the most masculine of beverages, but delicious nonetheless). Our recommendation is the hearty biryani. It’s also worth noting that The Chalet offers affordable lunch deals for Dhs18 to Dhs20, which include a main, soup and a soft drink.
Just past Al Manara Road, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 348 7557).