We at Time Out spent weeks on the sofa in the evenings, exercising our dialling fingers and calling up for takeaways. Believe it or not, this isn’t because we’re gluttons, but because we wanted to find the best delivery services this town has to offer. For your dining convenience, we’ve listed a couple of options per area (highlighting when outlets also have other locations, or deliver citywide), rated our ordering experience over the phone (in English), noted how long our order took to arrive, what it tasted like, and given each venue a mark out of five. To be sure our round-up is as fair as possible, we ordered from restaurants no further than 20 minutes away. Yes, we’re a few pounds heavier, but we’ve managed to cover more delivery services than ever.

Al Barsha
Over the phone: The operator was very friendly and helpful.
Arrived on time? Our food was ten minutes early!
Food on arrival: Good, although the dipping sauce for the dumplings had leaked.
Overall quality: The chicken and tofu ‘claypot’ (Dhs46) tasted fantastic, even though the quantity of chicken was measly. The chicken and shrimp hu tip dumplings (Dhs22) were also very enjoyable.
Mall of the Emirates (04 354 9288). Other location: Festival City (04 232 9077). Also delivers to…Citywide

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