Time Out Dubai has the lowdown on the best burgers in Dubai, from fast food joints to some of the best restaurants in Dubai. Just check out the pictures
Okay, so we’re not advocating trying one of these every day, but we’d be lying if we didn’t tell you quite how much you’d probably enjoy it.
From sliders to slop, kobe beef to Cajun chicken (and even quinoa), this list has a little something for everyone.
Time Out sensibly split the job of Dubai Burger Taster across our team – otherwise our sport and outdoor section might feel a little left out. And to help you out, we’ve divided the list below into convenient groups.
Here’s the complete list of locations: Burger & Lobster, Big Smoke Burger, Five Guys, Burger Pit, The Burger Joint, Habibi Burger, Elevation Burger, Moylo’s, Salt, Reform Social & Grill, Retro Feasts, The Rose & Crown, Johnny Rockets, Shake Shack, Buns & Cows, Perry & Blackwelder, The Eloquent Elephant, The Backyard, Nando’s, BurgerFuel, The Tap House, Under 500, Mooyah, Garden on 8, Brunswick Sports Club, Switch and Circle Café.
If you have a craving for chicken you know where to go. Served on a toasted Portuguese roll with fresh rocket, tomato and pickled red onions, this, of course, still has the spicy Nando’s kick thanks to a dollop of PERinaise. Dhs27.
The Chook Royal may not be as regal as it sounds, but it’s still a decent choice. A nicely grilled chicken breast (no mashed up meat here) is topped with a juicy slice of grilled pineapple, a big slice of tomato and crisp lettuce. Finally, there’s some creamy aioli for a garlicky kick. The bun is smaller, so it’s perfect if you don’t like massive burgers, and a steal at just Dhs24. Dhs24.
Making a fair claim to being Dubai’s tallest burger, this signature offering from the Palm’s new gastropub is layers of richness stacked on top of each other and topped with four onion rings for good measure. The crispiness of the fried chicken is softened perfectly by the lashings of Monterey Jack sauce, while the pineapple relish kicks a perfect piece of sweetness to the back of the throat. Walter White isn’t the only one who knocks for this. Dhs90.
If you’re in a dispute with your scales, healthy café Under 500 offers three burgers, including a lean skinny beef one and a salmon one. However, our favourite is the organic chicken, which comes with purple onions, salad and vegan mayo. Best of all it, of course, is it’s under 500 calories as the café’s name suggests – it’s 426 to be precise. No guilt here. Dhs35.