Al Ijaza Café

Surreal Arabic café on the beach road

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
While the inexpensive-looking exterior of this roadside cafe will probably be enough to keep restaurant snobs away, the inside is clean and presentable. A quick glance at the menu reveals a variety of curiously named fruit-based beverages, from the Computer to the Dubai Metro to the Titantic and beyond, the contents of which become known only upon enquiry. Food was an equally confusing affair, although overall this seems to be a budget burger spot with an Arabic edge.

After a quick inspection of the food on display, a shish taouk plate was chosen – which turned out to be the dish we’d just seen, warmed up – generously adorned with eight all-but-incinerated French fries. The second order, a beef burger, was served cold and cut in half, revealing a shrivelled and vastly unappetising looking patty, accompanied by an unexpected layer of French fries, egg and cheese, along with the advertised tomato and lettuce, which mercifully tasted better than it looked. Each dish cost between Dhs8 and Dhs12, and would at least abate hunger for those on an incredibly tight budget. Al Ijaza Café
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 24 March 2011

Location: Jumeirah
Tel: 04 344 4874
Travel: Jumeirah Beach Road
Cuisine: Burgers, Cafés
Experiences: Outdoor seating
Times: Open daily 9am-3am
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: No

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  • Hind Khoory Jul 22, 2011 03:46 pm
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    My all time fav cafeteria =D Love the hassan mtar .. sooo yummy !!
  • Saurabh Jul 10, 2011 09:15 am
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    Amazing place, great value for money & feel good place... must go place. Recommended once a week. Try their polaris juice....
  • Ingolfur Mar 08, 2011 07:24 pm
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    To put it simply: The best juice I have ever tried.

    I have tried juices all over Dubai (and ME) but this juice combined with relaxed and friendly atmosphere is the best and keeps me coming back for more. The food is form of a light meal/snack and is delicious.

    When I am showing people around Dubai, Al Ijaza Café is as important as Burj Dubai and Gold Souq :)

    Service is excellent and prices are low, highly recommended.
  • bab Dec 14, 2009 05:54 pm
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    very good, the meals is delicious, and it's also at a reasonable price

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