For the cheapest barbecuing option, you can buy a single-use aluminium barbecue at most supermarkets in Dubai, which are ideal for camping and picnics. They also tend to be easier to light, with tinder paper already packed between the coals and the grill.
From Dhs11-25 (disposable barbecue). Al Maya, locations citywide (04 432 7191).
Adventure HQ stocks a range of barbecues from Weber, designed to be portable, as well as for use at home. The ‘Go Anywhere’ portable barbecue is designed to save space whilst travelling, with retractable legs that fold up, and the barbecue has a rectangular shape to make it easier to pack into luggage compartments, or the boot of your car.
Dhs370 (Weber Go Anywhere barbecue). Adventure HQ, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6824).
Splashing out $$$$
ACE Hardware has one of the widest choices of barbecues in Dubai. From mid-range items, suitable for taking camping with you, ACE also stocks some blow-out barbecues for use in your garden at home. The Leisuregrow 400 Series 4 burner roaster, for example, is a gas barbecue which uses ‘Grillstream Technology’, a healthier cooking system, which appeared on UK TV series Dragons’ Den.
Dhs3,299 (Leisuregrow 400 Series 4). ACE Hardware, Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Al Tayer Motors (04 341 1906). Festival City (800 275 223).