The battle of the burgers: Dubai’s top burger spots

The battle of the burgers: Dubai’s top burger spots

Wednesday 12 April 2023Wed 16 Feb
The battle of the burgers: Dubai’s top burger spots

How does crunching and munching your way round Dubai’s best burger spots sound? Pretty damn delicious right.

There’s no denying that for many (including us!) - a good burger is the ultimate comfort meal.

Be it a breakfast bun early in the morning as you drive to work or the cheesy quarter pounder you grab after hours of partying, burgers are a go-to, come rain, come shine.

However, when it came to picking the best burger spots, we were truly spoilt for choice - duh it’s Dubai right?

We’ve pulled together Dubai’s best burger joints that are definitely ‘worth the hype’ - from mainstream favourites, to secret spots, vegan friendly and everything in between.

You’re going to be straight to the Deliveroo app after this, trust us:


From a food truck on the beach, to now multiple quirky joints across Dubai. SALT is home to Dubai’s viral spicy cheetos sliders and is definitely a number one on our list - here’s why.

If you are looking for buttered brioche buns lathered in mayo and hot sauce with freshly picked lettuce, a crispy and flavorful chicken patty loaded with flamin’ hot cheetos, then you might find yourself ordering one too many sliders from their menu.

Looking for something more simple? Kick back with the original SALT slider cheeseburger, that’s coupled with their thinly sliced crispy home fries and a charcoal lemonade!

Visit their branches at Kite Beach, Dubai Mall, Nakheel Mall and La Mer.


If you're a burger fan in the city, you've probably heard of Pickl - the homegrown brand that's famous for its mouthwatering chicken sando.

Made with freshly fried chicken, their iconic 'comeback sauce', dill pickles, and lettuce stuffed in a soft potato bun, it's one of the best in town and the crunch is so worth it.

If you're a beef fan, Pickl has got a range of options, including a classic cheeseburger, a double cheeseburger for when you’re extra peckish, and a BBQ bacon cheeseburger if you’re looking for that extra heat!

If you are a plant-based eater, Pickl also offers two "impossible" burgers made from plant-based patties.

Visit their branches in City Walk, Downtown Dubai, Al Safa and Al Quoz

Black Tap

If you’ve heard of Black Tap, you’re probably thinking about funky shakes and street style bar bites but this place is also home to lip smacking burgers! Some of their Black Tap Craft Burgers include The Mulberry Street Burger and The Greg Norman which are made with Omaha USA beef.

The menu also features classic all-american burgers, where you can start with their signature truffle burger, or dig into the steakhouse burger that comes with a side of freshly fried home fries.

If you prefer plant-based options - you guessed it, the menu also offers an Impossible Burger and a Vegan Burger which are sure to leave you licking your fingers.

Of course, you can’t visit Black Tap without one of their iconic crazy shakes? Choose from their iconic shakes such as; The New Yorker featuring fruity combinations or The Cake Shake, as its name is a slice of funfetti cake in vanilla milkshake! And, how could we miss out on their signature Brooklyn Blackout which is a chocolate lover’s dream!

Branches in DIFC and Mall of the Emirates


If you’re looking for a wild burger, SLAW is definitely a burger spot to look out for! This Emirati home-grown burger joint is home to the tastiest ‘Oh Yeah’ sauce which pairs perfectly with their best-selling Chicken Sando!

Nestled in a potato brioche bun, stuffed with slawed iceberg lettuce and cucumbers - it’s got us drooling just thinking about it.

Branches in Jumeirah 1 and Al Barsha


If you’re a chicken lover, Jailbird is a must-try.

Make your way to the trendy homegrown fried-chicken burger spot ASAP and try their iconic Screaming Burger! This legendary burger features flavoursome chicken tenders drenched in sriracha, covered in mac and cheese, topped with jalapenos, and drizzled in their special sauce. Tell us how it can get better than this!

Well it can, you can also get your hands on their home-cooked fries drizzled in special sauce and served with melted cheese and jalapenos.

Branches in Jumeirah, Motor City, Al Quoz and Mirdif

She Burger

Sometimes all we need is a simple comfort meal, and that's what She Burger brings to the table.

Why not try their simple but stunning classic chicken burger, or if you’re looking to bring the heat on then go for the Nashville-style Hell's Chicken!

Not too keen on meat? They also have a delicious crispy fish fillet Shark Burger on the menu which is an absolute hit for seafood lovers! If you’re a veggie lover, their soya chunk patty veggie burger is just perfect!

This burger spot knows just how to hit the spot.

Head down to their branch in Al Wasl

SaltBae Burger

Yes, this burger joint in Dubai may come with a hefty price tag but there's no denying the the flavours you’ll experience behind their mouth-watering creation - the infamous #saltbae burger.

Loaded with rich wagyu beef, smoked rib-eye, caramelized onions, and gooey cheddar cheese, it promises an explosion of flavours that's worth getting your hands dirty for.

So, if you’re after an extra special meaty, salty, greasy, tangy sensation then this burger spot ticks all the boxes!

Visit their branch in DIFC


This place arguably is the GOAT (greatest of all time)!

Gaining social media fame for their in-car eating trays, this park and dine restaurant has become a go-to spot for hungry D3 residents and here’s why.

Their mouth-watering menu features standout items like the double patty truffle burger, an authentic American cheeseburger, and naked Asian chicken wings. With just one bite, you'll be transported to flavour heaven and hooked for good.

BRB - we are placing our order now!

So, which one’s your top pick?

Wondering how to get there? Take a look at our Dubai Metro map to guide you there!

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