Bargain bites: Dubai’s most delicious dishes under AED 50!

Bargain bites: Dubai’s most delicious dishes under AED 50!

Thursday 13 April 2023Wed 16 Feb
Bargain bites: Dubai’s most delicious dishes under AED 50!

As much as we love Dubai, it's not hard to admit that the city can get pretty pricey when it comes to eating out.

So when payday feels a million miles away and your tummy starts to growl, you might be thinking - where can I savour the flavour, on a budget?

Well as always, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve dug out the top dishes around the city that come in under a sweet AED 50, meaning you can feast for less.


Joe & The Juice

If you’re as TikTok obsessed as we are, you’ve probably been seeing those pink sandwich bags popping up all over your feed. Or if you’re from the UK, you probably already know their menu like the back of your hand.

Well the viral sensation that is Joe & The Juice has officially landed in the desert - and trust us when we tell you, it’s so worth the hype.

(Hey Joe & The Juice, if you need some taste testers, you know where we are!)

Grab their best seller, the Tunacado - which is an explosion of spicy tuna, avocado and a delicious string of veggies on thin sliced brown bread.

Then go for one of their gourmet shakes or healthy juices including the popular ‘Go Away Doc’ power shake for when you need to rejuvenate or their ‘Pick Me Up’ when you’re looking for an energy booster!

But seriously, for only AED 35 you’ll probably want to get two.

Grab and go at any of their branches in Dubai Design District, Nakheel Mall, Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Hills.

BB Social Dining

You won’t even have a second to upload these bites to Instagram because you’ll be too busy digging in! Trust us when we say this, with BB Social's all-star line-up of baos, bites, bowls, barbecue, and sandos, you’ll be drooling.

Our recommendation? Go for the Chicken Bang Bang which is a steamed bao bun packed with crispy chicken, spicy sauce, and parmesan cheese melting through its ocre for just AED 49!

What a drool, I mean deal!

Catch them at DIFC or at the TimeOut Market in Downtown.

Allo Beirut

If you’re driving down Hessa St, you will have most definitely spotted the Hollywood lights of Allo Beirut, one of Dubai’s most popular Lebanese restaurants.

However what you might not have realised, is that this nostalgic Beirut restaurant doesn’t actually come with a hefty price tag!

Play it safe with a delicious cheese pull (akkawi saj) for just AED 20 or take a trip on the wild side by trying their sensational spicy chicken shawarma for AED 25 - which is loaded with garlic sauce, spicy sauce, pickles and home-made french fries.

Or just get em’ both - it will still cost you under AED 50!

Pick them up or Deliveroo if you want to enjoy from your sofa, or visit their branches in City Walk, Hessa St, and Jumeirah Beach Residence!


Come on, if you haven’t heard of Pickl - where have you been hiding?

Picture this, a warm potato bun, crisp lettuce, dill pickles and tender crumbed chicken all lathered in their famous ‘comeback’ sauce - you’re drooling, we see you.

Their Classic Chicken Sando is just AED 38, so run (don’t walk) to their nearest branch - Motor City, City Walk, TimeOut Market Downtown, Al Safa and Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Oh, and if you are looking for other burger spots in Dubai, we’ve rounded them all up for you!


Do you want to hear a joke about pizza?

Never mind it’s too cheesy - but we’ll tell you something that isn’t.

Introducing Pitfire pizza, known to be Dubai’s favourite neighbourhood pizza joint.

With topping options as long as my arm, you can perfectly craft your dream deep-pan or mouthwatering margherita.

What about a side of garlic knots loaded with herbs, oozing with garlic butter and with an added garlic mayo dip on the side?

Yes you say! Well at just AED 32, they are the star of the show!

Order through Deliveroo, Talabat or Careem now or head down to their branches in Business Bay, Jumeirah Lake Towers and TimeOut Market Downtown!


A cheeky nandos never disappoints right?

Well I bet you didn’t know about these wallet-friendly dishes hidden on the menu.

Our recommendation? Go for the Chicken Caesar Wrap which is made up of a tender chicken fillet, sun-dried tomatoes, crunchy croutons, and the Nando’s classic caesar dressing, all served in a toasted wrap.

Choose this and one side for just AED 45 - a steal and a half if you ask us!

Drop into any of their branches at Dubai Mall, Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Motor City and The Greens.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Need a midweek pick me up?

Well grab an office buddy or two and head on over to Buffalo Wild Wings for their amazing business lunch which includes a two-course set menu.

You’ll get their best selling all-American classic beef burger with a plate of six wings tossed in your favourite sauce for just AED 49!

One hell of a deal right? Well, with over ten different sauces to choose from, it's a flavour bonanza!

Visit their branch in DIFC, Umm Suqeim or Jumeirah Lake Towers!

China Bistro

While we’re on the topic of business lunches, let’s add one more to the mix…

Would you like to take a trip to flavour city? Well, this Asian wonder is definitely on the list of drool-worthy restaurants.

Drop in between Monday and Fridays between 11:30am-4:30pm and enjoy a pocket friendly five-course meal for just AED 35.

Yes you read that right - five courses!

Indulge in a mouthwatering meal that includes starters, soup, rice or noodles of your choice, gravy, and dessert!

We recommend their house-special ginger chicken Jiaozi dumplings, topped off with honey noodles and vanilla ice cream!

Head on over to their branches in Business Bay, Discovery Gardens, Al Barsha and Karama.

Bon Appetit!

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