Al Rifaa Road, Near Howard Johnson , Mankhool , Dubai, UAE
Tailors Street, Meena Bazaar , Bur Dubai , Dubai, UAE
Al Mamzar Building, Behind Public Library, Hor Al Anz , Deira , Dubai, UAE
Emirates Petrol Station , Al Rumailah , Ajman, UAE
Near Pizza Hut , Al Hudaiba , Dubai, UAE
, Jumeirah Beach Residence , Dubai, UAE
The cafeteria culture is so unique to the Emirates. It is a place where people can come to just have food at the most reasonable rates. It is a true mixing of cultures in what has become the the destination of people from around the world looking for economic benefits. They needed a place where they could eat at rates that were easy on the pocket.All about the origins of the Dubai cafeteria culture
Cafeterias in UAE and UAE as a whole started with little eateries serving shawarma. Later as a large influx of Indians took over, these little cafeterias saw the mix of Indian foods and sauces to cater to the Indian community. But still the shawarma reigns supreme. What the pizza is to America, the shawarma is now to cafeterias in UAE.
The dictionary defines a cafeteria as a place where you pick up your food from the serving counter and take it away or eat at tables without fuss and frills. These little eateries in UAE continue to do good business because they adhere to their roots. Provide quick bites to workers, travellers or businessmen and where all are treated the same.What’s on the menu at these cafeterias in UAE?
The menu is simple but these cafeterias in UAE make up for it in the names they come up with. This is a whole new lexicon of food and beverages that are an entertainment in themselves. The menu itself is simple with shawarmas, sandwiches, wraps and juices topping the charts of popularity. But now come the names beverages have names like Burj Al Arab, Banath Eeman, Aboud cocktail, Mercedes cocktail or even the computer cocktail. The names of these cafeterias are even more creative with names like Whatsapp, Selfie that have been opened recently and keep up with the times.Some Cafeterias in UAE that stand out among the many>
Al Ijaza Cafeteria on Jumeirah Beach Road. Now this is a cafeteria in UAE where you do not even have to step out of your car. It is very much like a drive through actually but with a twist. You give your order then drive off take a turn at the next traffic signal and drive back. Yes in a few minutes they will have your order ready. The sandwiches and juices are all tasty. You just go down to the beach front, open your packet of food and there you are with a beautiful view in front of you and all at the lowest cost.They do have tables indoors for your meal, but with the beach close by, the choice is yours. They also go delivery.
Jabal Al Nour on Diy afah street has an illustrious history and it is doing very well even today going by the many branches it has. This cafeteria in UAE opened up in the 1980’s, its humble founder Abdul Rahman had royalty driving up in their snazzy cars for the sandwiches and juice he swerved. The shawarmas are just as good today served with cheese and tobasco sauce.
Sandwich Club Restaurant and Cafeteria, Al Muraqqabat Road is a place for cheap eats in hygienic surroundings. The Titanic Juice is this cafeteria in UAE’s contribution to creative names for juices. Grilled sandwich, hummus and biryani is what it is popular for, The portions are large so it’s certainly value for money.
Al Mallah Cafeteria in Al Hudaiba is always packed with people so don’t expect to get waiters to spend too much time with you. Their chicken shawarma and falafel are truly enticing. It serves mainly Lebanese food. The avocado juice is a must try here. It has seating both inside and out as it has expanded the space to allow for the clientele that flock here.