Best burgers in Dubai - 'fast food' and 'diners'
What’s On celebrates burgers with a handy guide to the best burgers in Dubai from fast food outlets and diner style restaurants, including make your own.
Dhs100 for two
This New Zealand chain complements its excellent beef burger with a great chicken or vegetarian option.
Jumeirah Beach Walk, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily 11am to 5am. Tel: (04) 4458220. Metro: Dubai Marina.uae.burgerfuel.com
ALSO: Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif and Dubai Mall, Downtown, Dubai
Dhs200 for two
A homegrown burger joint that stands out from the others. Industrial décor, graffiti covered walls and a menu featuring classic burgers as well as unique sliders such as beef tongue, duck confit and foie gras.
Wafi, Oud Metha, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3244252. Taxi: Wafi Mall. wafi.com
Dhs150 for two
Build your own organic, grass-fed USDA-certified burger.
Ground Floor, Latifa Tower, Near Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 24-hours. Tel: (04) 3880000. Metro: Trade Centre. elevationburger.ae
Dhs80 for two
The Los Angeles import prides itself on its ingredients, and it shows – the smaller, classic burgers offer a refreshing alternative to the giant meat patties offered at other mall-based chains.
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Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, Sat to Wed 10am to midnight, Thur and Fri 10am to 1am. Tel: (04) 3477913. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. fatburgeruae.com
ALSO: Dubai Mall, Beach Road, Jumeirah and Mirdiff City Centre, Deira City Centre, Dubai
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Dhs150 for two
An international high-end burger chain that offers carefully thought-out toppings. Popular, despite being towards the more expensive end of the scale.
Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily 10am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3997705. Metro: Dubai Marina. gourmetgulf.com.
ALSO: DIFC, Dubai and Mirdif City Centre, Dubai
Dhs180 for two
This American-style diner serves outstanding milkshakes, excellent fries and decent burgers. But beware the all-singing, all-dancing staff renditions of cheesy disco hits, and the cheque.
Marina Walk, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sat to Wed noon to 12.30pm, Thur and Fri noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 3682339. Metro: Dubai Marina. johnnyrockets.com
ALSO: Beach Road, Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai Mall and Mirdif City Centre, Dubai
Dhs130 for two
Dubai’s outpost of Shake Shack has some way to go before it has the queues of the NYC original, but the stark, cool restaurant is always full to bursting. Well-made burgers, crinkly fries, malt shakes (of course) and frozen custard make for a quality change from the tasteless fast food found nearby.
Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai, daily10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3475513. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. shakeshack.com