Going to Dubai - Houndin' around the world
Did not go to Automatic, although many people have recommended it. I tried some of late night 'chicken shack' type places about 3km or so from the Jumeirah resorts - really good and like a tenth of the price of anywhere else.
The high-priced places in Dubai always have pretty good food but it is nothing mind-blowing. I'd agree that it is a good call to go to the local Lebanese/Arabic places.