HOME > Chowhound > Middle East & Africa >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it
TELL US

5 hour layover in Dubai, looking for good cheap eats

berfahEATS Nov 2, 2011 04:21 PM

We are traveling on a layover into India in a week and would love your recommendations for a reasonably priced meal. Nothing fancy, just good and inexpensive. Nothing extensively far from the airport either. If we have time, we'd like to go to the Burj as well.

  1. r
    Roland Parker Nov 15, 2011 02:44 AM

    You're probably in India now, but five hours isn't a long time for a layover. Getting out of customs at Dubai airport can take a long time.

    In case you have't left yet, just go straight to the Dubai Mall at the base of the Burj Khalifa. There's a large outdoor lake and promenade from where you can admire the skyscraper, and the mall has large food courts and a wide selection of restaurants that will make anyone happy.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Roland Parker
      berfahEATS Jul 7, 2013 08:56 PM

      Thanks for the recs! Yes, I've been to the Dubai Mall almost every time we've had a layover. The eats are ok, not bad. I will try @TamiN's recs to

    2. t
      TamiN Nov 8, 2011 03:36 AM

      Al Safadi is in Diera (area near the airport) and is pretty good.

      However, if you want to get to the Burj Khalifa I would just head straight over there. The airport to the Burj takes some time. Then see how much time you have afterwards.

      Show Hidden Posts