This article was originally published on Dubai Voyager in April 2015. While the hamburger may have taken its name from the city of Hamburg, it is undoubtedly the Americans that have brought this humble meat sandwich to its current fame.But Dubai seems to be catching onto the craze with burgers varying in prices from Dhs25 – Dhs130 Here are some of Dubai’s finest burgers:
Shake Shack: It may not look like much but Shake Shack’s burger is one of the finest example of truly American food available in Dubai. Juicy beef is topped with bright American cheese as well as the secret Shake Sauce found in a steaming potato roll. Unlike many chain restaurants their burgers are fresh and lively.
Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai, daily 10am to midnight.
Tel: (04) 3475513.
Metro: Mall Of The Emirates.
Vida Food Truck: If you think mini burgers are hard to resist at the best of times, the mini sliders will leave you begging for more. Healthy burger lovers will be happy to find the meat, nice and lean and comes served with gherkins, tomato, lettuce, onions along with a delicious burger sauce.
The eye catching 1960’s airstream trailer can generally be found outside The Pavilion – Dowtown Dubai
Burger Fuel: This is a no-mess no-fuss kind of burger. Pure New Zealand ground beef is joined by melted cheddar and fresh aioli as well as pickles and a dash of mustard. It’s a very juicy burger with funk, freshness, and great flavour.They evens come with their very own cardboard burger holder, known as a doofer to reduce spillage- Genius.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Al Safa 2, Dubai daily 11am to midnight.
Tel: (04) 3386924.
Taxi: Opposite Saga World.
Seafire Steakhouse: Found in the extravangant Atlantis, The Palm at the top of Dubais manmade archiplegi, this steakhouseserves up beef that is both well well seasoned and had a gorgeous flame-cooked flavour. Complete with tomato, cucumber, relish, cheese and smattering of dijon mustard all nestled in a toasted brioche bun, this is one soul satisfying dish.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, daily 6pm to 11.30pm.
Tel: (04) 4262626.
Taxi: Atlantis, The Palm.
Dhow And Anchor: Located in the waterfront Jumeirah Beach Hotel, this modern Brtish pub is a little more upmarket than your average local and it serves up ne big cheesy punch with this burger. If you’re a fan of strong flavours, this is one big cheesy punch to the face alongside a prime juicy slab of meat topped with onion marmalade, cheese, mustard sauce, relish.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Dubai, daily noon to midnight.
Tel: (04) 3311111.
Taxi: Jumeirah Beach Hotel.