A Bounty of Burgers – Guide to our Top 10

11 May, 2014 / Posted By Mayuri

We’ve seen plenty of new burger choices popping up across Dubai over the last few years and are delighted that this popular choice of food has been elevated from it’s status as cheap fast food primarily seen in large chains to a more gourmet experience with a whole host of options. From the traditional to the more quirky and unusual, we’ve got the scoop on our favorite picks of the mid range priced burgers (up to 60 AED for our choice of burger and plain fries).



MooyahMooyah – Ibn Battuta

Located right next to the cinema at Ibn Battuta Mall this is bound to be a favourite for movie goers. With comfortable American style dining booths this is a great place to share a meal with friends. All burgers cooked to order and you can order classic combinations or customize your own burger. Recently voted as Best Burger in the UAE by listeners of Virgin Radio's Kris Fade show.

Our Choice : IceBurger (burger served in iceberg lettuce without the bun) served with Tomato, Onions, Pickles and Mooyah Sauce and then load with extras as you want. 42/AED



Johhny RocketsJohnny Rockets – Dubai Marina and Mall of The Emirates

One of the first American diner chains I visited in this states, this is a firm favorite in Dubai for the memories associated with the trip and the whole American Diner theme. Great place for kids as the staff love interacting with them and kids love dining on the stools at the counter. Prices are a little steep and its towards the top end of our price range for a burger experience.

Our Choice : #12 Patty served with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Onion, Pickles, Mayo & red red sauce (chilli ketchup). 56/AED



South StreetSouth Street Burger – Ibn Battuta and Media City

Build your own burger as you walk along the counter choosing a who range of toppings. The choices start with the bun you want your burger to go in and end with a whole host of toppings.

Our Choice : Cheese’n Bacon Burger – served with Cheese and Beef Bacon then add your toppings choosing from 4 cheeses, 15 different sauces/mustards, and various salad items. 46/AED



Burger JointBurger Joint - City Walk

A recent important from the US, this is the place to go for a traditional no frills burger in terms of customizable options, here it’s all about the burger. Burgers are ordered in 3 easy steps. Choose a burger, decide how you want it cooked, choose what you want on it, from a choice of 7 items. If you are lucky you might be given a pen to leave your mark on the walls or table of the restaurant, there is some great customer created artwork/graffiti scrolled on the tables.

Our Choice : The Works – burger with all the toppings – Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard and Mayo. 52/AED



Burger FuelBurger Fuel – Across Dubai

Dine in, takeaway or delivery makes this a firm favourite of ours as one of the better quality chains for a mass produced burger. Burgers and fries are of a consistently good standard with enough choices to suit everyone. The sliders are good and the garlic mayo is a firm favourite.

Our Choice : Hot Rod : 1/3 pounds 100% pure NZ grass fed beef, sliced jalapeno peppers, melted cheddar, salad, relish and aioli 44/AED


The CounterThe Counter – The Beach – JBR

Recently opened this is a burger experience to suit everyone. The theme is very much ‘make it your own’ and you can choose to customize your drinks as well as your burgers. The retro in me brings out the need to drink a cola float. If you are indecisive this could be a challenge for you as there are over 90 items to select from to customize your burger.

Our Choice : Red Eye burger with cheddar cheese, tomato, beef bacon and sunnyside up egg served on an English muffin AED 57/AED



Elevation BurgerElevation Burger – Sheikh Zayed Road

The only menu openly displaying the calorie count of the burgers, you can make smart choices depending on calories if you want, although to an extent if I’m out for a burger I’m on a non calorie counting day. For those with an appetite you can keep on adding the patties to make a tower of a burger, with the maximum allowed a staggering10 patties !

Our Choice : The Elevation Burger – 2 beef patties, with cheddar cheese, then customized with jalapenos and carmelised onions plus a few sauces. 47/AED





Burger RebelBurger Rebel

Burgers have had a makeover here with some innovative choices. Side dishes include beetroot and plantain chips for a change from the usual fries, although the fries are hand cut and good. If you don’t fancy a large burger choose from the slider menu including Fois Gras and Duck sliders.

Our Choice : The Australian with Pineapple, beetroot and BBQ Sauce 45/AED




Shake ShackShake Shack – Mall of The Emirates, Dubai Mall, The Beach (soon)

Popular with movie goers and those visiting the food court this is a popular American chain with good burgers and sides, be prepared to queue for your burger at peak times. Famous for the concrete shakes, frozen custard blended with tons of yummy flavours – chocolate and peanut butter crunch hits the spot but you can make your own too.

Our Choice : Shack Stack – a Cheese Burger with a Shroom Burger (Portobello mushroom filled with cheese) 49/AED


Hollywood BurgerHollywood Burger – City Walk and Downtown Dubai

Hollywood themed burger place, with the majority of it’s burgers called the Hollywood … choice of 9 burgers and a little meal for the kids with some additional toppings some with extra charges. Has a sauce bar with 10 types of sauce to make the burger your own.

Our Choice : Beverley Hills Lamb Burger with Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Cucumbers and Sauce 42/AED


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