We've all been there – you're short on time and need a food fix fast. When hunger strikes in the middle of the day, whether you're in the office or at home, do yourself a favour and track down something special – life's too short for the same old sandwich. From light veggie bowls to Lebanese-style manakish and spicy curry laksa, here are three of the best places to order lunch in Dubai.
1. Circle Café
Circle Café's menu has something for everyone, serving up all sorts of goodies from fresh bowls with falafel, kale, baby spinach, mixed quinoa, roast pumpkin, beetroot hummus to hearty succulent beef burgers with sweet potato fries.
If you're looking for a light lunch, try one of the salads too – there's 14 to choose from so you're sure to find your new favourite. We love the Hawaiian 'Pohkay' – where finely diced tuna sashimi is met with avocado, cherry tomatoes and quinoa. If you like to stick to lunchy traditions, head to their sandwich section, where you'll find all sorts of goodie packed buns. Go for the Turkey & Swiss, or push the boat out a bit with the Pumpkin Falafel, served up with fries, cucumber, rocket and tahini.
Where: Circle Café, 11 locations
2. Jedoudna Restaurant & Café
Flying the flag for the Middle East is Jedoudna Restaurant & Café, with their hefty menu of authentic Lebanese food. Fresh and traditional, they offer up all sorts of classic dishes – so you can get your shish tawouk, beef shish kebab, kofta kebab and kebab entabli, grilled halloumi and charcoal chicken here.
There's also hearty soups, goodie packed salads and sandwiches too. We love the Fattoush for a flavour filled bowl that keeps us going. Spoilt for choice? Mix and match to create your perfect Lebanese feast, or order a lunch box – and choose a daily dish, soup, salad and dessert to get your fill.
These guys dish up wholesome food from across the globe on a daily basis. From Asian crispy duck with a fresh watermelon and cashew salad to the European inspired Italian Burrata and American-style Black Angus Burger, you're sure to find something you love here. So why not use your lunch break to take your taste buds on a trip.
We love the Classic Malay Curry Laksa for a real treat – fresh prawns, egg and choy are all bundled up with udon noodles and a rich broth. You'll absolutely power through your afternoon meetings with this delight behind you.
Where: Fume, Marina Mall
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