There’s no getting away from it, Dubai is expensive. Although this is a city famed for wealth there are still some good budget options. Across a three day break we ate mainly at the Atlantis for convenience more than anything but also because there’s a decent selection of restaurants from high end to mid range.
The first place we ate at was The Shore, a Mexican restaurant by the Atlantis beach. A favourite with nearby pool-goers and people using the complex. The food was decent as we ate two chicken burgers with chips with two beers coming to around 70 AED (£15) the service was alright and the setting ideal with umbrellas providing shade.
AsiaRepublic was our second meal inside the Atlantis. It’s a relatively small place at the entrance to the Aquaventure waterpark. As the name suggests it serves Asian cuisine which we got stuck right into ordering Malay beef, Duck with plum sauce and ginger and barbecue chicken steamed buns. All the food was very good, in particular the buns. The place was quiet when we went but we noticed it picked up around traditional mealtimes (around 5-6pm) each item on the menu was between 38 AED (£8) – 50 AED (£10) really good for Dubai.