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We all love good burgers, but what when you don't want to shell out Dh30 to Dh50 on a mediocre burger? Try these joints that are famous for their karak chai, shakes, shawarmas, and most importantly, their pocket-friendly burgers. 

Jabal Al Noor Cafeteria

Already a household name among the students of the Indian High School, Dubai be wary of the crowds that regularly throng “Jabal” as it’s fondly called. Do make sure to try their charcoal chicken, shawarmas and burgers as well. Their beef burger is also available for Dh5.

Location Oud Metha, Near the Indian High School, Dubai Cost Chicken Burger Dh5; Vegetarian Burger Dh6 Contact 04 3374177 

Al Ismaily Cafeteria

While a small food joint, Ismaily has been famous for several years now for its tasty food at the cheapest of rates imaginable in Dubai. You might also want to try their karak chai and beef burger. 

Location Mankhool, Near Eppco Petrol station Cost Chicken Burger Dh5; Vegetarian Burger Dh6 Contact 04 3986845

Al Ijaza Cafeteria

Located as a quaint little store near a lot of posh residences, Al Ijaza is known far and wide for its Arab food preparations and its great service despite the crowds. The food is also rated highly as far as most cafeterias go. 

Location Near Mercato Mall Cost Dh6 for both chicken and vegetarian Contact 04 4498504

Antar Cafeteria

The chicken shawarma at Antar has been recommended to us by several sources.

Location Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim Cost Dh6 for a chicken burger Contact 04 3955722

Koukh Al Shay Cafeteria

While the food is good, Koukh Al Shay is perhaps best known for its karak chai. While it may seem like an unusual combination, burgers and chai, you can head there for the chai alone. 

Location Near Ramada Hotel, Satwa Cost Dh6 for both chicken and vegetarian Contact 0507639662

Just Tea Cafeteria

Just Tea is best known for its Indian street dishes, so while you’re there, make sure to try out their 'dabeli' burgers and vada pav (Indian style sandwich/burger). 

Location France Cluster, International City Cost Chicken burger Dh6 and vegetarian burger Dh7 Contact 04 4535280

Al Hara Cafeteria

Al Hara Cafeteria is a favourite in Karama for its calm ambience and the perfect chai to go along with it. The food makes for a nice accompaniment.

Location Karama Cost Chicken burger Dh7 and vegetarian burger Dh8 Contact 04 3795659

Tasty Burger Cafeteria

Tasty Burger is not just known in the area for its burgers but for its shawarmas as well. So do go ahead and give it a try. A must try there is their Oreo shake.

Location Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd, Mankhool Cost Chicken burger Dh7 and vegetarian burger Dh8 Contact 04 3558859

Nikitha is a journalism student and works as an intern at Guides.