5 under 30AED Indian thalis you must try in Dubai

Thalis are the best way to enjoy a huge variety of Indian meals at a takeaway price. Many places offer unlimited food at a fixed price.

As Dubai is home to thousands of Indian expats, the emirate has many restaurants that cater to them. Specializing in different cuisines including North Indian, South Indian, Gujarati, Maharashtrian, and Goan, you can have the taste of India in these plates.

We bring to you a list of 5 restaurants under Dh30:


Location: Opposite Ministry Of Interior, Al Karama

You must have definitely heard Rajdhani and its sumptuous Rajasthani meals from your Indian friends. Always buzzing with people, expect a vibrant, noisy atmosphere when you enter this place.

Look out for their Tuesday thali at an unbelievable price of Dh 22. Dig into dal bati and churma to mouth-watering desserts at this tempting price.


Location: Opposite Karama Fish Market, Karama

At a price of Dh20, you can relish a thali with 3 dishes, 1 dal, 1 spring roll and unlimited chapatis and rice. Must-try is the aam ras (mango juice) at the restaurant. Do not waste what you take on your plate as their menu reads – Wastage of food will be charged extra Dh 13.


Location: Opposite ITL Building, Cosmos Lane, Meena Bazaar

Tired after shopping at Meena Bazaar? Enter this restaurant and get your fix of Gujarati thali. On offer is Gujarati Thali for Dh24 and a special Gujarati Thali for Dh27 on aThursdayFriday and Saturday.

Mumbai Se

Location: Opposite BurJuman Centre, Al Karama.

The place might not be large enough but can accommodate 4 tables and a maximum of 15 to 20 people can eat at a time. Expect a waiting time, if you head there during the meal hours.

The vegetarian thali of dal, 2 vegetables, 3 chapatis and raita salad is up for grabs at Dh24. You can opt for chicken combo (Dh26), mutton combo (Dh26) or fish combo (Dh26).

Saravanaa Bhavan

Location: The shop is spread across six locations in Al Karama, Quasis, Meena Bazaar, Al Nahda, Oud Mehta and Barsha 1.

The brand back home is known for its soul-filling South Indian meals. Business meals at Dh15 and Saravanaa special meals at Dh19 – isn’t that a price you could eat every day at? Look for South Indian delicacies like rice, sambar, rasam, sweet puri, chapatti, poriyal, kootu, appalam, pickle and more. While you are there, don’t forget to sip into a cup of piping hot south Indian coffee.

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