in Bur Dubai

Egyptian flavours reign supreme here with tajines, mashawi (roasted meat), stuffed pigeon and a juicy bamia (okra casserole), although there are some pretty basic Western dishes too (like spag bol). Spare a thought for the self-conscious young waiters forced to wear elaborate Pharaoh garb to fit in with the lavish decor of hieroglyphics, majestic columns and gold.