Top Choice Seafood in Ajman

Themar Al Bahar

It may not score high in the looks or service departments, but for well-priced fresh fish and seafood this beachside place is the go-to spot in Ajman. Head to a separate room to make your selection from the catch of…
Thai in Sharjah


If your belly’s longing for the taste of Thailand, take it to Lemongrass’ soothing lime-coloured dining room for brightly flavoured cooking and solicitous service. Pad Thai is presented in an omelette wrapper – a ni…
Cafe in Sharjah

Al Gahwa al-Shaabiya

This traditional barasti coffeehouse, overlooking the lagoon, serves mint tea, local coffee, ginger milk and Arabic snacks. Extremely popular with Emiratis, it's a wonderful place to sit in the evenings, play backga…
Lebanese in Sharjah

Automatic Restaurant

A branch of the famed Lebanese chain, Automatic serves up fresh, reliable Lebanese staples in a bright, clean, cafeteria. The place gets packed with Arab expats late at night.
Breakfast in Sharjah

Caffe Undici

Sharjah's most sophisticated café has indoor and outdoor seating, continental breakfasts, generous-sized sandwiches and real espresso coffee.
Cafe in Ajman

La Croisette Café

This is a popular breakfast spot for coffee and croissants. And it has a real espresso machine – a rarity in these parts!
Indian in Ajman

India House

Specialising in authentic Indian vegetarian dishes, this spotless cafeteria is especially popular with expats for its extensive menu featuring value-priced thalis, biryanis, tandoor dishes, kebabs and curries from a…
Fast Food in Ajman

Sanad Winner Cafeteria

Local guys keep coming back to this popular fast-food place (especially late at night, when the pavement is packed) for its inventive pizzas (Dh15 to Dh30) – try the ‘mango craze' with beef strips, green pepper and …
Middle Eastern in Ras Al Khaimah

Al Sahari

Locals are fond of this tidy dining room with blue walls, linen table cloths and copious mezze, kebabs, fried fish and shrimp and fresh juices. Women and families sit on the left, men on the right. The attached cafe…
Persian in Sharjah


Popular with Emirati families, who dine in private booths, Sadaf serves up excellent authentic Persian cuisine. The spicy, moist kebabs are particularly good and the ‘Zereshk Polo Meat’ (rice with Iranian red barber…