Madfoon Al Sada

Top choice emirati in Ras Al Khaimah

Don't be put off by the humble looks of this hospitable haunt: its mandi (slow-roasted chicken or lamb served with rice and chilli sauce) is among the best in the country. Once you're through the front door, it's Arab-kitsch all the way so slide into your booth with its mocked-up Bedouin tent ceiling and start feasting. Locals love it here.