Whether you’ve had a night on the town, been working late or simply fancy a midnight bite, there’s plenty of after-hours dining spots to try in town.  


Locations: Al Barsha, Mirdiff, Downton Dubai, Dubailand, Dubai Marina

Open: Sat-Wed 10:30am to 4:00am and Thurs-Fri 24 hours

Delivery: Yes – visit here for contact numbers

USP: Feel good pizza with fresh ingredients.

Food: Arguably some of the best pizza we’ve tried, NKD Pizza is also relatively guilt-free thanks to their super fresh and wholesome ingredients. Their Ancestral Blend dough is made from ten different grains and their veggies are picked daily from Greenheart Organic Farms, right here in the UAE.

What to try: Original Crust Superbiotic Pizza

Price point: Medium pizzas start at Dhs31


Locations: Sheikh Zayed Road, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Dubai Mall, Meadows, Dubai Marina, Ibn Battita Mall, Motor City, Tecom

Open: 24 hours

Delivery: Yes – call 600 522231

USP: Healthy but hearty Lebanese.

Food: Taking traditional Lebanese favourites to a whole new level, this chain has been a local favourite ever since it opened. From delicious mini bites to tasty salads and yummy wraps arriving in soft fluffy dough, you’re spoilt for choice. The sides and desserts are also a must-try.

Price point: Manakish starts at Dhs7 while wraps start at Dhs24



Location: Jumeirah 2, Al Wasl Road

Open: 24 hours

Delivery: Yes – call (04) 3961980

USP: The ultimate Manakish, simple but oh-so-good.

Food: Ask anyone who’s been in Dubai for more than three years and chances are they’ve visited Al Reef. Ask anyone who grew up here, and they will refer to the bakery as fondly as they would a beloved pet – it’s that good. Without debate, they make the greatest manakish (cheesy bread) in the entire world.

Price point: Manakish starts at Dhs4


Location: Satwa Road

Open: 5am to 3am

Delivery: Yes – call (04) 3315353

Best For: Yummy curries and grill delights.

Food: This popular Pakistani spot offers authentic and affordable dishes. The crowd is super-diverse – expect a cabbie on one table and a five-star chef on the next. This is the joint to hit up if you want to eat like a king but not pay the price. There is a huge selection of delectable curries, a variety of grilled meats and too-good-to-resist buttery naan bread.

Price Point: Grill and curries start at Dhs8


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