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Max Burgers in Abu Dhabi

Super yummy!


Where in Abu Dhabi:
Abu Dhabi Mall – Level 3
Tel: 026740057 – opening times
Dalma Mall – First floor, suite 166
Tel: 025508896 – opening times
New: Khalidiya Mall – Level 2, food court
Tel: 026813880

Max is a burger chain that comes from Sweden. Founded in 1968, quickly spread all across the country and in 2012 they opened their first restaurant in the UAE.

The banner in Dalma Mall.

W and I tried the one in Dalma Mall, which has very friendly staff.
We have been there quite a few times, actually, and we really like it.

Everything is really tasty. W and I have tried pretty much all the menu, but of course I recommend the veggie burger. They also serve salads, several yummy sides and milkshakes.

Love their milkshakes!

We really like this burger chain, because it uses healthy ingredients and they also have a range called ‘delifresh’, which has very low calories (more info on their website), which is a really good idea.

We usually go to the cinema in Dalma Mall, and often we just want a quick bite before the film starts: we had never heard of Max Burger before moving to live here, but now it is definitely one of our favourite burger restaurants!


Yomoo – Frozen Yogurt Bar

Delicious frozen yogurt.


Where in Abu Dhabi:

  • Dalma Mall – First Floor – near the Carrefour hypermarket.

Founded by a British couple after an inspiring trip to Los Angeles, this UK-based company opened its first bar in 2010, nothing less than inside Harrods, one of the most exclusive department stores in London.

Cute logo!

With the fun tag line “embrace your inner cow”, the bright colours, the whimsical design of their bars and the deliciousness of their products, it is easy to see how they became so popular!

When we realised that they have a shop also here in Abu Dhabi, we knew we had to try it, you know, just to make sure that it was as nice as we remembered it to be!

Our chocolate flavoured frozen yogurts.

And of course it was! We treated ourselves to chocolate frozen yogurt just before starting our weekly grocery shopping – which as everyone knows is a big test for a couple’s endurance! I am happy to report that all went well and we managed to keep our smile even when trying to decide which brand of breakfast cereal to buy or queuing at the till behind a herd of screaming children.

Now we know that when we get nostalgic for the flavours of home, we can always come here for a yummy pick me up.

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Burgerfuel in Abu Dhabi


The eye-catching logo.


Where in Abu Dhabi:
Dalma Mall – Ground Floor, near Green Parking 2 and E-Max electronic shop –
Tel: (02) 550 6385
Galleria Mall – South Cafe Terrace, on Al Maryah Island –
Tel: (02) 673 8779

New Zealand is famous for their high quality beef, so it comes as no surprise that they would think about creating a chain of burger restaurants!

The first Burgerfuel opened in 1995 in Auckland, and by 2010 they had landed in the UAE. In Dubai there are many of them scattered throughout the city, but of course we tried their Abu Dhabi branch. (Update: since this post was published, a new branch opened on Al Maryah Island).


The restaurant in Dalma Mall.

Their outlet in Dalma Mall is brightly coloured, had friendly and welcoming staff and attracted us with their promise for natural, fresh and gourmet creations.

I ordered the V Twin Vege burger (mushroom, kumara, chickpea & basil pattie, melted cheddar, plum sauce, salad, relish and fresh aioli), whilst W ordered the Flame Thrower (Char-grilled chicken breast, sliced jalapeno peppers, fresh avocado, salad, relish and fresh aioli). We also decided to have a side of Spud Fries and a Malt Fuel Chocolate Shake to share.

So, what is the verdict? … Absolutely delicious! Special mention needs to go to the fries, which were crunchy and full of taste, and sprinkled with one of the tastiest salts I ever had! Both burgers were full of original flavours, and the milkshake was fresh and indulgent.
I generally think that when a meal is this tasty, it must be unhealthy, but thanks to all the natural and fresh ingredients used in this restaurant, luckily this is not the case! We loved eating here and we will certainly be back soon.


V Twin Vege & Spud Fries

Flame Thrower Burger

Chocolate milkshake


Grand Central – Burgers Restaurant

The Grand Central restaurant in Dalma Mall


Where in Abu Dhabi:

  • Muroor Road – Intersection of Muroor & 15th Street – 02 642-6499
    (opposite Mamoura Buildings, across from Jones the Grocer)
  • Dalma Mall – Musaffah – 02 445-5867
    (second floor, near the cinema)

Waiting for our order to be ready.



The first thing that attracted us to this burger restaurant has been its striking decor.

We were walking through Dalma Mall and we could not help but being drawn towards the bright red seats, the luggage over them and the overall underground feeling, complete with curved roof over our head! Attention has been given to the smallest details, such as the order number which is in the shape of a rail crossing sign.

Grand Central is a local burger chain, created by an UAE national and an American from New York. They transported their restaurants right into the tunnels of a New York subway, sourced local and organic ingredients and created something of high quality, fun, and original in the somehow very crowded world of burger franchises.

I ordered mini veggie burgers with a side of curly fries. W ordered the beef burger with sweet potatoes fries. To top it off, we shared a cookies and cream milkshake.

Our food arrived in beautiful packets, almost wrapped as designer clothes in a posh boutique. We were very impressed!

Beef burger.

Veggie mini burgers.


Cookies and cream milkshake.







We were not disappointed by the taste either: everything was absolutely gorgeous!

Burgers unwrapped.

The burgers were tasty and juicy, the fries were perfectly crisp, and the milkshake had cookies’ crumbles happily clogging up the straw.

We really loved everything about this restaurant.

Thanks to its great atmosphere, really helpful staff and wonderful food, Grand Central has quickly become one of our favourite places to go when we want a really good burger.


Special Juice Bar (Dalma Mall)

special juice bar 1

Green lights!

After a long day out and about, there are a few things that can beat a freshly made cold drink! We were shopping in Dalma Mall when we stumbled upon this eye-catching juice bar.

With half of its seating area basking in green light, this bar is certain to attract attention.

special juice bar 2


When we stopped and read the menu, full of delicious freshly made juices, milkshakes and smoothies, it was impossible not to take a seat!

We ordered two strawberry milkshakes with cream, and you could taste the fresh fruits in it all the way through. Gorgeous!

Apart from the one in Dalma Mall (located on the first floor, just opposite the big Carrefour hypermarket, Telephone number: 02-550 8444), we heard there is another branch on the Corniche, so we will make sure to try that one as well.

We could not find an official website but we will make sure to ask next time we are in the store!

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