If you are looking for an authentic cultural food expereince look no further. Bu Qtair is a true hidden gem in the backstreets of Jumeirah next to a mini dhow graveyard/service area. The kitchen itself is actually set up in a porta-cabin with only 2 mains served a day. The catch of the day + Shrimp , loads of it! Extremely affordable and doused in a delicious spicy sauce and eaten with freshly cooked paratha, i strongly recommend you go here! - wouldnt be complete without Kadak tea so order that too! Get there before 8pm so you can grab a seat and before the paratha runs out! Structure 1- Go inside portacabin 2-Order and Pay 3- Wait on the right hand side of the portacabin till you hear your name being called out 4- get seated on plastic table and chairs 5- Dig in!
It was some time now since I last visited this place so on this trip to Dubai I decided to re visit this restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised as they had moved to a large brand new building just on the opposite side. It now has a huge hall for inside sitting and a huge courtyard space for outside sitting just in front of the small beach. Most important nice clean toilets. I had to wait more than one hour before I got my chance to be served. The crowd was double then normal but most important the pricing and the food remained the same. The prawns and fish are just out of this world and so is the fish curry that you can have with hot KERALA parathas . Steamed rise is the only addition to the menu. If you love fish and prawns you must visit this place. I just love to go back !
Bu Qutair is one if those food places we keep on coming back to. This time they have better siting area (new building) just beside the fishermen marina with ample free parking space in front which is great. We arrived early with only few people in the que but as expected it got so full after sometime. We had fried fish and shrimps shared between 3 persons and it was more than enough for us. Great food, fresh and tasty!
You hardly get such places in Dubai,mostly because they are hardly spoken of,because most people don't know about them. Well,I'm a foodie and as such,a very picky one.I love sea food,but it's mostly very costly in the few places I know of. Since 2015,my close friend Rachel brought this place up in a conversation we were having and I finally had the chance in March 2016 to have my experience. Saturday evening,after strolling on the beach and watching the sunset to usher in a new night,my hunger pangs couldn't be contained especially because we had finally managed to locate this hidden gem. Located next to Fisherman's accommodation on the Jumeirah beach (very close to the Jumeirah public beach),it's a very simple restaurant with inside and outside seating. Sitting outside is ideal in the evenings since the daytime heat and humidity are slightly unbearable. We queued to place our order,which consisted sea food (the main meal served there),all raw and fresh.Ours was choice Hamour fish and about 500gms of fresh prawns,all these cost a paltry Dhs 125 ($34.20) and we waited for 30 minutes,which is the standard waiting time as mentioned on a sign board outside the premise. The meal is served with an option of white rice or paratha and veggie salads.