The UAE seems to have a great appreciation for burgers and fries. At my own health risk, I have decided to review a number of these establishments so that everyone will have a better idea on where to go when you visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The first review will be that of Shake Shack. If you remember, I tried the Shake Shack (SS) shortly after coming to Dubai. The SS at the Mall of the Emirates is nearly one year old. They are celebrating their first anniversary with a birthday cake ice cream blizzard (or what they call a CONCreation)
The basic Shakeburger is cooked well done and flat, similar to a Steak and Shake burger. You can order a double or a single. It comes with lettuce, tomato and special sauce (similar to the 1000 island dressing). The buns are not toasted but they are freshly baked and very tasty. The fries are krinkle fries and you can get them with the cheese option. I opted for the large Arnold Palmer drink.
The cost of the single burger and fries with the large drink was AED 52. ($14.25) A little on the pricey side for a single burger and fries. The service was good and the restaurant area was clean and well designed.