When preparing for a budget trip to India disregard, as far as possible, any clearly defined expectations. Nothing can prepare you for India if you come from a western or afro-western context.

Dubai is home to thousands of restaurants. Whatever type of cuisine or food you’re craving – Italian, Japanese, Mexican – you’ll find it in this city. However, to do so at the expense of the local cuisine is a shame as there are some magnificent Emirati dishes to be enjoyed!