Ras Al Khaimah: Noor Al Huda, Maaridh
Co-ordinates: 25.81647, 55.97057
Before the city shifted south to desert suburbs named after sheikhs, Ras Al Khaimah had two sides divided by the creek. Each had its cafeterias of renown. In the south, there was Ruwais Cafeteria for zinker burgers and Malik Al Karak for karak. In the north, there was King of Berger and Noor Al Huda. This tiny cafeteria is in the centre of the Maaridh, a stone’s throw from the afternoon fish market and souq. Drive down Ibn Dhaher Street, named after the 17th century poet who immortalised this maritime neighbourhood in verse, and then park at the mouth of Ras Al Khaimah creek to sip tea by the sea.