Last Exit to Dubai: A Food Truck Fun Park

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Last exit Dubai

Last exit Dubai

We're headed towards Last Exit Al Khawaneej, the closest one to our hotel in downtown and our driver gets us there in 15 minutes. Each Last Exit has a theme from Mad X's post apocalyptic theme to Al Khawaneej's agriculture theme. It spans over 1000 square metres and there are 13 airstream trailers here promising, in Dubai fashion, a trip around the world via your palate.

Last exit Dubai

People can either walk between food trucks or more popularly, if you have patience, you can drive through although queues are much longer as shiny white SUV's or G4's line up inching forward slowly. The food trucks are reasonably priced too.

Last exit Dubai

We're slightly delirious having already eaten a multi course dinner and it's getting very late. But a late night craving strikes Laura and she has to have fried chicken. We head towards Hot Chix, a fried chicken food truck and order a 4 piece pack with chips and coleslaw.

Last exit Dubai

We are told that it will be a 10 minute wait so we head towards Mooyah burgers to order a bacon cheese burger with a single patty and then walk around. It's slightly surreal and looks a bit like a bucolic North American scene with a pumpkin patch, scarecrows and watering cans. I can't imagine what visiting Mad X is like late at night with its post apocalyptic theme.

Last exit Dubai

Last exit Dubai

Bacon cheeseburger AED 33/$11.41AUD

Our burger and chicken are ready. I unwrap my Mooyah burger which comes neatly wrapped in wax paper in a box. It's soft as cotton and quite good although not boldly flavoured like I expect of a bacon cheeseburger. The brand comes from Texas and they use American Angus beef in their burgers.

Last exit Dubai

Hot Chix 4 piece Georgie pack AED 65/$22.49AUD

We next unwrap the Hot Chix box and there are four impressively coated chicken pieces. The breading, so important here, is earth shatteringly crunchy. I would have loved some hot sauce for this and I live in constant fear that my love of hot chilli will render my palate forever unable to be satisfied. Everyone loves the chicken and it's surprising how much five hot chicks can eat late at night.

Last exit Dubai

Last exit Dubai

Really, really cold Cheetos AED 20/$6.92AUD

Matters turn towards dessert and we bypass the huge queue of white SUVs waiting for a Krush burger and go to the Inventing Room. The cloud of dry ice smoke gives you an idea of what they promise - liquid nitrogen treats.

Last exit Dubai

Saffron Milk Cake AED 40/$13.84AUD

The most popular item is the saffron milk cake which is like an Indian dessert. One of the most photographed are the nitrogen Cheetos which are regular Cheetos that have been dipped in liquid nitrogen so that they are cold. It makes them fresh and crunchy and quite nice although the flavour doesn't change. We try a giant Nutella macaron (35AED/$12.11AUD), an Oreo Space Foam and a frozen S'mores as well. They're fun novelty wise although I didn't overly go for the flavours as they were quite sweet.

Last exit Dubai

Oreo Space Foam AED 20/$6.92AUD

Last exit Dubai

Smores AED 35/$12.11AUD

Last exit Dubai

It's getting late and we have an early start the next morning so it's one last stop at the Cupagahwa stand, another popular stand. I order two drinks: a pistachio latte which is thick like a shake and very green in colour.

Last exit Dubai

Cupagahwa AED 19/$6.57AUD

The best seller is the Cupagahwa which is a sweet, chocolatey, milky coffee that is actually delicious and I really wish that we had one of these stalls in Sydney because I'd be there a lot. It's like a mocha but creamier, milkier and sweeter.

And I find myself looking around at everyone having late night fun in this slightly surreal location, wishing that we had one of these everywhere.

Last exit Dubai

NQN visited Dubai as a guest of Dubai Tourism but all opinions remain her own.

Last Exit Al Khawaaneej

At the roundabout where D89 and D54 meet. Open from 7AM to 2AM 7 days a week. www.lastexit.ae/al-khawaneej/directions/