Going to Dubai can be overwhelming so, we gathered this list of where you should eat while visiting the biggest city of the UAE.
“The City of Gold” placed 4th in Mastercard’s 2017 Global Destination Cities Index, with an outstanding 16 million international visitors during the year. Thus, having that in mind we decided to create a comprehensive list of the best restaurants in Dubai, having as our criteria the quality of the food and the spectacle that the dining place offers their clients.
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10. Social by Heinz Beck
World-renowned, 3-star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck brings contemporary Italian dining to Dubai. Featuring inviting design elements and offering innovative contemporary Italian cuisine, Social by Heinz Beck offers a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere with magnificent views over the beautiful grounds of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.
With pristine wooden floors, retro photos and a glass-fronted kitchen, the decor of Social by Heinz Beck is classic luxury with a modern twist.
9. Al Iwan Burj al Arab
Al Iwan is a themed Arabian Buffet restaurant located in Burj al Arab. The only colors you will see in restaurant are Black, Gold and Red. These colors are displayed in such a grand level that you will feel like you have entered a royal palace. The best Arabic dishes are served here to the customers with spectacular views both during the day and the night.
Dinning in Ossiano is like being in the Little Mermaid. While dinning the best seafood, you can experience the stunning view of the floor-to-ceiling huge aquarium. This has to be one of the most exotic restaurants in Dubai to eat in. You will be accompanied by the 6,000 marine creatures as you will be sitting in the one of the largest aquarium in the world.
7. La Petite Maison
Magnificently located in DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre), this restaurant’s cooking style belongs to “old Genoese” serving Mediterranean dishes. This place provides you with the best fusion between the French as well as the Mediterranean food making your dining experience worthwhile. La Petite Maison’s tightly packed table settings ensure that the atmosphere is always electric and dining there is an exciting and memorable experience.
6. Zheng He
Zheng He is a five star Chinese restaurants in Dubai, that is beautifully decorated with modern style. The Award winning chefs at Zheng He’s pride themselves on creating dishes that blend modern Western presentation with old Chinese flavors. The setting adds to this fusion; on the ‘dockside’ of a canal that weaves itself into the Madinet Jumeirah resort, it has an atmosphere of ancient simplicity while retaining views of the Burj Al Arab and the Gulf beyond.
Zuma is one of the most famous and loved restaurants in Dubai. The restaurant is located right in the center of the city making it one of the most sought after places in Dubai.
The beauty of Zuma is that it is luxuriously unfussy, specializing in the Japanese Izakaya style of dining, in which food is served to share.
Zuma combines its classic Japanese dishes with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. Following the Japanese Izakaya style of dining, dishes are steadily brought to the table creating an informal yet sophisticated style of eating and drinking, with a contemporary twist.
4. Al Hadheerah
Al Hadheerah is so luxurious and traditional that it is now being considered the ultimate entertainment zone one can ever need. Guests dine while being entertained by actors riding horses and acting out swordplay, with belly dancers and henna artists keeping families entertained for hours.
The signature restaurant of the Bab Al Shams Resort is a 60 minute drive from Dubai airport, in a resort hidden amongst and surrounded by sand dunes, giving the image of an isolated oasis.
3. Cavalli Club Dubai
Launched in collaboration with acclaimed designer Roberto Cavalli, the Cavalli Club is celebrated for its lavish interiors featuring glistening chandeliers made of Swarovski crystals that hang from the purple ceiling, waterfalls within the modern lounge and the restaurant that spans three floors. Gourmet Italian and international cuisine is served here on Roberto Cavalli crockery, with a menu that features dishes such as foie gras with balsamic onion jam and organic clementines, and New York steak of Wagyu grade 9+, which is one of Casa Cavalli’s signature table-side preparations.
2. At.mosphere Burj Khalifa
Spanning floor 122 of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, this restaurant and bar is best known for its far reaching views, but it is also held in high regard for its culinary offering. Within this contemporary elegant space, diners are serve dishes incorporating fine ingredients from around the world. Sturia caviar and oysters can be followed by premium seafood and meat, or a seven-course Garden Experience.
This seafood restaurant is located at the end of the pier at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah. Pierchic gives you a unique and unmatched dining experience out of any restaurants in Dubai. The pier is a romantic outpost, far removed from the noise and bustle of Dubai and offering unspoilted views of the azure Gulf. In its setting, this seafood restaurant commands views out across the Arabian Gulf, making it one of Dubai’s most romantic dining venues. Modern European cuisine using ingredients from the sea is the focus here, with a menu featuring dishes such as Imperial caviar, a shellfish and seafood platter, and grilled Canadian lobster.
Located at the end of a pier, the fancy and elaborate Pierchic is a romantic over-water destination that offers epic views of the sun setting across the Arabian Gulf.
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