It's no secret that Dubai is a food lover's paradise. Whether you're a casual, laid-back diner or a luxury food connoisseur, you will definitely find something that tingles your taste buds here in the city of food-dreams.
All these choices might leave you confused about which Dubai restaurants you should hit next. But fear not - we're here to guide you to the city's best-of-the-best. Think of it as your foodie bucket list - you've got to tick them all!
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FOR THE FUN-FILLED DINER
Catch a wave, sip a cocktail, grab a gourmet bite and perfect your arm swing in a high energy, upscale bowling experience at Wavehouse. With four state-of-the-art lanes, the entertainment hub is the ultimate Dubai bowling destination for friends and family to come together and get the bowling party started.
A first of its kind in the region, there is nowhere else in the city to experience live music, gaming, bowling, great food and drinks and a state-of-the-art wave machine, all under one roof.
Price for 2: AED 350
Mama Zonia is located on the 2nd floor of Pier 7, flooding the popular dining destination with lush Amazonian inspirations. Mysterious and chic, the urban jungle unleashes bold flavors of a tropical fare, slithering hand-crafted cocktails, roaring DJ entertainment, in a lavish landscape of exuberant foliage.
Price for 2: AED 390
Serving up a cornucopia of moreish gastropub dishes & boasting an impressive range of handpicked spirits, cocktails and craft beer, Distillery is a gastropub and late-night bar hidden in the heart of Dubai downtown. Distillery offers everything from post-work happy hours, ladies’ nights & weekend endless brunches.
Price for 2: AED 360
Exuding a rustic simplicity infused with a dose of glamour, Dubai’s stylish beach club features a glittering infinity pool, great food and good times – topped off with different award-winning entertainment every week at Atlantis The Palm.
Price for 2: AED 630
Bistrot Bagatelle Dubai boasts a strong focus on fresh, clean flavours and ingredients as the center of the concept, with French classics enlivened with innovative flavour combinations and a lighter approach to dining. Bagatelle Dubai is designed to reflect classic Parisian elements highlighted by bold artwork and open format music, keeping guests entertained and mesmerized every night.
Price for 2: 800
If you are craving vibrancy, this Dubai eatery has it in bucket loads. Muchachas a is built with energy and verve, this cantina has a zest and vivacious feel, which carries through to the menu. With an emphasis on serving up fresh and spicy flavours that will inspire and brighten up your day, head here for a dose Mexican fiesta spirit.
Price for 2: AED 250
FOR THE LAID-BACK DINER
Ibn AlBahr is the perfect mini gateway that is just a short drive away from the city - a place where you come to meet your friends & family while enjoying non-pretentious good quality fresh seafood. The welcoming and warm atmosphere allows you to immediately disconnect from everything else, which makes Ibn Al Bahr the perfect spot for a relaxed and laid-back meal.
Price for 2: AED 295
During the day, the indoor/outdoor lounge at The Ritz Carlton JBR, La Baie, offers a reprieve from the sun with TVs broadcasting major global sporting events, poolside cabanas and swim-up bar offering casual fare, and refreshing drinks. At night, international cuisine and craft cocktails make it a destination among the fashionable.
Price for 2: AED 400
Freshly baked bread, crafted barista coffee, and a selection of authentic European cuisine, served 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. La Farine is a contemporary café and bakery where guests can gather, socialise, and enjoy gourmet fare in a casual and comfortable setting. La Farine also features a delectable selection of homemade pastries, a range of boutique European products, and beautiful bespoke cakes crafted by the cake artist.
Price for 2: AED 370
Hailing all the way from L.A, Urth Cafe welcomes diners at City Walk. Urth Cafe is well known for its organic coffees & fine teas, quality people, and a health-conscious cuisine. Designed to bring a feeling of laid-back LA cool to Dubai’s fast-paced city streets, Urth is the go-to hangout for Dubai foodies, families and wellbeing connoisseurs.
Price for 2: AED 190
BB is a home-grown concept revolving around its community, serving an Eastern Cuisine in a compelling and compact space. The menu is accessible and has an inclusive not exclusive approach, considering various budgets and multiple vegan, vegetarian and meat options.
Designed over three floors, each location is unique, whether you would like to relax in their cosy lounge bar or dine Al Fresco in the garden, there are plenty of opportunities to create your unique dining experience.
Price for 2: AED 230
A progressive transition that reflects the traditional Indian cuisine in a more modern and casual setting, Bombay Bungalow will be your new neighbourhood retreat to experience the lighter, fresher flavours of India while also enjoying the classic, wholesome flavors that are close to your heart. With it's unique "bungalow-style" dining area, this restaurant has become the modern home for quintessential Indian food.
Price for 2: AED 275
FOR THE LUXURY DINER
Located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, also known as “The Highest Restaurant in the World”! Rising 442 meters from the ground of the world’s tallest building, board the fastest elevator in the world and prepare to have your breath taken away by an exquisite array of one of the world’s best gastronomical wonders, home to culinary masterpieces and spectacular views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf.
Price for 2: AED 900
Located in the lobby of the Armani Hotel in the heart of Dubai, Armani/Ristorante has an elegant and contemporary ambiance. A large backlit wall encircles the diners, who are seated at blush pink tables with cozy deep seating. The menu is authentic Italian and the chefs use traditional cooking techniques to take full advantage of the quality ingredients.
Price for 2: AED 900
Il Borro is a high class Tuscan Bistro. The restaurant has a simple crisp design with cream walls and bright décor, drawing the focus to the classic menu. The cuisine is authentic and the dishes are made with ingredients imported from the region. Located in the heart of Dubai, this is a stunning Italian eatery, with a large wooden terrace overlooking the water, perfect for the cooler months.
Price for 2: AED 400
Capturing the clubby spirit of a handsomely timeworn brasserie this MAINE resembles an old world steakhouse with a strong undertow of sensuality designed with a jaw dropping neo-speakeasy aesthetic.
The menu cascades from shellfish to snails and fresh fish to bespoke steak cuts that are aged to perfection for insatiable carnivores to enjoy. The long bar is the 'crown jewel' of the room, manned by an army of skilled mixologists with a slavish allegiance to the craft of fine cocktail making.
Price for 2: AED 360
Innovative Japanese-Peruvian restaurant in a chic setting: it's a winning formula that's made Nobu a global culinary icon. At Nobu Dubai, begin your night with cocktails and Japanese tapas in the sake lounge, before sitting down to an exceptional omakase or a la carte menu in the dream-like Japanese garden. Indulge in celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's iconic black cod miso, premium wagyu beef tacos with a Japanese twist, and Dubai's best sushi.
Price for 2: AED 460
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 of Dubai, making this an ideal setting for every day dining and special celebratory meals.
Price for 2: AED 680
Kitchen6 is an all-day dining restaurant featuring international buffets, Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, European breads and Indian tandoors glowing through glass walls. The open kitchen invites watching chefs at work creating gastronomic delights.
Price for 2: AED 375
Experience the best of Britain at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Dubai. Inspired by the original Bread Street Kitchen in London, the relaxed warehouse setting is a favourite destination for families and friends, featuring outdoor dining, an ice-cream bar, and a lively Friday brunch. On the menu, expect a modern take on British classics, such as fish and chips in a craft-beer batter, the legendary beef Wellington, and indulgent puddings that will take you back to childhood.
Price for 2: AED 490
A new take on Arabic cuisine, Olea is a contemporary modern Arabian restaurant which celebrates the tastes, ingredients and aromas from the six Levantine nations – Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Southern Turkey, Lebanon and Cyprus. From the live kitchen, Olea’s chefs serve up an authentic experience with an array of freshly prepared dishes, from the El Homos Beiruti of Lebanon and Nayeh (raw meat) selection of Syria to the Sultan Ibrahim of Cyprus and Soft Kunafa of Palestine.
Price for 2: AED 330
Noir, located at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, is a provocative Cocktail Lounge and Bar exudes sophistication in a decadent ambience. The Mixologist will tempt you with stylish concoctions with creative blends utilizing fresh local ingredients and unique tastes, and on the weekends, expect amplified vibes for partygoers and nightlife aficionados'. Pan Asian and Latin dishes on the menu make the perfect addition to your night.
Price for 2: AED 430
Inspired by favourite comfort foods and classics, LAO serves the best of Asian home-style cooking with authentic spices, sauces and cooking techniques. Enjoy traditional dishes from across southeast Asia in a relaxed, yet vibrant bistro-style atmosphere. LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens.
Price for 2: AED 480
Located 36th floors up at the H Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, this place has some killer city views as well as an interesting Mediterranean and Japanese food fusion offering. PLAY offers a wide variety of dishes all created with high quality produce and culinary zest. The contemporary Mediterranean menu with its delicious Japanese twist is beautifully accompanied by a rock-star beverage listing.
Price for 2: AED 670
Leveraging off its African heritage, The Meat Co's innovative design and striking decor reflects an eclectic combination of colour, texture and bespoke elements. In addition to this, the iconic location of the restaurant with a view of the Burj Al Arab creates a sense of theatre for diners.
It is the meticulous procurement of the best steaks from around the globe and the unique ageing process, combined with the eclectic atmosphere and warm hospitality that maintains The Meat Co's loyal following.
Price for 2: AED 570
Armani/Hashi is a Japanese restaurant on the ground floor of the Armani Hotel. The outdoor terrace has an impressive view looking out over the Dubai fountains and Burj Khalifa. Serving classic Japanese cuisine, the menu features a selection of hot dishes, sushi and sashimi. Trained sushi chefs prepare the fish dishes in front of the guests. The décor is simple and elegant, with stylish entertainment on selected afternoons and evenings.
Price for 2: AED 620
Offering signature dishes and unique culinary creations from the Mediterranean and beyond, WHITE Restaurant’s in-tune with nature décor provides a calming ambience set to the soundtrack of soulful live music overlooking the unforgettable Dubai skyline.
Price for 2: AED 600