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The Hit List: New and Trending Restaurants in Dubai Right Now

Another day, another place to go out. Lots of new restaurants have been opening in Dubai recently. From the recently opened, and ultra trending Garden, to established Dubai dining heavyweights like The Meat Co., here are latest trending restaurants in Dubai right now.


Garden

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Latin American is the name of the game at Garden, where vibrant street food from Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Argentina are taking Dubai by storm. Get Latino fever with your favorite modern riffs from tacos to arepas to even making your own guac!

Complemented by fun and exciting beverages, Garden’s enticing outdoor setting on the bustling terrace will keep Dubaians coming back for more.

Location: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 260

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Wavehouse

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The perfect stop for all kinds of entertainment, Wavehouse is the newest addition to Atlantis, The Palm's dining scene. With a Bowling Alley, Wave Rider, Kids Playing area, Restaurant & Bar, Wavehouse is THE spot to hit for your next family or friends outing.

Location: Atlantis The Palm
Price for 2: AED 350

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Roberto's Dubai

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Roberto's world-class team blends an admirably Roman devotion to food with Venetian hospitality and Milanese flair, resulting in a unique and homegrown reinterpretation of Italian cuisine. Seamlessly drawing from old and new, classic and modern, traditional and contemporary, Roberto's is a culinary affair that marries signature service with DIFC's renowned gastronomic scene.

Their carefully curated concept stays true to their thoughtful design - resulting in three areas that create a truly inimitable sense of welcoming and celebration for all occasions : The Ristorante, the main dining room, The Salotto, the buzzing lounge, The Cortina, the intimate terrace that showcases unequalled views of the iconic Dubai skyline and Burj Khalifa.

Location: DIFC
Price for 2: AED 550

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The Loft, Dubai Opera

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The Loft has opened at Dubai Opera replacing the now closed Sean Connolly. With a beautiful rooftop location and stunning views of Burj Khalifa paired with an array of European Dining Experiences, The Loft promises to deliver a unique gastronomical adventure.

Location: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 495

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Urth Caffe

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Hailing all the way from L.A, Urthh Cafe welcomes diners at City Walk. Urthh Cafe is well known for it's 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 aims at becoming the go-to hangout for Dubai foodies, families and wellbeing connoisseurs.

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Nola Eatery & Social House

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Bringing old southern, Louisiana-style hospitality to Dubai, Nola hops on a weekday night with the after-work drinks crowd. With live jazz bands and a subtle decadence, the atmosphere is convivial and energized. Beverages and food concepts are inspired by South America, setting the temperature at somewhere between hot and fun.

Location: Armada Blue Bay Hotel, JLT
Price for 2: AED 350

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Seafood Market

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An Authentic Far Eastern Style Restaurant with 18 seawater tanks featuring live lobsters from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Oman, live Crabs and Live Local Hammour, Seafood Market is truly a fish lover's haven.

The only seafood restaurant in Dubai that offers a wide variety of daily caught fresh fish and shell fish displayed supermarket style in large cold counter, also with wide selection of fresh vegetables and tropical fruits.

You can shop for fresh seafood as well as the vegetables to accompaniment and have it prepared to your liking at this market-style restaurant.

Location: Le Meridien DUbai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud
Price for 2: AED 215

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BB Social Dining

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BB Social Dining in DIFC is one of the most trending spots in town; spread out over 3 floors, each offering a unique dining experience for you to choose from.

Enjoy an Eastern-influenced menu that's all about sharing, packed with mouth-watering Baos, Bites, Bowls and BBQ with an all inclusive approach with multiple vegan, vegetarian and meat options. Tingle your senses with BB Social Dining's expansive options and social vibe

Location: DIFC
Price for 2: AED 250

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Folly by Nick & Scott

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With a prime location in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, folly by Nick & Scott offers an informal take on modern dining in a relaxed, welcoming environment. As well as an intimate dining area and open kitchen, folly has two outdoor terrace bars, both featuring stunning views over the Madinat waterways.

Whether you visit the restaurants for a craft cocktail and a bite to eat, a leisurely meal or an exclusive private dining experience, you will be whole-heartedly welcomed at Folly.

The food at folly is driven by Nick and Scott’s experience and creativity, with a strong focus on flavour and a commitment to sourcing high-quality produce. Contemporary, ingredient-led dishes are executed with skill and finesse and guests are encouraged to create their own tasting menu for a truly personal dining experience.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah
Price for 2: AED 360

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Boardwalk

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The iconic and award winning Boardwalk restaurant is located at the Dubai Creek Marina, offering spectacular views of the Dubai skyline from their outdoor terrace. Nestled on the shores of the idyllic Dubai Creek Marina, Boardwalk has been a popular Dubai institution since opening 25 years ago.

Boardwalk features a Mediterranean inspired menu, where guests can enjoy freshly baked pizzas and calzone from the pizza oven, as well as an extensive fresh fish and seafood selection prepared to order.

Location: Dubai Creek Golf Yacht Club
Price for 2: AED 390

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Mina Brasserie

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MINA Brasserie is a modern, bustling brasserie for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a selection of hearty dishes, in partnership with award-winning celebrity Chef Michael Mina.

You are welcomed by a fun and dynamic space for both private diners and larger groups to graze on delicious sharing plates from morning until night . The outdoor terrace is alive with lounge seating, lush green trees and the gleaming golden bar of MINA Brasserie features a collection of classics, with an emphasis on traditional aperitifs and hard to find spirits from around the world.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC
Price for 2: AED 505

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Distillery

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Bringing an after-hours vibe to Dubai’s hipster scene, Distillery is a new gastropub and late-night bar. A community hangout to come to after work or for a meal & pint with friends on the weekend.

The menu here consists of a range of small plates with delicacies like tartare and ceviche, sandwiches and generous mains with meat being he highlight of the show. Distillery is the perfect spot if you're looking for a laid-back vibe.

Location: Manzil Downtown, Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 390

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STK JBR

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With a chic vibe, upmarket interiors and a trendy New York edge, STK is a high-energy dining and drinks venue and the ultimate blend of food-meets-party, bringing an all-new experience to Dubai, truly a cut above the rest. The mouthwatering menu features classic steakhouse options with a modern twist, catering for all palates; meat lovers and non-steak-lovers alike. With the various cuts of tender, juicy beef undoubtedly the star of the show, the wide selection of toppings, sauces and sides share the spotlight, with entrees including fish, oysters and more.

Location: Rixos Premium, JBR
Price for 2: AED 400

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Seafire Steakhouse

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A modern New York-style Steak House boasting an exceptional butchery from Australia, an open theatrical kitchen and huge walk-in wine cellar with more than 3,500 bottles, Seafire is a unique venue to entertain large or small groups in the Bar or Restaurant.

Feast on some of the best cuts of meat you can find in the city in this unique steakhouse located inside the beautiful Atlantis the Palm

Location: Atlantis The Palm
Price for 2: Aed 570

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Soul Restaurant & Bar

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Soul Restaurant & Bar is bringing Manhattan-inspired fine-dining to Dubai. The New York themed brasserie has a sophisticated menu that boasts an impressive meat selection, all served with that signature Big Apple culinary style. The exquisite food, impressive wine selection and indoor-outdoor seating options really do set this place apart from the usual JBR eateries, delivering on class, comfort and ambiance is just the right quantities.

The menu brings flavors from the many ethnic neighborhoods of Manhattan, from Little Italy and the Meatpacking District, to the Upper East Side, all delivered to a very high standard. There’s a range of Irish, Australian, American and French steak available, as well as a variety of seafood dishes and a good amount of vegetarian options too.

Location: Movenpick Hotel, JBR
Price for 2: AED 480

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The Lobby Lounge

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Glamorous throughout the day, the Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai invites guests for delectable treat featuring artisan pastry and cakes selection.

Well-known for its classic afternoon tea, the grand venue offers irresistible cakes, fine pastries, freshly baked scones and an authentic tea experience from around the world.

A perfect venue for social gatherings or intimate celebrations, ladies may lie back and sip their cup of tea while listening to the delicate strokes of the pianist. Enjoy exquisitely crafted delicacies, artisanal cakes and fine pastries.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, JBR
Price for 2: AED 275

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Todd English Food Hall

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The Todd English Food Hall is a European inspired specialty food hall that aim to serve the finest, freshly prepared gourmet foods. It mirrors the aesthetics of the finest food specialty markets throughout the world. The Food Hall at The Dubai Mall will be offering an even more extensive menu focusing on the regional tastes, by adding in Arabic and Afghan dining options, comprising of elements served from a mixed choice of live kitchens.

Location: Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 250

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Zoco

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Known for it's buzzing modern Mexican & Latin American vibe, Zoco is an urban, soulful eatery and cocktail bar serving classic dishes with a twist curated by Chef Manuel Sanchez alongside an eclectic selection of drinks.

With exciting live music, great food & vibrant setting, Zoco has become a crowd favourite for amazing night outs.

Location: The Atrium, Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 475

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Taikun

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Taikun Restaurant & Lounge features the vivid flavors of East Asian cuisine in an atmosphere that marries the tranquility of Asia with the vibrant energy of Downtown Dubai.

With a casual restaurant & lounge and an expansive garden & terrace overlooking the city, it is a perfect hub for laid back get-togethers and social gatherings

Location: Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 370

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Traders Vic's

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One of America's first fusion restaurant concepts, Trader Vic's has been known for decades for it's tropical vibes & island-style cuisine alongside the exquisite cocktails curated by The Trader himself.

If you're looking for a great hangout spot with exciting and fun events, live music & delicious food, Trader Vic's is the place to be!

Location: Hilton, JBR
Price for 2: AED 400

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Entrecote

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Entrecote is home to a unique-dining experience all the way from Geneva that revolves around a single menu formula that gained immediate worldwide success.

Entrecote offers Faux Fillet Steaks paired with secret sauce, Cafe De Paris, the recipe to which is still secure with the original creator, Rue Mont Blanc. The sauce is so exclusive that it is flown all the way from Geneva to serve diners in Dubai! An experience not to be missed, Entrecote should be high on your food bucket-list

Location: Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 400

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Seafu

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Overlooking gorgeous views of the ocean, Seafu Restaurant & Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel is an unpretentious and utterly gorgeous spot that has become a crownd favourite. Seafu serves sophisticated & delicious seafood that will tantalise your tastebuds. With various dining experiences including a beautiful terrace, gorgeous interiors and a fire pit, Seafu's ultra-relaxed and chic atmosphere has something for everyone.

Location: Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2
Price for 2: AED 695

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Miss Tess

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An Asian-street food restaurant inspired by the story of an Asian woman who grew up on the streets of her continent, Miss Tess at The Taj, Business Bay delights its diners with a very elaborate experience complete with an exciting backstory, eclectic performances and brilliant Asian Street Food.

Location: Taj Hotel, Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 390

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Ketch up

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Serving up brilliant Gourmet Burgers at Bluewaters, Ketch up is a delicious new spot by Russian Chef Alexander Belkovich with his special touch from Moscow. With freshly home-made buns and juicky patties, Ketch up has become one of the most popular burger joints in town.

Location: Bluewaters Island
Price for 2: AED 380

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Soho Garden

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Soho Garden is a cosmopolitan enclave at the edge of the city that combines the creativity of an urban scene with the elegance of a secret garden. With four stylish bars it offers a uniquely diverse mix of dining, pool lounging and nightlife experiences.

Location: Nad Al Sheba
Price for 2: AED 490

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Little Miss India

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The character led, gastronomic destination at Fairmont The Palm is Little Miss India and central to the story is the eclectic and extravagant 'Mistress' of the mansion Little Miss India herself, otherwise known as the fictional character Mohini Singh, who takes diners on a unique journey through her worldly travels, amazing achievements and an eccentric menu in her very own home. This quirky concept fuses a vibrant and colonial restaurant, lounge bar to tell a personal story, allowing guests to explore the incredible quality, history and diversity of Indian cuisine.

Location: Fairmont the Palm
Price for 2: AED 345

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Hotel Cartagena

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Hotel Cartagena, located at the JW Marriot Marquis in Business Bay, unfolds the tale told by its protagonist, Mrs Buendia. This eclectic bohemian paradise promises Latin America without borders to its diners, and delivers with it's vibrant atmosphere and delicious food. With goregous view of the Dubai skyline, Hotel Cartagena is the perfect place to sit back. meet, eat, drink, entertain and relax.

Location: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 700

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Seagrill Bistro

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Celebrate the best of the ocean’s rich bounty at Seagrill Bistro, where expansive views of the Dubai Marina skyline add a romantic touch, and complement a generous menu of seafood platters, market-fresh fish and tender grill favourites. The Seagrill Bistro Brunch, also known as the ‘chicest brunch in Dubai’, is available every Friday, located next to the beach with gorgeous views, and offers a selection of Mediterranean and European-inspired signature dishes, with plentiful beverages within a lively yet laid back atmosphere.

Location: Fairmont The Palm
Price for 2: AED 460

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Hakkasan

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Hakkasan brings its award-winning cuisine to the majestic Atlantis The Palm.

Enjoy an entirely unique menu featuring signature dishes served in the traditional sharing Hakkasan approach as well as a selection of dishes exclusive to Dubai. Hakkasan offers signature menus and a la carte options alongside an award-winning wine list and signature cocktails.

Location: Atlantis The Palm
Price for 2: AED 660

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Carnival by Tresind

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Catering to the myriad of cultures that flaunt the bustling corporate hub of DIFC, Carnival by Tresind is a celebration of Indian food, where Indian food comes of age to shed its erstwhile glamorous modern avatar and take leaps ahead to enter the post modern era. Dining at Carnival is a gastronomic fiesta that pushes the boundaries of fine dining to transcend into a nostalgic culinary experience which revokes childhood memories and takes you back to your days of yore.

Location: DIFC
Price for 2: AED 480

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The Meat Co. Madinat Jumeirah

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The Meat Co., located at the Souk Madinat Jumeriah in Umm Suqeim, is one of the most well known fine-dining steak houses in Dubai, offering a global selection of premium cuts of meats and South African-inspired dishes. The venue features a sprawling outdoor terrace with a panoramic view of the Burj Al Arab and the waterways, while inside the vibe is dark, bustling and masculine.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah
Price for 2: AED 570

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Masti

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Masti, which translates to ‘fun and mischief’ infuses modern with tradition and colour with flavour, creating an expression of ‘New India’. Masti's large array of Indian inspired sharing plates take cues and influence from a variety of global flavours. The colourful interiors and the fun vibe at Masti makes it the perfect spot for a hip night out.

Location: La Mer
Price for 2: AED 635

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La Serre

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La Serre is a two storey French bistro in the centre of downtown Dubai. Encased in glass the first floor is a boulangerie serving freshly baked bread daily and a breakfast menu. While the second floor is an elegant French bistro, the menu is inspired by the Mediterranean. There is the option of dining at the chef’s table so you can gain a first hand introduction to the menu and food of the region.

Location: Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 835

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Ramusake

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A continual favourite of everybody in Dubai, and tucked away at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residence is one of Dubai's most unique Japanese restaurants - Ramusake. With a focus on providing guests with a modern Izakaya dining experience, the restaurant not only looks stunning but is sure to impress those with even the most discerning palettes.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR
Price for 2: AED 500

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Lao

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Taking its inspiration from the 1st millennium tribe that settled across Southeast Asia, LAO reflects the rich culinary traditions of the LAO people, heavily inspired by the natural beauty and intrinsic cuisine of Vietnam.

LAO aims to elevate traditional Vietnamese cuisine through Chef Mai's menu, fusing traditional cooking techniques with modern presentations developing unique flavors and sensory experiences.

LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens. A spacious and creatively designed private dining room is available for intimate parties and dinners.

Location: Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah
Price for 2: AED 320

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Ruya

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Ruya continues to be the buzzing restaurant in Marina. Located in an amazing dining room and terrace in Grovesnor House, Ruya serves fine dining takes on Turkish cuisine. It's all a little bit special - if you haven't been yet you really should.

Location: Grosvernor House, Dubai Marina
Price for 2: AED 620

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Bombay Bungalow

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A progressive transition that reflects the traditional Indian cuisine in a more modern and casual setting. Bombay Bungalow will be your new neighborhood retreat to experience the lighter, fresher flavours of India keeping the classics that you have come to love.

Location: JBR
Price for 2: AED 275

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Pierchic

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Perched at the end of the Qasr Hotel's pier in Madinat Jumeirah is Pierchic, a high end Mediterranean and seafood restaurant. With stunning views of the Burj Al Arab, your over the water dining experience will be taken to new heights. Guests will be able to feast on some of the finest a la carte seafood in Dubai, while dining in an intimate setting.

Location: Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
Price for 2: AED 600

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