There doesn't always need to be a reason to indulge in some romantic fine dining in Dubai with your partner. Why not surprise them with a reservation at one of these date night spots, putting you in their good books for a long time to come. In our search for the most romantic destinations in Dubai we tried to avoid the cliche dining destinations and instead focus on Dubai's hidden gems that still offer fantastic menus and exceptional service. Happy Dining!
Located on the 49th floor of the five-star Nassima Royal Hotel, La Môme is Dubai's newest home-grown French restaurant and bar, inspired by the nickname of the iconic French singer Edit Piaf. Designed in a vintage Parisian style that evokes the 1950s and 1960s, the venue is quite unique on the Emirate's fine-dining scene. The culinary team is headed up by executive chef Johann Dudemaine, which focuses on delivering a menu that's full of seasonal, fresh ingredients, entrées, including items such as fois gras on brioche and French escargot dressed with parsley butter, full roasted pigeon, beef bourguignon and ‘The original steak tartar.' We're particularly excited about the desserts, which include a Toblerone chocolate mousse and crème brûlée.
We love Sho Cho's stunning location, overlooking the Arabian Gulf's warm waters at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort. The cuisine is Japanese, and the menu offers some great options. The vegetable gyoza, dumplings filled with shiitake mushrooms and fried until golden brown, and the soft shell crab spring rolls are innovative and delicious. There's also a varied sushi and sashimi offering, with everything being as fresh as possible. This popular joint fills up quickly thanks to its stellar views and great views, so make sure to book ahead!
British Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton has been creating culinary magic at his first Dubai-based restaurant, Marina Social. The kitchen team is currently being led by chef-patron Tristin Farmer, a former protégé of both Atherton and Gordon Ramsay. The service is just the right amount of casual friendliness and expert knowledge, with the staff being attentive and cheerful. The venue has been designed with dark woods and features an open kitchen bustling with activity, as well as boasts some great views of the Dubai Marina. The menu contains three options for creating your own sharing dishes, in addition to two pages of existing large plates ranging from raw fish to sourdough pizzas.