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10 best restaurants in Dubai
Almost every national food, including many Dubai’s own arabic delights, is served in a variety of restaurants.
Dubai is almost exotic as far as food is concerned. Nearly any national cuisine from around the world, including many that are specialized in Dubai’s own Arabic delights, is served in Dubai’s best restaurants. Dubai has no own Michelin Guide but imports chefs or restaurant chains that this prestigious publication has previously recognized elsewhere. Every restaurant here is not just something you can eat but a place for amazing decor, stunning views and unforgettable culinary experiences.
1.Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara
Nathan Outlaw is one of Dubai’s finest places to eat its luxuriously laid back approach to seafood. The restaurant is not submarine, nor is there the real ‘submarine’ for you. Neverthely, the experience that sets the stage for Nathan Outlaw Al Mahara is extraordinary and unique in the vast aquarium. The dishes of the Briton chef, a star in Michelin, underline the power of simplicity and talk for themselves about the flavours. In one of the open-air patio tables, guests can enjoy signed cocktails.
Location: Al Mahara
Eauzone’s atmosphere is casual during the day, reflecting its slow pace and the facile sea beyond. However, after sunset, this place becomes a sleek, elegant restaurant. The design is well situated around the pool and gives the impression that the water is translucent. The way to the restaurant with its stylish bar and its splendid, sand-straped poolfront deck is a winding walk across the pool.
3. La Petite Maison
This restaurance’s cooking style belongs to the ‘old Genoa’ restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes, located in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Local products — notably artichoke, courgettes, citrus fruit, olicon, tomatoes, peppers and girollae — are used to produce light and healthy seafood, meat and fresh pasta.
Location: LPM Restaurant & Bar
4. Al Hadheerah
The signature restaurant is a 60-minute drive from the Dubai airport at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. The resort is cloaked between sand dunes and gives the image of an isolated oasis ideal for a fine dining under the stars. Fourteen live kitchen centres, while guests enjoy live entertainment, offer genuine Middle East cuisine. For a further dose of culture, the Emirati Heritage Museum will also be nearby.
Location: Al Hadheerah Restaurant
5. Zheng He
He is proud to produce dishes combining modern Western presentation with ancient Chinese flavors. Award-winning chefs at Zheng. The setting adds to this fusion – it has an atmosphere of ancient simplicity, retaining the view of Burj Al Arab and the beyond on the ‘dock’ of a channel which ties into Madinet Jumeirah resort. Try the Fortune Beggar Chicken signature among the Chinese exquisite fare.
Location: Zheng He’s
6. Nobu Dubai
Built in the Atlantis Hotel, Nobu combines a state-of-the-art Japanese style with Arabic influences, with classic Nobu, including his legendary black seed served with sweet miso sauce and yellowtail, with slim jalapeño slices. A sushi bar and stylish surroundings, including private areas for intimate meetings complement the menu. Chef’s courses are offered to enable guests to discover the secrets behind this world famous restaurant chain, designed to refine Japanese cuisine by world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Location: Nobu Dubai
In Palace Downtown Dubai, Thiptara proposes to its guests exemplary Thai cuisine focused on seafood in the Bangkok way. Thiptara, which is known as the ‘magic of water,’ is one of Dubai’s most romantic restaurants, the elegant restaurant overlooks the Fountain of Dubai. A menu that pays tribute to Thai cuisine has been developed by Thiptara’s chef de cuisine and a range of fresh, flavourful dishes covering the country’s signature spectrum. Take classic courses from the choice of spirits with Thai iced tea or cognac.
Also, the restaurants, shops, small cafés and Ice Cream shops along the Walk can be reached only a step away.
8. Buddha-Bar Dubai
Located in Grosvenor House hotel and considered to be one of Dubai’s best venues, the Buddha Bar is named after the giant statue of the Buddhas that looks into the luxurious environment. At the moment, Buddha Bar is famous for its unique food, its eclectic atmosphere and the ambient music of a DJ on the site. Three places are the restaurant, bar and lounge opened onto the Arabian Sea. A fusion of sushi, chinese and thai food is served at the sumptuous restaurant and there is a bar where the elegant crowds are hosted.
Location: Buddha Bar
Pierchic, situated on the covered pier in the Arabian Gulf, is the best seafood Dubai restaurant for its products and was formerly recognized as Time Out of Dubai. The pier offers an untouched view of the Azure Gulf, a romantic outpost, far away from the noise and bustle of Dubai. Discover the Arabian Gulf from your overwater dining table for an intimate dinner of contemporary European seafood dishes. At the end of a jetty, the restaurant is at the illustrious hotel Jumeirah Al Qasr, which is used by a rickshaw to transport guests. Snack cocktails at the stylish Pierchic Bar before a fresh-catch dinner.
10. Rhodes W1
There is no Michelin guide in Dubai, but Michelin-starred Chefs are adopted in restaurants like W1 in Rhodes. Gary Rhodes, who combines Anglo-French cuisine, manufactures the Grosvenor House Hotel’s flair restaurant. The innovative menu of delicacies is excellent and includes a wide range of modern, vintaged wines combining fresh ingredients originating in Europe. The terrace garden offers views of the Dubai Navy, with luxuriant interiors, greenery and fresh and energized accents.
Location: Rhodes W1