Top 10 ‘must-visit’ Restaurants in Dubai!

Dubai Top 10 Restaurants

Dubai is a place where you can let your imagination come alive, your senses speak & get a feeling for the modern Arabic world. Influenced by thousands of years of history you will be able to see a stunning array of top-notch modern architecture combined with typical Arabic diagonal geometrics (see our other post about geometrics and it’s history here!)

We are very often in Dubai for on-going interior projects and we would like to share our Top-10 ‘must visit’ best restaurants in Dubai!

zeta restaurant address downtown Dubai

Zeta restaurant // Lounge, The Address hotel downtown

Just opened recently, restaurant Zeta is part of the stunning Address hotel Downtown with it’s amazing views looking over the Dubai fountains and the Burj Khalifa. This Asian fusion cuisine restaurant is a great romantic night out. Can’t wait to make a reservation? click here

zuma restaurant dubai

Zuma restaurant // Financial District Dubai

Tucked away in the heart of the Dubai Financial Center is one of Dubai’s best Japanese restaurants. The hustle and bustle of all the financial institutions here reflects back in this great restaurant! Tip: Also try the lunch special, great if you want to have a nice and quick stop… Click here for reservations

iris restaurant bar Oberoi Dubai

Iris Bar // Restaurant, The Oberoi

Overlooking the Burj Khalifa from a short distance makes this new and ‘happening’ restaurant a ‘must-visit’ for your stay in Dubai. The light and open feeling gives you a sense of being at a fabulous beach-club in the heart of town. Many signature cocktails will relax you after a day of hard work or shopping. The place tends to get busy, specially on Fridays so don’t forget to reserve here!

Armani Deli Dubai restaurant

Armani Deli // Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa

The Armani signature is more then present in this restaurant; The Deli. What used to be Armani Pecks just reopened after a small renovation with an amazing new balcony hanging of the front of the Burj Khalifa overlooking the Dubai fountains & Dubai mall. On Fridays famous brunch is something you have to try! But reserve well in advance as it tends to be full fairly quickly.

Al Mahara restaurant Burj Al Arab Dubai

Al Mahara // Burj al Arab hotel

We have to be honest here, this is not a place you would visit every week but an absolute must for any special occasion. This seafood restaurant at the Burj Al Arab contains a huge fish-tank in the middle of the restaurant with stingrays, sharks and many other amazing fish. Are you a desert fan? Try the chocolate desert! Reserve your table well in advance & enjoy your welcome at this amazing 7* hotel.

Pier Chic restaurant jumeirah Dubai

Pier Chic // Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

For the best views of the Burj al Arab, Pier Chic is the place to go! The amazing Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah hotel will unlock a feeling of a different world. Arriving at a 200 meter long pier with at the end this mesmerizing restaurant will for ever change your mind about Dubai and will be close at heart a lifetime. The tables outside are limited but don’t forget to ask one when you book.

Tagine restaurant One and Only Royal Mirage Dubao

Tagine // One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai

This fully enclosed restaurant makes you wonder in the souk of Marrakech while actually you are one of the most unique hotels in Dubai, the One & Only Royal Mirage. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Arabic flavors of the Tajine or try the amazing lamb. Click here for reservations.

Nobu Restaurant The Atlantis Hotel Dubai the Palm

Nobu restaurant // The Atlantis resort, The Palm

Nobu is a known entity around the world. This version of the Nobu is set onto one of the most outrageous hotels in the world, The Atlantis resort on The Palm. Not a place for every-one but for sure worth a visit. The food is outstanding and the interior decor top-notch! You need a reservation to get into the hotel.

Mango Tree restaurant downtown Dubai

Mango Tree // Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai

Want to be almost ‘on-top’ of the Dubai fountain and have amazing Thai food? Set your mind to the Mango Tree restaurant in the Souk al Bahar, make a reservation on the terrace outside and enjoy a magical evening! Can’t wait to make a reservation? Click here.

Jones the Grocer restaurant Dubai

Jones the Grocer// Shaik Zayed Road Dubai

Take-out or stay-in at this high-end supermarket and enjoy one of the best burgers in Dubai. Take away amazing fresh cheese from around the world or share a mouthwatering pastry. You will never leave this place empty handed. Great for a quick bite. Enjoy! Get directions here



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  1. Ingrid Reply

    What a STUNNING blog!!! I am impressed!

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