Dubai is one of the most extravagant cities in the world, full of over-the-top buildings, events, nightlife, and of course restaurants! Taking the best cuisines from all over the world, Dubai offers an extensive range of dining experiences to suit everyone’s taste buds, and budgets! However, like most things in Dubai, the dining options are endless and sometimes it’s difficult to know what to eat, where to go and what you should experience.
We’ve put together a list of some of the hottest dining experiences in Dubai for those looking to splurge a little more. This list only scrapes the surface of what Dubai has to offer, so we will round up more restaurants in a different blog post, but for now, if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious menu with unparalleled views, and get the ultimate Dubai dining experience, then this is for you.
1- CÉ LA VI
Known as one of the most instagrammable places in Dubai, CÉ LA VI is a contemporary Asian dining destination offering world-class entertainment with breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa. CÉ LA VI is a Michelin guide restaurant situated in the heart of Downtown, 220 meters in the sky at Dubai’s most iconic rooftop, Address Sky View, consisting of a restaurant, sky bar, club lounge and pool deck.
2 - Ossiano
Inspired by the ocean and seas, experience fine dining like never before at Ossiano Dubai, a progressive fine dining experience located at Atlantis The Palm. Ossiano is one of Dubai’s most immersive restaurants, as you dine while surrounded by marine life. Indulge in an elegant, Michelin star menu, as Ossiano transports you into an underwater universe through food, as stingrays, sharks and fish in the aquarium glide right past your table.
Situated in the grounds of the luxurious Four Seasons Resort, Nammos Dubai boasts a mediterranean elegance with Mykonian style interiors. Transporting you from Dubai to Mykonnos, Nammos Dubai is a luxury beach club and dining destination, offering the freshest fish from the Aegean Sea, premium beef cuts, and sharing delectable sushi bites, paired with the finest champagnes in the world.
4 - Ula
Ula is a chic Mediterranean venue, situated on the golden sands of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, overlooking the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf. Inspired by Greece & Spain, Ula offers an array of delicious Mediterranean dishes and exciting cocktails. At this picturesque hotspot, enjoy dreamy beachfront alfresco dining, a state of relaxation and holiday vibes from day to night – the ultimate weekend escape.
Thiptara, which translates to ‘magic by the water’ is a Bangkok-style Thai restaurant situated in the beautiful Palace Downtown Hotel. Offering a variety of authentic dishes in an elegant and intimate setting, Thiptara is the perfect date night spot, to enjoy Royal Thai cuisine with obstructed views of the Burj Khalifa. Thiptara lives up to its name, by providing a mesmerizing dining experience on the water, overlooking the Dubai Fountain show.
Located in the Dubai Marina, the multi-award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge, Asia Asia, boasts stunning panoramic views of the Dubai Marina skyline. The lavish restaurant and lounge is inspired by the ancient Spice Route, taking guests on an exotic culinary journey from the Far East to the Middle East, exploring gourmet Pan-Asian flavours and aromas. Indulge in an array of mouth-watering Asian cuisine, whilst surrounded by luxury oriental decor, which provides guests with a truly authentic Asian experience.
Created from Greek cuisine, culture and passion, Opa Dubai is a lively Greek restaurant and one of Dubai’s top dining experiences. Opa transports you to Greece, surrounding you with blue and white interiors as you enjoy tender meats and zesty salads, the Zorba dance and smashing plates! Yes that’s right, you can purchase plates to smash and shout ‘OPA’ as you do. Experience traditional Greek culture at this fine, but fun dining experience.
Nobu is a high-end Asian, fine dining experience located in the ultra-luxurious Atlantis The Palm. Created by renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, this culinary gem infuses classic Japanese ingredients and traditional Arabian influences. Enjoy an extensive menu of classic Japanese dishes surrounded by elegant interiors. Popular dishes include fresh seafood, exquisitely prepared sushi, exclusive wagyu beef and the legendary Nobu black cod – a celebrity favourite.
Named after the town of Urla in Turkey, URLA brings distinctive flavours to the heart of Dubai, evoking a feeling of summer from the coastal routes of Spain, Greece and Turkey. URLA is located on the Fountain Level at the Address Downtown Hotel, sitting directly across from the Burj Khalifa. Enjoy an elevated dining experience with unparalleled views of the Dubai Fountains. Indulge in a gourmet menu with an artisanal twist, and craft cocktails, in Dubai’s most stylish spot.
Rhain Steakhouse is the perfect destination for all meat, food and wine lovers. Offering a wide range of exceptional prime meat cuts, fresh seafood and delicious signature dishes, Rhain Steakhouse is the ultimate classy & trendy spot. Located in the Conrad, in the heart of Dubai, Rhain Steakhouse provides a blend of stylish and modern fine dining experiences with live entertainment shows every week, providing an experience you are sure to remember.