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Food & Drink

Dubai Marina's top restaurants and nightspots

Fri, April 26, 2024

Dubai Marina's thriving evening scene has something for every taste. Whether upscale or casual, enjoy a memorable night out with friends at these lounges.

Dubai Marina's thriving evening scene has something for every taste. Whether upscale or casual, enjoy a memorable night out with friends at these lounges.

Hop around Pier 7


Standing out with its distinctive cylindrical shape, Pier 7 offers a novel fine dining experience. Each floor of the seven-storey building contains a different restaurant, celebrating the diversity of world cuisines and entertainment under one collective roof. Bringing chic Amazonian vibes to the second floor is Mama Zonia, where you can try bold tropical flavours as DJs jazz up the evening's soundtrack. On the top floor rests Mediterranean haven Atelier M, boasting spectacular rooftop views and a menu to match.

Enjoy a meat feast at STK

There are several reasons to visit STK at Dubai Marina, the prime being their perfectly cooked steaks. Every piece of meat is seared perfectly, and you can pick the finest cuts from Argentina, Canada, Australia, and the USA. With its chic and modern interiors and trendy New York vibes, a meal here is about so much more than just good food. Come here for the ultimate dinner-meets-party ambience as the resident DJ spins international favourites every night.

Zen escape at Siddharta Lounge


Few places deliver dining delights quite like Siddharta Lounge. You'll enjoy 360-degree views of Dubai Marina from this rooftop lounge that also serves up sophisticated Asian bites under the stars. Next door is parent hotspot Buddha Bar, serving upscale Japanese cuisine as a larger-than-life gold statue presides over the festivities.

Casual cool at Lock, Stock & Barrel


A change from Dubai's upscale lounges, Lock, Stock & Barrel promises guests a night of laidback fun. Messy chicken wings, smokehouse burgers and a drinks menu devoid of any pretence are just a few tasty reasons why it's a popular hangout. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends or enjoy a rock band covering the classics, it's a no-brainer for those seeking out good times.

Beachside vibes at Tamoka

Tamoka Dubai at Ritz-Carlton Dubai

A beachside dining destination that radiates warmth, Tamoka at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai presents enviable views and vibrant fare in a laidback, island-style setting inspired by the coasts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The alfresco setting is a definite highlight, complemented by outdoor fire pits and sunken lounges, making it the perfect spot for everything from sunny lunches to dinner dates under the stars.

Aim high with Pure Sky Lounge


Spend an evening at the popular rooftop venue Pure Sky Lounge. Located on the 35th floor of Hilton Dubai The Walk, it features upbeat vibes and sweeping views of the sea. Take in the picturesque setting over sunset, with Palm Jumeirah on one side and Bluewaters Island, with the enormous Ain Dubai observation wheel, on the other. Unwind with a menu that features delectable international fare and a relaxed atmosphere that calls you back for more.

Kick back at Ikigai

Ikigai in Dubai

This laidback Japanese restaurant and lounge is helmed by Dubai-based chef Reif Othman. Located at Millennium Place Marina hotel, the eatery takes its inspiration from Japanese izakayas, and serves up an array of dishes such as such as tempura burgers, salmon teriyaki, and Wagyu tataki with truffle sauce. Inside, the lighting and graffiti murals will make you feel like you’re in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, but when the weather’s cooler, you can sit out on the terrace and take in the view.

Fall in love with L’Amo Bistro del Mare

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Perched by the waterfront of Dubai Harbour Yacht club, this sleek eatery offers a taste of fresh Italian seafood in a chic setting. Dive into a sea of flavours with dishes like spaghetti with sea urchin and saffron-flavoured lobster risotto. With its upscale ambience, panoramic vistas of the skyline and authentic Italian fare, L'Amo Bistro del Mare is a great choice for a romantic dinner or an all-out celebratory feast.

Touch the sky at City Social

City Social Dubai
Acclaimed chef Jason Atherton is at the helm of City Social Dubai. Taking up the entire top floor of Grosvenor House’s Tower 2, City Social offers floor-to-ceiling views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and modern European cuisine based around the idea of “uncomplicated luxury”. Enjoy some of Jason Atherton’s most famous dishes, including roasted sea bass with shellfish ragout, and Sicilian pistachio soufflé – along with new editions such as Scottish salmon with king crab.
City Social
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  • Grosvenor House Dubai, Tower 2, Al Emreef St - Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Catch daring acts at Dream Dubai

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If you're looking for a high-end dinner and a show experience, then you should make a beeline for the Address Beach Resort's popular Dream. Savour dishes from the Mediterranean-style sharing menu while you are continuously entertained by spell-binding performances, from graceful acrobats and aerial specialists to upbeat singers and dance acts that are sure to impress. As the night continues, the whole space transforms into an atmospheric nightlife venue, so make sure you take your dancing shoes.

See stars at Ginger Moon

Ginger Moon
An azure infinity pool overlooking sweeping views of the city skyline greets visitors at this all-day, adults-only hotspot that's sure to impress. Start off the day perched under a parasol on a sun lounger, then move on to the terrace for dinner as live entertainment kicks off with DJs and performers adding to the bohemian vibe. The Pan Asian-influenced menu includes everything from sticky lamb ribs to citrus-topped sashimi and crispy calamari. Don't forget to try the fruit-topped shaved ice for a refreshing, tasty dessert.

Taste Chinese delicacies at sky-high Mott 32

Mott 32 Dubai

Mott 32 restaurant has opened its doors on the 73rd floor of the Address Beach Resort in JBR. Originally from Hong Kong, the famed fine-dining Cantonese eatery offers delectable dishes with paranoramic sky-high views. Popular dishes include its signature applewood roasted Peking Duck, the jasmine flower smoked black cod and an exquisite selection of dim sum.

Savour oysters at Dibba Bay Restaurant

Dibba Bay restaurant

Dibba Bay – the only oyster farm in the Middle East – has both a farm-to-table alfresco outpost at the Sheraton Hotel at JBR with sweeping seaside views, and a farm shop at Jumeirah Fishing Harbour. Secure one of their wooden tables and soon you'll be slurping your choice of raw or grilled sustainable, local oysters, served in three sizes with a variety of their signature sauces and toppings. Not into oysters? Salmontini's smoked salmon, UAE Farms' burrata and Viking Bageri's signature bread are all on the menu at this casual spot too.

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