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Food & Drink

Dubai's best foodie experiences in July

Fri, June 28, 2024

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.

Dine with culinary legends at Row on 45

row on 45 dubai

On 1 July, celebrity chef Jason Atherton will host a unique culinary event at his Dubai restaurant, Row on 45. The British restaurateur is set to share a kitchen with chefs Mohamad Orfali of Orfali Bros Bistro and Grégoire Berger of Ossiano. This exclusive 17-course dinner, priced at AED1,545 per person, offers an intimate dining experience with a focus on culinary innovation. Guests will enjoy a three-act meal, with dishes presented by each chef, providing a once-in-a-lifetime dining journey.

Indulge in the Evviva Brunch at Signor Sassi

signor sassi pasta dish italian restaurant

Signor Sassi will revive its Evviva Brunch on 7 July. This popular event takes inspiration from Sicily's vibrant colours and flavours, offering a rich journey through Sicilian cuisine. Guests can enjoy a wide range of traditional and contemporary dishes, from fresh seafood and handmade pasta to indulgent desserts. The brunch promises a festive atmosphere with live entertainment and a DJ set by Lucasmile. It's the perfect opportunity to experience the lively spirit of a Sicilian summer party, on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

Master the art of pizza-making at Fi’lia

Dishes from Yalumba at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel

Fi’lia Dubai is launching pizza-making masterclasses starting 1 July, offering groups of six to eight a chance to test their culinary skills. Under the guidance of chef Celia, participants will enjoy canapés and a live pizza-making demonstration before creating their own pizzas. The experience concludes with indulging in their handmade creations and a treat of tiramisu. Classes are available Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 6pm, providing a fun and educational gastronomic adventure.

Indulge in Alici’s 'Pranzo in Costiera'

Alici in Dubai

Running until September, Alici is offering a special Italian lunch experience, Pranzo in Costiera, featuring exclusive dishes like trenette nerano and seared pagro fillet. This limited-edition menu captures the essence of seaside lunches on the Amalfi Coast. Guests can choose a two-course menu for AED199 or a three-course menu with a soft drink for AED299, providing a delightful escape to Italy’s vibrant culinary landscape.

Try a tomahawk every Monday at Sucre


Sucre Dubai has introduced Tomahawk Mondays. For AED700 for two, diners can enjoy a 1.2kg Angus tomahawk with chimichurri and peppercorn sauce, accompanied by broccolini and seasoned fries. The meal begins with homemade focaccia, beef tartare and a Caesar salad. Enjoy this culinary experience every Monday from 6pm.

Escape with Amelia’s 'Connect at 5' tasting menu

Amelia restaurant sashimi

Amelia has unveiled its summer culinary adventure, Connect at 5. Available every Thursday and Friday between 5pm and 7pm, the tasting menu offers dishes like grilled edamame and passion yuzu cheesecake. Priced at AED145 per person, this experience promises a journey of discovery through Amelia's diverse and flamboyant flavours.

Experience the exclusive Mokha 1450 pop-up

Mokha 1450 Dubai

Mokha 1450 is partnering with Tonique Collective at Alserkal Avenue for a unique pop-up. Guests can enjoy specialty coffees and innovative coffee-infused mocktails. The collaboration focuses on sustainability and community engagement, highlighting Mokha 1450’s commitment to ethical practices and quality.

Get the beach experience at Brix Café

brix cafe

Brix Café has transformed its outdoor area into a makeshift beach club this summer, with a sprawling sandpit, brightly coloured umbrellas and even sun loungers. The accompanying menu includes tropical flavours like pineapple sorbet, coconut ice cream and mango Magnums, along with a soft serve ice cream machine.

Try tartare galore at Couqley French Bistro

french restaurant dubai

Couqley presents its Steak Tartare on Ice Festival, celebrating the classic French dish with a modern twist until 31 August at both the JLT and Business Bay branches. This festival introduces four new variations of the signature recipe, including French steak tartare, beef tartare Méditerranée, chipotle Latino beef tartare, wagyu shiitake miso truffle and a vegetarian option called the Summer Fresh Garden Tartare.

Spend your Sunday at Clap

Sushi Clap

Clap launches NIPPO Sundays, a new Sunday lunch offer from 1pm to 5pm every week. Guests can enjoy a three-course menu at AED220 per person, while for kids aged 10 and above it’s AED135. NIPPO Sundays offers a range of Japanese delicacies, complemented by views of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa.

Check out a foodie collab at SALT

akmal anuar burger

SALT at Museum of the Future blends the well-loved burger brand with a fresh collaborative approach. SALT at the Museum welcomes regional chefs to create unique menu items every three months. From April to June, chef Akmal Anuar of the Michelin-starred 11 Woodfire will add his signature flair to the menu. The highlight? A burger that features foie gras and caramelised onions for a sweet and satisfying taste.

Indulge in sea-themed afternoon tea at Al Mandhar Lounge

best foodie experiences al mandhar lounge turtle themed afternoon tea

To celebrate two decades of conservation efforts at the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (DTRP), executive pastry chef Julien Jacob and acclaimed pâtissier and chocolatier Philippe Rigollot have put together a delightful afternoon tea experience at Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Al Mandhar Lounge. The limited-time menu, priced at AED520 for two people, features a selection of gourmet sweet and savoury treats like freshly baked scones and chocolate-, strawberry- and apricot-flavoured creations. All bites are presented on turtle-inspired serveware and cutlery.

Try an interesting dish at Kata

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For an Instagrammable experience, try Kata's Dancing Fountain roll, offering a unique blend of textures. Featuring fresh hamachi seasoned with furikake and a subtle hint of spicy mayo, expect a burst of flavour in each bite. Inspired by the scenic views of The Dubai Fountain from the restaurant's outdoor terrace, this dish is one you'll want to have your camera ready for.

Get ready to fiesta at Amazonico

Copacabana Rooftop Terrace Amazonico Dubai

Popular South American restaurant Amazonico has just launched its weekly brunch, taking place every Saturday from 12:30pm. Priced from AED595, you can expect a flavourful menu of traditional classics, as well as some exciting twists. The lively atmosphere will be aided by elec-tropical beats as well as live performances from a percussionist and trumpeter. After the brunch finishes at 4pm, head up to the lounge where the party will continue.

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