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Dubai’s best high-end dining experiences

Your guide to Dubai’s best fine dining destinations
Gather around, foodies — we’ve got the top five meals for you to try in Dubai. Whether you love seafood or Mediterranean cuisine, gourmet vegetarian or a juicy steak, there’s a signature dish for every taste and preference. Explore the world-class cuisines that Dubai has to offer and see why this city has a growing reputation as a culinary capital.
1

Traditional tiraditos

Coya

Traditional tiraditos

Coya

Experience Peruvian-style seafood

Opened in 2014, Coya is a culinary gateway to the Andes via Dubai. This is fine dining, Peruvian-style. With so many delicious small dishes to share with your friends, make sure you don’t miss out on their Tiraditos, traditional Peruvian sashimi. Standouts from the menu include Conchas (with scallops, Peruvian olives, crispy cancha and aji limo) and Citrus Atun (with yellowfin tuna, ginger, maracuya, radish and hazelnut). All are complemented by Coya’s exquisite service and opulent setting in the stunning Four Seasons Jumeirah hotel.
Contact Details
  Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah
  +971 4 316 9600

2

Perfect paella

101 Dining Lounge

Perfect paella

101 Dining Lounge

A memorable meal for two

Situated inside the One&Only hotel in Palm Jumeirah, the 101 Dining Lounge offers stunning ocean views alongside light Mediterranean fare. It’s the ideal date-night location to impress the one you love. When scouring their menu, don’t look past the chicken paella. This Spanish specialty, originally from Valencia, is made from bomba rice, chicken, bell peppers and onions. It’s simple, nourishing and ideal for sharing. Plus it’s made all the more memorable thanks to a breathtaking view of the skyline. Book your spot today.
Contact Details
  One&Only The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 440 1030 

3

Shiitake surprise

Zuma

Shiitake surprise

Zuma

Iconic Japanese cuisine on a stick

Located in the heart of Dubai’s financial centre, Zuma is a world-famous, contemporary Japanese restaurant that’s just a stone’s throw away from the Burj Khalifa. While Zuma’s seafood selection is second to none, they also manage to impress with their vegetarian dishes. Select an assortment of sushi, robata and sashimi, but be sure to order the Shiitake No Garlic Fuumi comprising of shiitake mushroom skewers with garlic and butter soy.
Contact Details
  Gate Village 06, Podium Level, Al Sa'ada Street, DIFC
  +971 4 425 5660

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4

Salt Bae steak

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Salt Bae steak

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Steak seasoned by a star

Meat lovers, unite! For a truly memorable steakhouse experience, visit Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Dubai and order the Lokum steak. Not only is Nusr-Et Internet-famous for the seasoning skills of Salt Bae (the celebrated Turkish chef otherwise known as Nusret Gökçe), they also make a mighty fine steak. Top it off with a goat cheese salad and a selection of garnishes, including mashed croquet, mushroom and onion flower. If it’s good enough for Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s good enough for us. Who knows, you might even be lucky enough to meet Salt Bae himself when you visit.
Contact Details
  Restaurant Village, Near Four Seasons Hotel, Jumeirah Road
  +971 4 407 4100

5

Delightful dessert

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara

Delightful dessert

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara

Dessert under the sea

The luxurious Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab is renowned for its seafood, unique underwater setting, and the culinary styling of British chef Nathan Outlaw. But did you know they also serve exquisite desserts? Try the Persian tart with orange blossom, saffron and strawberries or their selection of British artisan cheeses, as schools of colourful fish float by your table. You’re guaranteed to have a memorable night with their floor-to-ceiling aquarium and world-renowned cuisine by celebrity chef Nathan Outlaw. But be sure to book in advance – tables book up fast for this once-in-a-lifetime gourmet experience.

Contact Details
  1st floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim 3
  +971 4 301 7600

Dubai High End Dining