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Food & Drink

Book a table for two at Dubai's most romantic restaurants

Mon, August 2, 2021

Make memories at the city's top date-night spots and get ready to be impressed.

Make memories at the city's top date-night spots and get ready to be impressed.

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Chic seafood at Pierchic

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Pier? Tick. Chic? Double tick. Take in seaside views at Pierchic, one of Dubai's landmark restaurants located at the tip of Al Qasr's jetty. It's the perfect date night spot, with awe-inspiring skyline views and the best vistas of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Arrive early to ensure front-row seats to scintillating sunset views over the sparkling Arabian Gulf as you savour a seafood menu complete with delicate ceviche, oysters and an impressive whole catch of the day.

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Exotic Thai at Thiptara

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Imagine a candle-lit dinner encircled by Dubai’s famous dancing fountains and the record-breaking Burj Khalifa. Now make your dreams come true at Thiptara. With a magical location and a menu that is sure to capture your attention, this Downtown Dubai restaurant is the perfect setting for a special celebration or that all-important question. Take in the city's architectural marvels, surrounded by serene waterways, as you dine on Asian specialities such as the massaman curry and stir-fried scallops.
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Decadent dining at Scape

Explore Mediterranean cuisine at the magical Scape restaurant. Beneath the majestic shadows cast by the Burj Al Arab, relax with your partner amid unforgettable views. The menu is vast, with highlights such as Maine lobster, king crab sliders, vegetarian saffron risotto and tender lamb chops. Take our advice and arrive in time for a stunning sunset view over the water.

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    Italy's finest at Il Borro

    One of Dubai’s most popular hotels, Jumeirah Al Naseem brings the Ferragamo's famous Tuscan estate to the shores of Dubai. Il Borro Tuscan Bistro is a beautiful, chic restaurant serving fresh fish, homemade pasta, aged meats and fine cheeses. The restaurant even sources certain produce directly from the estate itself, like honey, olive oil and more, adding an extra layer of authenticity. Extend your date night by taking a stroll around the grounds of Jumeirah Al Naseem for a peek at one of Dubai's most beautiful resorts. You might even glimpse some sea life at the restaurant's neighbouring turtle sanctuary.

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    Mediterranean flair at 101

    Take a seat at the idyllic 101 Dining Lounge, situated at the One&Only hotel in Palm Jumeirahfor breathtaking views of the skyline. Choose from a selection of light Mediterranean-inspired bites in the open-air dining area where you'll be serenaded by live entertainment. The Michelin-style cuisine is curated by starred chef Yannick Alléno, and don't forget to try the seafood paella, fresh squid ink pasta and signature Josper-chargrilled octopus.

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    Beach vibes at Fish Beach Taverna

    Fish Beach Taverna is one of Dubai’s coolest hotspots for outdoor dining, with an ambience reminiscent of the Greek isles. Splashed with the fresh combination of blue and white décor, this charming spot features authentic Aegean Sea dishes from Greece and Turkey’s coastline. The sharing-style menu is perfect for date-night bites and the chef is ready to cook up the day’s fresh catch to your liking. If you are looking for laidback dining on the beach, look no further.

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    Rooftop vibes at folly

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    Watch the abras cut through the waters of the Madinat Jumeirah’s canals from this foodie favourite’s al fresco terrace. Chef duo Nick and Scott, who set up this eatery, are famed proteges of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, proving their worth with a seasonal menu that tickles tastebuds with British flavours and fresh ingredients. The great food comes with a side of better views of the serene waters and the almost-close-enough-to-touch Burj Al Arab.
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    Underwater magic at Al Mahara

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    An iconic restaurant in Dubai’s luxurious Burj Al Arab, Al Mahara whisks guests under the sea for an experience that’s about as close as it comes to dining underwater. A floor-to-ceiling aquarium takes centre-stage, arching over the tables with its schools of hypnotically swirling fish. Splash out when ordering from the menu (obviously, we recommend the fish), for a truly memorable date. Be sure to book ahead, as this once-in-a-lifetime venue is always in demand.
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    Fine dining finesse at TOMO

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    An ideal place for a romantic meal experience, TOMO offers award-winning fine dining from the tip of the pyramid-shaped hotel Raffles Dubai. Take in the stunning cityscapes from the comfort of the contemporary interiors or the golden-hued rooftop while savouring sublime Japanese delicacies with your partner. TOMO, which translates to 'long-time friend', has an unpretentious atmosphere, making it the perfect choice for an easygoing evening that doesn't compromise on high-end tastes.
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    Stay starry eyed at Ninive

    Sink into the cushioned seating at Ninive and you won't want to get up in a hurry. Perhaps the prettiest terrace restaurant in Dubai, the twinkling lights, lush palms and upmarket Bedouin vibe here is complemented by a region-traversing menu. If you're looking to cosy up with your beloved while sharing delectable dishes or want an exotic getaway feel over a meal without leaving the heart of the city, choose Ninive for your next dinner date.

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