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Food & Drink

Quintessential Dubai dining experiences

Thu, January 14, 2021

Discover stellar once-in-a-lifetime treats you won’t find elsewhere.

Discover stellar once-in-a-lifetime treats you won’t find elsewhere.


Record-breaking views at At.mosphere

Atmosphere at Burj Khalifa
This fine dining favourite is perched atop the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, so you can combine a tour of the building with a meal. Serving up an elegant afternoon tea and exceptional dinners, this luxury restaurant is known to attract tourists and residents alike for its contemporary gourmet menus and unrivalled views of the city and beyond.

Seafresh flair at Scape


At Scape restaurant, housed in the terrace extension of the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, take in the stunning architecture on one side and the Arabian sea blending into the horizon on the other. The restaurant serves up Mediterranean cuisine in style, and if you find it hard to choose from the menu, order the seafood signatures such as Maine lobster and king crab sliders.


Dine underwater at Ossiano

Renowned as one of the city’s best fine dining restaurants, Ossiano at Atlantis, The Palm presents an underwater-themed setting that always inspires. Head over for an afternoon tea with a twist, or enjoy a dinner with a difference thanks to award-winning chef Gregoire Berger's mysterious ‘metamorphosis’ menus that feature secret dishes and fine flavours from the land and sea. The best part? You’ll be dining in great company, as sharks and shoals of colourful fish glide right past your table thanks to the restaurant’s giant aquarium walls.


Savour history at Arabian Tea House

Arabian Tea House in Dubai
Tucked away in the alleys of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Arabian Tea House is where sepia-toned Arabic heritage meets an idyllic Mykonos vibe. Feast on an eclectic selection of tasty fare, including authentic Emirati dishes such as the rice-based chicken deyay and fish machboos, and the BBQ platter with spiced meat grills. Relax in the leafy courtyard of the wind tower-style building, amid billowing white canopies and white wicker furniture

Hipster vibes at Tom & Serg

Industrial-inspired warehouse venue? Check. On-trend menu with exotic ingredients? Check. Specialty coffees? Check. Achingly cool crowd? Check. Find all that and more at Tom & Serg. Located in the industrial Al Quoz district, this is one of Dubai's first on-trend cafés. Relish a wholesome breakfast burrito or bite into a delectable burger in a family-friendly atmosphere. While you're there explore, Dubai's contemporary arts district, Alserkal Avenue.

Have it all at Pier 7

This dining destination close to Dubai Marina offers incomparable views, with seven restaurants to choose from across seven floors. Tuck into hearty menus featuring international specialties, with plenty of local and regional inflections. From flavourful sushi at Asia Asia to Latin American surprises at Mama Zonia, you can't go wrong. Remember to book a table outside to take in the picture-perfect tableau of luxury yachts parked on glistening waters, towering skyscrapers and a vibrant waterfront promenade.


Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

To make dinner a special occasion, combine it with a show and Michelin flair. Based on celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s hit television series, Hell’s Kitchen, this restaurant at Caesars Palace Bluewaters is a theatrical treat with show-themed red and blue kitchens serving up signature British favourites, including the flavour-packed beef Wellington and sinfully sweet sticky toffee pudding. Throw in culinary challenges, fiery action and an upbeat vibe, and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable meal in Dubai.


Skyline sights at Tomo

Bask in the views of Dubai’s glittering skyline including the iconic Burj Khalifa, as you taste authentic Japanese delicacies at Tomo. Cherish a traditional welcome, before heading over to the low-seating tatami tables for an authentic meal from the land of the rising sun. With its high standard of service and ultra-central location at the summit of Raffles Dubai, adjacent to Egyptian-themed WAFI mall, this dining experience is a surefire hit among city-dwellers. Don't forget to order the fatty tuna sashimi, a speciality here.

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