There are numerous restaurants with outdoor terraces overlooking the bay at Dubai Festival City Mall, providing great dining and viewing options for you and your loved ones. For a taste of genuine local cuisine, try Al Fanar Restaurant & Café
— a traditional restaurant serving authentic Emirati cuisine
in an ambient 1960s Dubai setting. Dive into a menu of fragrant rice dishes, grilled meat, seafood and flatbread. Don’t skip dessert – a strong pot of Arabic coffee and logaimat (sweet, crunchy dumplings) is a must. The waterfront promenade is also home to one of the UAE’s only two locations of the highly acclaimed Italian restaurant Eataly. Enjoy a beautiful gourmet meal combined with elevated views of the fireworks.