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New restaurants to try in Dubai

Here’s our guide to Dubai’s hottest new eateries
When it comes to food in Dubai, name it and you’ll find it. The city presents a world of cuisines to savour. From authentic Asian street food to traditional Moroccan specialities and gourmet Indian, check out our shortlist of the hottest spots in town.
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miX by Alain Ducasse

Fine French

miX by Alain Ducasse

Fine French

Magical menu by the Michelin-starred chef

With cascading lights, shimmering gold and a show-stopping menu, miX Dubai is a chic take on dreamy. The first restaurant in Dubai by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse delights visitors with inspired French cuisine. While signatures such as the pan-seared duck foie gras and marinated raw blue shrimps are delicious, try dishes with a local twist such as the hammour fish couscous and date soufflé with a labneh sorbet. There are three distinct spaces to dine at, including the main restaurant, lively lounge and miX+ area, with each offering unique culinary surprises and impressive views.
Contact details
  Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 248 8860

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The London Project

Fashionable fare

The London Project

Fashionable fare

The world on a plate

The restaurant’s name is a reflection the city’s ‘essence’ – a medley of global cultures, twinged with London’s affinity for art, music and fashion. All this translates to an inspiring setting, complete with botanical features, specially-commissioned artwork and even a podcast studio – London Project Live – that streams thought-provoking discourses. The food is equally eclectic with perfect sharing-style dishes such as beef tacos, seafood ceviche and buttermilk chicken that packs a delicious flavour punch.
Contact details
  The London Project, Bluewaters Island
  +971 4 580 8570
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Bab Al Mansour

Moroccan flair

Bab Al Mansour

Moroccan flair

Fine food complemented by prime views

Taking pride of place opposite the Dubai Opera along the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, this restaurant serves up impressive views alongside fine fare. Bab Al Mansour’s menu has been conceptualised by the famous Moroccan chef Choumicha, and champions the use of fresh, organic ingredients. Arrive hungry as there’s lots to try, including the couscous lamb shank, seafood tagine, briouate pastry with kofta, and signature tanjia – slow-cooked lamb marinated with preserved lemon and saffron.
Contact details
  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
  +971 4 350 9440

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24th St. Dubai

Taste of Asia

24th St. Dubai

Taste of Asia

Street food surprises at every turn

The sleek Dusit Thani Dubai hotel is home to one of the city’s hottest food concepts – 24th St. Impressing gourmands as the first and only Asian hawker centre in a high-street setting, there’s plenty to savour. Kim’s Korean, Momo San Japanese, Chatakana Indian and Lucy Wong’s Chinese cook up a storm for lunch and dinner, every day of the week. Try the baked cod fish served with flourish atop an orange, or the spiced up rice-based bibimbap.
Contact details
  Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
  +971 4 343 3333

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Crab Market

Seafood feasts

Crab Market

Seafood feasts

A celebrity spin on classics

What do you get when you mix one of the world’s most celebrated chefs with a lively Downtown Dubai address? Culinary magic. Chef Vladimir Mukhin more than impresses with a signature menu at Crab Market, showcasing superb seafood from waters both near and far. Think creamy oysters from Fujairah’s own Dibba Bay, wonderful Chilean seabass and the best Kamchatka crabs from Russia. The restaurant’s decor is slick and as inviting as the menu, with plush seating, mood lighting and sparkling skyline views.
Contact details
  15th Floor, Emirates Financial Towers, North Tower, DIFC
  +971 4 564 5525

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Hell’s Kitchen Dubai

British brilliance

Hell’s Kitchen Dubai

British brilliance

Chef Gordon Ramsay does it again

Nestled in the five-star surrounds of the Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Hell’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay has turned up the heat in style. With a theatre-style setup – inspired by the celebrity chef’s reality TV show of the same name – guests can savour signature dishes such as the delicious sticky toffee pudding, pan-seared scallops and beef Wellington. Come for the setting, stay for the show.
Contact details
  Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters Island
  +971 4 556 6466

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Hillhouse Brasserie

Casual chic

Hillhouse Brasserie

Casual chic

Tea for two by a golf course

Take a seat at Hillhouse’s outdoor terrace and linger awhile – a meal here is not to be rushed. With slick service, hearty bistro specialities and Instagrammable views of the pristine golf course and city skyline in the distance, you’ll soon make this restaurant your home away from home. Whether you’re looking for breakfast classics or a dinner treat, there’s something on the menu to satisfy all cravings from the vegan Buddha bowl to the oven-roasted Grimsby hake and house-spiced chicken burger.
Contact details
  Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills Estate
  +971 800 666353

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OPA Dubai

Go Greek

OPA Dubai

Go Greek

Chic island vibes abound

Now you can enjoy the best of Greece right here in Dubai. Helmed by chef Kyriakos, the menu is authentic with homemade pies and meaty dishes such as the pastitsio with Wagyu beef and béchamel sauce, and the grilled lamb kebab with spicy tomato sauce and yoghurt. While there are other gourmet Greek options to try in the city, OPA impresses thanks to its friendly, laid-back ambience that will have you reminiscing about island hopping in the Mediterranean.
Contact details
  Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
  +971 4 3570557

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Mitra

Elevated dining

Mitra

Elevated dining

Dine at an Indian fusion bistro

Set on stilts atop the historic waters of Dubai Creek, Mitra is a charming foodie stop. You’re in for a treat as the menu is dedicated to progressive Indian cuisine. Take, for example, the ‘Istree mutton arayes’, which enhances the traditional Arabic flatbread stuffed with meat with a spiced up version. Other highlights include the ‘English keema’ made from spicy minced meat and bocconcini gratin, as well as the ‘tandoori momo’ that injects South Asian dumplings with a burst of oven-roasted goodness.
Contact details
  Heritage Zone, Al Seef, Dubai Creek
  +971 4 388 5555

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