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A carnivore’s guide to the tastiest beef cuts in Dubai

From sky-high settings to beachside eateries; Latin American and Turkish flavours to the best of British, Dubai is experiencing a steakhouse boom, with plenty of offerings to satiate even the most discerning meat-eaters. Here are six of the best spots in Dubai to celebrate steak.

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Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

A champion of the Middle Eastern steak movement, Nusr-Et is a must-visit for fans of sizzling Turkish steaks. Yes, Salt Bae’s Dubai outpost is famous for Nusret Gökçe’s seasoning sprinkling moves, but the restaurant more than holds its own with Istanbul-styled hot grills.

An interactive dining experience, many of the appetisers and mains are partially prepared at your table with a theatrical flourish, whether it’s the delicate slivers of beef carpaccio rolled together with parmesan crisps and rocket, or the signature Turkish steak sliced and salted before being piled onto your plate. Make sure to also order the sucuk, a juicy barbecued Turkish sausage.

Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah

Beefbar

Beefbar

Self-described as ‘Dubai’s swankiest meat atelier,’ Beefbar is not your average steakhouse. Offering an incredible selection of certified cuts, the DIFC restaurant owes its prestigious reputation to its Monte Carlo roots, and famous owner, former Formula 1 head Flavio Briatore.

The raw bar uses premium dressings and fixings to bring out the flavour of Black Angus tartare, while the grill menu delivers premium steaks from Australia, the US, Japan and Argentina. Those looking for a one of a kind steak experience must try the Taste of Kobe menu, featuring exclusive Japanese Kobe beef served in a selection of the world’s most popular street styles.

Al Fattan Currency House, Dubai International Financial Centre

Prime68

The second tallest hotel in the world – the JW Marriott Marquis – is the rather impressive location for sky-high steakhouse, Prime 68. The view out over Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai from the restaurant's 68th-floor vantage point is impressive, but the star of the show is undoubtedly the food, with steakhouse classics given a modern twist to match the contemporary setting, and an in-house charcoal grill on hand to ensure each steak is cooked to perfection.

Make sure to order up from the sides menu, with the well-executed and complementary dishes deserving of their own spotlight. Given the prime location, booking is essential.

JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay

Gaucho

Gaucho

Located in the heart of Dubai's International Financial Centre (DIFC), upmarket Argentinian steakhouse Gaucho is very much a destination for the movers and shakers of the city. With its distinctive cowhide, black marble and glass interiors, the venue is a million miles away from what one would expect from a classic Argentinian steakhouse.

That said, the food is a different story, with authentic flavours of South America really making themselves known in dishes such as pan-fried lamb rump and the lomo a la Milanesa – fillet steak rubbed in chili and parsley and then coated in breadcrumbs. Don’t miss their incredible brunch, a journey through the restaurant’s favourite meats, ideal for those who can’t decide.

Podium Level, Gate Village 5, Dubai International Financial Centre

Perry & Blackwelder's

Perry & Blackwelder's

Set in the sprawling surroundings of the beautiful beachside Al Qasr hotel, Perry & Blackwelder's Original Smokehouse makes the most of its unique location, positioned alongside the resort's serene waterways, with the only disruptions being the odd giant turtle paddling past every now and again.

In terms of food, the casual and funky restaurant brings an element of the great American barbecue to Dubai. Paying tribute to the flavours of the Deep South, and celebrating smokehouse style BBQ dishes, the menu runs from the signature Empire State burger stuffed with slow-cooked meat, to the thick and juicy BBQ-grilled steaks including the Cowboy Steak, a 500-grams on the bone ribeye, served with salad and ‘smoke sticks’ potatoes.

Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road

The Rib Room

The Rib Room

This award-winning steakhouse has outposts in both Emirates Towers and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, both serving the restaurant’s reliably consistent takes on steaks, roasts, and of course, ribs. The opulent resort on Palm Jumeirah is the perfect setting for the seriously luxurious steakhouse.

Focusing on British classics done right, in a refreshing change from the Dubai norm, The Rib Room's steaks all come with one starch, two vegetables and a sauce – each perfectly customisable to your own tastes. And, of course, the food is just as delicious as it is reasonably priced, with the Best of The Rib Room tasting menu offered at Friday brunch a highlight tour of the British Isle’s best beef.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

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