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Food & Drink

Where to enjoy dinner near the Dubai Opera

Tue, February 15, 2022

Have tickets to a world-class production at Dubai's prestigious performance venue? Bookend your night with dinner at restaurants near the Dubai Opera.

Have tickets to a world-class production at Dubai's prestigious performance venue? Bookend your night with dinner at restaurants near the Dubai Opera.


Time Out Market Dubai

TimeOut Market
Find Dubai's top homegrown eateries at Time Out Market Dubai. There is something for everyone as you can mix and match your cuisines, picking individual plates from different outlets like The Local Fire by Mattar Farm, Liban by Allo Beirut and BB Social Dining. A wraparound outdoor terrace and speedy service from the kitchens add to the allure of this Souk Al Bahar dining destination. After your feast, take a picturesque walk by The Dubai Fountain and enjoy the water show.

Armani Hotel


Designed by renowned creative figure Giorgio Armani, the eponymous Armani Hotel is located in Burj Khalifa. This glamorous spot is home to a wide selection of upmarket restaurants that make for a glamorous pre-show dinner. Armani/Ristorante combines the freshest ingredients for a taste of authentic Italian delicacies, while Armani/Amal revitalises regional cuisine in India for the cosmopolitan palette. After your night at Dubai Opera, get a feel for nightlife in Dubai at VIP lounge Armani/Privé.



Up high on the Burj Khalifa rests a memorable respite, perfect for a pre-show meal. Atmosphere, situated on the 122nd floor of the world's tallest tower, is best known for its magnificent view of the city below, so keep your camera handy. Feast on an indulgent à la carte menu, washed down with artisanal tea blends, and watch the sunset over the horizon before you head down to Dubai Opera. If you're being let out of a matinee show, nothing says high-tea quite like Atmosphere.  


Karak House

Enjoy the evolution of Emirati cuisine at the stylish Karak House, one of the more popular Downtown Dubai restaurants. Best known for its namesake tea offerings, piping hot and lightly spiced, Karak House serves modern takes on Arabic and Indian cuisine. Their breakfast specialities are a favourite at any time of day, even making for delicious late night snacks to review your evening. For anyone looking to indulge their sweet tooth, their Nutella paratha is an absolute must.


Ting Irie

Whether you want to sip on something fruity before your show at Dubai Opera or end your night on an upbeat note, Jamaican lounge Ting Irie guarantees a night of fun. Mood lighting and colourful interiors attract Dubai's young and vibrant, while the menu's fresh twist on Caribbean cuisine appeals to foodies of all ages. As the night wears on, the vivacious vibes and volume rise, as live DJs dish reggae, hip-hop and dancehall favourites.

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie

White, light-filled interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the boulevard ensure this stylish two-storey restaurant in Vida Downtown Dubai is a popular choice in the area. Famous for its breakfast and brunch, every meal at this French-accented eatery promises to be an elegant affair. Expect a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes that are ideal to share, with weekly theme nights and special menus to look out for.



Take your seat surrounded by sophisticated pink hues and views of a bustling open kitchen at this Downtown Dubai spot. Chef Gaurav Yadav serves up reimagined favourites, putting his stamp on dishes like the signature 'Sharjah sambusa', where chilli-flavoured Chips Oman crisps add nostalgic crunch. This modern Indian restaurant even has a grab and go section, perfect for those looking to get a quick bite in before their show.

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