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Food & Drink

Where to enjoy dinner near the Dubai Opera

Wed, February 17, 2021

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.


The Loft

Set on the crown of Dubai Opera, The Loft is a stylish terrace restaurant designed in the image of an oyster. Light, airy and white interiors give this laid back spot an upscale feel, surrounded by large windows ideal for watching the sunset before an evening performance. It's always lively here – The Loft is well known for its energising and memorable brunches – while the food  is sure to impress seasoned gourmands. Dine on rich lobster ravioli and parmesan-crusted veal for your mains, topped off with lotus crème brûlée for dessert, or come back after the show for a refreshing drink under the stars.


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 classy, up-market 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 iconic Burj Khalifa rests a memorable respite, perfect for a pre-show meal or tea. Atmosphere, situated on the 122nd floor of the world's tallest tower, is best known for its magnificent view of the city below,  resembling a metropolitan ant colony from such a height. Feast on an indulgent a 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, a delicious late night snack to regroup and review your evening. For anyone looking to indulge their sweet tooth, the signature Nutella french toast 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 to get everybody on their feet.

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