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Food & Drink

Where to enjoy dinner near Dubai Opera

Mon, November 13, 2023

Have you scored tickets to a world-class production at Dubai Opera? Bookend your night with an elegant dinner near the performance venue in Downtown Dubai.

Have you scored tickets to a world-class production at Dubai Opera? Bookend your night with an elegant dinner near the performance venue in Downtown Dubai.


Time Out Market Dubai

TimeOut Market

A dining hotspot like no other, Time Out Market has brought its irresistible food hall concept to our shores. Taking pride of place at Souk Al Bahar, the venue's wraparound outdoor terrace presents enviable views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, while inside it’s buzzing with local chefs serving up signature dishes. Since the culinary options are carefully curated by foodies who know the city inside out, you can expect modern, innovative menus and vibrant flavours. Spanning 43,000sqft, the Time Out Market Dubai line-up features 17 homegrown eateries, including MASTI, BB Social Dining, Vietnamese Foodies, Pickl, Pitfire, Reif, Slab Cocina, Scoopi and Long Teng.


Armani Hotel


Designed by fashion icon 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 delightful pre-show dinner. Armani/Ristorante combines the freshest ingredients for a taste of authentic Italian delicacies, while Armani/Amal revitalises regional Indian cuisine for the cosmopolitan palette. After your night at Dubai Opera, get a feel for nightlife in Dubai at VIP lounge Armani/Privé.



Atmosphere Restaurant Dubai

Up high on Burj Khalifa rests a memorable hotspot that's perfect for a pre-show meal. At.mosphere, 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 sun set over the horizon before you head down to Dubai Opera. If you're leaving a matinee show, nothing says classy high-tea quite like At.mosphere.


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

Ting Irie Dubai
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.

Belcanto Restaurant

Belcanto Dubai

With a prime location at the top of Dubai Opera and an experiential Italian dining concept with regular live entertainment that's designed to impress, Belcanto Restaurant ticks all the boxes. Chef Lombardi's menu features artfully-plated dishes – think classic Tuscan recipes with a contemporary twist. The wonderful food matches the vibrant chandelier-bedecked setting, with truffle ziti pasta and beurre blanc monkfish particular highlights. After dinner, your show is only a short elevator ride away.



Roobaru Dubai
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.


You'll be wowed by Duomo from the moment you enter thanks to its soaring ceilings and, by night, the stunning projections that light up its walls. Sitting alfresco is just as charming, with Burj Khalifa in close sight from the foliage-bedecked terrace. But what really impresses is what's on the plate, served by a service team that can steer you towards the best of the menu. From wafer-thin wagyu beef carpaccio to lobster spaghetti – the pasta is made in house and served al dente – and decadent desserts that delight, you'll be raring to come back to The Dubai EDITION's sophisticated eatery.



 juns Downtown

Drawing on social media star chef Kelvin Cheung's French training, Canadian roots and Asian heritage, Downtown Dubai-based Jun's has a prime location and proven pedigree. Expect North American comfort food, combined with Far Eastern and Indian flavours, served up in a comfortable yet chic setting with spectacular views of Burj Khalifa from its Vida Downtown Residences perch. If you’re headed to Dubai Opera, Jun’s has a pre-theatre menu, making it the perfect pit stop before the show. Available every day between 5:30pm and 7pm, the two-course menu features a choice of dishes such as tempura veg and garlic noodles, corn-fed baby chicken with coconut curry, wagyu smash burger and fries or brown butter prawn salsa macha. The set menu is priced at AED150 per person.




With a showstopper location in the heart of Downtown, an upbeat soundtrack and an Aegean-inspired menu, URLA is a vibrant culinary hotspot. The restaurant is named after the town of Urla, a gastronomical corner by the western coast of Turkey. Located on the Fountain Level at Address Downtown Dubai hotel, URLA is designed around the concept of a coastline, with the terrace treating diners to prime views of the dazzling Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain.

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