Date Night in Dubai
What better way to celebrate with your significant other than sharing a romantic meal? Whether you're looking for that first date venue, to woo your loved one, or somewhere special to celebrate a special occasion in Dubai, we've got it covered.
Discover the best restaurants for a romantic meal in the emirate
Private dinners full of romance
Dubai is the perfect city to enjoy with that special someone. Book a table at any of these romantic restaurants for a night to set the heart index to high.
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Pier? Tick; chic? Double tick. This landmark seaside restaurant at the tip of Al Qasr’s jetty, enjoys front row seats to the sun setting into the Arabian Gulf. Savour a seafood-focused menu complete with delicate ceviche, oysters and an impressive whole catch of the day for two. Make sure to stop and take a photo with your loved one at the end of the picturesque pier.
Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
+971 4 366 6705
Imagine being encircled by Dubai’s world famous dancing fountains in Burj Lake while enjoying dinner by candlelight—this fine-dining Thai restaurant cannot be faulted in the serious romance stakes. With a location this magical, the menu needs to be awe-worthy to capture your attention, and Thiptara does just that with a range of exceptional seafood-focused Thai dishes.
Ground Floor, The Palace Downtown Dubai
+971 4 888 3444
101 Dining Lounge and Bar
Take a seat at the idyllic 101 Dining Lounge and Bar, situated at One&Only hotel in Palm Jumeirah, for incredible views of the skyline right from the water. Choose from the restaurant’s selection of light Mediterranean-inspired bites in the open-air dining area as you gaze into the deep blue distance with your loved one.
One&Only, The Palm
+971 4 440 1010
An iconic restaurant in Dubai’s “seven-star hotel” Burj Al Arab, Al Mahara whisks guests under the sea for an experience that’s about as close as it comes to dining underwater. A floor-to-ceiling aquarium takes centre-stage, arching over the tables with its schools of hypnotically swirling fish. Splash out when ordering from the menu (obviously we recommend the fish), for a truly memorable date. Be sure to book ahead, as this once-in-a-lifetime venue is in hot demand with Dubai residents and hotel guests alike.
Burj Al Arab
+971 4 301 7600
Beach Bar and Grill
For a romantic night out above the water, The Beach Bar and Grill is the clear choice. The restaurant works wonders for all romantic occasions, from a cozy dinner for your double-digit anniversary or a first date. Bask in the beach’s candlelit glow as you share traditional Arabic mezze or splurge on Mediterranean seafood dishes.
One&Only Royal Mirage
+971 4 399 9999
Escape to Peru at this contemporary culinary destination and enjoy feats of palate-pleasing delights. Dine along the windows and impress your loved one with unobstructed views of the majestic Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.
31st floor, Sofitel Downtown
+971 4 346 9295