Dubai

Post-Conference Venues

Mingle after your conference at these five hotspots
While Dubai World Trade Centre is home to many cafes and restaurants ideal for a post-seminar refreshment, conference-goers keen to see more of the city won’t have to stray too far. Here are the coolest cafes, restaurants and nightspots within a 10-minute drive of the Trade Centre.
1

The Sum of Us

Homegrown bites

The Sum of Us

Homegrown bites

The hipsters of Dubai have long since been banging the drum for Al Quoz coffee house Tom & Serg which now has a cult following in the city, and in The Sum of Us, the talented duo behind Tom & Serg have struck gold once again. With 20 different blends of coffee and a food menu that changes daily to accommodate the fresh local produce, The Sum of Us is every bit as cool as its Al Quoz counterpart.
Contact details
Street 6 (behind the Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road)
+971 56 445 7526
2

Tresind

Experiential dining

Tresind

Experiential dining

With a kitchen team lead by executive chef Himanshu Saini, Tresind serves up classic Indian flavours, elevated to levels of modern brilliance using molecular gastronomy. The “textures of mushroom” dish is truly out of this world.
Contact details
Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 308 0440
3

Okku

High-end Japanese

Okku

High-end Japanese

Super-sleek sushi restaurant Okku is famous in Dubai for delivering Japanese cuisine that the city’s foodies go absolutely mad for. The restaurant has won a clutch of awards, which brings with it a distinctly A-list clientele. It's not cheap – but with caviar and black truffle in the sushi, it’s certainly memorable.
Contact details
Okku, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 501 8777
4

The Stables

Neighbourhood vibes

The Stables

Neighbourhood vibes

A relaxed nightspot that is great at getting the basics right, The Stables has carved out a reputation as a particularly safe pair of hands when it comes to an evening venue to please everyone. With sport on the televisions, live music performances, excellent food and reasonable prices, it is a great all-rounder, ideal for quenching a think-tank conference thirst.
Contact details
Trade Centre area, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 342 5571
5

Cafe Belge

Best for: European flavour

Cafe Belge

Best for: European flavour

Nestled in The Ritz-Carlton DIFC sits Cafe Belge, where luxury meets relaxation. This Gatsby-esque establishment, designed as a throwback to Belgium’s golden era of the 1920s, will transport you to another time. Think a grand selection of delectable moules – or mussels – and classic beverage pairings. If the weather permits, take your evening outdoors to The Ritz-Carlton’s Sunken Garden, situated just outside of Cafe Belge, for a late-night snack beneath the impressive water wall.
Contact details
The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Gate Village
+971 4 372 2323