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Fashionable bites

Discover Dubai’s most stylish restaurants and cafés
Dubai takes shopping seriously, so seriously that some of its restaurants are extensions of well-known names in fashion. High-fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar opened its first-ever namesake café here, and luxury brand Armani has two very-popular cafés in two premier malls – The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates – all adding to Dubai’s portfolio of fashion-themed places to grab a bite. Here’s a look at some of the must-visit restaurants created by your favourite designer brands.
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Armani Caffe

Fashion centre

Armani Caffe

Fashion centre

Discover two fashionable eateries in Dubai’s most popular malls

Emporio Armani Caffe in Mall of the Emirates and Armani Caffe in The Dubai Mall are both prime examples of where great fashion and stylish food collide. Both cafés are surrounded by stylish designer clothing shops, meaning you won’t have to venture far if you’re looking to treat yourself to some retail therapy. Pop into either one for some true Italian-style coffees and indulgent breakfast bites – featuring pastries and delicate egg dishes – and start the day off right before you embark on your day of shopping.
Location
  Various locations
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Vogue Café

The Dubai Mall

Vogue Café

The Dubai Mall

Stop for a snack amidst Dubai’s favourite shoe district

Set in The Dubai Mall, in the heart of the mall’s Level Shoes, Vogue Café is a bright, open-plan restaurant with plush furnishings, stylish staff and top-notch service. Choose a snack from the European-style menu of nibbles, salads and sandwiches or fill up with a more substantial main course. A must-try for fashion forward ladies is The Quintessential Vogue Café Afternoon Tea. Savour the delicately crafted sweet and savoury snacks, recharge with a cup of the finest freshly brewed tea, and then continue your Dubai Mall shopping spree.
Location
  Financial Road
  +971 4 501 6810
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Harper’s Bazaar Café

Dubai Design District

Harper’s Bazaar Café

Dubai Design District

Be inspired amidst the city’s design hub at this world’s first

In the trendy Dubai Design District, Harper’s Bazaar Café serves up casual dining with a stylish edge. It’s the world’s first Harper’s Bazaar Café, which should come as no surprise – this is Dubai, after all. This daytime dining spot is an ideal break for visitors taking in Dubai’s art, design and creative scene, and it doubles as an event space. The chic, sophisticated venue epitomises the luxury of Harper’s Bazaar, with a menu of sharing platters and cosmopolitan dishes, as well as décor that highlights the fashion and art normally found within the pages of the magazine.
Location
  G Floor,Building 9, Dubai Design District
  +971 4 559 7825
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XVA Café

Vintage style

XVA Café

Vintage style

Shop Dubai’s souk scene before resting at a relaxing, stylish retreat

You’ll find this café hidden away in the maze of streets that make up Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern Dubai and explore this quiet, historical area. The XVA Café is in a courtyard in the middle of the boutique XVA Art Hotel, and serves up gourmet vegetarian dishes. It’s also home to an art gallery and a shop that stocks products by independent designers and brands, including jewellery, clothes and accessories. Once you’ve eaten, there’s plenty of shopping opportunities nearby, from Deira City Centre and BurJuman to the bustling Gold and Perfume souks.
Location
  XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi Neighbourhood
  +971 4 353 5383
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La Cantine du Faubourg

French chic

La Cantine du Faubourg

French chic

From the famous streets of Paris to the centre of Dubai

This chic French restaurant and lounge started out more than a decade ago on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, which has been described as one of the most fashionable streets in the world. Since then, it’s opened more venues around the world, and its Dubai location is a favourite of the city’s fashionistas. The menu includes a host of gourmet French dishes, for lunch and dinner, and if you’re feeling inspired after paying this restaurant a visit, it’s only a short distance away from The Dubai Mall.
Location
  Emirates Towers Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
  +971 4 352 7105
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Vanitas

Fashion royalty

Vanitas

Fashion royalty

Discover a different side of Dubai at the regal Palazzo Versace

Vanitas restaurant is one of eight places to eat in the Palazzo Versace Hotel, owned by the iconic fashion brand Versace. With views of the Dubai Creek, this Italian restaurant is tastefully decorated, and the Versace influence is clear on everything from the walls to the dishes. Once you’ve enjoyed lunch or dinner, you can cross over the Creek and pay a visit to Dubai Festival City mall, where you’re free to shop at over 400 stores.
Location
  Palazzo Versace Hotel, Al Jaddaf
  +971 4 556 8888