The best late-night eats in Dubai: 10 places worth staying awake for

Out until dawn? We've got those late night munchies covered...

Updated on 22 July 2022 • Written By Megan Geall

The best late-night eats in Dubai: 10 places worth staying awake for

Forget New York City - Dubai is the new city that never sleeps. This comes as no surprise to us - there's so much going on in Dubai that there's always something to keep you entertained well past bedtime.

Did you know - Dubai is now the fourth most visited city in the world, after London, Paris and Bangkok? This is a city of record-breaking attractions after all. Dubai is home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world; The Gevora Hotel, the tallest hotel; and a host of the world's glitziest malls. As a result, millions head to Dubai every year to see the sights, and to tuck into some world-class food. The city has built itself into a prime destination for food tourists, so much so that Dubai now appears in the Michelin Guide as of 2022 - check out our list of 18 Michelin-approved restaurants in Dubai to be truly blown away.

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Thankfully, you don’t have to cut your dining experiences short as Dubai has a whole host of restaurants open late into the night, with some open an impressive 24 hours. There are so many fantastic restaurants across Dubai, so it was difficult to narrow down which late-night spots were truly the best. With restaurants like OSH serving authentic Uzbek cuisine with a middle eastern influence; and Asil inviting guests to step into the orient for an elegant example of Arabesque cuisine; Dubai provides innovative plates and gastronomical experiences with incredible views of the city skyline. Not all of the best food is found in fine dining spots and this is certainly the case with popular nighttime choices like Mr Brisket and Al Reef available.

Whatever your tastes and whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered with places to dine until the sun comes back up.

OSH

What: Tradition and authenticity - expect nothing less when it comes to the food at OSH. The restaurant shares plates of Uzbek cuisine infused with the flavours of the Middle East; modernity is expressed through service, tableware and stylistic techniques like abstract metal decor and bright lighting. The dough selection is a must-try with a choice of lamb manti, cheese qutab and chicken samsa among many others. Of course, the charcoal grill is a menu highlight so you can relax with an authentic shashlik and one of their unique, creative cocktails. Dine late into the evening or dive into late night chats with friends over your pick from the shisha menu.
When:
1pm-2am, daily
Where: Unit 703, La Mer, Jumeirah
Book now: OSH

Keif Restaurant 

What: Keif Restaurant offers a sophisticated fusion of international flavours that features Lebanese accents as its main inspiration. The outside seating on the terrace provides guests with stunning views across the water at nighttime - families can benefit from a playground to entertain the children while adults can relax with a cocktail in hand. The menu is extensive, ranging from classic American burgers to sandwiches from around the world. If you fancy a taste of Italy, guests can dine on pizza or pasta as well as the authentic, Lebanese, mezze style plates and kebabs. Open from morning until late, Keif ensures your palate will never get bored. 
When: 11am-4am, daily
Where:
Floor G, Marasi Drive Blue Bay Tower, Business Bay
Book now: Keif Restaurant

Asil Restaurant 

What: Asil fuses Turkish, Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine with opulent restaurant vibes and live music courtesy of the in-house live musicians. Feast on classic falafel, Bodrum calamari and taktouka; or if you fancy a main to yourself, the menu is split into sections from the sea, grill or Asian signatures. With different dining areas and a wide selection of beverages, there is plenty to keep you busy into the early hours. 
When: 1pm-2:30am, daily 
Where:
Rixos Premium Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Jumeirah
Book nowAsil Restaurant

Zaatar W Zeit

What: Zaatar W Zeit prides itself on providing fast food-style cuisine that is served with care and attention-to-detail. It is more than a place for a simple burger, instead offering a relaxed dining concept that is perfect for meeting up with friends or going on a casual date night. The menu is relatively international but with a slight Lebanese twist - start off with some breaded chicken or hummus, before moving onto one of their signature boomburgers; a burger entirely wraped in a freshly baked bun and oozing with cheese. The shawarma steak wrap or the fattoush salad is the perfect taste of Lebanese cuisine that is sure to satisfy your late-night cravings.
When: Open 24 hours, daily 
Where:
Tower A, Marina View Towers, Braih Street, Dubai Marina
Book now: Zaatar W Zeit

Cello Restaurant

What: A lively, unique, authentic Middle-Eastern restaurant in the centre of this prominent tourist area. Guests can expect a mix of Lebanese and grilled dishes as well as flavours from India and the rest of the world. Cello's specials include biryani with either chicken or lamb, served in a rustic cooking pot. Showing off their pastry skills, Cello also boasts a bakery with savoury doughs topped or filled with specially seasoned meats. A more relaxed menu option is the burger and sandwich selection that combines Middle-Eastern flavours with the American-style. With al fresco dining on the terrace and live music from two soulful bands, it is more than just a place for food. 
When: Open 24 hours, daily 
Where:
Sama Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Trade Centre
Book now: Cello Restaurant

Zaroob

What: Zaroob is a fun, lively spot for all-day (and night) dining. You can start off your day with a breakfast tray that includes za'tar, hummus, falafel, eggs and vegetables. The selection of international bakery items are a must-try with loads of fresh-baked flatbreads and Arabic fateers stuffed with cheeses and spiced meats. The wraps are legendary too, stuffed with anything from crispy potato fries to lamb shawarma. The restaurant does not serve alcohol, but it does have a huge selection of fresh juices, mocktails and hot drinks to suit any occasion.
When: Open 24 hours, daily 
Where: Shop 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Trade Centre
Book now: Zaroob

Denny's

What: Denny's brings a taste of America to Dubai, available 24 hours a day. Huge, all-American plates start at breakfast with the likes of pancakes, waffles, french toast and full breakfasts on the menu. You can expect sandwiches and burgers that go above and beyond expectations with fillings like sausage, eggs, hash browns, mushrooms, and cheese, all found in these carb-loaded dishes. Of course, it wouldn't be American cuisine without fried chicken - opt for it as a main or as a side dish. Late night eats are all about those sugar cravings and Denny's will sort those out with a premium milkshake or a loaded waffle topped with refreshing whipped cream.
When: Open 24 hours, daily
Where: Opposite to Time Square, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa
Book now: Denny's

Broccoli Pizza & Pasta 

What: Carb-loaded pizza and pasta dishes, cooked fresh and personalised to your tastes - what more could you want to sate your late-night cravings? A spicy chicken pizza drizzled with ranch dressing; a greek pizza with olives and feta; and a shrimp pizza with a spicy, dynamite sauce - the menu here doesn't shy away from innovative, playful dishes. Fancy something sweet? Try the Biscoff pizza topped with Kinder chunks.
When: Open 24 hours, daily
Where: Tecom, Al Barsha Hawai Residence, Jumeirah
Book now: Broccoli Pizza & Pasta

Al Reef Bakery

What: Established in 1986, the bakery has decades of experience when it comes to baking fresh Lebanese pastries and doughs, so this is the place for freshly-baked sweet and savoury snacks throughout the day and night. Whether its for a light snack, lunch or a full meal at dinner time, Al Reef offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a takeaway service so you can enjoy authentic Lebanese flavours from anywhere. Highlights of the menu include cheesy za'tars, stuffed arayes and samosas, but for sweeter tooths, you may opt for a chocolate pastry, the baklava mix or some traditional Arabian sweets.
When: Open 24 hours, daily 
Where: Shop 3, Ground Floor, Karama Building 2, Al Karama
Book now: Al Reef Bakery

Mr Brisket

What: As you can probably guess, Mr Brisket is a restaurant that knows how to cook its beef. Focusing on environmentally-friendly cooking and fresh ingredients, the eatery is a fun, lively spot for sliders, burgers and loaded fries. The famous brisket is smoked for 12 hours to make the meat soft and tender; diners can opt for the brisket as a slider, burger, a topping for chips or as a platter with buns, sauce and pickles to construct your personalised brisket feast. If brisket isn't for you, the menu also has a selection of chicken burgers and veggie options. Pair your main with original, cheesy, truffle or spicy fries and perhaps a healthy fruit smoothie for balance. 
When: 12:30pm-3am, daily 
Where: EPPCO Petrol Station, Opposite Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Road
Book now: Mr Brisket

If all that talk of delicious food has made you peckish, check out the best buffets in Dubai for your chance to experience a whole range of cuisines all on one plate!