On the hunt for the best private dining rooms in Business Bay? Despite the name, this thriving mini-metropolis in the heart of Dubai is known for much more than its corporate sector. It’s also home to a plethora of fine dining restaurants, trendy eateries and luxe hotels, many of which house some of the best private dining rooms Business Bay has to offer. So, whether you’re looking to entertain clients or want to reward your colleagues after a hard month’s work, these are the places for you.
Business Bay was constructed to be a city within a city – a complex of high-rise offices, residential towers and elegant hospitality institutions. It’s a self-functioning hub in its own right, and known as one of the trendiest places to eat, work and socialise in Dubai. We can’t think of a better place to impress guests with a fantastic dining experience!
That’s where this list of Business Bay’s best private dining rooms comes in, including a wealth of options for every cuisine, style and budget. If you’re looking for a space that’s guaranteed to please everyone, you can’t go wrong with Italian food. Skip to Bella Restaurant and Lounge below for a contemporary take on everyone’s favourite cuisine. Of course, if it’s somewhere fancy you’re after, there’s plenty to knock your socks off too. From modern Japanese spot ROKA which specialises in Robatayaki (charcoal grill) cooking, to dining at the top of the world’s tallest building at rooftop restaurant At.Mosphere, these private dining experiences are sure to leave a lasting impression.
We’ve also made it a priority to include spaces in a range of sizes, whether you’re hosting an intimate party of eight or a larger group of 20+ people. Whatever your criteria might be, have a scroll through our top picks to find the best spot for you, then go ahead and enquire today.
What: Located on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Prime68 boasts a, well, primely-located private dining room with 360-degree views of Dubai's skyline. We think the space comes into its own most at night, when the city really sparkles. Plus, this glamorous steakhouse only uses the finest heritage breed beef to ensure the food is just as staggering as the setting. All its steaks are served with indulgent sides, like truffle mac and cheese and creamy mashed potato.
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 121000
Book now: Prime68
What: Designed to elevate its diners' experience of Asian cuisine, this modern fusion restaurant takes fundamental Chinese flavours and cooking techniques, and adds its own unique twist. The oriental-inspired private dining room boasts red accents in the form of tableware and floral arrangements, and is set against a striking textured wall. Enjoy a selection of appetisers and main plates, from spring rolls and sashimi, to kung pao chicken and sticky soy short ribs.
Where: Al Habtoor City V Hotel Dubai
Book now: Summer Place
Bella Restaurant and Lounge
What: Indulge in Italian fine dining at this oh-so glamorous rooftop restaurant. Located on the 20th floor of the Grand Millennium Hotel, Bella Restaurant & Lounge boasts an intimate private dining table in a loft-style lounge, which overlooks an amber-lit bar. It also offers easy access to a live DJ booth, if you want your private dining event to bring plenty of party vibes. The perfect spot for a celebratory night out with friends, colleagues or clients.
Where: Marasi Drive Street
Book now: Bella Restaurant and Lounge
What: ROKA is a contemporary Japanese dining spot with restaurants across the world, from London and Spain to Dubai. This one is located in the Opus building by Zaha Hadid in Business Bay, where it serves pioneering Japanese Robatayaki cuisine, meaning dishes cooked over a charcoal grill. Its private dining room – the Akai Room – is a fully-exclusive space with dark wooden accents and a striking red brick wall. The space can be adapted to suit a wide range of events and sit-down dinners, but its urban design makes it a fashionable and versatile spot suited to all types of occasions.
Where: The Opus by Omniyat
Book now: ROKA
What: For a distinctive dining experience that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests, Tan Cha combines contemporary Chinese fine dining with a touch of Dubai opulence. Executive chef David Pang previously worked in a two Michelin-starred kitchen in London, but his career has taken him across the globe where he discovered the intricacies and nuances of Asian cuisine. Book the private dining room at Tan Cha to experience his dishes in all their glory. Table 8 offers an omakase-style private dining experience, in which guests are invited to leave the menu entirely up to the chef. Leave your preconceptions of Chinese cuisine at the door, and discover dishes inspired by Hong Kong to Sichuan.
Where: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel
Book now: Tan Cha
What: Jun’s by Kelvin Cheung brings a very special private dining experience to Business Bay, in the form of a five-person chef's table. You and four lucky others are treated to the ultimate gastronomic experience based around an ever-changing tasting menu of inventive, beautifully-presented dishes. Think brown butter prawn salsa macha, Thai beef heirloom tomato salad, kung pao broccoli and spinaach saag dip with flaky paratha.
Where: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
Book now: Jun’s
The MAINE Land Brasserie
What: Everything glitters at The MAINE Land Brasserie, a sparkling old-world steakhouse with a clubby feel in Downtown Dubai. It boasts a variety of unique semi-private spaces that can cater for groups large and small. It’s possible to hire the entire restaurant for 100 people, or just the terrace for 56, allowing guests to soak up the interiors and ambience of the place. From double-height ceilings to crystal chandeliers and a charcoal grill that dominates the room, it’s a stunning backdrop for special occasions. You can also add extra services to your event, from live music to floral arrangements and tailor-made menus.
Where: Al A'amal Street
Book now: The MAINE Land Brasserie
What: Depending on how you feel about heights, At.Mosphere offers a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience with its 122nd floor private dining room. Seating up to 16 guests, the room boasts wraparound windows to ensure those mesmerising views have maximum impact. Food wise, you can enjoy everything from a 13-course blind tasting menu to a light breakfast.
Where: Burj Khalifa
Book now: At.Mosphere
What: Zuma has taken its modern Japanese restaurants across the globe, from London to Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Madrid and many more. This Dubai post is situated in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and boasts a private dining room to rival every single one on this list. Featuring a sleek, solid oak dining table in the centre, the space can seat up to 20 guests. Or alternatively, you can divide the room into two smaller spaces for 10 guests each. Naturally, the food is second to none, and focuses around an izakaya concept, with guests invited to share a variety of dishes. Think sushi, nigiri, robata grills, tempura and salads.
Where: Gate Village 06
Book now: Zuma
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