The best restaurants in Dubai Marina

With its waterside views and impressive skyscrapers, Dubai Marina is home to many of Dubai's best restaurants. To help you find the best place to book, we have created a list of the best restaurants in Dubai Marina

Updated on 14 October 2019

When it comes to picturesque destinations in Dubai, you can’t get much better the Dubai Marina. Skyscrapers soar into the sky and the winding canal twinkles with the reflection of the sun in the day and is illuminated by the lights of the city. Yachts making their way across the water keep the landscape an ever-changing sight and it’s a fantastic area for relaxing and people-watching.

A popular location for both tourists and locals, it’s no surprise that the restaurants in Dubai Marina are as impressive as the scenery. Explore restaurants with the freshest seafood or head to somewhere with a stunning waterside view. Our list of the best restaurants in Dubai Marina highlights some of our favourite spots in this pretty location.

Marina Social

1. Marina Social

InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 393080

Discover a little pocket of London right here in Dubai at Marina Social. A Dubai restaurant brought to you by the Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atheron, Marina Social offers a British-Mediterannian menu in a unique and lively setting.

The ethos behind the restaurant is as the name suggests, a social dining spot where conversation and interaction with the restaurant’s team of chefs is encouraged. The open kitchen and impressive dessert bar means you are not simply just sitting down at  your seat and ordering a meal, you have a view of all the action.

Hearty dishes that are inspired by the Mediteranian are designed to be shared, some of our favourites include scallop ceviche, cucumber, apple, jalapeño, smoked almonds, sour cream to start followed by your choice of sourdough pizzas, impressive meat dishes, fresh seafood or a choice of pasta and rice dishes. Round off your meal by taking a visit to the dessert bar which will more than satisfy your sweet tooth. An impressive wine menu complements a carefully created menu. 

With picturesque views across the Dubai Marina, this picture perfect setting would be ideal for a relaxed dinner with friends. The restaurant also offers a Friday brunch and at weekends offers a Social roast with a choice of meats and a vegetarian option. Those looking for an enhanced experience would enjoy a seat at the exclusive ‘social table’ where a bespoke tasting menu can be enjoyed with a thoughtful wine pairing with each dish.

AED250 - AED399
Mediterranean
Urban Lounge

2. Urban Lounge

InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 393080

A sleek grey-black palette and violet mood lighting create a chilled-out ambience in our hip shisha lounge. Here, you can choose from 15 shisha flavours and a menu of continental sharing plates. Step out onto the roof terrace to sip a glass of champagne or a cocktail in your private cabana as the pool sparkles against the spectacular cityscape.  

AED150 - AED249
International
Zengo

3. Zengo

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 24970

There is something about eating fresh fish by the sea that makes it all the more exciting and tasty. Located in Dubai Marina at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Zengo serves up beautifully presented, decadent sushi and Asian inspired cuisine.

Overlooking the marina with views of both the city and the vast cityscape, spend the evening enjoying all the restaurant has to offer while taking in the stunning views. If the hot weather doesn’t quite do it for you however head inside to the sleek and modern neutral toned restaurant to enjoy your meal.

On the menu you’ll find the likes of wagyu beef maki rolls, nigari, sashimi and grilled lamb, stir fried noodles and curries if you’re after something hot. If you visit on a Friday, the Zengo fridaze brunch gives you unlimited servings of hot and cold starters mains and desserts as well as free flowing house drinks. Sushi Sundays are also worth a visit. With unlimited portions of sushi and a bottle of sparkling grape per couple you can try everything.  Don’t forget to pay them a visit on tuezday for ladiez night either.

When you’ve had your fill of sushi and stir-fry, you’re night doesn’t have to end there, although if you did feel like retreating to you hotel room, it definitely isn’t far. For those ready to party the night away you can enjoy Zengo’s resident DJ until 2am.

With three bars in the restaurant alone to choose from too, if you just fancy a drink or want something after your meal, take your pick and choose from the spectacular circular main bar in the middle of the restaurant, ice bar which serves drink at -30 degrees (great if you fancy a cigar too), or the fire bar for when you want to be entertained while you sip your cocktail.

 

AED250 - AED399
Pan-Asian
Sushi
Dim Sum
Andreea

4. Andreea's

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 32923

Discover the new Andreea’s! Our beautiful NEW BEACH CLUB is three times the size it was before, and now features a super-sized swimming pool, luxury cabanas and a SPORTS BAR….

Located on the beachfront of the Habtoor Grand hotel in Dubai Marina, the beautiful beach club has had a revamp, and now features a super-sized swimming pool three times the size of the original.

Andreea’s NEW menu ensures the greatest quality of our offering and it includes new delicious dishes as well as Andreea’s all-time favorites.

AED250 - AED399
International
The Grand Grill

5. The Grand Grill

Grand Habtoor Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 213059


A uniquely styled and award winning South African Steak House which has been an integral part of the Dubai Marina social scene since 2006. Located at the Lobby of the iconic Habtoor Grand Hotel; it all started with 'Bambanani' – African word meaning unity which is now an integral part of the concept that keeps the Grand Grill firmly rooted in the local community.

Offering a wide selection of fresh, homemade South African dishes and specifically known for its large selection of well matured, international beef selections which offer rich flavours that can only be found in this high quality of meat.

Over AED400
Steak
South African
Barbecue
Mazina

6. Mazina

Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 32923

An all-day dining restaurant that offers sweeping views of Dubai Marina and an eclectic variety of dishes from around the globe

Under AED150
Middle Eastern
International
Accents Restaurant & Terrace

7. Accents Restaurant & Terrace

InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 393080

Set in genteel surroundings with elegant latticework and refined furniture, Accents combines local produce and vibrant, international flavours. From the extravagant breakfast buffet to the delicious a la carte menu at lunch and dinner, you can choose to dine outdoors, or sit back and enjoy the fabulous views through a stunning picture window.  

Under AED150
International

Are you still searching for the right restaurant for your next dinner out? Browse our directory of restaurants in Dubai Marina for even more choice.