Dubai’s reputation as a playground for the rich and famous is globally renowned. For both visitors and locals alike, there’s nowhere quite like it in the world and alongside all the glitz and glamour of the shopping opportunities, the awe-inspiring architecture and the white sand beaches are some phenomenal restaurants. With so many spots to choose form, narrowing down the best restaurants in Dubai isn’t an easy task. If you’re searching for somewhere special for the trip of a lifetime, or fancy treating someone to a memorable evening of hospitality, allow us to help. With over thirty years’ experience in the restaurant industry across multiple countries, we know a thing or two about uncovering the top restaurants in cities across the world.
You could eat out every night for a year in Dubai and never, ever have to repeat a meal, so varied and vast is the culinary offering here. Sure, there are all your usual favourites, from Italian trattoria’s through to cosy Indian restaurants in Dubai, but there are also experiences that are one-of-a-kind, impossible to find elsewhere. Take the best restaurants in Dubai with a view, for instance, these magical looming dining rooms offer guests sweeping views of the city’s iconic skyline, or perhaps they might give you a beachside vista, a look at the famous fountains or even an underwater experience (yep, we’re talking about Ossiano of course). Throw into the mix a selection of the best Saturday brunches, ladies’ nights and incredible rooftop bars and the chances of you getting bored of eating out in Dubai are somewhere between zero and none.
But what if you don’t fancy a full-blown blow-out? We know that sometimes the best places to eat aren’t about starched white tablecloths and silver service (although there’s definitely a place for them too). In our round up of the best restaurants in Dubai we’ve tried to include a range of cuisines, price-points and vibes so that whatever you’re looking for you’ll find the perfect match. Scan our handy notes on cost, location and more below, then click through to read the restaurant’s full review and book a table.