One of the Atlantis Hotel’s more aspirational dining destinations, Ling Ling is a contemporary Asian restaurant and lounge brought to Dubai by global hospitality company Tao Group Hospitality. Its high-octane plates are designed to be shared alongside an extensive drinks menu, while 180-degree panoramic views of the Palm, the Arabian Sea and Dubai’s sweeping skyline add to the larger-than-life glamour of this celeb hangout.
Located on the 22nd and 23rd floors of the ultra-luxury hotel, this rooftop dining and drinking destination is comprised of several unique spaces. Those looking to sample its innovative plates can do so in one of two lounges, while a creative cocktail list is served from a large marble bar area. Outside, a spacious terrace allows guests to indulge in the restaurant’s soaring views, and there’s also a private dining room for those looking to enjoy a more intimate dining experience. Not forgetting the venue’s discreet Ultra Lounge, which offers guests a more exclusive bar and nightlife experience away from the crowds.
Ling Ling was initially a lounge area at the original Hakkasan in central London, featuring low tables, excellent drinks and a relaxed atmosphere for socialising. Following success as a bar, it then expanded as a standalone brand at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakesh. Here in Dubai, the modern Asian restaurant is inspired broadly by a Japanese izakaya where the drinks take centre stage, and are accompanied by tasty small plates. Cocktails certainly lie at the heart of the experience, while the food encompasses a combination of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Korean influences. Expect the likes of Australian lobster Pad Thai, tea-smoked duck kueh pie tee, 24k gold A5 wagyu and lobster maki sushi rolls.
Finally, dimly-lit, stylish interiors and a high-energy soundtrack complete the Ling Ling experience.