When it comes to food, Dubai is the place to be. There are restaurants that serve almost all national dishes from around the world, including many that specialize in Dubai’s Arabic delights. Dubai does not have its own Michelin guide, but imports chefs or restaurant chains that have previously been recognized elsewhere by this renowned publication. Each of the restaurants presented here is not just a place to eat, but a place for breathtaking decor, breathtaking views and unforgettable culinary experiences.
The Pierchic is located on a protected pier on the Arabian Gulf and offers some of Dubai’s best seafood. It has already been recognized as Time Out Dubai’s best seafood restaurant. The pier is a romantic outpost, far from the hustle and bustle of Dubai and offers an unobstructed view of the azure gulf.
2. Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara
Nathan Outlaw brings his luxuriously relaxed approach to seafood to Dubai. The restaurant is not under water, nor is the submarine that will take you there. Still, dining in the huge aquarium that sets the stage for Nathan Outlaw Al Mahara is an extraordinary and unique experience.
The British chef’s Michelin-starred dishes underline the power of simplicity, while the flavors of the best ingredients speak for themselves.
The atmosphere in the Eauzone is casual during the day and reflects the slow pace of the One & Only Royal Mirage and the lazy sea behind it. After sunset, however, this venue turns into an elegant restaurant. The design is beautifully positioned around the pool and gives the impression that it is floating on the translucent water. A winding path over the pool points the way to the restaurant, which has an informal bar and a glamorous, striped awning by the pool
4. La Petite Maison
The restaurant, wonderfully located in the DIFC, is one of the “old Genoese” serving Mediterranean dishes. Local products, especially artichokes, zucchini, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers and girolls, are used generously with seafood, meat and fresh pasta to achieve a light and healthy style.
5. Al Hadheerah
The characteristic restaurant of the Bab Al Shams Resort is 60 minutes by car from Dubai Airport in a resort that is hidden amidst sand dunes and conveys the image of a remote oasis. Guests are entertained by actors who ride horses and play with swords. Belly dancers and henna artists ensure that families are entertained for hours.
9. Table 9
This concept restaurant in the Hilton Dubai Creek is a platform for a number of chefs who show their creativity and each create a different dining experience. Since its opening, the restaurant has been known for bringing high-quality and unique dishes to the table with personal service. The modern bistro offers a casual atmosphere and is suitable for both brunch and dinner.
10. Choix Patisserie and Restaurant
Behind this restaurant of the InterContinental Dubai Festival City is the world-famous chef Pierre Gagnaire, who is known for his creative cuisine.
After the success of its other restaurants in London, Paris and Tokyo, Choix has made a name for itself throughout Dubai, especially for its high tea. The restaurant offers à la carte options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a selection of pastries and desserts that make the meal even more special. The modern white interior is complemented by the city views that this dining area offers.