Dubai Dining

Dining in Dubai, from Michelin star luxury to al fresco bites, you will find a world of flavors vies for your taste buds

The many Dubai restaurants and cafés mirror the melting pot of different cultures and nationalities that make up the city. Most of the more popular Dubai restaurants are in hotels, and you should be aware that these are usually the only establishments with alcohol licences.

That said, there are plenty of exceptional independent restaurants in Dubai. Cheapest are those venues which offer tasty fare from the Indian subcontinent. Costs can creep up significantly for more specialized international cuisine, although dining in Dubai is normally good value. The one major exception is alcohol, which bumps up the bill significantly.

Celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White have opened restaurants in Dubai. With leading Dubai restaurants such as these, you’ll always need to book beforehand.

Finally, for dining with a difference, it is well worth enjoying a dinner cruise on a traditional wooden dhow on the Creek.

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Glasshouse Mediterranean Brasserie

Glasshouse Mediterranean BrasserieHome cooking with the sophistication of dining out


HukamaA gourmet Chinese restaurant with a modern, contemporary feel and a view of the world’s tallest building


PachangaPachanga means "party time" in colloquial Spanish, so get ready for a celebration of Latin American food, music, and dancing!

Pierchic Fish Restaurant

Pierchic Fish RestaurantA wonderful location, on stilts in the sea, and viewed by many as the best fish restaurant in Dubai

Rhodes Mezzanine

Rhodes Mezzanine The perfect place to come when you’re hungry and have plenty of time, and money is no object

Spectrum on One

Spectrum on OneThis restaurant has no fewer than eight different kitchens from around the world offering regional specialties

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