Restaurants in Dubai
The restaurant serves Lebanese cooking—and the best hummus in Dubai. During the colder (read: still insanely hot) months, it is possible to dine outdoors beneath the lit-up palms. The air is infused with scent.
By far the most popular gathering spot in the terminal, the Irish Village Pub, with its wood-paneled walls, high bar, moody lighting, and Guinness paraphernalia everywhere, is a little bit “Disney Ireland.” No matter; its fish-and-chips and sausages are renowned, and it is perpetually crowded (it
Owned by Siti Fatimah Osman, a transplant from Singapore, City Moon Café is a gathering spot for the Singaporean population in Dubai.
One of the restaurants at the Madinat Jumeirah, Pierchic is known as one of the most romantic dining destinations in the city.
The trendy sushi restaurant and nightclub is located in the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa.
The airport’s new tapas bar is all cozy and brick-walled, with leather sofas, an open kitchen, and wine cellar. Unusual for an airport restaurant (particularly in the Middle East) is its great selection of Spanish and South American wines.
One of the signature restaurants at the Grosvenor House Dubai, Rhodes Mezzanine serves the culinary creations of British chef Gary Rhodes, enhanced by the technique and vision of head chef Paul Lupton.
Located in the Karama district, Simran’s Aappa Kadai is a burgeoning chain with three locations throughout the city. Founded in 2002, the restaurant serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine from its open kitchen.
This classic Middle Eastern restaurant is located in Bur Dubai, one of the older parts of the city.
The main restaurant in the concourse, Safar (which means “traveler” in Arabic) is divided into three sections: Pint 19 (the bar), a buffet area, and an à la carte restaurant with an open kitchen where you can watch Arabic, Western, and Asian dishes being prepared.
The Lime Tree Café has garnered a following among the expatriate community in the city with its relaxed atmosphere and fresh menu items.
Certo at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City serves updated takes on traditional Italian fare. The menu includes everything from classic wood-fired pizzas to cannellini bean soup with rosemary to jumbo prawns wrapped in lardo pork.
The Moroccan restaurant in the Shangri-La Hotel features live music.
With belly dancers shimmying to Arabian rhythms, impressive falconry displays, and camel caravans, this open-air restaurant—modeled after a desert village—knows how to put on a spectacle. Though the setting is over the top, the menu is authentic Emerati.