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Restaurants in United Arab Emirates

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these United Arab Emirates restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best United Arab Emirates restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in United Arab Emirates to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best United Arab Emirates restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in United Arab Emirates.

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  • Al Hadheerah

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With belly dancers shimmying to Arabian rhythms, impressive falconry displays, and camel caravans, this open-air restaurant—modeled after a desert ... More
  • Al Hambra

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located inside the Al Qasr Hotel in the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Al Hambra serves traditional Spanish fare, including tapas. The dining room reflec... More
  • Al Nafoorah

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The restaurant serves Lebanese cooking—and the best hummus in Dubai. During the colder (read: still insanely hot) months, it is possible to dine ou... More
  • Al Qasr Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This Lebanese restaurant has outdoor tables overlooking a waterfront resort. More
  • At.mosphere

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  • Bastakiah Nights

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Bastakiah Nights presents diners with an immersive, traditional Arabic dining experience. Housed inside a renovated mansion, the restaurant has ind... More
  • Bice

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The superb Italian food is served in a relaxed atmosphere and coupled with a notable wine selection. More
  • Bikanervala Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    An offshoot of the Bikanervala company, which manufactures sweets, the Bikanervala restaurant is a family dining concept, where customers can find ... More
  • Blue Barjeel Restaurant & Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This classic Middle Eastern restaurant is located in Bur Dubai, one of the older parts of the city. More
  • Cádiz

    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 (... More
  • Certo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Certo at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City serves updated takes on traditional Italian fare. The menu includes everything from classic woo... More
  • Chalet

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Chalet serves international cuisine, primarily focusing on Indian and Middle Eastern fare. The restaurant resembles... More
  • City Moon Café

    Owned by Siti Fatimah Osman, a transplant from Singapore, City Moon Café is a gathering spot for the Singaporean population in Dubai. The small, un... More
  • Irish Village Pub

    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 ... More
  • Kalha Restaurant


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