Restaurants in United Arab Emirates

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Accessible by private boat or golf cart, it's all about views and tapas at this chic overwater lounge, which sits elegantly at the end of a jetty of the... Read More

Tucked within Bab al Sham's resort and overlooking the desert dunes, this open-air restaurant gives guests the opportunity to choose from several live... Read More

Located inside the Al Qasr Hotel in the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Al Hambra serves traditional Spanish fare, including tapas. The dining room reflects a... Read More

The restaurant serves Lebanese cooking—and the best hummus in Dubai. During the colder (read: still insanely hot) months, it is possible to dine... Read More

This Lebanese restaurant has outdoor tables overlooking a waterfront resort. Read More

Cheap, unassuming, and open 24 hours a day, Al Reef Bakery is best known for its sausage and cheese manakish (flatbread topped with spices, cheese, or... Read More

On a docked boat in the Dubai Marina, Aprons & Hammers is a kitschy seafood restaurant serving up buckets of freshly caught crab, mussels... Read More

Priding themselves on serving seasonal, organic foods, head to Baker & Spice to enjoy some freshly baked Shakshuka Matbukh'a, an egg and tomato... Read More

Bastakiah Nights presents diners with an immersive, traditional Arabic dining experience. Housed inside a renovated mansion, the restaurant has indoor... Read More

An offshoot of the Bikanervala company, which manufactures sweets, the Bikanervala restaurant is a family dining concept, where customers can find... Read More

This classic Middle Eastern restaurant is located in Bur Dubai, one of the older parts of the city. Read More

From the messy fried-fish curry to the plastic chairs and paper plates, this first-come, first-served fish shack on Jumeirah Beach claims the title of... Read More

Dubains, as we've noted before, love a good culinary import. The latest hot-spot to hit the scene is New York City's trendy restaurant-meets-lounge... Read More

Certo at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City serves updated takes on traditional Italian fare. The menu includes everything from classic wood... Read More

Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Chalet serves international cuisine, primarily focusing on Indian and Middle Eastern fare. The restaurant resembles a... Read More

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

Consider Comptoir 102 the city's own little slice of gluten-free, vegan, macrobiotic Parisian chic. Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, the menu ranges from... Read More

Situated in the Four Season's Restaurant Pavilion, Coya is a sexy, dimly-lit Peruvian restaurant with a deliberate air of exclusivity serves up modern... Read More

Located in a semi-secret location along the Dubai Creek, this gem serves up Emirati-inspired dishes such as Arabic coffee and custard French toast with... Read More

A luxury Levant restaurant in the Address Downtown Dubai Hotel, Em Sherif is designed to resemble an Oriental mansion. Classic dishes here include... Read More

This pescatarian-approved seafood spot serves fresh fish with a Lebanese twist, which means dishes of fresh hammour, sides of kibbeh and hummus, and... Read More

Below Dubai's Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Frioul Bistro de Luxe's contemporary dishes include braised beef short rib with smoky glaze, guinea fowl in... Read More

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... Read More

Located off of Dubai's mega-highway Sheikh Zayed Road, Jones the Grocer is an Australian gourmet cafe offering generous dishes from harissa chicken on a... Read More

Located in Emirates Towers this playground for Dubai's young, chic crowd is accented with red couches and billowing white curtains, as well as one-of-a... Read More

Teeming with a menu of Niçoise-inspired items including artichokes, lemons, and olives, La Petite Maison is a fixture for a posh night on the Dubai town. Read More

Located in an all-glass structure in the Vida Hotel, La Serreis an elegant French bistro boasting cream colored interiors with the smell of freshly... Read More

The Lime Tree Café has garnered a following among the expatriate community in the city with its relaxed atmosphere and fresh menu items. The caf... Read More

The Moroccan restaurant in the Shangri-La Hotel features live music. Read More

Choose from 200 types of agave-based spirits, tacos, tempura snapper and zesty chicken at Maya, an upscale Mexican eatery at Le Royal Meridien Hotel in... Read More

Located in Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers, Mythos is a Santorini-esque space, with whitewashed stone walls, hanging clay plates serving up Greek staples... Read More

Nineteen, located at Dubai’s Montgomerie Hotel, overlooks the 18th hole of the hotel’s golf course and serves diners an inventive Asian and... Read More

This boutique cafe in Abu Dhabi specializes in 'sophisticated comfort food,' and features signature dishes such as lobster linguine and spicy tuna on... Read More

Located in an Arabic-inspired souk in Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, this gluten-free, vegan, paleo-friendly restaurant offers an impressive selection of... Read More

Located at the end of a pier that juts out over the sea, Pierchic is of the most romantic dining destinations in the city. The setting only enhances the... Read More

From burrata with heirloom tomatoes and fresh zaatar and lobster kibbeh, the non-traditional Middle Eastern fare is Qbara's answer to a modern take on... Read More

This now infamous Pakistani canteen in Satwa is crammed with taxi drivers and expats, eager for Ravi's delicious dishes of mutton achar and flavorful... Read More

This laid-back gastro pub, which originated in London's Marylebone district, brings a bit of rowdy English flair to the otherwise quiet, residential... Read More

One of the signature restaurants at the Grosvenor House Dubai, Rhodes Mezzanine serves the culinary creations of British chef Gary Rhodes, enhanced by... Read More

The main restaurant in the concourse, Safar (which means “traveler” in Arabic) is divided into three sections: Pint 19 (the bar), a buffet... Read More

Parked at Dubai's popular Kite Beach, Salt's food truck relies on the power of social media to attract eaters to get their fix of Wagyu beef burgers,... Read More

The cool, all-white décor of this little restaurant is a pristine showcase for the real star—a giant display of lobster, hammour (a Middle... Read More

The trendy sushi restaurant and nightclub is located in the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa. Read More

Located in the Karama district, Simran’s Aappa Kadai is a burgeoning chain with three locations throughout the city. Founded in... Read More

Despite two mainstream locations, this Thai seafood restaurant hasn't compromised on its hole-in-the-wall ambiance or quirk, which includes a cheeky... Read More

This charming, cosmopolitan cafe manages to draw quite a crowd due to the sheer variety of dishes on it's 16 page menu which range from salads and... Read More

Located at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Aquarium Restaurant is known for its flavorful menu of seafood dishes. The dining room has an... Read More

Nestled in the lush green property of Al Barari, this botanical-garden-meets-eatery provides diners with a lush setting to enjoy a seasonal, ethically... Read More

Located in the Burj Al Salam building, this haunt features the same airy industrial vibe as its sister restaurant, with the addition of in-house... Read More

This Sydney-born sushi restaurant, Toko is the latest upscale Japanese eatery to hit the city. With an al fresco dining area, make sure to try the... Read More

Located in the industrial Al Quoz district, this warehouse-style cafe is the expats go-to for leisurely weekend lunches. Try a superfood salad, grilled... Read More

Housed inside the Wafi shopping mall, Wafi Gourmet is part gourmet supermarket and part café. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating... Read More

Choose a spicy or non-spicy broth and prepare to cook your own meat, leafy greens, and tofu knots at this cheap, undiscerning hot pot restaurant in the... Read More

Honoring street food style dining, Zaroob is a cheap and cheerful Middle Eastern fast-food haunt with an assortment of man'oushe, mixed grills, wraps... Read More

Housed inside the Madinat Jumeirah, Zheng He’s blends traditional Chinese fare and cooking techniques with gourmet ingredients to create an... Read More

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