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DINE

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FAIR’S FARE

Not known for its frugal style, these Dubai restaurants serve some of the best food in the city and will not strain your wallet.
Experience

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FOR THE EXPERIENCE

Enticing atmosphere, world records and unforgettable settings, these six Dubai restaurants will make lasting memories...
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IT'S A SECRET

Unforgettable experiences within the Emirates and just beyond its borders, that most tourists don't get to know about...
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YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF US

Michelin Starred Chef owners and famous culinary names— Nine Dubai restaurants you like to name-drop.
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101

This restaurant, champagne bar and luxurious Skyline deck welcomes private boats and is set on stilts, branching out from the Palm's One&Only hotel...
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Al Fanar

Al Fanar is a great place for Dubai newcomers interested in sampling a true taste of Emirati cuisine...
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Al Reef Lebanese Bakery

An authentic, unassuming bakery. The bread is freshly made in front of you and as this place is open 24 hours, it's often the go-to pit-stop after an eve of revelry.
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Al Ustad Special Kabab

This Iranian restaurant (formerly known as, Special Ostadi) is one of Dubai's kept secrets, serving some of the best, traditional Persian food in the city...
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Angelina

In the heart of Fashion Avenue, between the luxury giants, sits Angelina. The darling tea room of Paris serves up specialities daily to a chic, Chanel handbag toting crowd.
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Arabian Tea House Café

The quiet green courtyard tucked away in Bastakiya is a perfect place to saver some serenity and shade.
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Asha's

Still going strong, Asha's combines North West Indian cuisine with an innovative twist, red and amber hues, and a relaxed open-air terrace...
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Avli By Tasha's

If there is one thing Tasha (the mind behind the South African import) does well, it is cater to her audience. Avli fits nicely into the DIFC dining scene...
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BB

This petite venue located over three floors, makes for an interesting setting and can hold its own amongst the DIFC's big hitters...
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Bussola Fine Dining

Twinkling candles and unbuttoned elegance with a classic, fresh Italian menu, Bussola's more formal restaurant is a convenient and consistent spot.
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Bussola Pizzeria

Impressive views of the Gulf, a relaxed environment and reasonable prices establish Bussola as one of Dubai's fundamental favourite pizza restaurants.
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Celebrities

If you can overlook the name, this restaurant provides the ultimate fine-dining destination for intimate evenings...
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China Sea

This gem has been going for over a decade and is one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in the city. Don't expect Molton Brown washroom products.
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Cocoa Room

Quirky breakfast bistro by day, bustling, top-drawer burger joint by night, Cocoa Room is a kind of in-house popup, only open from 8.30am-11.30am...
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Comptoir 102

Acquainting Jumeirah with Parisian bohemian chic, this peaceful environment and 'Yummy Mummy' hangout focuses on interior design, fashion accessories and food...
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Coya

This Peruvian den and sister of trendy London joint, Coya Mayfair, is a player in Dubai's fine food scene. From the team behind loved and lorded LPM and Zuma, Coya exudes sultry-cool.
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Demoiselle by Galvin

The words chocolate-box spring to mind when you enter this pretty café/bistro; a mix of Wes Anderson allure, French culinary flare and old British empire...
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Dhow & Anchor

A relaxed spot for lunch or dinner with a large terrace, this modern gastropub serves up British comfort food that will put a smile on your face and an extra notch on your belt...
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Din Tai Fung

Famous for its signature dumplings and simple cooking style, this renowned restaurant serves some of the most authentic Taiwanese food you'll find in the city...
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Elia

This attractive and authentic restaurant is owned by Greeks, ran by Greeks and frequented by…yes, you guessed it...
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Flamingo Room by Tasha's

Situated next to Jumeriah Al Naseem's Turtle Lagoon, this salmon pink paradise is one of the city's most beautifully designed restaurants...
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Gaia

The most popular new restaurant to enter DIFC, from Chef Izu, the mind behind some of Dubai's well-respected culinary projects...
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Galvin

Brought to you by Michelin-starred chefs and brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin, this elegant restaurant charms its way into the mix of City Walk’s food destinations...
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Home Bakery

This Dubai born and raised café serves undoubtedly some of the best cronuts and cookies in town...
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Indie

An alternative to the DIFC's more formal venues, Indie hails from Beirut and offers a more casual and unpretentious setting...
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Kaftan

This unassuming Turkish restaurant neighbours the bombastic Burj Al Arab (the sail watches over you while you dine on a juxtaposed terrace, decorated in white-washed furniture and trees adorned with colourful lanterns)…
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Karak House

A good amalgamation of modern mixed with traditional Arabic and Indian food.
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La Cantine

From Paris to Dubai, this multi-sensory restaurant is not your stereotypical Parisian Café...
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Ladurée

This Parisian tearooms' history began in 1862 when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the southwest of France, founded a bakery in Paris.
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La Petite Maison

This world-renowned eatery, with its dark, bare wood floors and long bar, boasts fresh and delicate Niçoise cuisine...
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Le Cirque

Beginning its story at the Mayfair hotel, London, in 1974 and eventually outgrowing the location and relocating to NYC, Le Cirque has paved the way for many talented Chefs...
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Long Yin

Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine, with outdoor seating available. The Friday dim sum is some of the best in the city.
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Marina Social

Celebrated British Chef, Jason Atherton’s first Dubai venture, Marina Social provides a casually sophisticated dinner setting, with a British-Mediterranean inspired menu.
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Mezza House

Truly Eastern Med with a strong local following, celebrating culinary heritage and recipes passed down through generations.
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Mythos

A much yearned for addition to Dubai's restaurant scene, this unpretentious, home-from-home brings authentic Greek dishes in a traditional taverna setting...
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Nusr-Et

Some of the best steak you'll taste, with some of the worst service. This renowned restaurant, bar and grill concept is a result of the charismatic Nusret Gökçe (a.k.a. Salt Bae), a butcher and meat specialist by trade...
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Pai Thai

Pull up to the enchanting entrance of golden horses and giant palatial fountains. Make your way through the hotel and down to the restaurant via boat, buggy or foot...
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Pierchic

Walk down the promenade and enjoy exceptional views of Dubai's most iconic building, Burj Al Arab and the surrounding Gulf...
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Play

This big player, introduced via a private lift in the H Hotel, serves an Asian-European menu of damn good food and who would doubt it with Ex-Zuma chef Reif Othman heading the fleet...
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Rang Mahal

A hue of red and amber, this contemporary restaurant is spearheaded by Atul Kochhar of London's Benares, one of the first Indian chefs to receive a Michelin star for his native cuisine...
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Ravi

A legendary Dubai institution loved by all, from cabbies to C.E.O.s. This bonafide Pakistani eatery serves hot tandoori roti, lassi, dal, scrumptious meat grills and mouth-watering curries...
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Reform Social & Grill

The board games and Beano mags are a Blighty giveaway. A quintessentially British export tucked away in The Lakes, offering a different experience to Dubai's catalogue of hotel eateries.
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Rhodes W1

With a quintessentially British menu from famous Brit chef Gary Rhodes, this restaurant, bar and terrace is beautifully designed...
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Ruya

This award-winning restaurant offers a taste of Anatolia’s rich culinary history. Led by Executive, Chef Colin Clague, one of the region’s respected culinary talents...
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Salt

One of Dubai's first popup food concepts, with somewhat of a cult status, Salt serves up some of the best damn burgers in the city...
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Shabestan

This Persian gem has been serving regulars with traditional fare and a view of the Creek for 23 years...
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Shogun

This unassuming eatery is a diamond in the rough. Revered amongst many of Dubai's East Asian expats in search of classic cuisine. The menu consists of Japanese, Thai and Korean dishes...
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Siraj

An upscale Emirati-Arabic restaurant tucked away in Souk Al Bahar, with golden interiors and a more casual outdoor setting...
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Slider Station

Base beats, tall warehouse-style ceilings, exposed black piping, dim lighting and copper grating, all compliment the atmosphere of the region's first fresh, conveyer belt burger bar...
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Sukhothai

A hidden gem in the Méridien Village, with traditional décor and hand carved wooden interiors. Your experience is enriched by thoughtful touches...
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Tasha's

This café hailing from South Africa has an energetic and warm atmosphere, with an extensive international menu...
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The Brass

This beautifully designed cafe is a relaxed spot where you can pull up a pew and indulge in a choice brew...
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The China Club

What this old favourite may lack in atmosphere it makes up for in good food; a generous mix of authentic Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan cuisine, along with a charming team...
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The Farm

A tranquil haven set in Al Barari, the city's first eco-conscious development landscape...
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The Hamptons Café

A family-owned restaurant on Jumeirah Beach Road, The Hamptons Café was a single sumptuous townhouse, with a terrace overlooking the city's rooftops and iconic Burj Al Arab...
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The London Project - The Queen’s Brunch

Expect theatre and British pageantry from this immersive brunch...
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The Scene

A restaurant, lounge and terrace serving classic British comfort food. Celebrity Chef and Author, Simon Rimmer, along with his executive head Chef...
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Toro & Ko

This upmarket tapas restaurant serves an outstanding menu of hot and cold dishes created by Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, bringing a taste of Barcelona to City Walk...
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Wild & The Moon

Using plant-based, local, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients, this is a no additive, no GMO, no gluten, dairy or refined sugar, no messin’ joint; with two recently opened branches in Paris and more set to roll-out...
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Yamanote Atelier

Dubai's first Japanese bakery, perfect for a tea/coffee catch-up over outstanding pastries...
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Yui

This ramen joint is a modern café catering to the D3 creative crowd and swiftly serving up some of the best casual Japanese food in town...
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Zagol

Don't underestimate this pint-sized gem. Like walking into someone's living room, Zagol offers some of the best home cooked Ethiopian food in Dubai.
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Zuma

There's not much to say about this Japanese hub of culinary brilliance, other than all the positive feedback that you have heard about it is true.
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Zuma Brunch — Sushi Master

One of the city's most popular brunches, Zuma's name speaks for itself and this Friday institution allows you the opportunity to feast on the world-renowned restaurant's signature Japanese fare for a set fee...