7 great restaurants to try in Dubai
Happy Hour at Lock, Stock & Barrel
Two for one beverages is what’s on offer at this always buzzing sports bar. The offer is on from 4pm to 8pm on Sundays to Fridays and 2pm to 8pm on Saturdays.
When: 4pm-8pm, Sunday to Friday and 2pm-8pm on Saturday
Where: Lock, Stock & Barrel Rixos Premium
Ladies Night at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
With 50 percent off mains and four complimentary drinks from a menu that includes grapes, hops and spirits, it’s clear to see why so many regularly attend Ruth’s Chris ladies’ night offering.
When: 5.30am-12am, every Wednesday
Where: Address Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 454 9538, website
Happy Hour at Q43
If you work in Dubai Media City, Q43’s happy hour is the one for you. From 5pm to 8pm, the venue located on the, you guessed it, 43rd floor of the Media One Hotel has a two for one offer on selected house beverages. The offer is on every Tuesday to Sunday. On Mondays, the two for one offer starts at 5pm and lasts until 2am, the following day
When: 5pm-8pm, Tuesday to Sunday and 5pm-2am on Monday
Where: Q43, Media One Hotel
Contact: +971 4 443 5403, website
Cielo Sky Lounge
The sleek décor, skilled bartenders and weekly DJ acts make the venue's uninterrupted views of the city's skyline that much better. Although brief, the food menu is worth a try as are the many mixes and blends available. The shisha isn't bad either.
Where: The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira
London Social at Caravan
London is already known for its mix of cuisines from many different countries, and Caravan only amplifies this in its London Social brunch. It’s inspired by each tube station in London – think curries at Brick Lane, Asian fare at Piccadilly Circus and Caribbean food at Brixton. Along with the lush gardens of The Ritz-Carlton, this is one superstar brunch you just have to try.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Contact: +9714 318 6150, website
Along with a rustic menu, a warm and welcoming vibe and enthusiastic staff direct from Italy, the restaurant is an ideal place to gather friends and family. Inspired by the laid-back lifestyle of rural Tuscany, diners can enjoy long meals outside on the terrace, along Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s waterway. Perfect for a long, lazy lunch.
Where: Promenade level, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 366 6318, website
The award-winning South African steak house is relatively low key, but what it lacks in frills in makes up for in quality steak. We recommend sitting outside (you have until the end of the month before it gets way too hot), and then taking your pick from the huge range of cuts including South African 100 Day Grain Fed and Australian Wagyu 6+ Marble.
Where: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, JBR
Contact: +971 4 3994221, website