Another one for those who appreciate the finer things in life. True to its name brand, the seriously suave venue’s interiors are crisp, clean and polished, and the food is oh.so.good. Added bonus? They boast what could possibly be the best views of the Dubai Fountain.
Where: Armani Hotel Dubai – Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 888 3666, website
If you want the very best dishes that Thailand (more specifically Bangkok) has to offer then over to Thiptara. They’ve also got great views of the city and the Dubai Fountain as well as some seriously delicious desserts.
Where: The Palace Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 428 7961,
La Môme Dubai
Inspired by legendary French singer Edith Piaf, this Parisian hotspot will have you speaking the language of love in no time thanks to its mouthwatering dishes like poached Talbot fish, beef bourguignon and roasted pigeon.
Where: Nassima Royal Hotel, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 308 0470,
As the name would suggest, this rooftop bar is 40 floors up. It can be slightly windy if you catch it on a bad day, but usually the chic cocktail lounge and restaurant is a beautiful outdoor option. Although it’s a favourite for sundowners, the food menu is extensive..
Where: The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 355 8896,
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,
Everything is romantic about Pai Thai, not least the traditional abra boat that takes you through the Madinat’s waterways to the restaurant. It has a stellar reputation amongst Dubai residents for its authentic Thai dishes, while visitors are always impressed by the striking outdoor terrace.
Where: Dar Al Masyaf Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 432 3232,
Dinint at At.mosphere is seriously special. At 422 metres from the ground, it’s the highest restaurant in the world – that equals views over almost the whole city. Being as it’s on floor 122 of the Burj Khalifa, it’s food and drinks menu is as high-end as you’d expect. Top tip: the breakfast menu is great value for money.
Where: Level 122, Burj Khalifa
Contact: +971 4 888 3828,
The chic venue’s laidback interior, uninterrupted view of the Burj Al Arab and its much-admired menu make it one of Dubai’s most famous restaurants. It’s romantic, tasty and the perfect Instagram opportunity.
Where: Access from Al Qasr pool and beach area, Madinat Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 432 3232,
Mint Leaf of London
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows treat diners to a panoramic view of twinkling DIFC which sets the scene for a special meal. If you usually associate Indian food with a chicken tikka masala, let Mint Leaf lead you down an exciting contemporary path of Indian cooking. Make sure you try the soft-shell crab and lamb skewer.
Where: Emirates Financial Towers
Contact: +971 4 706 0900,