5 great places for pizza and a pint in Dubai
Head to this Canal-side Italian eatery from chef David Myers for fresh pizza and Italian draught bevvies, and soak up the lively atmosphere while taking in the views. It’s among the priciest on this list – so if you’re looking after the dirhams, there’s a nightly aperitivo deal featuring a pepperoni or margherita pizza and two drinks (including bottles of Italian hops) for AED68. Not bad at all.
Price: Italian pints from AED58, pizzas from AED62
Where: Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, Business Bay
Contact: +9714 512 5522
It’s the rooftop section of this chilled, beachy Italian that you want to make a beeline for if it’s pizza on your grey matter. Take in the views of the Arabian Gulf and passing mega-yachts, plus scoff slices adorned with all manner of toppings, from smoked sardines to scamorza cheese.
Price: Pints from AED55, pizzas from AED82
Where: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh
Contact: +9714 511 7373
Icon Bar & Lounge
Sit downstairs in the comfy lounge, outside on the newly astro-turfed terrace or upstairs in the rowdier bar with the day’s match blaring. But pizza? Really? Oh yes – and they’re served piping hot from the hotel’s excellent Italian restaurant, Certo. Score.
Price: Pints from AED46, pizzas from AED60
Where: Radisson Blu Dubai Media City
Contact: +9714 366 9186
Head to this lighthouse-inspired trattoria on the edge of the Palm’s trunk to unwind after work, or kick back in the sun on the weekend and watch the jet-skiers zoom noisily past. Don’t blame us if you end up so relaxed you have to be prised from your pizza-eating seat.
Price: Italian pint AED47, pizzas from AED56
Where: Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +9714 568 3137
Needs no introduction, does it? There’s a revamped menu at this one, though, and it includes four new pizzas, including the option of cauliflower, gluten-free and wholewheat bases. Pair with live music and a buzzing setting for maximum good (guilt-free) times.
Price: Pints from AED46, pizzas from AED59
Where: Cluster A, JLT
Contact: +9714 441 6342