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Calling All Foodies: Here’s Your Guide To Eating Out In Dubai

Calling All Foodies: Here’s Your Guide To Eating Out In Dubai

Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or love everything spicy—Dubai has something to offer to every foodie. From Michelin star restaurants to street food, you’ll find delectable delights for every mood, budget, and occasion. So, are you ready to begin your gastronomical adventure? Scroll ahead to discover the best places to eat in Dubai!

Hot New Restaurants

Twiggy by La Cantine

If relishing fresh seafood by an incredible poolside is your idea of culinary heaven, then you’ve got to have a meal at Twiggy by La Cantine at Park Hyatt Dubai. Enjoy the freshest sushi, poke bowls, caviar, and lobster here by the stunning infinity pool, or head to the terrace for a Mediterranean spread.

Social Distrikt

If you want to experiment with various international cuisines under one roof, you need to pay a visit to Dubai’s trendy new food hotspot—Social Distrikt. This newly launched food hall recently opened doors to customers at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah. The experimental food and bar hall features grape gardens, gastro bars, dining lounges, social spaces, entertainment corners, and culinary workshops—all under one roof!

CZN Burak Restaurant

There isn’t a better vacation food than a mouthwatering burger with a side of friends. And when you’re visiting Dubai, you can get your fix at CZN Burak Restaurant at The Dubai Mall— owned and run by celebrity chef Burak Ozdemir. Here, you can expect burgers with flavorsome patties and perfectly grilled meat. Oh, and did we mention they also have great options for vegetarians too?


Zeta Seventy-Seven

Who doesn’t love a meal with a view? At Zeta Seventy-Seven, which is located on the 77th Floor of Address Beach Resort, you’ll get just that. Perched 310m above sea level, you can take in the incredible views of the Dubai skyline while relishing the freshest seafood dishes.

Moon Slice

There are few who can resist a delicious slice of a great pizza, and with good reason. If you’re looking to explore the best of pizzas in Dubai, we recommend a visit to Moon Slice. The brainchild of Emirati restauranter Mahmood Al Khamis, this hidden gem offers a perfectly baked crust with extravagant and innovative toppings like octopus and truffle.

Fine Dine Like a Royal


If you’re looking to indulge in extravagant Japanese cuisine, there isn’t a better restaurant than Nobu at Atlantis, The Palm.  Run by Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa, here you’ll get to experience the fusion of Japanese delicacies with an Arabian twist. Yes, you read that right!

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Nobody does fine dining quite like the Italians and if you’re looking for an authentic experience in Dubai, head to Il Borro Tuscan Bistro. Founded by Ferruccio Ferragamo, the son of Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo, the restaurant aims to bring Tuscany to the middle east. So, head to Jumeirah Al Naseem for a taste of Tuscan goodness.



Luxury dining isn’t just about good food—it’s an experience that delights all senses. At Indochine, you can expect all that and more with the colonial-style decor, green foliage, and bold interiors. As for the food, this French-Vietnamese restaurant is an import from New York, where it has operated since 1984! The dishes on the menu are experimental, and if you’re confused, don’t forget to ask the courteous staff for help! Bonus points if you’re a music lover, as the restaurant hosts music nights with international talent every Monday 8pm onwards. Follow their Facebook page for more details!


Celeb chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price who were trained by Gordon Ramsay, helped put Dubai on the global food map by opening Folly. The restaurant offers a modern take on European cuisine, and the exquisite waterway views and terrace gardens are the cherries on the cake. If you would like to watch an incredible sunset with an Espresso Martini and some peace, Folly’s rooftop is a destination in itself.

Little Miss India

Missing Indian food while on vacation to Dubai? We hear you. We recommend you book yourself a table at Little Miss India, located inside Fairmont, The Palm stat! Not only is the food phenomenal—with the ingredients freshly flying in from Old Delhi—but in true Bollywood fashion, the restaurant is also themed on a fascinating tale. Former Miss India Prachi Mishra portrays the character of Mohini Singh, the granddaughter of a Bollywood actress who invites guests into her mansion. The entrance of the restaurant (or should we say Mohini’s house?) features an actual, real-life truck painted in vibrant colours, much like the ones you’ll spot on the busiest highways of India!

Eat Local

Grills and Greens

Grills and Greens is an Iranian restaurant, and the menu largely comprises melt-in-your-mouth kebabs and some Indian staples. Eat here if you want some flavorful yet healthy food.


Tent Jumeirah Restaurant

Located right beside the fishing harbour at Jumeirah Beach Road, this restaurant offers traditional Emirati cuisine with a great sea view. Locals flock here for their great breakfast spread and fresh catches of the day.

Al Qbabh Restaurant

Another Middle Eastern delight, this no-frills restaurant offers the most authentic Emirati seafood. Tourists visit Al Qbabh for its rustic vibes and seafood-only menu. Tag a local friend along to help you navigate the menu.

Beit El Zaytoun

When it comes to authentic Lebanese and Arabic food in Dubai, no one does it better than Beit El Zaytoun. You’ll find all the middle eastern staples on their menu, from Manakeesh to Saj Ala Keifak. Head here to treat your tastebuds to some traditional Emirati food.

Try A Food Tour

If it’s your first time in Dubai, and you are looking for expert guidance when it comes to exploring dining options, consider signing up for a guided food tour. We recommend Frying Pan Adventure Tours—their carefully curated tours are for culture conscious travellers who love food, walking and exploring new things. They offer three different tours, including the Dubai Souks and Creekside Food Walk, Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage and Little India on a Plate. Each tour lasts 3.5-4 hours long, and trust us, they will leave you with a happy tummy and an unforgettable experience.


Ready to undertake your gastronomical adventure in Dubai?

24 Jan 2022

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