Dubai is a place that has been influenced by different cultures. People from all over the world are welcomed here. It is for this reason that you can enjoy the best cuisines of the world in Dubai. You can enjoy all kinds of cuisines here be it Continental, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Arabian, Korean, etc. There are more than 200 restaurants in Dubai and so, with hundreds of such eating-joints to pick from, offering incredibly diverse range of food and drinks, eating out in Dubai can be an overwhelming experience. From the world-class restaurants to small eateries dishing out cuisines from all corners of the globe, Dubai has all that one could ask for.
So here we give you a quick guide to some of the coolest places in the city to dine at:
Where? ?Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Located on the 50th floor of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, eating out doesn?t get any higher than this! Your ears may pop on the way up in the frighteningly fast lifts, but there shouldn’t be any problems on the tastebuds front. With an inspiring ambience, you can enjoy a classy French-meets-Italian fine dining, with menu delights including roasted pigeon and tender lamb. As befits its opulent setting, expect to pay more than you would at your local caf?.
2. Blue Elephant
Where? Al Garhoud Road, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel
Widely regarded as one of Dubai’s finest Thai restaurants, the distinctive Blue Elephant features a tranquil waterfall, exotic flowers and greenery, and intricate stained wood accents, creating the illusion that you’re not in Dubai but in some quaint Southeast Asian village. The cuisine matches the decor stroke for stroke. Royal Thai dishes include herbs, spices and produce imported from Thailand, and the aromas of chilies and lemongrass flow through the air, enticing its diners to keep coming back. Irresistible taste and an exotic ambience, this is a must-visit for all food connoisseurs.
3. Al Mahara
Where? Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah
There can’t be many restaurants in the world where you hop in a ‘submarine’ to get to your dining table. But then Al Mahara isn’t your standard seafood restaurant. The fish on your plate is as fresh as that swimming in the adjoining stunning aquarium in this award-laden signature restaurant, which serves western seafood with a Chinese touch. You will feast on delicious contemporary seafood prepared by award winning chefs, while watching a wide selection of exotic fish in what has to be the most beautiful aquarium in Dubai. The background music definitely adds to the ambience.
4. La Baie
Where? Ritz-Carlton Resort
Definitely one for a special occasion, La Baie’s opulent surroundings are matched by their superb cuisine, prepared by chefs at the top of their culinary game. La Baie offers a gastronomic experience like no other with seafood that bursts with freshness and flavor. The restaurant’s foray into seafood specialization has been a huge success and, currently, La Baie is a strutting peacock. The outdoor terrace is an idyllic spot in winter, overlooking the Gulf and hotel gardens.
Where? One & Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah
Boasting a gently lit, waterside location in the calm surroundings of the One&Only Royal Mirage, this international eatery sets expectations high upon sight. This is the place to come for a wine-and-dine romantic night out, but only if you?re not overly fussed about the food. Or the price. The bread basket, very much an international affair, is the highlight. The menu offers a small selection of dishes combining European fare with Asian twists. The flavours are superb and the service, impressive. Finish up with the mouth-watering dessert – the double chocolate tart, a deliciously rich treat accompanied by a white chocolate sorbet and a caramel chocolate sauce ? possibly the best dessert in Dubai.
In short, it?s a tad pricey but the food is top notch and the view?s one of the prettiest in town.
Source : TimeOut Dubai