13 Best Places To Eat In Dubai

10 best places to eat in dubai
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Dubai, the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates is a popular tourist destination for people all over the world. Its modern setting stands in contrast to UAE’s more historic capital, Abu Dhabi. Its contemporary structures are the reason why tourists love to visit this city. It also has a lot to offer all day long. The Burj Khalifa stands proud and has the designation of being the tallest building on the planet at 160 stories high. Palm Islands are a collection of three artificial islands that offers waterparks, aquariums, and parachuting. Because of the influx of visitors numbering to millions per year, restaurants have been doing their best to feed these hungry visitors. For those who plan to visit this beautiful place, here is our list of the 13 best places to eat in Dubai to choose from.

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1. Pierchic

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you want to experience the best seafood dishes in Dubai, Pierchic is the place to go to. The name itself best describes the place, it is in a pier with chic design. You get the perfect view of the famed Arabian Gulf with the majestic Burj Al Dubai in the background. But people come here for the award-winning cuisine! The chefs prepare only the freshest catch of seafood for the day. Every bite makes you want to have more of their food. Excellent Mediterranean recipes are what awaits. You can dine al fresco style after having some drinks at the Pierchic Lounge.


Opening Hours: 12 PM to 3 PM, 6:00 to 11 PM and 12 PM to 4 PM, 6:300 to 11 PM on Fridays

Address: Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

Price for Two: AED 600 (163.35 USD)

Website: Pierchic

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2. La Petite Maison

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

La Petite Maison, Dubai is dubbed as one of the best restaurants in the world. The restaurant originated from France hence the menu is based on French cuisine with some Italian and other Mediterranean fare mixed in. Peaking at the eighty-first spot among the world’s finest, Nigerian Executive Chef, Izu Ani, runs the back of the house where his background in fine dining reflects every dish that comes out of the kitchen. They specialize in ratatouille, carpaccio, fish, and salads. Customers swear by their cheesecake which they describe is to die. The restaurant also serves an impressive list of wines.

La Petite Maison

Opening hours: 12 PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Address: Gate Village No. 8, Dubai International Financial Center

Price for two: AED 600 (163.35 USD)

Website: La Petite Maison

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3. Zuma

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Hankering for high-quality Japanese food in Dubai, Zuma allows you to experience only the freshest sushi, tempura, wagyu steaks and treats cooked on the robata grill. All these are served in an Izakaya setting where food is meant to be shared. The understated elegance of the design makes it conducive for customers to pair their food with sake. They also have a private dining area.


Operating Hours: Saturday to Wednesday 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Thursday and Friday 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Address: Podium Level, Gate Village 6, Sheikh Zayed Road, DIFC

Price for Two: AED 610 (166.70 USD)

Website: Zuma

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4. Armani/Amal

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At Armani/Amal, chefs are trained to master traditional Indian cooking techniques. This includes making everything fresh in the kitchen. All the sauces and spice mixes are done at the back of the house and offer an authentic and fresh taste. There are no shortcuts here. Their bread is baked on the day itself and some are made to order. The North Indian style of cooking mixes well with the contemporary design of the place.


Opening Hours: 7:00 PM – 11 PM

Address: Armani Hotel Dubai, 3rd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

Price for Two: AED 520 (141.57 USD)

Website: Armani/Amal

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5. Eauzone

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Eauzone serves an eclectic menu filled with Southeast Asian, Japanese, and Chinese items. They also offer Asian dishes with an international twist. Set in a poolside setting, you certainly get to relax in the airy ambience that dominates the restaurant. Done in a casual design concept, the decor accentuates the sea and sky and makes it a vibrant place to dine out in the open by the water. Chefs prepare the best dishes that are made fresh daily.


Opening Hours: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 7 PM – 11:30 PM

Address: Arabian Court, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina

Price for Two: AED 420 (114.34 USD)

Website: Eauzone

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6. Al Hadheerah

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Pair delicious Arabic cuisine with dazzling entertainment! Join us at Al Hadheerah for authentic Arabian nights....

Posted by Al Hadheerah on Sunday, August 18, 2019

Al Hadheerahis like an oasis in the desert. The décor itself speaks about its Lebanese influences. Arabic cuisine takes center stage in this fine restaurant. Take a peek of their a la carte menu where you choose from shish taouk, kofta, kebabs, salads, meats, seafood, and of course, the lamb ouzi. If you cannot make up your mind on what to order from these, then you might as well head toward the buffet table and have as much of the feast laid out before you. Since Arabic cuisine is as much about the hospitality as it is about the food itself, the restaurant also provides various cultural shows for guests’ entertainment.

Al Hadheerah

Opening Hours: 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Address: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, Near Al Maktoum International Airport

Price for Two: AED 900 (245.02 USD)

Website: Al Hadheerah

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7. STK Downtown

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

From USDA Prime to Australian Wagyu and Canadian Heritage, this restaurant has a wide array of steaks cut out for you. Their chefs have mastered the art of grilling fillet, striploin, flank, ribeye, t-bone, and tomahawk steaks the way you want it. However, their menu is not limited to steaks as they have seafood, risotto, lamb, and veal as well. Complementing their curated menu is an impressive list of wines and cocktails that go well with your food. The place is so beautiful that you can come over for a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion.

STK Downtown

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Thursday 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM; Fridays, 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Saturday to Tuesday 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Address: Address Downtown - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai

Price for Two: AED 390 (106.18 USD)

Website: STK Downtown

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8. Buddha Bar

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Buddha Bar offers the best Asian cuisine in Dubai. Chefs here are well-trained in creating the tastiest Japanese, Chinese, and Thai dishes. Serving sushi side by side with tom yum goong and a selection of fried rice, you will not run out of tasty options. The opulent design includes huge chandeliers, and large windows that allow you to view the Dubai marina. You can stay for some drinks and enjoy and entertaining DJ session.

Buddha Bar

Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM; Thursday and Friday 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Address: Ground Level, Tower 1, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina

Price for Two: AED 600 (163.35 USD)

Website: Buddha Bar

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9. As You Fish

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As You Fish is a vibrant, casual dining restaurant where you can dine dishes from all over the world. The menu includes classic recipes like fish and chips and seafood chowder. As an option, diners can fish out their ingredient of choice from their aquarium. The restaurant has managed to attract foodies from all over the world. Despite being relatively new to the Dubai food scene, the restaurant has been gathering high scores from their customers. The décor of blue and white emulates the colors of the sea.

As You Fish

Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Thursday and Friday 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM Address: 827 B Jumeirah Street, Umm Suqeim

Price for Two: AED 270 (73.51 USD)

Website: As You Fish

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10. Little Miss India

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Live life with a little spice #LittleMissIndia #FairmontThePalm #IndianCuisine

Posted by Little Miss India on Sunday, July 11, 2021

This restaurant has a fictional central figure named Mohini Singh, Little Miss India who takes her diners through an exciting journey of different Indian cuisines. This is the concept that gives customers an authentic taste of the various types of Indian cuisine. The restaurant gives you a glimpse of the vast regional specialities of the country in portions that are meant to be shared. The bar has a full stock of cocktails, hard drinks, beers, and wines to pair with their dishes.

Little Miss India

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM to 12:30 AM

Address: Lower Ground Level, Fairmont the Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Price for Two: AED 360

Website: Little Miss India

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11. Teatro

Teatro Real Madrid restaurant
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18 years ago Teatro opened in Dubai and since then this sought-after dining establishment has become a go-to for avid foodies who wish to taste the best that Dubai has to offer. Those new to Dubai will have to make a pit stop at Towers Rotana Dubai to get a first-hand experience of what superb luxury dining is like in the heart of Dubai’s entertainment hub. Teatro’s fine dining guarantees its diners a dining experience to remember, from a walk-in wine cellar to a wide array of cuisines to choose from, some of which include authentic Indian, Italian, Chinese and even Japanese food, definitely something for everyone’s palette’s liking.

Teatro Towers Rotana

Address: Level 3, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai

Opening hours: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Sundays to Mondays

Cnontact: 04 5269138

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12. Tashas Cafe

Tashas restaurant in Constantia
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The cafe scene in Dubai is one that is constantly changing and much like Tashas way of service and dining, people visiting Dubai are up for a treat. At Tashas, it’s not just about the tasteful interiors, this hidden gem in Dubai promotes classic dining from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a menu that changes annually. Classic breakfast starts at 28 USD, with great ingredients sourced from the finest suppliers, guaranteeing diners with freshness and flavor in every bite. Have a fine Sunday morning brunch when in Dubai and bask in the morning ambiance of Tashas uniquely wonderful establishment.


Address: The Galleria, Al Wasl Road, Al Safa, Dubai

Website: Tashas Cafe

Opening hours: Saturdays to Wednesdays, 8:00 AM to11:00 PM; Thursdays and Fidays, 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Contact: 04 3855500

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13. Em Sherif Restaurant

The Address, Dubai
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Travelers who are into eating fusion food with a touch of tradition should make their way into Em Sherif. This fine-dining establishment boasts the quality of food like no other, with superb flavors and fusion delicacies made with elegance and precision in technique. Fresh ingredients are sourced with sustainability in mind, delivering topnotch dishes like Manakich Zaatar, Horrak Osbao, and Fattouch among many other mouth-watering selections. Em Sherif is located at The Address in Downtown Dubai and is open daily 12:30 PM to 12:00 AM. Experience Arabian delicacies at its finest from the best fine-dining establishment in the heart of Dubai.

Em Sherif Restaurant

Address: Lower Lobby Level, The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Website: Em Sherif

Opening hours: 12:30 PM to 12:00 AM, Mondays to Sundays

Contact:04 4243000; 0527920792

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14. Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant

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Indulge in a culinary adventure by the Dubai Creek at Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in Bur Dubai. Treat yourself to delicious fish and rice dishes at affordable prices while soaking in the charming water views. Thanks to its extensive menu showcasing the flavors of the Arabian Gulf, you’re sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds. It’s the perfect spot for a memorable dining experience in Dubai!

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You will not go hungry in Dubai, as it offers all types of cuisine. Go out and feed your hungry pangs by visiting these mouth-watering restaurants!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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