Top 10 Fine-Dining Restaurants In Dubai, UAE

fine dining restaurants in dubai

Unarguably a famous destination in Middle East, Dubai, UAE is a fascinating city to visit which boasts its tourism scene more than its oil riches. It is famous for being home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and other iconic landmarks like Burj Al Arab. It also boasts beautiful sandy beaches, soaring skyscrapers, miles of undulating desert, traditional souks and more. Arabian hospitality is at the core of this tourist-friendly city that strives to welcome visitors from all parts of the world. Besides innumerable tourist attractions, Dubai is also home to a wide array of restaurants, including fine-dining spots. From Japanese, Indian to classic French, Dubai’s fine-dining restaurants serve various cuisines. To know more, simply scroll down for our list of the top fine-dining restaurants in Dubai, UAE.

1. Social by Heinz Beck

Headed by a world-renowned, three-star Michelin chef is the contemporary Italian restaurant Social by Heinz Beck. Located in the stunning Waldorf Astoria hotel on Dubai Palm Jumeirah, this restaurant has an elegant dining room that provides stunning views of Dubai in a relaxed ambience. The award-winning restaurant offers a modern take on classic Italian dishes presented in an exquisite manner. The menu features seasonal specials, especially during truffle season, and a wide selection of signature drinks.

Social by Heinz Beck

Address: Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Website: Social by Heinz Beck

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6:30pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

2. Pai Thai

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Posted by Pai Thai on Friday, 10 January 2020

Escape to the lush greenery of Pai Thai, a beautiful fine-dining restaurant situated in the picturesque Jumeirah Al Qasr area of Dubai. Featuring a lovely alfresco dining area in the garden as well as an opulent Oriental-themed dining room, Pai Thai is the ultimate Thai food destination in the city where you need to take a romantic boat ride to reach its entrance. The award-winning restaurant serves irresistible Thai dishes like aromatic Thai green curry, scrumptious papaya salad, flavourful prawn satay (skewered meat), etc.

Pai Thai

Address: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Umm Suqeim, Dubai

Website: Pai Thai

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12:30pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 11:30pm

3. Scape Restaurant

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Posted by Burj Al Arab on Thursday, 26 May 2016

Located on the terrace of the iconic Burj Al Arab in Dubai is the gorgeous Scape Restaurant. This Mediterranean restaurant has a relaxed outdoor dining area that furnishes magnificent sea and coastline views. A stunning contemporary dining room is also available for indoor dining. Inspired by the French Riviera, the restaurant has classic Mediterranean dishes like Niçoise Salad, Foie Gras, oysters, cold seafood platter, grilled meats, and more! Excellent cocktails and sheesha (hookah) add another level of charm to the amazing Scape Restaurant.

Scape Restaurant

Address: Burj Al Arab, Ground Mezzanine Floor, Jumeirah Street, Dubai

Website: Scape Restaurant

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 12:30pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm; Thu - Fri: 12:30pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 11pm

4. Armani / Amal

Located in the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, Armani / Amal is a fine-dining Indian restaurant that offers spectacular views. From its alfresco dining area, watch the mesmerising dancing fountains of Dubai, the beautiful Souk Al Bahar, and the bustling crowds of Dubai Mall. In the trendy indoor dining room, enjoy the same gorgeous views while you dig into authentic Indian food like murgh makhni (butter chicken), Kothmir Jhinga (Armani / Amal’s specialty featuring tiger prawns on green chilies), succulent lamb shank and mouthwatering desserts.

Armani / Amal

Address: Burj Khalifa, Level 3 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai

Website: Armani / Amal

Opening hours: 7pm - 11pm (daily)

5. Indego by Vineet

Making weekend plans? Why not indulge in some exquisite #indiancuisine cuisine 🥘 .

Posted by Indego By Vineet on Saturday, 25 August 2018

Operating under the guidance of its Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia, Indego by Vineet in Dubai is said to serve the best Indian food in town. This minimalistic, opulent restaurant has an inviting ambience with a bold and dark colour palette heightened by Indian decor accents like a Nataraj statue (Hindu deity), eclectic lamps, traditional paintings, and quirky wall pieces. Diners can choose from the serving of progressive Indian cuisine with a fine-dining presentation through the a la carte menu or go for the chef’s tasting menu. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options are available too.

Indego by Vineet

Address: Grosvenor House Dubai, Al Emreef Street, Dubai

Website: Indego by Vineet

Opening hours: 7pm - 12am (daily)

6. Pierchic

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Posted by Pierchic on Thursday, 28 November 2019

One of the most sought-after restaurants in Dubai, Pierchic is a renowned seafood restaurant set on the edge of a pier. Providing breathtaking views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, the ocean, and the Dubai coastline, this restaurant offers an elevated waterside dining experience. The multi-award-winning restaurant serves fresh seafood in its understated yet elegant dining room, as well as its open-air dining area. Enjoy a romantic dinner of Mediterranean dishes, exotic wines, and refreshing cocktails. The Chilean Seabass is a highly recommended dish here.


Address: Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Website: Pierchic

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 3pm, 6:30pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12:30pm - 4pm, 6:30pm - 11pm

7. Nobu

Posted by Nobu Dubai on Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Dubai is also home to the much-acclaimed Japanese restaurant Nobu that offers an elegant Japanese fine-dining experience to guests. Located in another Dubai landmark, Atlantis - The Palm, Nobu has a stunning ambience of high ceilings covered in a rattan-like material, strategic lighting, subtle Far Eastern decorative accents, spacious dining room, a sushi bar, and sake lounge. Go for their classic signature dishes like the black cod and Wagyu beef or fusion dishes like salmon tacos, yellowtail jalapeno sushi roll, etc.


Address: Ground Level, The Avenues, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Website: Nobu

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 6pm - 11pm; Thu: 6pm - 12am; Fri: 12:30pm - 4pm, 7pm - 12am

8. At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa

Posted by At.mosphere Burj Khalifa on Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Experience elevated dining while elevated to 422 metres (1384 feet) above ground level at the At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa restaurant. Located on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, the stylish restaurant offers unbelievable views of Dubai in every direction - from the soaring skyscrapers of downtown to the breathtaking beauty of the Arabian Gulf. In the elegant interiors of the restaurant, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner. Sip on a handcrafted cocktail while watching the sunset; sample fine caviar; feast on fresh seafood; or, go for the set menus.

At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa

Address: 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Website: At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa

Opening hours: 7am - 11am, 12:30pm - 4pm, 6pm - 12am (daily)

9. La Cantine du Faubourg

100% recommended Atmosphere

Posted by Angelina Pylypiuk on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Offering a Parisian fine-dining experience in the heart of Dubai’s downtown area is La Cantine du Faubourg. This French restaurant has a communal-style dining room and private tables that are very chic in decor and an alfresco dining area that has spectacular downtown views. The music at this restaurant also adds to the upbeat ambience of the restaurant. Recommended dishes here are the grilled octopus and burrata pizza with fresh black truffle.

La Cantine du Faubourg

Address: 1st floor, Emirates Towers Hotel, Trade Centre 2, Dubai

Website: La Cantine du Faubourg

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 12pm - 2am; Thu - Fri: 12pm - 3am; Sat: 12pm - 6pm, 8pm - 2am

10. Al Muntaha

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Another fine-dining establishment located in the iconic Burj Al Arab, Al Muntaha offers panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf beyond. The azure colour scheme of this French restaurant matches very well with the coastal views outside. Perfect for a romantic date or an intimate dinner with family, the restaurant serves classic and fine French dishes which you can sample in their degustation, a la carte, brunch, or culinary flight menus

Al Muntaha

Address: 27th floor, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai

Website: Al Muntaha

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 10:30pm; Thu: 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 11pm; Fri: 10pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm

Decadent dining in Dubai

Opulence and elegance are abundantly found in the vivacious megacity of Dubai. A city that strives to be the best at everything isn’t lacking in fine-dining options either. If you’re looking for an elegant place to dine in this fantastic city, do remember to consult our list of the top fine-dining restaurants in Dubai, UAE.

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