When you think of Dubai you most probably imagine warm, sandy beaches, opulent hotel suites and flash, fast cars but that’s not all the city has to offer – the restaurants dotted around Dubai are some of the best in the world and well worth a visit. For years Dubai has been cooking its way up the culinary chain and now has one of the most exciting restaurant scenes around today.
Like everything in Dubai, the restaurants in the city live by a ‘bigger the better’ motto that has led to some impressive names setting up camp in the UAE. From fusion cuisine to celebrity owned bistros, here are the top five restaurants for anyone taking a holiday to Dubai!
Best for spying on stars – Nobu
Those of you who read all the glossies and fancy doing a bit of celeb spotting on hols should head to Nobu at Atlantis. Not only are you likely to see some well know faces but you will be treated to some of the finest sushi around with a menu created by celebrated sushi king Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Best for the wow factor– The Al Mahara
The Al Mahara at the famous Burj Al Arab is the perfect place to grab a bite if you like a show with your dinner. The restaurant is located in a domed aquarium, making you feel like you’re on the sea floor while you’re tucking into dinner.
Best for famous chefs – Rhodes Mezzanine
Fans of British chef Gary Rhodes are in luck as the well-known foodie loves the city so much that he has actually set up shop there. Those of you with a pricey palate should not miss this restaurant when in Dubai, but book ahead as the place is known to get packed during peak times.
Best for belly busting brunch –Al Qasr
If wagyu beef burgers, scrumptious cakes and classic cocktails sound good to you then brunch at the Al Qasr is a must when visiting Dubai. Brunch is from 12:30 to 16:00 and starts from AED 450 per person.
Best for making your friends jealous – La Petite Maison
La Petite Maison is the place to eat in Dubai. Winner of countless awards, this French restaurant has fed pretty much anybody who’s anybody and remains one of the most popular and exclusive places to dine in Dubai.
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