After a long day of relaxing on the beach, or working up an appetite shopping at the Dubai Mall, you’ll be ready for something to eat. If you’re looking for something a bit different, explore the city at night and discover the best restaurants that serve up delicious dishes with a twist!
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Located on the 25th floor of the Hyatt Regency hotel, Al Dawaar offers unrivalled views of the city. As you eat, the restaurant actually rotates, giving you perfect views of the skyline from every angle! Celebrated for being the only revolving restaurant in Dubai, a full 360-degree rotation takes one hour. Dining specialities include a champagne brunch and a diverse buffet including delicious Middle Eastern, European and Asian dishes.
Best for? Incredible views across Dubai.
Situated a staggering 122 floors high within the iconic Burj Khalifa, this restaurant is perfect for fine dining with a view! Look around and you’ll find yourself in one of the most famous buildings in the world, and look down and you’ll see the beautiful dancing fountains below. Boasting exclusively grown fresh ingredients and a talented head chef, the menu was bound to be extravagant, and with a separate caviar menu, it really is!
Best for? Visiting a world renowned landmark and grabbing a bite to eat at the same time.
An incredible seafood restaurant with an enormous floor to ceiling aquarium giving the feeling that you’re dining underwater. Enter via a ‘submarine ride’ from the reception of the lavish Burj Al Arab hotel through to the glittering walkway of the restaurant where you will be greeted by a breath-taking exhibition of exotic marine life. Al Mahara, meaning ‘the oyster shell’ in Arabic, naturally serves mouth-watering oysters, as well as fresh sea bass and king crab ravioli. A truly luxurious dining experience, this is ideal for celebrating special occasions.
Best for? An amazing ‘underwater’ experience surrounded by tropical fish.
A BBQ is the perfect lunchtime solution on a sunny day, but this is a BBQ with a difference. Perfect for groups of friends and fun for the whole family, cruise along Dubai creek on a floating ‘doughnut’ and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch. With different packages available, choose the menu you like the most (you can expect to enjoy succulent Wagyu steak and flavoursome marinated chicken) before setting off. You’ll then be left to prepare the BBQ yourself as you enjoy 2 relaxing hours on the creek. Easy to navigate, and with great views along the way, it’s definitely worth trying out this quirky experience.
Best for? A fun, unique adventure, where the cooking is down to you.
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You might think it would be easy to sample authentic Emirati cuisine in Dubai, but Al Hadheerah is unique for being one of the few restaurants that actually serve regional dishes. Located within a traditional fort, relax on comfy cushions under the shade as you begin to experience the Arabian culture. Known for its night-time entertainment, there is always something going on! The amazing falconry show, spectacular horse parade, and beautiful dancing all add to the restaurant’s warm, lively atmosphere.
Best for? A taste of the city’s culture and a truly entertaining evening combined.
A futuristic restaurant that lets you order your meal on the interactive table surface, before watching a live video of it being prepared! The incredible technology makes Ebony an exciting dinner venue that stands out from the rest. While you wait for your food, read the newspaper, browse the internet, or log onto social media to tell your friends all about the surreal experience, by simply touching the screen in front of you. Providing fun décor tasty Sudanese food and great value, Ebony is not just a novelty!
Best for? Something different, you probably haven’t seen before!
We also have an exciting range of Dubai attraction tours, that allow you to combine dining with sightseeing. Click here to view our great value range, which includes a sightseeing tour with high tea at Atlantis the Palm as well as a range of luxurious Dinner Cruises.
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