With a huge variety of places to dine in Dubai, we have chosen a few of our favorites…
At Qbara, the very best of Middle Eastern cuisine meets cutting edge contemporary design. The result is a vibrant, ultra-modern restaurant set within the WAFI Leisure Complex.
Spread across two floors, Qbara boasts several lavish lounge and dining areas, as well as a luxurious ballroom featuring a private cocktail bar and balcony. A ten meter tall timber wall provides the focal point for the trendy bar area, whilst the food menu is brimming with Middle Eastern dishes complete with modern twists. Highlights include crispy soft shell crab seasoned with garlic and harissa, Moroccan spiced grilled quail and spicy grilled lamb cutlets.
An extensive wine list is on hand to complement your meal, whilst the bar also boasts a wide range of cocktails, single malt whiskies and Cuban cigars.
Welcome to Clé Dubai, where luxury interior design, breath-taking views and mouth-watering flavours combine to form one of the city’s most impressive venues. Michelin-starred chef Greg Malouf heads up the kitchen, resulting in a menu which more than matches the venue’s seductive décor.
The lively bar area features regular live music performances, whilst the outdoor terrace boasts sweeping views of the city skyline and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The menu is packed with fresh, seasonal ingredients, which enable diners to savour dishes such as roasted Gulf prawns with angel hair noodles, or honey and cardamom roast duck, prepared and served at the table.
And with a fantastic drinks menu to match, Clé Dubai makes for the perfect evening retreat.
Reem Al Bawadi
One of the many delights of visiting a new city or country is to sample the local delicacies; and few places dish up a better taste of Arabia than the Reem Al Bawadi establishment. Spread across five different locations in the city, Reem Al Bawadi offers authentic Middle Eastern flavours and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Open from 6am until 2am in popular districts such as Dubai Marina and Sheikh Zayed Road, this classy restaurants lends itself to all manner of occasions. Enjoy an early morning coffee and breakfast whilst making use of the free Wi-Fi, or drop by for grilled kebabs, falafels or lamb chops in the evening before capping your meal off with a selection of flavoured Sheesha in the Sheesha Bar.
Located within the majestic Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Hakkasan Dubai is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious evening meal or Friday brunch.
Diners can indulge in a menu which offers a mix of seafood, poultry, meat and vegetable dishes, including wok fried chilli mud crab, charcoal grilled black cod and black truffle roasted duck.
Whether you’re marking a special occasion, or simply wish to sample local flavours in lavish surroundings, Hakkasan Dubai offers something for every taste. The black, gold and white décor of the Ling Ling lounge make for the ultimate cocktail setting, whilst the restaurant’s dark oak floors add an extra layer of elegance to a venue which simply oozes sophistication.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
If you fancy tucking into some prime US style steaks, then few places in the city offer you a better cut of meat than the fine folks at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Dubai Marina. The restaurant takes its name from its founder, Ruth Fertel, who opened the first branch during the 1960s in New Orleans. Since then they’ve been serving up their signature steaks around the globe, with the menu boasting favourites such as the Cowboy Ribeye and New York Strip, all cooked to exacting temperatures.
You’ll also find a rich selection of fresh seafood on the menu, whilst the classic North American cocktail list always proves hard to resist.
The Mawlawiyah restaurant and café lounge enjoys an enviable location in the heart of Dubai Marina, one of the city’s most popular districts. The Ottoman Empire-inspired décor has helped create a stylish venue where you can enjoy some of the best flavours that Middle Eastern cuisine has to offer.
Open from early morning until late in the evening, Mawlawiyah serves everything from its signature breakfast (featuring omelettes, falafels and grilled halloumi cheese) to hearty Turkish kebabs and mixed grill platters. The outdoor patio enables you to enjoy gorgeous water front views both day and night; stop by for coffee, kick back with a light lunch or enjoy a delicious feast under the moonlight.