Dubai has a fast paced multi-cultural restaurant scene. It’s worth taking the time to visit this utterly unique city. Situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates Dubai has one of the world’s fastest growing economies. As such it attracts a wealth of investment and high demand for the very best of, well, everything. This is great news if you love food as much as I do! There are so many amazing restaurants to choose from in this mysterious place and believe me, you won’t be disappointed if you visit any of the restaurants included in this post. Here are four fantastic places to eat out in Dubai.
SALT is one of our favourites. Originally SALT was a food truck situated on Kite Beach in Dubai. Their main purpose was to provide wholesome fast-food made from real ingredients. It was so popular that it needed to be more than just a pop-up restaurant. The menu is enough to get your mouth watering. Accompany your meal with a super shake or an amazing mojito iced tea.
Zest is the perfect, chic choice for a sociable dining out experience with family or friends. Located on a private apex of Palm Jumeirah and ideally situated for beachfront views this elegant restaurant is not to be missed. Whether you want to start the day with pancakes and a smoothie or you wander in for lunch you will find the very best cuisine here. The restaurant is under the watchful eye of Chef Yannick Alléno who has a Michelin-Star rating. Do not miss out on the delicious desserts during your visit. Remember to book ahead beforehand and to ensure you have a table at this gem of a place, click here.
3. Nusr-Et Steakhouse
Whilst gazing out at the stunning Dubai skyline you will find a meat heavy menu here at Nusr-Et Steakhouse. The starters of steak tartare, beef carpaccio and smoked rib-eye are followed by the steak which comes in a variety of cuts from New York, Dallas and Kobe to Toscana, tenderloin and tomahawk. If meat isn’t your thing then you may wish to dine elsewhere…
4. Giardino – at Palazzo Versace
Don’t miss the luxurious Friday brunch at Giardino where, between 1-4pm, you can choose from a selection of cuisines including Arabic and Indian from their fabulous kitchen. The seafood dishes are to die for. Wednesday evenings become a celebration of seafood with live seafood cooking stations where guests are able to interact with the chefs while they whip up lobster and octopus dishes. This amazing restaurant is family friendly and welcomes children although you do need to be mindful of a smart causal dress code.
Have you been to Dubai before? I am in awe of this amazing place and look forward to visiting again in future. The level of quality at the restaurants is incomparable to many of the London restaurants I enjoy – and that’s saying something! If you have any favourites you would like to mention too, please do comment below and tell us more!