The Best Eats in Dubai
Collected by Lara Dunston
Some of the world's best restaurants are here—Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, Zuma, and Le Petite Maison, to name a few. Neighborhood eateries dish up cuisines from Yemeni to Ethiopian. Food tours offered by Dubai gourmands introduce visitors to everything from street food and backstreet eateries to local secrets and the latest restaurants, even an organic farm.
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Automatic Cafeteria on Al Rigga Road is said to hail from the 70's, and while much of their food is nothing to ride across the desert for, they've managed to set a high bar with their shawarma spices and cooking technique. Their special ''Arabic...
Al Muraqqabat Street , Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
To get a feel for the real Dubai, there's no better way than to book a tour with Frying Pan Adventures. Frying Pan was the first culinary tour outfit in Dubai, and their success is well deserved. A day with Frying Pan will get you out of the...
InterContinental Dubai Festival City - P.O. Box 45777 - دبي - United Arab Emirates
As you'd expect from a chef considered to be one of France's greatest, Reflets by Michelin-starred Pierre Gagnaire is Dubai's finest fine dining restaurant, offering a gastronomic experience unrivaled in the Emirati city that wins the eatery...
Gate Village 06, Podium Level - Al Sa'ada St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located near the heart of Dubai, Zuma is known for strong classical execution with a hip, contemporary twist. The menu includes both sushi and sashimi alongside modern riffs, such as delicately-sliced sea bass served with truffle oil, yuzu, and...
Gate Village No, 8, Dubai International Financial Center - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
LPM is consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in the city, and the fact that it has outlasted many a flashy upstart testifies to its quality and consistency. It's a lovely room and the food is always delicious: freshly sourced and...
Sheikh Zayed Road, Ground Level, The Boulevard, Emirates Towers - دبي - United Arab Emirates
This local favorite has long been one of Dubai's best Lebanese restaurants. It's also a favorite of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who frequently dines here -- his offices are in the...
4 B Street, Al Karama, Behind Park Regis Hotel, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There is such a mind-boggling variety of food cramped up in the block behind the Park Regis hotel in Karama, that your brains get fried into this chewy schmukaroo of dinner-time confusion. Should you do Ethiopian? Or Sudanese falafel? Or...
Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Building, Al Falah Road, - Opp. Mashreq Bank, Al Al Souk Al Kabeer - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The UAE is one of the most multicultural countries in the world and its largest city Dubai the most cosmopolitan. Indians make up one of the largest population groups and have a long history in Dubai dating to its early years as a tiny trading...
The Dubai Mall, 2nd Floor, Next to The Water Fall & The Dubai Fountain - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Save yourself from mall ennui at Dubai Mall, skip the food courts and enjoy the incredibly well-made Lebanese fare at Al Hallab. My top picks: hummus, baba ghanouj, makanek (baby sausages drizzled with pomegranate sauce), hindbeh (chicory greens),...
Al Karama - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The crunchy lentil vada and Chennai-style sambar at Woodlands are flavors that have stood the test of time in this rapidly changing city. Long-time residents who know their South Indian fare still flock to this 30+ year old hidden gem in Karama,...
1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Serving the best of beautifully prepared British cuisine, the Rivington Bar & Grill, located in Souk al Bahar, overlooking Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, is one of my favourite spots for a mid-shopping lunch or post-spree drink to assess the damage...
The Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Arva Ahmed of Frying Pan Adventures' delicious culinary walking tours to street food areas and backstreet eateries seem to have inspired Dubai's foodies to share more of their scrumptious local secrets with foodie visitors to the city. A new tour...
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