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85+ Best Restaurants In Dubai (2024 Edition)

Taste the best food in Dubai, where great flavors meet luxury.

Written by Amirah Al-Sultan

Updated on June 16, 2024

Ever dreamed of luxury eating? Dubai is calling you for a taste adventure where fine dining meets art in the desert. Picture eating dishes where each bite is like music and every scene is a work of art. Our 2024 guide to Dubai's top 85 restaurants is your ticket to this amazing food journey.

Imagine dining under the stars on a rooftop, discovering a cozy spot in a busy souk, or tasting new flavors from all over the world right here in Dubai. Our list has something for everyone, no matter what you're craving or the occasion. Looking for something fancy or simple? You'll find it here, all picked to spark your food love.

Ready for a food trip that goes beyond the usual? Join us to discover Dubai's best eats, where every meal is not just tasty but a journey for the heart.

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How we choose the best restaurants in Dubai

Our team independently selects every restaurant on this list. A journalist familiar with Dubai and who has dined at the restaurant does the writing. Our criteria focus on high-end places delivering an authentic feel of the city. Stand-out dishes, prime location, and warm service are key. We also value notable reputations. The list gets an update monthly to reflect new openings and changes in existing ones.

The best restaurants in Dubai

"Evening at Riva Beach Club, Dubai, with patrons dining under string lights and palm trees, exuding a warm, lively atmosphere."

Photo credits: Riva Beach Club

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1. Riva Beach Club

What is it? Riva Beach Club is your go-to beach spot on the famous Palm Jumeirah. It offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, the beautiful Burj Al Arab, and Dubai's skyline. Enjoy a dip in the warm, large pool or have fun in the kids' water play area. Relax on 300 meters of clean, private beach.

Why we love it: It's not just the amazing views that make us love this place. Riva Beach Club has a cool, modern look and serves up tasty, fresh food – from yummy Mediterranean dishes to beach snacks. With fun music playing, Riva is the perfect spot for making unforgettable memories in a gorgeous setting.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Riva Beach Club, Dubai

Interior of Netsu Dubai Restaurant showcasing a live cooking station with chefs at work, elegant wooden furnishings, and dynamic lighting.

Photo credits: Netsu

(4.6)

2. Netsu

What it is: Netsu Steakhouse is on Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai. It's special because it cooks food with Warayaki straw fire. You'll find delicious grilled meat, fresh sushi, and sashimi made right in front of you.

Why we love it: At Netsu, everything is exciting, including dining under the stars. Enjoy tasty cocktails at Bar Netsu or try unique sake from the Sake Sommelier. Their weekend brunch is a mix of great tastes, fun music, and a sweet dessert platter to finish your meal. Netsu makes every visit feel like a party.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

Elegant interior of Nammos Dubai restaurant featuring luxurious wooden decor, tropical plants, and stylish dining setup.

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3. Nammos

What's it about? Nammos Dubai is a dazzling spot that brings the magic of Mykonos to the desert. It’s a place of style and comfort, mixing Mediterranean flavors with great music.

Why it's great: Nammos is more than just a place to eat. It’s perfect for celebrations or just hanging out with friends, offering an amazing menu with dishes like juicy steaks, fresh seafood, unique sushi, and a wide variety of drinks. For extra luxury, try their exclusive Cabanas which come with a personal butler, VIP transport, and even an outdoor hot tub. Also, don't miss the NAMMOS Village for top-notch shopping. It’s all about luxury, uniqueness, and Greek hospitality.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Nammos, Dubai

Interior of CE LA VI Dubai Restaurant featuring a stylish bar with glowing amber lights and an elegant, modern design. Guests enjoy drinks in a sophisticated ambiance.

Photo credits: CE LA VI

(4.6)

4. CE LA VI

What it is: CE LA VI Dubai shines bright in the heart of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. This place spells luxury, offering amazing views of Dubai's skyline. Its stylish look and big windows pull you into a world of class, with music that makes everyone want to dance. The menu takes you on a trip through Southeast Asia, featuring everything from fancy sushi to tasty Kobe beef.

Why we love it: It's not just the great views or the lively dance scene that make us love CE LA VI Dubai. It's the total wow factor and unique feel of the experience. This spot takes fancy to the next level, letting guests enjoy a top-notch evening. They even accept cryptocurrency for payment. For amazing food, tunes, and service, CE LA VI is our favorite for a fancy night out.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

بوليفارد الشيخ محمد بن راشد, Dubai

DJ performing at a lively beach club event, surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd with the sunset in the background.

Photo credits: Beach by FIVE

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5. Beach by FIVE

What is it? Find your sunny spot at Beach by FIVE Dubai on West Palm Beach, Palm Jumeirah. Enjoy amazing views of Dubai Marina skyline and the Arabian Gulf. This pool club and lounge at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel has bright greenery, cool pools, and comfy daybeds. It mixes great European food with a touch of Japanese style.

Why we love it: Beach by FIVE Dubai is the place to be. It's not just the views or the tasty food that make it special. It's where Dubai's cool crowd comes to have fun. Perfect for relaxing, meeting people, or having a great time. This spot makes Dubai's social scene shine.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Beach by FIVE, Dubai

Elegant interior of Thiptara Dubai Restaurant featuring rich wood paneling, patterned windows, and ambient lighting, with a cozy dining setup.

Photo credits: Thiptara

(4.5)

6. Thiptara

What is it? Tucked away in the Palace Downtown, Thiptara isn’t just for dining—it’s a beautiful escape. Known as "Magic at the Water," this spot combines authentic Thai food with stunning views of the Dubai Fountain and the towering Burj Khalifa.

Why we love it: Thiptara delights with its mix of modern style and Arabian charm. The setting is perfect for a romantic evening or fun nights with friends. With its magical vibe, soft music, and top-notch service, Thiptara promises memorable experiences by the calm waters and Dubai’s lively heart.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Ground Level, Palace Downtown 9770 - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai

"Luxurious Ling Ling Dubai restaurant with plush red seating, elegant marble tables, and a panoramic view of the city skyline at night."

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(4.5)

7. Ling Ling

What is it? Ling Ling Dubai sits on top of the grand Atlantis The Royal. It’s not just a place to eat; it’s a trendy spot that turns every dinner into a special occasion, with stunning city views below.

Why we love it: Ling Ling Dubai combines amazing views with a cool, chic vibe. Open from 6 PM to 1 AM, this rooftop spot has an atmosphere that’s both laid-back and lively, perfect for night lovers. It offers delicious food and stylish decor, making it a top choice for Dubai's elite.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Atlantis The Royal - Crescent Rd, Dubai

Luxurious outdoor dining area at 101 Dining Lounge and Marina in Dubai, featuring elegant seating, chic decor, and a stunning waterfront view at dusk.

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(4.5)

8. 101 Dining Lounge and Marina

What is it? 101 Dining Lounge and Marina is a top spot for food and views in Palm Jumeirah's West Crescent, inside the plush One&Only, The Palm.

Why we love it: This place turns from a calm daytime spot into a lively nighttime hangout. You get stunning views of Dubai’s city lights, live music, and the sound of the ocean. 101 offers great international dishes in a stylish but welcoming setting. It’s the perfect place for a night of eating, dancing, and classy fun in Dubai.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Island، West Crescent - One&Only, The Palm, Dubai

Elegant interior of Sirene restaurant in Gaia Dubai, featuring a lavish buffet spread, cozy seating, and stylish, modern decor.

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(4.5)

9. Sirene by Gaia

What is it? Dive into a slice of the Mediterranean in Dubai at Sirene by Gaia. Located near IDFC on شارع ٤, this beach club and restaurant brings the beauty and relaxed elegance of Greece right to you. With its Greek goddess inspiration, Sirene by Gaia is your perfect city escape.

Why we love it: It's not just about the stunning views or the stylish mix of old and new in its decor. The real magic lies in the kitchen. Chefs Izu Ani and Orestis Kotefas craft dishes that are pure delight. Whether you're a food lover, a fan of culture, or just into treating yourself, Sirene by Gaia wraps you in the cozy vibes of the Mediterranean, all while shining with Dubai’s glamorous touch. It's a special place where warmth meets exceptional food.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

towards IDFC - شارع ٤, Dubai

Luxurious beachfront dining at Verde Dubai Restaurant featuring elegant wooden pergolas, plush seating areas, and vibrant patterned rugs under a sunny sky.

Photo credits: Verde

(4.5)

10. Verde

What is it? Discover the stylish blend of Paris flair and Middle Eastern magic at Verde Dubai in the Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach. This dining spot mixes top French and Middle Eastern flavors in the heart of Dubai's Restaurant Village.

Why we love it: Verde Dubai stands out with its warm and fancy decor, perfect for both quiet moments and big parties. The menu combines French favorites with Middle Eastern spices, creating delicious tastes. The soft lights and cool music make every visit special. The team works hard to make your experience more than just a meal - it's a trip into luxury.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

Elegant dining setup at Roka Dubai Restaurant featuring a long wooden table adorned with candles and set up with wine glasses, overlooking city skyscrapers through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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(4.5)

11. Roka

What is it? Roka shines bright in Business Bay, inside the cool Opus building by Zaha Hadid. It mixes old and new, making a spot that's fancy yet friendly. Roka cooks up a storm with its robatayaki-style grill, serving up amazing king crab, wagyu beef, and tiger prawns.

Why we love it: Roka stands out because it mixes a hip vibe with the cozy feel of Japanese welcome. The music is always right, making it great for parties, family dinners, or a chill evening. The team makes you feel at home, helping you pick from the menu. Roka is not just eating out; it's a fun, warm, and perfect experience.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Roka, Dubai

Vibrant scene at Play Dubai featuring lively diners, dramatic lighting, and an energetic ambiance.

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(4.5)

12. Play

What is it? Play sits on the 36th floor of The H Hotel, high above the city. It mixes delicious Mediterranean and Asian food with exciting live music and DJs. The place shines with big, fancy lights and stylish decor, making every night memorable.

Why we love it: Play is more than just a restaurant; it's an amazing experience. It's the go-to place for fantastic food, fun shows, and stunning views of the city. Whether it's a date night or a fun evening with friends, Play Dubai creates special moments in a lively luxury environment.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Elegant interior of Nusr-Et Dubai restaurant featuring stylish decor, neatly arranged dining tables with white tablecloths, and attentive staff serving guests.

Photo credits: Nusr-Et

(4.5)

13. Nusr-Et

What it is: Nusr-Et Dubai is a top spot in the city for amazing food and great views. It's the perfect place for food lovers wanting a special mix of tastes and a cool setting.

Why we love it: Nusr-Et Dubai shines with its famous Nusr-Et steak and a fun atmosphere. From smooth to lively music, it has it all. Every guest gets VIP treatment, making you feel right at home in a fancy way. In busy Dubai, Nusr-Et is a great place for unforgettable meals, cool music, and stunning views. Just make sure to book ahead for the best experience.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Nusr-Et, Dubai

Interior of Joel Robuchon Dubai Restaurant featuring a vibrant red ceiling, elegant marble floors, and guests dining at stylishly set tables.

Photo credits: Joel Robuchon

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14. Joel Robuchon

What is it? Dive into a world filled with amazing tastes at Joel Robuchon Dubai. Located in the luxurious Four Seasons Resort, this is where your food dreams become reality. Marvel at chef-made dishes in a setting that’s the height of style, thanks to its sleek décor and the live show of the open kitchen.

Why we love it: Joel Robuchon Dubai isn't just for eating; it’s an experience. Picture this: gentle music in the background and a feast of flavors in every dish, all paired with a handpicked range of wines and cocktails. It's the perfect mix of grandeur and coziness. Open till midnight, it’s the spot for memorable evenings, offering an adventure that’s as exciting for locals as it is for travelers from afar.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Joel Robuchon, Dubai

Elegant outdoor dining at Hutong Dubai with views of the city skyline and Burj Khalifa, featuring stylish decor and a tranquil waterfront setting.

Photo credits: Hutong

(4.5)

15. Hutong

What is it? In the heart of DIFC's Gate Building 6, you'll find Hutong. This place is famous for its Northern Chinese food. It offers spicy dim sum, tasty Peking duck, and unique drinks. The stylish design, fun vibe, and views from the terrace make Hutong stand out.

Why we love it: Hutong is not just a place to eat—it's a whole experience. Its beautiful decor and lively mood capture the feel of Eastern culture. Whether you're into food, work meetings, or just want a fun night out, Hutong makes sure you have an amazing time exploring Northern China's tastes and energy.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Al Sukook Street, Dubai

"Interior view of Coya Dubai Restaurant showcasing elegant dining setup with lush greenery, ornate lamps, and vibrant seating under warm, ambient lighting."

Photo credits: Coya

(4.5)

16. Coya

What is it? Dive into the exciting world of Coya in the heart of Dubai. This place lights up with the fun vibe of Latin America. It's filled with cool, unique decor and pieces from Peru. At Coya, expect to enjoy lively and tasty Peruvian food that's fresh and full of big, true flavors. Don't miss their Pisco Bar, where they whip up amazing signature drinks.

Why we love it: Coya offers more than just a meal - it's a whole experience. Every visit feels special, thanks to the amazing setting and a menu that keeps things exciting. It's a great spot for hanging out with friends or family, making any get-together unforgettable. With a mix of culture, art, and awesome food, Coya stands out.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

Elegant interior of Cé La Vi Dubai restaurant showcasing a stylish bar with a vast selection of drinks, plush purple bar stools, and a warmly lit ambiance with a city view.

Photo credits: Cclap

(4.5)

17. Cclap

What is it? Clap Dubai is a top-notch restaurant high up in DIFC. It turns every meal into an exciting trip to modern Japan, mixing fun with flavor in each dish.

Why we love it: This rooftop spot shines with three special areas: the stylish dining and terrace spots, the comfy lounge, and the secret Ongaku bar, which feels like a night out in Shibuya. At Clap Dubai, every bite - from creative small dishes and filling main courses to fun desserts - is a taste adventure. Plus, with unique drinks and music to dance to, it's the best place for fans of Japanese food and fun.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Cclap, Dubai

Group of people cheerfully toasting drinks at Bliss Lounge in Dubai, surrounded by vibrant nightlife atmosphere.

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(4.5)

18. Bliss Lounge

What is it? Bliss Lounge is on the rooftop at Jumeirah Beach. Enjoy stunning views of JBR and the ocean. Here, you can relax with daytime drinks or dance under the stars. Bliss Lounge makes every moment special.

Why we love it: Bliss Lounge is more than a place. It's an adventure. Enjoy top-notch DJs, try foods from around the world, and dive into a vibrant atmosphere that welcomes everyone. Ladies, don't miss out on Wednesday nights for great sushi deals. It's fun for families by day and full of energy at night. Bliss Lounge is your key to unforgettable Dubai evenings.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Bliss Lounge, Dubai

A lively scene at Bagatelle Dubai with a woman in a radiant red dress dancing joyfully, accompanied by a live band featuring a double bass player.

Photo credits: Bagatelle

(4.5)

19. Bagatelle

What is it? Dive into a blend of French style and Mediterranean fun at Bagatelle Dubai, located on the first floor of the Fairmont Hotel. This spot is the perfect combination of upscale dining and lively nightlife, all with amazing views.

Why we love it: Bagatelle Dubai is an experience for all your senses. Its rich decor welcomes you, preparing you for a memorable Mediterranean adventure—each meal a work of art, each drink a pleasure. As the day turns into night, the energy rises, turning this place into a top-notch club. It's more than just a dining spot; it's where Dubai comes alive with joy and sophistication, making every visit a true festivity.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Bagatelle, Dubai

Outdoor dining scene at Abd el Wahab restaurant in Dubai, with guests enjoying meals under elegant yellow arches and city lights in the background.

Photo credits: Abd el Wahab

(4.5)

20. Abd el Wahab

What is it? Abd el Wahab is a special spot in the bright Dubai area offering true Lebanese tastes, reminding you of Beirut's exciting streets. It has a cozy feeling and classic look, making for a memorable eating trip.

Why we love it: It's the mix of homey atmosphere and top-notch food that really makes Abd el Wahab stand out. Here, each dish, like the tender Shish Tawouk or creamy hummus, shows off the chefs' skill and the fresh ingredients. The beautiful music, blending new and old, turns a meal here into more than just eating - it's a full experience. Ideal for both romantic dates and fun group outings, its amazing views and friendly service will stick with you long after you leave.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

3rd Level, Dubai

Final word

Wrapping up our food journey in Dubai, we've seen everything from fancy dining spots with famous chefs to cozy hidden gems. This list of over 85 top restaurants shows how exciting and varied Dubai's food scene is, offering something special for everyone. Each place we visited has its own story, serving up rich tastes from both traditional Middle Eastern dishes and fancy international meals.

If you're planning a luxury trip or looking for food inspiration, start with this guide. Dubai's lively food world is ready to amaze you with its flavors, each one more unforgettable than the last. You're not just visiting; you're on an amazing food adventure that takes you deep into Dubai's top-notch culinary heart. So, why wait? Dubai's tastes are calling, ready to turn your trip into a fantastic food journey. Keep exploring with us, and enjoy every delicious moment this amazing city has to offer. Safe travels and enjoy your meals!

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