Fodor's Expert Review Qbara
$$$$ Bur Dubai and the South Bank Middle Eastern
When Qbara opened in late 2013, it filled an enormous gap in the Dubai restaurant scene. Its superfluous interior fulfilled all the fairy-tale images of the exotic Middle East (complete with spectacular bar), and the kitchen partnered it with some exceptional modern takes on traditional Levant and Persian dishes. Since then, the crowd and the chef have changed, but Qbara remains an iconic space to visit, and the food and drinks continue to push boundaries and guide trends in the city. It's not a cheap night out, but it will be a full one, with predinner drinks, a gourmet meal, light show, a glamorous crowd and late-night live or DJ tunes keeping guests hanging around for more than just a quick feed. Alcohol served.
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates