Dubai Restaurants

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  • 1. Bait Alqadeem

    $ | The North Bank | Middle Eastern

    Unless you've accidentally drifted away from the souks or visited the nearby Heritage House, it's very unlikely you'd ever discover Bait Alqadeem...Read More

  • 2. Khan Murjan

    $$ | The South Bank | Middle Eastern

    It's hard to experience genuine Arabic food and ambience in the depths of the Dubai summer, but this sprawling air-conditioned and covered courtyard...Read More

  • 3. Abshar

    $$ | Jumeirah Beach | Middle Eastern

    The Jumeirah Beach Road is lined with ethnic restaurants—Turkish, Saudi, Lebanese— all inside villas. Most are very good, and Abshar is a favorite...Read More

  • 4. Al Hallab

    $$ | The North Bank | Lebanese

    For some grassroots Middle Eastern cuisine without jumping too far out of the box, Al Hallab is perfect. Their pedigree is supreme—more than...Read More

  • 5. Al Ustad Special Kebab

    $ | The South Bank | Middle Eastern

    For those willing to go out of their comfort zone for a great kebab, Ustad (also known as Ostadi) is definitely worth seeking out. It's a cozy...Read More

  • 6. Aroos Damascus

    $ | The North Bank | Middle Eastern

    If you want an inexpensive feed oozing with local flavor, this heaving establishment is the place to go. Authentic Emirati food might be elusive...Read More

  • 7. Bayt al Wakeel

    $ | The South Bank | Lebanese

    The food isn't amazing, the service is nothing to write home about, but this is one of the most photo-worthy restaurants in the city of Dubai...Read More

  • 8. Biryani Pot

    $ | Jumeirah Beach | Indian

    For a feast costing only around 35 dirhams, this is a great choice in the otherwise pricey Jumeirah district. As the name would suggest, the...Read More

  • 9. Boardwalk

    $$$ | The North Bank | International

    For a long alfresco lunch in Dubai's cooler months, this location is hard to beat. Tables sit on a large wooden deck over the Dubai creek, with...Read More

  • 10. Bussola

    $$$ | Dubai Marina | Italian

    There are two parts to Bussola, and both are well worth a visit. The first is the casual pizzeria, which rests on the rooftop capturing views...Read More

  • 11. Café Ceramique

    $$ | Jumeirah Beach | Café

    This has been a favorite of expat families for many years. Not only is there a large terrace with Arabian gulf glimpses, but the kids (or young...Read More

  • 12. Calicut Paragon

    $ | The South Bank | Indian

    Close to the Karama shopping district, many like to come here for thali , a south Indian meal involving bottomless refills of vegetarian curries...Read More

  • 13. Elia

    $$$ | The South Bank | Greek

    This part of town is not known for romantic fine-dining restaurants, but Elia gets very close to the more sophisticated offerings in newer parts...Read More

  • 14. Farzi Cafe

    $$ | Jumeirah Beach | Indian

    New to Dubai's Indian molecular food scene, Farzi is all about image, and their interior and dishes are some of the most Instagrammed in the...Read More

  • 15. Fumé

    $$$ | Dubai Marina | Eclectic

    The original Fumés (there are now two in the city), this location is in Pier 7, a swanky tower overlooking the Dubai Marina, with seven restaurants...Read More

  • 16. Irish Village

    $$ | The North Bank | Irish

    This truly is a Dubai institution—a veritable dinosaur in Dubai years, founded when everyone who was anyone lived on the airport side of the...Read More

  • 17. Lime Tree Cafe

    $ | Jumeirah Beach | Café

    The Lime Tree Cafe was probably the first modern Western café to open in Dubai (2001), and although its popularity paved the way for many other...Read More

  • 18. Milkcow

    $ | Dubai Marina | Café

    We couldn't talk about the beach without mentioning ice cream, and Milkcow has the best available along the JBR stretch. This South Korean chain...Read More

  • 19. Senara

    $$$ | Jumeirah Beach | British

    Senara is not flashy, trendy, or glamorous, but it's a lovely and quiet place to sit and watch the sun go down over million-dollar yachts at...Read More

  • 20. Seven Sands

    $$ | Dubai Marina | Middle Eastern

    Emirati food is surprisingly difficult to find in restaurants. It's generally home-cooked comfort food, and not the kind of thing that looks...Read More

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