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Dine Out in Style – Dubai Restaurants & Bars Set to Open in 2024

Get these hot spots on your radar as they’re not to be missed.

Dubai is set to welcome a plethora of new restaurants and bars in 2024, adding to the over 100 establishments that opened in the city in 2023. From upscale eateries to beachside clubs, rooftop bars, and casual diners, the upcoming culinary scene promises a diverse array of options. For those seeking immediate dining experiences, we have you covered, and if you’re curious about what’s on the horizon, here’s a glimpse of the soon-to-open restaurants and bars in Dubai:

71 Steak and Grill

  • Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Overview: Debuting a five-month grill concept experience at the iconic Emirates Towers, 71 Steak and Grill, led by Chef Brando Moros, will showcase dishes made with live fire.

African Queen

  • Location: J1 Beach, La Mer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Overview: Offering fine dining in a casual atmosphere, African Queen by Chef Thierry Paludetto will feature traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a twist.
  • Almayass by the Sea
    • Location: J1 Beach, La Mer
    • Cuisine: Lebanese-Armenian
    • Overview: Known for mezze-style dishes, Almayass brings its Lebanese-Armenian flavors to J1 Beach, La Mer, offering dishes like manti, kabab karaz, and more.
  • Andaliman
    • Location: The Link
    • Cuisine: Indonesian
    • Overview: The unique Indonesian cuisine at Andaliman, located near one of the hotel’s pools, is set to offer a visually appealing experience.
  • Arrazuna
    • Location: The Link
    • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
    • Overview: Renowned Finnish celebrity chef Mehmet Gürs introduces Arrazuna, a high-end food hall and market-style restaurant featuring vibrant Levantine and Turkish cuisines
  • CARO Steakhouse Frenzy
    • Location: Fairmont Dubai
    • Cuisine: Steakhouse
    • Overview: CARO, inspired by the Renaissance period, promises top-level steaks and premium seafood, helmed by Chef Carson Hill.
  • Café Kitsuné
    • Location: Al Wasl Road, Street 19
    • Cuisine: French-Japanese
    • Overview: The first Café Kitsuné in the UAE, this French-Japanese coffee shop offers an extensive menu with classic and innovative drinks and food items.
  • DuangDy
    • Location: The Link
    • Cuisine: Thai
    • Overview: Boasting a high-end Thai dining experience, DuangDy, created by chefs Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones, promises a taste of authentic Thai cuisine.
  • Frank by Basta
    • Location: Palm Jumeirah
    • Cuisine: Russian/European
    • Overview: Russian brand Frank by Basta is set to open its first Dubai branch, featuring a meaty menu with cuts marinated in Russian flavours.

Gatsby Barcelona

  • Location: Palm Jumeirah
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Overview: Gatsby Barcelona offers a glamorous dinner show concept, promising a unique experience with live entertainment in Palm Jumeirah.


  • Location: Nad Al Sheba
  • Type of Cuisine: Emirati
  • Overview: Expected to debut in January, Gerbou, translating to “welcome” in Arabic, is poised to introduce a distinctive restaurant concept and venue that aims to commemorate Arab and Emirati culinary traditions. 


  • Location: J1 Beach, La Mer
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Overview: Introducing a unique addition to Dubai’s culinary landscape, Gitano is set to make its debut on J1 Beach, having originated in the lush tropical jungles of Mexico. With established locations in Tulum, Miami, and New York, the upcoming Dubai venue promises an unparalleled blend of elevated dining and dancing experiences, centred around a menu showcasing the rich flavours of Mexican cuisine. 


  • Location: Al Manara
  • Cuisine: International
  • Overview: Positioned in Al Manara, HOYA emerges as an all-day dining concept housed in a lush, greenery-filled venue. Conceived by two friends driven by a shared passion for exquisite cuisine and an appreciation for the beauty of nature, HOYA aims to provide a dining experience that seamlessly combines culinary delights with a refreshing natural ambiance.

Jamavar Dubai

  • Location: Downtown Dubai
  • Cuisine: Pan-Indian
  • Overview: Expanding its global footprint, Jamavar Dubai is poised to become the brand’s third branch, following successful ventures in London and Doha. Anticipated to open its doors by the end of the year, the restaurant’s menu draws inspiration from the opulent dishes of the Royal kitchens of Northern India, as well as the diverse coastal cuisine of the Southern states. 

La Dame de Pic

  • Location: The Link
  • Cuisine: French
  • Overview: Nestled at The Link, La Dame de Pic, meaning Queen of Spades, is the brainchild of Anne-Sophie Pic. Renowned for her culinary expertise, Anne-Sophie Pic is set to bring sophisticated French dining to the heart of Dubai. 

MiMi Mei Fair

  • Location: Downtown Dubai
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Overview: The upcoming MiMi Mei Fair Dubai, located in Downtown Dubai, is envisioned as an elevated dining space inspired by the grandeur of the Forbidden Palace in Beijing. 


  • Location: J1 Beach, La Mer
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Overview: Making its mark at the vibrant J1 Beach in La Mer, Mūn, a Parisian import, is poised to offer a refined tribute to Asia within the confines of an authentic oriental beach garden. This marks the second location for Mūn, and the setting suggests an idyllic spot for indulging in shared plates by the sea. 

Port de la Mer

  • Location: Port de la Mer
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Overview: Chef Akmal Anuar, based in Dubai, is unveiling a fresh dining concept in the newest La Mer development, Port De La Mer. The distinctive Osteria Funkcoolio, with its uniquely memorable name, is poised to exude a funky and cool ambiance. 


  • Location: The Link
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Overview: In the midst of Dubai’s highly competitive Japanese culinary scene, Sagetsu is set to carve its niche by seamlessly blending traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. Headed by Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, the restaurant at The Link aims to harmonise classical French techniques with the Japanese philosophy of utilising natural, seasonal flavours in the creation of refined dishes. 

These are just a few highlights of Dubai’s incredible culinary scene which is set to expand with even more exciting additions in the coming months. Stay up to date with us on our website for updates on these upcoming establishments and check out our upcoming reviews of the hottest spots. 

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