Dubai is notorious for its finger on the pulse style energy with their restaurants and hotel outlets, and we’ve rounded up some of the best new openings.
Oh Dubai, barely a week goes by without another rooftop bar, immersive dining experience, dinner show – or infinity pool! – opening and promising to be bigger and better than the rest. It’s hard to keep track of the city’s culinary landscape, so to make things easier for you to plan your next social soiree we’ve put together a list of the latest hotspots.
Ikra Caviar, Bluewaters Island
The first dedicated caviar standalone restaurant and bar, the location is ultra intimate with limited dining space, and you can sample the finest top end Russian dishes topped with caviar. It’s also fully licensed so you can enjoy mixed drinks, some that even contain Beluga caviar. Open Mon-Thurs 10am-midnight and until 3am on the weekend.
Nola Bijou Bistro & Bar, Citywalk
With the first New Orleans themed location in JLT being a hit with diners, the new outlet in City Walk serves up the same classic Louisiana fare with some new dishes, including wagyu beef tartare and burrata. Yum. Open Sun-Thurs midday-until 1am and on Friday and Saturday midday-2am.
Reef & Beef, Manzil Downtown
Featuring both seafood and steak, this popular German restaurant has recently opened in Downtown Dubai, with a terrace that overlooks the Burj Khalifa. There’s also an impressive drinks selection with varied wines and mixed drinks, making this the perfect spot for post work bevvies with your friends. Open Monday-Friday 12:30pm-3pm and 6pm-midnight, and on Sat-Sun from 6pm-1am.
SOT Dubai, Marriott Al Jaddaf
A combination of dining and vibrant nightlife, SOT is located in the heart of Al Jaddaf, and the name itself is drawn from the Arabic word for “sound”. The venue boasts four unique sections, including a lounge and a nightclub, with a mix of themed nights. There’s also a stunning outdoor area for the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and a rooftop terrace open only in the winter months.
TANG, City Walk
Casual fare here with this super cute shaved ice cream, bubble tea, and dessert spot inspired by Asian cuisine. There are six yummy flavours to try including matcha, coconut, peach, rich milk, and strawberry – perfect to cool off in the summer heat. Open daily 11am-midnight.
Robata, Caesar’s Palace
Serving up a stunning menu of Japanese cuisine and the city’s first Omakase Yakiniku Menu, involving authentic Japanese techniques by Yakiniku master chef, Kenichi Osato – we recommend the Japanese shabu-shabu hotpot omakase, charcoaled-seared sushi and charcoal-grilled Nodoguro rice made with the most expensive fish in Japan. Open daily 10am-2am.
KRASOTA Dubai, Address Downtown Hotel
Immersive dining has become the must try trend in Dubai recently, and The Address Downtown has served up their own version, headed by the team behind Moscow’s famous White Rabbit restaurant. Allegedly combining visual art, haute cuisine, and advanced technology, meaning guests can experience dinner surrounded by art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and other 3D multimedia splashed all over the walls as you eat. There’s a different performance for each course of your meal. Prices start at a whopping aED 2,318, open daily at 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm.