Dwayne Cheer had a vision - to provide a dining experience that sets the standard way above the other eclectic restaurants in town. But who knew that he would take his dream, a bit too literally. Headed by Cheer, At.mosphere sits at a thrilling height of 442 meters(1,350 feet)! Imagine sipping on alcoholic concoctions and taking bites of barbecued meats and grilled seafood imported from Australia on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa. If you manage to get a seat by one of the sturdy glass windows, you will be greeted with sights of the merger of the azure sky and the city's khaki skyline. Come to At.mosphere for an experience worth cherishing and only if you have a few hours to spare.
The Far East meets the Middle-East at chef-proprietor Nobu Matsuhisa's eponymous restaurant at Atlantis The Palm. Nobu offers guests with an authentic Japanese fare blended together with Arabian flavors. Take your pick from sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki and miso preparations. Sushi lovers can sit at the sushi counter and feast on these fish and rice delights. Those who would love to savor some Japanese drinks, can drink to their heart's content at the sake lounge.
With unhindered views of the Arabian Sea, this sports bar and restaurant truly enjoys a grand location. Step out of Barasti Beach and you will find yourself on an enchanting, private waterfront. Gaze leisurely at the panorama as the Sun paints the sky in a myriad of colors. Lunch and dinner include an array of sandwiches, salads, and burgers, all light and easy on the stomach. Participate in the various entertainment programs held here, like quiz and theme nights. Catch the latest games of your favorite sports team on their flat-screen televisions, and don't be surprised if you lose track of time while you enjoy your snack amidst the melodious sound of the waves.
The Dubai International Financial Center houses a range of cafes and restaurants, one of which is Zuma. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine with impassioned fervor, the restaurant has gained popularity among gastronomes of the city. Comprising multiple kitchens, i.e., the main kitchen, the sushi counter and the robata grill, the sprawling restaurant offers an eclectic menu. Adding to your experience of dining amidst the engaging ambiance here is the courteous and discerning staff. While each of the scrumptious meals served here is sure to impress, one must try the famed Wagyu beef, crab legs and oven-baked lobster. To the patrons’ delight, the restaurant also offers a stellar range of cocktails, wines and quintessential sake.
True to its name, The Observatory, perched on the 52nd level of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, offers spectacular views of the Dubai Marina and surrounding areas. The restaurant's stylish interiors, sport a contemporary design scheme, with rich use of woods and soft lighting. Tables by the floor-to-ceiling windows, afford magnificent views of the marina, and are perfect for romantic encounters. The Europe-inspired menu offers such delights as Slow Braised Angus Beef Cheeks, Irish Smoked Pork Belly and Pan Roasted Baby Red Snapper. The bar offers a fine range of spirits to please all tastes, and their signature cocktails are not to be missed.
Après which means "after" in French, is attached to the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, located on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road. The bar is quite spacious to start off, with dark lavender seating and interiors, which gives it a touch of elegance. Huge windows overlook Ski Dubai providing a view which is as rare as snow in the Emirates. This bar serves extraordinary drinks and the staff also strives to provide the best of service. Do try the bar food which is fresh and delicious. One should particularly enjoy the Chamonix chicken which is simply delicious. All in all, a great place to have powerful drinks along with a great crowd.
If you're craving Italian while touring Dubai, one of the interesting places to visit is the high-end Amalfi restaurant. Housed in the luxurious Palazzo Versace hotel, Amalfi features an al-fresco dining place. Featuring a poolside bar, this restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Some of the classic favorites include Chicken Caesar Salad, Barbecue Chicken Pizza or Chicken Panini. Tempt yourself with a heavenly gelato in a cup showcasing different flavors like chocolate, vanilla or pistachio. Cap off the meal with a glass of white wine or rose wine. Come over to Amalfi to have a good time with friends along with digging into delectable Italian cuisine.
If you are fan of shisha and authentic Arabic cuisine, hit the Le Patio restaurant and lounge inside the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts. This classy hookah lounge offers a wide selection of shisha flavors that use the best quality tobacco and flavors. The food menu includes contemporary Arabic food with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. Entrees on the menu include crusted Norwegian salmon with Moroccan spiced dukkah, prawns with lemon garlic and tomato chutney, and braised short ribs with zataar bean cassoulet.
The Chinese Dynasty Restaurant, located on the first floor of the luxurious Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa, features a classic traditional decor with heavy influence of Chinese culture and traditions. It has three spacious private dining rooms that overlook the majestic Dubai Creek and Dubai Museum. The menu is predominantly Cantonese and Thai with certain Pan-Asian delicacies. This restaurant also includes a classic hookah bar and is also popular among patrons for their sheeshas and relaxing lounge music.
Olea serves authentic Levantine cuisine and dining experience in the heart of bustling Dubai. Helmed by chefs specializing in the traditional cooking techniques adopted in ancient Levant, the restaurant aims at serving the best in Levantine cuisine in a dazzling ambiance. Favorites on the menu include Turkish Kisir, chicken wings and shrimp mtaffa, kebdet dajaj, falafel, baba ghanoush, roccola salad and manaeesh. The drinks menu includes cocktails, mocktails, coffee, fresh juice, tea and herbal infusion, bottled beers, champagne and a wide selection of white, red, rose, sweet and sparkling wine.
Avail the most exquisite fine dine experience at Marina Social Dubai. This haute cuisine restaurant offers the best in British and Mediterranean cuisines in a classy, social and relaxed environment. Offering stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the Dubai Marina, this waterfront restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner date with your spouse or an important business luncheon. An open kitchen, full cocktail and wine bar, and an exclusive dessert section brings guests closer to their food by letting them see their dish prepared from scratch in front of their eyes. Specials on the menu include salted cucumber and wasabi, avocado puree, duck crumble and duck leg agnolotti. Popular desserts include caramelized tarts, banoffee pie souffle, truffle honey.