Perched on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Skyview Bar is aptly named. Its aquamarine color theme is highlighted by the floor-to-ceiling windows which gives you breathtaking views of the ocean and the city skyline. Take a sip of wonderfully crafted cocktails or fine drinks and nibble on tasty tidbits. Listen to the tunes of live jazz and piano while you enjoy the ambiance. It is also ideal for a romantic date though it is one of the most expensive bars in town.
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.
A gem in Ayman Abdel Jafar's group of restaurants, Reem Al Bawadi is a wonderful place to gorge on authentic Arabian cuisine. You can visit this place for a nourishing meal or just to smoke sheesha. Even if you are a devout meat lover, their vegetarian dishes are worth a try. Whether you wish to visit this place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late-night meal, Reem Al Bawadi has its doors open to welcome you. Popular celebrities like American rap artist Nelly, Indian actor Javed Jaffery and others have graced this restaurant with their presence.
This Parisian-themed restaurant-nightclub, housed within the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, is the epitome of opulence and very exclusive. Don't be surprised if you bump into a few celebrities here, as this is where the who's who of Dubai congregates. The interiors are done up in deep hues, complemented by soft lighting. Watch the slow transition, as the mood shifts from classic jazz to funky house music. As soon as the clock strikes midnight, groove to the beats of Latin and tribal music. Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics and technological augments, that add that special touch to any even organized here, Club Boudoir Dubai warrants a visit.
Located on the ground floor of the famous Burj Al Arab, Al Mahara is the hotel's posh restaurant serving delectable seafood. This restaurant features a large seawater aquarium creating just the right ambiance. Further adding to this is some pleasant background music. One can be assured that the service is excellent. Children are allowed for lunch with special menus for them. Set meals are also provided. One can also host private celebrations at this venue. Dining here is a memorable experience for sure.
The aroma of fresh Italian will engulf you, as you enter this beautiful restaurant at City Walk. Brightly lit interiors, white walls and long dining tables with faux foliage adorn this gorgeous restaurant. Sapori di BICE essentially serves up a delectable platter of authentic Italian specialties. Fritto misto, Burrata e Bresaola, Valdostana di Tacchino and Branzino alla griglia are some of the scrumptious delicacies on their menu. A good selection of freshly made drinks are also available in accordance with the dish of your choice. To end the delightful meal, choose from the selection of classic Italian desserts. Call ahead for reservations.
Hoi An is located in Shangri-la Hotel in the heart of the city. It serves authentic Vietnamese food and is a local favorite also popular with visitors. On weekends, they serve 50 types of Vietnamese brunch, which makes for an incredibly delightful spread. The interiors of the restaurant are stylish and well decorated. Each dish is beautifully plated, with traditional touches - either served on bamboo platters, or lotus leaves. This is an award winning restaurant and should definitely be on your list when you visit this wonderful city.
A gleaming, luxurious setting with ethnic Asian elements, welcomes patrons to this Chinese den tucked in the Shangri-La Hotel. Being located in the city's financial hub, Shang Palace is a popular venue for business luncheons and formal dining affairs. The menu explores Cantonese cuisine with focus on authentic flavors and fresh ingredients, the highlights of this menu include cod fish with grapes and orange sauce, crispy duck (a house specialty) and glutinous rice ball in fresh ginger soup. Service and quality adhere to a high level; reservations are highly recommended.
Marrakech restaurant offers diners a comfortable setting to enjoy a Moroccan experience. Atmosphere and cuisine are both typically North African. Visit this restaurant to savor on tantalizing dishes crafted by the head chef Mourad Noufel. In line with the policies of the Shangri-La Hotel in which the restaurant is located, there is no smoking on the premises. Diners are expected to wear smart casual outfits.
In a city which has an Arabic or a Lebanese restaurant on almost every corner, Benjarong comes as a welcome break for many. A Thai food haven in Dubai, this restaurant is housed in the beautiful Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts. It is known for the traditional Thai food it serves, cooked to perfection with the use of fresh ingredients. All of their dishes are cooked using traditional Thai methods and the Tom Yam Koong soup is a popular favorite of the patrons. The ambiance here is extremely Oriental in nature with intricately carved pillars in gold, transporting you to another time and the paraphernalia around adds a touch of authenticity.
There are very few restaurants that manage to give the exact experience of a particular culture outside its geographical boundaries, located inside the Holiday Inn Dubai restaurant Gharana is one of them. The menu concentrates on authentic Indian cuisine which, without a doubt, is cooked to perfection and served with utmost attention to detail but the ambiance is equally a heart winner. With plush white sofas for seating, Indian classical music for company and the Indian paraphernalia all around you, just adds up to transport you into the exotic subcontinent. Classics like Dal Makhni, Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken are a must have here. And end your meals with the heartwarming desserts, so that India sits peacefully in your soul.