Dubai’s vibrant food scene just got a lavish makeover! Sometimes, just a good meal is not enough and Dubai restaurants have now stepped out of the box, offering foodies a lavish experience.
Whether you want to eat in complete darkness, be suspended mid-air or dine amidst 65,000 marine creatures, these restaurants are your best bet.
P.S: These aren’t just meals, they are experiences
1. JA Bateaux Dubai
Fancy a dinner floating in the Dubai Creek? This floating restaurant does just that! A huge glass vessel, offering a bespoke experience, Bateaux Dubai lets you explore the waterways of Dubai Creek. That’s not it! You can do all this while enjoying freshly prepared gourmet cuisine in air-conditioned comfort. Relax and soak in the panoramic views of old Dubai as you savour a four-course à la carte culinary journey. The meal also includes an extensive selection of fine beverages and signature personalised service.
The two and half hour dinner cruise starts from AED 415 for adults and AED 265 for kids.
What if you are asked to dine in the dark? Noire, the French word for ‘black’, runs on this concept. Darkness is the theme of this restaurant which lets you dine in pitch black darkness. The science behind the concept is simple- by reducing one of the human senses, the others are heightened. The three-course dining experience lets you rely on waiters hovering around in night vision goggles, leading you to your table. It certainly will be a night to remember, as you scramble your way to find your glass and plate. And when you’ve finished your meal, meet the chef to discuss the dishes.
We recommend you reserve in advance and also check on the menu, as it changes by the week.
Where: Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road
Timings: Monday to Saturday- 7.30 pm onwards
Cost: AED 360 per person
Contact: (04) 332 5555
Ever wondered what dining under the sea would be like? Ossiano at Atlantis, lets you enjoy a scenic dinner, perched under shimmery chandeliers with more than 65,000 marine creatures swimming by your table. Sounds exciting? Well, that said, don’t let the breathtaking ambience take over the most interesting aspect of the restaurant- the food!
Lead by one of the finest chefs in town, the restaurant stands out for its seafood- foodies will love the Ossiano Experience Menu. The ala carte is affordable and has a variety of options you can pick from.
Where: Atlantis the Palm
Timings: 1 pm to 3 pm Saturday (lunch), 7 pm to 10.30 pm Saturday (dinner), 6.30 pm to 10 pm Sunday to Friday (dinner), Bar daily 6.30 pm to midnight.
Contact: (04) 426 2000
4. Al Dawaar
Dubai’s one and only revolving restaurant, Al Dawaar is docked at the Hyatt Regency. Revolve around the city and soak in the scenic views of the Burj Khalifa, the sea and the Creek as you enjoy a hearty meal. The restaurant currently has brunch and dinner options. The Friday brunch or the Sky brunch as its rightly called offers an interesting spread of cold cuts, appetizers, soups, main course, and desserts. The brunch is priced from AED 249 onwards.
Taste of Asia offers a lavish spread of Asian delicacies along with international specialities from Singapore, Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. The dinner is available every Wednesday between 7:00 pm and 11:30 pm. The dinner is priced at AED 229 per person.
Where: Al Khaleej Road, Hyatt Regency
Timings: Dinner: 7:00pm to 11:30pm, Brunch: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Friday)
Cost: Brunch: AED 249 onwards, Dinner- AED 229
Contact: (04) 209 6914
5. Dinner In The Sky
You’ll feel on top of the world with this sky-high dining experience. With tables and chairs suspended 50 meters in the air, Dinner in the sky lets you savour delicacies whipped by ace chefs from The Le Meridien and The Westin Mina Seyahi Marina. And don’t worry, you and the chefs will be safely tucked in with a belt so you can enjoy your meal without fearing. Each session lasts for one and a half hours. The first slot starts at 2:00 pm and the last one is at 9:30 pm. Prices vary depending on the time slot and whether you pick a weekday or a weekend.
Where: Skydive Dubai, Al Sufouh
Timings: 2 pm to 11 pm, Saturday to Thursday
Cost: From AED 499
Contact: (056) 819 3296