Busy Egyptian seafood restaurant with its iconic fish-tail on the roof. Very fresh fish, served cleanly and simply. Don’t over-order! You can always ask for more later. Menu must-haves: Delicate Singary style fish to take your breath away.
Casual and chic Italian dining on the rooftop of the Westin’s flagship beach restaurant. One of the best al-fresco spots in Dubai. Go early and watch the sunset over the Arabian Gulf. Menu must-haves: Pizza and antipasti
Dubai’s best gourmet British cuisine – one of the first, and still the most polished. Both casual and classy, with dreamy outdoor terrace at Madinat Jumeirah. Souq al Bahar venue just as good, with super burj fountain views. Menu must-haves: Welsh rarebit, anything with eggs, fish and chips.
Elegant dining in the extravagant Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the end of the Jumeirah Palm crescent. Adorable fusion cuisine – French and Vietnamese. . Light and easy food that is also inventive and exciting. Menu must-haves: Entree quail, duck main, white chocolate dessert
End-of-the-pier fine dining seafood restaurant. Best view in Dubai at ground level. Views of the Burj al Arab and the candle-like wind towers of Madinat Jumeirah. Menu must-haves: Tuna carpaccio, scallops
Seafood and grill restaurant positioned over a water garden on boardwalks. One of Dubai’s most romantic venues. Have a drink at “The rooftop” bar – a gorgeous outdoor bar in the resort – before or afterwards. Menu must-haves: Asian seafood dishes, sorbet
New Japanese fusion restaurant on the Boulevard, with all-encompassing menu and fantastic service. Managing a balance between casual and fancy-pants, super cool. Have your desert and a cocktail in the bar and go from dinner to dancing in your seat. Menu must-haves: Beef tataki, quail with bonito
Always the go-to for swanky fine dining in Dubai. It’s been at the top for 5 years and counting. Japanese meets cocktail bar in a cavernous surrounding. Also great for brunch and after work sushi platters and drinks. Menu must-haves: Black cod – it will make you weep