Best Restaurants in Dubai
Jul 20 , 2011
Dubai has become a cultural capital in the Middle East, as well as a destination and meeting place favored by travelers from all over the world. As a result, the city offers a variety of excellent restaurants from many culinary traditions. Here is a list of the best restaurants in Dubai.
In a city whose economy is driven by business, Vu’s may be the best restaurant in Dubai for a business lunch. It is located on the 50th floor of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, giving it one of the best views in Dubai. The business lunch at Vu’s is consistently the best around, and you can start with a glass of wine or champagne to take in the view.
Vu’s does not have an inexpensive menu, but the business lunch is of excellent value, because it is fairly reasonably priced (especially for the fantastic setting), without cutting any corners. You’ll find the wait staff attentive without being overbearing, and you can trust that you’re in more than capable hands when it comes to wine and drink pairings.
As for the food, the French/Italian/Asian fusion is generally great, and the chef specializes in seafood dishes using very fresh ingredients. Of the best restaurants in Dubai, Vu’s is the place to go to seal a business deal or woo new clients.
The Blue Elephant is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Dubai for Thai food. The décor is phenomenal, with a waterfall and steam serving as the main attraction. Aside from this centerpiece, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty of wood accents and delicate flowers, which set the mood for a relaxing dinner.
The Blue Elephant is famous for importing its spices from Thailand, so you can be confident that your food is as authentic as it comes. This is also considered one of the best restaurants in Dubai for its buffets on Tuesday and Saturday nights, when you’ll get the chance to indulge in some of the menu’s more exotic foods.
All of the featured restaurants have impressive entrances worthy of admiration. But of the best restaurants in Dubai, there is no better entrance than that which is found at Al Mahara in Burj Al Arab Hotel. To get to the restaurant, you must first board a submarine—that’s right, a submarine. This underwater restaurant’s award-winning chefs serve contemporary seafood while you dine by the location’s focal point—a beautiful aquarium that hosts an impressive collection of exotic fishes and aquatic life. Your food will taste so fresh that you’ll swear it was caught right out of the aquarium (it wasn’t).
Note: At dinner, Al Mahara requests that you adhere to the semi-formal dress code.
But with the incredible setting, you’d probably feel out of place wearing anything less, anyway.
You can’t have a ‘Best Restaurants’ list without a steakhouse, and in this category, the best restaurant in Dubai is JW’s Steakhouse. JW’s has a decidedly American theme, with classic NYC-steakhouse touches, including leather chairs and warm, woody finishes. As you’d expect from a steakhouse in Dubai, the food is excellent, and the steaks are particularly tender.
JW’s Steakhouse’s service is often ranked #1 amongst the best restaurants in Dubai, making it a great location when you want to celebrate a special occasion.
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