The 13 Best Restaurants in Dubai


When it comes to food, Dubai is almost too exotic to imagine.

There are restaurants serving virtually every national cuisine from around the world, including many specializing in Dubai’s own Arabic delights. Dubai does not have its own Michelin Guide, but instead it imports chefs or restaurant chains that have previously been recognized elsewhere by this prestigious publication. Each restaurant featured here is not simply somewhere to eat, but a destination for stunning décor, amazing views and unforgettable culinary experiences.



Cuisine: European

Style / Ambiance: Set on a bedecked pier jutting out into the Arabian Gulf, Pierchic offers some of Dubai’s finest seafood, and was recognized, for the second year, in 2010 as Time Out Dubai’s Best Seafood Restaurant.

The pier is a romantic outpost, far removed from the noise and bustle of Dubai and offering unspoilt views of the azure Gulf.

+971 4 366 6730

Madinet Jumeirah


Al Mahara


Style / Ambiance: Nathan Outlaw brings his luxuriously laid-back approach to seafood to Dubai.

The restaurant is not underwater and neither is the ‘submarine’ that takes you there real, but nonetheless, it is an extraordinary and unique experience dining within the vast aquarium that sets the scene for Nathan Outlaw Al Mahara.
The Michelin-starred British chef’s dishes emphasize the power of simplicity while the flavours of the finest ingredients speak for themselves.

+971 4 301 7600

Burj Al Arab Jemeirah , Al Sufouh Road, PO Box 73137