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12 of Dubai's finest restaurants

We pick 12 of Dubai's finest restaurants that are a best representation of world cuisines.

06 Apr 2017, words by Aneesha Rai

Marina Social |Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai | Dubai Marina

ARGENTENIAN

Asado|Luxhabitat|Argentenian cuisine in Dubai

Serves premium cuts prepared on a Parilla along with an impressive selection of Argentenian beverages. We recommend the ‘parillada Argentina,’ a selection of various grilled meats cooked to perfection. 

 Asado, The Palace Hotel, Downtown Dubai 

T: +971 4 42 87 888

British

Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai|Marina Social

Led by celebrity chefs Jason Atherton and Tristan Farmer, Marina Social is an award-winning restaurant that serves contemporary British cuisine. Don’t miss their banoffee souffle. 

Marina Social, The Intercontinental, Dubai Marina

 T: +971 4 44 66 664

Emirati

Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai|Aseelah|Radisson Blu Dubai Creek
Image credit: Aseelah

Located by the Dubai Creek, this charming Emirati restaurant provides traditional and contemporary Emirati cuisine with views of old Dubai. Try their harees or camel sliders for a contemporary twist. 

 Aseelah, Radisson Blu Dubai Creek

 T: +971 4 22 27 171

French

Fried sushi|Jean George|Four Seasons Resort|
Fried sushi - A signature Jean Georges favourite

This Gwenael Nicolas designed venue is named after three Michelin star chef Jean Georges. Try the tuna tartare with a Japanese twist or their signature fried sushi. 

 Jean Georges, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road

 T: +971 4 34 36 118

Greek

Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai|Fish Beach Taverna| Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Image courtesy: Fish Beach Taverna

Feel like you’re on the shores of Santorini at this stunning beach taverna. Sample their signature Ahtapot, a grilled octopus served in a casserole with olive oil and dried oregano. Also, try their avukuma, a grilled eggplant dish.

Fish Beach Taverna, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

 T: +971 4 51 17 139

Italian

Offering Italian classics with some Japanese fanfare in a classical setting, Cipriani in DIFC is grounded in tradition. You can never go wrong with their carpaccio. 

Cipriani, GV10, Gate Village, DIFC 

T: 971 4 34 70 003

Japanese

Zuma DIFC|Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai
Image courtesy: Zuma

Enjoy an izakaya style of dining at one of Dubai’s best fine dining hotspots. Reservations are compulsory. Sample their suzuki no shiyak, but make sure you book in advance.

Zuma, Gate Village 06, DIFC 

T: 971 4 425 5660

Lebanese

This grand restaurant in Downtown Dubai offers you an opulent setting and divine Lebanese fanfare. It doesn’t get more lavish than this. Savour their harees or yalanji. 

 Em Sherif, The Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai 

 T: +971 4 424 3000

Peruvian

Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai|Coya| Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah
Alcachofa ceviche Image Courtesy: Coya

Serving up contemporary Peruvian cuisine, this fine dining favourite boasts exemplary ceviches.To undergo the full experience, try their tasting menu. They also offer a lovely selection of ceviches. 

 Coya, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road

 T: +971 4 316 9600

Turkish

Popular for being possibly the best steakhouse in Dubai and the Insta-famous chef, Nusr-et offers delicious Turkish fanfare. Its sister concern Ruya, also serves delightful Anatolian food. 

Nusr-et, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road

T: +971 4 407 4100

Spanish

Elegant and yet relaxed, El Sur provides an excellent selection of Spanish tapas in an al fresco dining setting. Don’t forget to try their croquetas!

El Sur, The Westin, Dubai Marina 

T: +971 4 399 7700

INDIAN

Jodhpur Royal Dining | Roda Al Murooj | Downtown Dubai |Fine Dining restaurants
Coconut barfi tres leche, lime bavarian and pineapple granita Image courtesy: Jodhpur Royal Dining

At the forefront of retro-innovative Indian cuisine, Jodhpur Royal Dining is a restaurant to look out for. Try their aam papad glazed ribs and their achari jhinga. 

Jodhpur Royal Dining, Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai 

T: +971 4 355 9846