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12 of Dubai's finest restaurants

Marina Social |Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai | Dubai Marina

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

Words by Aneesha Rai in The Lifestyle · Apr 6th, 2017


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


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


Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai|Aseelah|Radisson Blu Dubai Creek
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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


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


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


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


Zuma DIFC|Fine Dining restaurants in Dubai
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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


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


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


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


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


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