Bu Qtair – described as the best fish restaurant in Dubai
(Outdoor seating only)
Website: none available
Cuisine: Fresh fish
Signature Dish/best for: Specialises in Pomfret, Snapper and shrimps, in colder months King Fish is included on the menu. House favourites, fried shrimps marinated in Salt, Turmeric and a *secret* ingredient which Moosa, the owner is hesitant to share. Try the spicy Fish Curry prepared in Malabari (Keralite) style with fresh sardines and Coconut Milk.
Prices: Dhs 50-200
No frills, hole in the wall fish shack famous in Dubai for the best fish – be prepared to queue for a table. Half a kg of fried Shrimp costs Dhs 75/-. The other fish ranges between Dhs 35/- Dhs 80/-, depending upon the size of the fish and the type of fish. Sheris would be the cheapest while the Pomfret or the Hamour can cost you a bit more. A bowl of Fish Curry comes at Dhs 5/- while a Paratha would cost a Dirham each. Water and soft drinks are the only beverages available here.
Opening Times: Daily – 10.30am-3.00pm 6.30pm-Midnight
Baker & Spice (Dubai Mall)
Location: Three locations in Dubai.
1. Marina Promenade, D94-Dubai
2. Souk Al Bahar (Downtown Dubai)
3. Dukkan Al Manzil (Downtown Dubai)
Cuisine: Modern European with Middle Eastern influences
Signature Dish/Best for: Local, organic, home-made – ethically delicious. Food served all day, take-out available. Best for: Fish, poultry and vegetarian.
Cost: Aed – 30-150
Opening times: Open daily 8.30am – 11.00pm
McGettigans (Jumeriah Lake Towers)
Location: Bonnington Jumeriah Lake Towers, Dubai.
Cuisine: Modern Irish Cuisine, with some traditional dishes
Signature Dish/Best for: Guinness. Irish Stew, Boiled bacon and Atlantic Salmon
Cost: Aed 30-Aed 150
Opening times: (doesn’t specify on website) open for Brunch, Dinner and Late Bites.
Best for: Homemade noodles
Website: none available
Location: Deira – Dubai
Opening times: 11.00am-1.00am
Cost: starter + main + drink aed 75 (no alcohol)
La Petite Maison
Best for: Marinated beetroot, Carpaccio de coquille St. Jacques.
Location: Dubai International Financial Centre
Opening Hours: Everyday – lunch – 12.00-3.30pm. Dinner -7.00pm-11.30pm.
Bar: everyday -1.00-12.00am
Cost: Aed 50-150
Al Muntaha Burj Al Arab
Cuisine: Modern European, Al La Carte
Dress Code: Men must wear a jacket and collared shirt – no trainers, ladies dresses or slacks.
Best for: Hand Cut Wagyu Beef Tartare and Cote de Boeuf
Location: 27th Floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road, Dubai
Opening Hours: Lunch -12.30-1500. Dinner -19.00-Midnight. (No children for dinner)
Al Nafoorah Jumeirah Zareeb Saray
Best for: seafood, traditional shawarma, and mixed meat grills
Location: Palm Jumeirah Running Trail – Dubai
Opening Hours: Lunch 12.30-1500 daily. Dinner 19.00 to Midnight daily.
Cost: Aed 40-150
Cuisine: Café style
Best for: deliciously wholesome
Location: Jumeirah Rd – Dubai
Opening Hours: Everyday -8.30am – 6.30pm
Cost: Offers a daily menu: AED 85 for a choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts.
Location: Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
Best for: Décor, Asian food, and music to create a relaxed ambiance
Opening Times: 8pm-2am. Thursday & Friday until 3am.
Chic wine bar
Location: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Best for: Impressive wine list with over 350 international labels and 35 wines available by the glass
Opening Times: 7pm – 2am daily
Location: Royal Mirage Dubai
Best for: Dramatic views
Opening Times: Open daily 5pm-1am.
Voda Bar – Jemeirah Zareeb Saray
Location : Jemeirah Zareeb Sarah
Best for: Ultra Modern Cocktails mixed by its team of mixologists
Opening Times: Daily: 18.00-3.00