Treat yourself to a meal out with the family or your special someone that shoots to the top of your most memorable moments list. There are a number of elements to a great dining experience and eating out is about so much more than just the food. Although a great menu is incredibly important, enjoying the scenery really is unbeatable. A wonderful view makes for a night of romance, a great way to show your guests the city and some serious credit to the ‘gram. And, Dubai has to be top of the world’s greatest views. From the Dubai Fountains to the Palm Jumeirah and everywhere in between, the city has so much to see. Enjoy a great steak or tuck into a sumptuous selection of seafood while taking in some of the most once-in-a-lifetime sights with these restaurants with a view.
Go all the way up at Pier 7 with Atelier M. Whether you’re looking for a full, 3-course meal of fancy nibbles and a few cold drinks, Atelier M has just the right fit for every need. Located on the 7th floor, the restaurant overlooks Dubai Marina and is inspired by traditional recipes across the Mediterranean, Atelier M adds its contemporary twist and is perfect for couples and gal pals. Call 04-4507766.
What better way to experience Dubai than with a 360-degree view? Al Dawaar is Dubai’s only rooftop, revolving restaurant and lounge. It combines culinary excellence with panoramic 360-degree views of the city’s skyline, Burj Khalifa, creek, and the sea. However, there’s so much to see within the restaurant too, with a live kitchen, dining in a chic, tropical colonial setting. Call 04-2096914.
This stylish open air terrace sits on the eighth floor of the five-star property, The Canvas Hotel MGallery by Sofitel, providing its visitors with panoramic views of the Dubai’s skyline. Estrellas Rooftop Lounge is a pool bar by day and chic lounge by night, serving delicious food. The extensive menu has something to suit all palates and includes popular bar snacks such as cheesy nachos, Achari paneer tikka, Estrellas chicken tikka and tandoori prawns. Call 04-3868111.
All’Onda Emerald Palace Kempinski
Fresh off the back of its success in New York City, Italian Venetian restaurant, All’Onda is located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Under the creative direction of renowned Chef, Chris Jaeckle, the sophisticated hot spot boasts panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, and offers a menu of blended Italian Venetian cuisines with influences from Japanese and Indian culinary delights. Call 04-2488700.
Overlooking magnificence, NOÉPE offers a breathtaking panoramic view of one of the region’s gems - the creek. Inspired by the classic coastal splendor of Cape Cod, this charming space is designed to be light and breezy creating a relaxed yet refined environment. Gather, unwind and create unforgettable memories over easy food to share. Call 04-6021814.
Prime68 has a number of well-deserved awards in its arsenal. Aside from its incomparable menu, the restaurant plays host to an incredible panoramic view of the city. For an unforgettable treat, opt in to release your inner Bond with a themed Friday brunch on this 68th floor restaurant. Call 04-4143000.
Located on the ground floor of Souk Al Bahar, Serafina Dubai boasts a large terrace with unobstructed views of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the awe inspiring Dubai Fountains. This Italian restaurant serves the finest Italian cuisine using only the freshest ingredients available and is the perfect venue for a romantic evening or for a large gathering of family and friends. Call 04-3638447.
Zhen Wei Dim Sum and Pan Asian Cuisine
Dine at the very latest Dubai venue, Bluewaters Dubai, at one of the few spots overlooking the entire city. Delight in authentic, Pan Asian dishes with a contemporary twist and hand-made dim sum. Zhen Wei combines enticing menu items such as traditional Whole Beijing Duck, Kung Pao Lobster and Cantonese Seabass. Call 04-5566666.
Kim's Singapore Seafood
Enjoy the finest Asian flavours at Kim’s Singapore Seafood. Located in the heart of one of the city’s newest hotspots, Al Seef, Kim’s Singapore Seafood is one of the few places where you can chow down on the freshest ingredients of the sea, whilst overlooking the creek. Call 04-3708288.
Observatory Bar and Grill
Not for those who have a fear of flying, Observatory Bar and Grill is situated on the 52nd floor of the Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel. The 360 degree restaurant and bar boasts views across Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and offers diners an innovative and creative approach to classic dishes. Fancy a sunset meal? This is perfect for you! Call 04-3194000.
Khyber at Dukes
Hosting guests such as Sir Paul McCartney, Richard Gere and Demi Moore, Khyber is fit for roylaty. Take a journey through the majestic Mughal era at Khyber, oozing in warm colours and adorned with ornate tapestries. The award winning restaurant brings the flavour with a North Indian menu and incomparable 180-degree views of the Dubai Marina.
As a hotspot for pumping music and happy hours to boot, Q43 is often overlooked as a dining destination. However, the restaurant, bar, lounge has some of the best views in the city. Whether you’re looking for business lunches or dining specials such as the Steaks Are High Meat Night, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into - both inside and outside the restaurant! www.q43dubai.com
Sea Fu Dubai
The intimate, romantic, and stylish restaurant set on the grounds of the Four Seasons, gives guest an incredible beach view. Contrasted with the dark and blue interior, against the hushed hues of sunset is mimicking stories of paradise. The menu offers an exuberant seafood set around exciting exploration of Eastern flavours. Call 04-2707777.
Serving up a delight of French and British cuisine, Fitzroy is an elegant bistro and restaurant. The cosy, romantic vibe of this spot is ideal for an evening out, however, there's more than just great ambience on the menu. Dine on a sumptuous selection of seafood and meat while enjoying unmissable views of the Atlantis Hotel. Call 04-5684229.
Located at the waterfront Heritage Zone in Al Seef-Dubai Creek, MITRA is the only ‘floating’ licensed Indian restaurant in the region. MITRA dedicates the menu to the ever-evolving flavours of Indian Cuisine, with inspiration from both Pan Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. The fusion of cultures infuses seamlessly to create a flavourful experience that has never before been seen. Call 04-3885555.
Sitting on the 34th floor of the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Eve Penthouse and Lounge is Dubai’s inimitable rooftop venue where classic opulence and contemporary elegance combine. Complemented by unrivalled views of the city, a carefully crafted menu, full of modern twists on traditional tastes, is the epitome of the flavoursome. Guests can marvel at a main lounge of emerald greens, deep purples, canary yellows, and the glittering golds of refined brass fittings, or bask in the luxurious ambience of the living room. With indoor and outdoor options, lounge and high tables, and even a hidden playroom, there is somewhere to suit everyone. Call 04-5531214.
Majestically floating above the blue waters of the Arabian sea, Pierchic is one of Dubai’s dining experiences that encompasses the ultimate view, romance and a luxurious ambiance. Walk out on the pier, stop for a drink halfway, and dine above the sea choosing from their award-winning seafood menu. Call 04-4323232.
What's the most unforgettable view? Try a view of the entire city as you dine on the sea aboard the Bateaux Dubai! The luxury cruise
will show you the ultimate unique vision of the entire city while presenting fine dining and comfort. The magical French
vessel is beyond comparison to any other view. Call 04-8145553.
The terrace of Rüya sets the mood of vibrancy and glamour near the Marina waters and Cayan Tower. The mood buzzes with Anatolian richness but revitalised with an urban edge. Rüya stays true to its deep Turkish roots, but explores the cuisine just enough to keep customers excited. Signature dishes include the Lamb Shank Clay Pot and Mint Mati. Call 04-3999123.