The Best Beachfront Restaurants In Dubai

Dubai from Jumeirah Open Public Beach in United Arab Emirates, UAE
Dubai from Jumeirah Open Public Beach in United Arab Emirates, UAE | © Asia Photopress / Alamy Stock Photo
Josh Wright

Situated on the northern coastline of the UAE, the city of Dubai is an economic powerhouse known more for its urban grandeur than its natural beauty. There are plenty of great restaurants here, catering for those who want a taste of luxury and culture; these all back on to the glittering waters of the Arabian Gulf too.

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This popular hangout provides a casual, al fresco dining experience at its multi-leveled premises, as well as live music and sports, a fully stocked bar, regular events and concerts, and views of the yachts moored in the adjacent harbor. Barasti serves pizzas, salads, kebabs, burgers, sandwiches, and a range of mains.

For those wanting to try Japanese cuisine but who are wary of raw fish, Sho Cho is the restaurant for you. It is designed to be as accessible as possible for newbies, offering traditional sushi as well as a number of cooked dishes. Take a seat on the chic terrace overlooking the sea and sample deep-fried soft-shell crab, rock shrimp, or one of the restaurant’s signature rolls.


On the Ritz-Carlton Dubai’s private beach is Amaseena, a restaurant mocked up to resemble a Bedouin tented village that delivers an authentic Arabic experience thanks to its food, decoration, belly dancers, and live music. You can also hire a private cabana and take your pick from over 20 different flavors of shisha for a perfect Arabian night.

The Beach House

Located in the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, this amazing venue is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The restaurant serves a variety of foods, from pizza to sirloin steak and a good selection of cocktails with a view to match. The Beach House has a splendid atmosphere in the evenings, especially if you are romantic and like to see sunsets.

The Beach Bar and Grill

Seafood pasta

This stunning venue is located in The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage, a luxury beach resort in Dubai. The scenery is excellent with an endless view of the Arabian Gulf and you can enjoy your lunch or dinner in style. The menu is arranged by the Italian-Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco and has a Latin-American twist.

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