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.
Dining by candlelight here at Villa Beach, with the sand between your toes and the grand Burj Al Arab hotel looming overhead, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting restaurant experiences you can have in Dubai. The venue is sufficiently removed from the hustle and bustle of the city to provide a relaxing and intimate ambience.
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.
Palm Grill’s unbeatable location | Courtesy of Palm Grill
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.
Palm Grill offers a wooden deck and a number of coveted tables on the beach with views of the Arabian Gulf, as well as a menu that is sure to be a hit with seafood lovers. The ceviche is a popular choice, alternatively, try one of the many dishes grilled to order by the chef on his open-air barbecue, but make sure leave room for a tropical cocktail.
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.