Dubai is never short of new restaurants to dine in.
Known for its enriching culinary options, tourists and residents are never short of dining gems to visit in the city.
With a plethora of new openings, it’s hard to keep track of where to visit next and to do so, has curated a guide of all the latest must-visit hotspots in the city, that you’ll keep going back to.
For the ultimate Balearic feel, the restaurant, bar and beach club Tagomago has officially opened its doors in Dubai. With bohemian aesthetics, this must-visit hotspot serves both lunch and dinner with freshly sourced ingredients. Opened under RIKAS Hospitality, this holiday spot offers a signature menu curated by chef Gilles Bouquet, with dishes for everyone. The space features 120 sunbeds on the beach and outdoor 200 covers across the terrace dining area, in the pergola area and at the chiringuito. Located at Palm West Beach, Azure Residence, the venue’s restaurant is open from 12pm to 1am and the beach is open from 10am to sunset.
As part of Orange Hospitality, this glamorous restaurant has opened its doors in the heart of Dubai. After the success of other renowned restaurants such as Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and Alici, this unique dining experience welcomes decadent experiences such as a stylish afternoon team and an evening live performance dining show. Adding to the charm are its unique interiors designed by renowned London-based artists and designer Luke Edward Hall. Guests can slice into tune tartare, foie gras terrine, escargot, ratatouille, soup a l’oignon, and plateau de Josette, a signature seafood platter. The restaurant is located in ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC and is open from 12pm to 3am.
As a combination of art and culture, this fine-dining haven has embodied the spirit of Paris in every realm. With red parasols, traditional French café tables and a hanging garden against the backdrop of the city, the interiors complement the restaurant’s story. The menu draw upon local produce, with a good measure of creative flair and fresh ingredients. With the hanging garden against the city’s skyline, the evening is enhanced by the restaurant’s DJs. Situated in the heart of Downtown, the restaurants is located in Burj Plaza and open from Monday to Thursday 8am to 2am and Friday to Sunday 8am to 10pm.
After recently being added under the Tashas Group wing, this chic restaurant offers a blissful escape from city life with uninterrupted seaside views of the Arabian Gulf. The menu promises a variety of offerings ranging from Strapatsada, Lobster Benedict, Three Cheese Souffle Omelette and a housemade glyko koutaliouof sweet pumpkin served on vanilla Greek yogurt for all the sweet tooths, to name a few dishes. Founded by the talented Natasha Sideris, the sophisticated Mediterranean experience ensures a calm environment to enjoy with friends and family. For all the shopaholics, this new hotpot offers a bespoke retail experience for guests with a selection of beachwear pieces, handmade accessories, bags, swimwear and other hand-picked experience for the complete experience. Situated at Nikki Beach, this restaurant is open from 9am to 12am.
La Mar by Gastón Acurio
If you’re on the lookout to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a fine-dining experience, La Mar at the newly opened Atlantis The Royal is the restaurant to visit. Curated by Chef Gaston Acurio, the restaurant offers diners a chance to explore authentic flavours of Peruvian Gastronomy with an enticing menu of freshly grilled anticuchos, signature cebiches and other specialty cocktails. As a culinary leader in the world of Peruvian gastronomy, Chef Gaston has created dishes with recipes passed down from his mother. Open daily from 6pm to 11pm, the restaurant is located at the mezzanine lobby level and overlooks the Skyblaze fountain, guests can choose to take a seat on the large open terrace or at the bustling cebiche bar, or the main dining area surrounded by incredible subtle decor. The restaurant is open daily from 6pm to 11pm.
After shifting to a new location, Masti is all set to welcome guests to its restaurant situated at the Dubai Edition. Listed in the first Michelin Guide this restaurant brings a bold 360-degree experiential offering of innovative food, experimental beverages and unmatched hospitality. Masti remains emboldened and unafraid to be different. The new location will take risks and deliver a buzzing dining scene, with a sprinkling of Masti spice at The Dubai Edition. Befitting of the restaurant’s legendary reputation, the iconic Dubai Edition Hotel, optimally positioned on Fountain Street, Downtown will prove a stellar destination from which the restaurant can shine from. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday from 12:30pm to 1am and 12:30pm to 2am.
With Iberian-Latino fusion cuisine, La Niña opened its doors this year with sophisticated décor featuring lavish chandeliers and rich red velvet furniture that has taken inspiration from centuries of sea exploration. Designed with traditional Azulejo tiles from Portugal, this sophisticated dining venue takes visitors back in time with a renewed sense of excitement. or an unforgettable dining experience, guests can indulge in an array of delectable delights crafted by a team of world-class experts to conquer every diner’s taste buds. By taking it up a notch, the restaurant offers a host of cutting-edge cocktails and a selection of premium beverages. Located in the heart of DIFC at ICD Brookfield, the restaurant is open daily from 12pm to 4pm and 7:30pm to 1am.
Looking for somewhere new to dine? Mott 32 made the Middle East its first destination this year. Inspired by Manhattan’s first Chinese convenience store, the restaurant seamlessly blends the finest flavours of Hong Kong with lofty New York-style interiors. With signature hand-crafted cocktails and freshly prepared dishes such as a selection of dim sums and plat-based signatures, guests are spoiled for choice from the moment they enter. Located on the 73rd floor, it features an impressive indoor area, as well as an open-air terrace with stunning views across Bluewater Island, JBR, Palm Jumeirah and the Ain Dubai. The restaurant is open daily from dinner from 6pm until 1am
Launched by celebrity chef Jason Atherton, this sophisticated restaurant serves fine European cuisine with 360-degree views of the city. With unrivalled views across Dubai Marina and Dubai Harbour, diners can indulge in modern European cuisine that showcases the best ingredients from around the world with exquisite beverages to complement the menu. With the team of expert mixologists and beautifully created cocktails. Located at Grosvenor House, it’s open from Monday to Thursday 6pm to 2am and Friday & Saturday 6pm to 3am and is closed on Sunday.
What started as one of Dubai’s most sought-after supper clubs has now gone on to open its own restaurant. From first hosting in secret locations around Dubai, this highly-anticipated venue will serve Asian-hawker style food that takes inspiration from the founder’s life in the Far East. Known for his concealed identity, Hawkerboi is considered the Banksy of Dubai in the culinary world and never fails to amaze his diners with exquisite dishes that represent his travels. With delectable dishes such as Wagyu Skewers with Peanut Nahm Jim, Charcoal Short Ribs and more, the space is designed for with red neon piping to balance the underground foodie community in the city. Designed by its parent company EatX, this space projects a vast open kitchen by mastering the art of balance and theatre. Located at The Park, Jumeirah Lake Towers, the restaurant will officially open for walk-ins on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 and will be open from Sunday to Thursday 7pm to 10pm and Friday and Saturday 7pm to 11pm.
Nola Bijou Bistro & Bar
Recently opened in the heart of city, Nola Bijou Bistro and Bar, promises an immersive experience unlike any other. Inspired by the 19th century New Orleans with hints of Parisian influencers, Nola offers an easygoing vintage modern look in the culinary world. With a sensational music experience rooted in Jazz, guests can expect soulful live performances by the loved Nuvo Soul band complimented by high-energy jazz and soul beats by the in-house resident DJ. With French and Cajun food traditions, the restaurants lends to an explosion of flavours in its premium dishes such as char-grilled broccoli, burrata topped with anchovies and wagyu beef tartare. For the space, the restaurant features rich velvet sofas, a library, antique lamps and lush greenery with bi-folding windows that brings the outdoors indoors. The restaurant is perched atop Mythos Urban Greek Eatery at The Square in City Walk and open daily from noon until 1am and until 2am on the weekends.