6 restaurants in Dubai that transform into a sensory dining delight


For a high-octane dining experience you’re in the right place.

Known for its elaborate theatrics and a one-of-a-kind dining experience, Dubai is never short of venues to visit to experience with your friends and family.

With a combination of dining and dinner, we’ve curated a guide of upscale dining spots that are sure to impress on your next visit.


Drawing inspiration from the Mesopotamian city of Babylon, this entertaining haven merges with enchanting fairytales every day in the ‘Gardens of Love’. Prepare to be swept off your feet as you embark on a journey into a world of pure magic at the award-winning DIFC hotspot and step boldly through a mystical portal to enchantment, immersing yourself in an entirely fresh concept for Babylon’s thrilling season three. Located at the Podium Level of Gate Village 05 in DIFC, it’s open from Tuesday to Saturday 8:30pm to 3am and is close on Sunday and Monday.


For a thrilling evening of cabaret performances, burlesque dancers and artists from Paris, this traditional Parisian restaurant amps it up a notch with its old Hollywood charm that guests simply can’t get enough off. With cutting-edge video projection technology to elevate he visual experience, these interactive shows are reminiscent of a bygone era. Located in DIFC, near ICD Brookfield, the Josette shows transcend eras, dance styles and aesthetics with fascination in every performance. The candy-coloured grandeur is elevated with exuberant romance from the ‘1920s taking the dining experience up a level. To experience Josette thrilling shows, a minimum spending of Dhs500 is required in both main dining and lounge areas.


By combining all elements of food, art and show, guests can seamlessly dissolve on a journey between reality and artistry. Through the medium of storytelling, this multisensory dining experience merges haute cuisine and artistic brilliance through an ingenious performance. The intimate venue only caters to 20 guests ensuring a personalised experience for everyone who visits. Designed to savour the hidden meanings behind the masterpieces, this multisensory adventure leaves an indelible impression on every palate and imagination. The experience is priced at Dhs1,830 per person and is located at Downtown Hotel.


The dreamy venue offers an all-in-one escape from reality. With a range of talented international acts and show-stopping acrobatics, the venue stands out with its Mediterranean-inspired menu and unparalleled mixology, combining classic and signature cocktails. They bring magic and fantasy to life with spectacular 3D visual mapping, captivating performances and acrobatic dancers alongside exquisite Mediterranean cuisine and is located at Address Beach Resort, JBR. It’s open from Wednesday to Sunday 8pm until late and a minimum spend starts at Dhs1,000 and varies depending on the day of the week.

Q’s Bar & Lounge

Q’s Bar and Lounge showcases world-class performances from emerging artists handpicked by the music legend himself who has won 28 Grammys across his career spanning over seven decades and who has collaborated with legendary icons across various music genres. Q’s Bar and Lounge provides the perfect old-world charm that can be enjoyed with sumptuous bar bites, and a wide selection of beverages inspired by the legendary achievements of Quincy Jones. With Versace-designed leather couches, mahogany tables and unmatched acoustics, this spot is a must visit. Located in Palazzo Versace, the performances take place Wednesday to Sunday, 7pm onwards.


As one of the most unique entertainment hotspots in the Middle East, Theater is committed to presenting real artists and incredible shows while serving up delicious and innovative dishes created by award winning Chef Mattheus Stinnissen. With the debut of ‘Lost in Time’, Theater continues to push the boundaries of entertainment, offering an immersive experience unlike anything seen before. From the swinging melodies of the 1920’s to the revolutionary spirit of rock ‘n’ roll and disco fever of the 1970’s, ‘Lost in Time’ is guaranteed to have audiences of every age. Located at Fairmont Hotel, it’s open from Tuesday to Saturday 10pm to 3am.

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