Enjoy cuisine from around the world in some of the most incredible restaurants and hotels, with views that stretch far across Dubai and its turquoise seas. From luxury dining to addictive street food, whatever your taste-buds crave, you’ll be able to find it.
Try foods local to Dubai and its neighbouring emirates, as well as eastern flavours and western home comforts. Thanks to its position between the East and West, you’ve got dishes that fill the air with aromatic spices and exotic smells, as well as dishes that you’ll recognise and indulge in after being away from home for so long.
Evening entertainment is civilised in Dubai. While there are many bars serving every type, size and style of drink and cocktail, and clubs to dance the night away in, you’ll mainly find them in hotels, which are easily accessible by taxis.
If you’re on a tight budget, street food and low budget restaurants and cafes can be found on every corner, and you’ll get a great deal of flavour for a small price to pay. Alternatively, if you have cooking facilities at your accommodation, try shopping around the souks and supermarkets for fresh ingredients and rich spices and herbs.
For those of you looking for luxury, Dubai will exceed your expectations. At the top of the spectrum is Al Mahara, located in Burj Al Arab: stunning views, 7-star service and locally sourced seafood enables this restaurant to keep its prime position. For a breath-taking backdrop to your meal, seek out At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa’s sky high eatery – whether you prefer the food or the views will be a tough call. Fine dining and gourmet food is a vital part of life in Dubai, and the abundance of restaurants that display such meals emphasise it as such.
Like any big metropolitan city, Dubai has a vibrant nightlife: sip cocktails overlooking the prominent skyline and inky waves; head out to shows, live music and cinema screenings; or dance until you drop, in the presence of international DJs.
Whatever you want to eat, drink and do, Dubai has it: once the sun sets, the party comes alive.