62 new Dubai restaurants opening this year

Here’s a quick rundown of all the new Dubai restaurants

Looking to try a new culinary destination this year? You’ve come to the right place. From outdoor restaurants to magnificent lounge spots, here’s everything you need to know about what’s upcoming in the region and where to dine.



StreetXO from renowned four MICHELIN-starred Chef Dabiz Muñoz has debuted on the 4th floor of the iconic One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. The innovative dining destination promises a groundbreaking experience, blending audacious creativity with unbridled energy in every dish. The menu at StreetXO showcases signature dishes such as the Pekinese Dumplings with crispy duck skin, Pedroche’s Croquettes, a Kimchi croquette with tuna sashimi, XO sauce, and kisami nori, and the XO Ramen.

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The Showhouse

Behind a nondescript door in a cement car park, guests will discover a whimsical world filled with Broadway glitz and glamour. Launching with ‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’ the first of its quarterly rotating shows, The Showhouse invites patrons to explore its French-Mediterranean menu that complements the entertainment, featuring elevated dishes like Burrata, Wild Mushroom & Truffle Tagliatelle, and Filet Steak with Dauphinoise Potatoes.

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RIBAMBELLE welcomes guests into an enchanting realm where fine dining converges with family-friendly entertainment, spanning over 1,000 square meters. This whimsical oasis promises an immersive escape for all ages, blending a luxurious European-Asian fusion restaurant with a dynamic playground inspired by the beauty of a desert oasis.

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SHIMA, located within the One Palm Jumeirah Dorchester Collection, offers an exquisite Japanese dining experience set against the backdrop of the Persian Gulf and city skyline. Signature plates showcase a blend of seasonal flavours and traditional ingredients with innovative culinary techniques, including highlights like Chutoro Sogigiri and Hamachi Nigiri from the Sushi Bar, as well as delicacies like Ise Ebi Tempura and King Crab Leg cooked in robata.

Call +97156 731 0909.


Nestled in Dunya Tower, adjacent to Address Dubai Mall, this newly opened Georgian restaurant offers an authentic experience of Georgia’s culinary and cultural heritage. From the iconic Khinkali and Khachapuri to Lobio, Salmon in Kindzmari sauce, and a variety of other Georgian delights, Qartuli’s menu celebrates the rich flavours of Georgia’s cuisine.

Call +9714 262 7631.

High Society

High Society, nestled atop The Lana, the rooftop lounge at The One hotel, promises a breathtaking 180° vista of Dubai’s skyline, including iconic landmarks like Downtown Dubai and the majestic Burj Khalifa, as well as the tranquil Dubai Creek. Chef-curated ‘finger food’ sharing plates featuring high-quality ingredients like zucchini flowers, eggplant, langoustines, and raw fish complement the immersive experience.  

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Banyan Tree Dubai introduces two exciting dining concepts, Alizée and Alizée Pool & Beach, offering a harmonious fusion of delightful culinary experiences amidst the serene setting of the resort. Alizée presents a contemporary Mediterranean dining experience with Southern French flair, featuring an elegant indoor and alfresco setting and an innovative menu crafted with fresh ingredients and rustic presentations. The venue extends the coastal vibe with a relaxed outdoor ambience, where diners can enjoy a curated selection of culinary delights and refreshing beverages amidst Bohemian pool bars and beachside loungers.

Call +9714 556 6466.

Bellini Café

Introducing Bellini Café to Dubai, Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, 4th Generation heirs of the esteemed Cipriani family, have curated an extension of the renowned Bellini Restaurant collection within the exclusive Mr C Residences Jumeirah. Blending modern European elegance with comfort, Bellini Café blends Old-World charm with contemporary luxury, characterised by Italian terrazzo floors, gleaming wood panelling, and a serene colour palette of pastel pink and green marble. Guests are welcomed with an enticing array of homemade desserts, pastries, cakes, and gelato, inviting them to unwind in the comfort of spacious banquettes while indulging in beloved classics from Bellini destinations across the United States, including fried mozzarella “carrozza,” beef carpaccio, hand-pressed focaccia, panini, cured meats and cheeses, sweet and savoury crepes, and house-made dolci.

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Social Distrikt

Social Distrikt, renowned for its diverse culinary offerings, is preparing to relocate from The Pointe, The Palm, to The Address Fountain Views in Downtown Dubai by the year’s end. Spanning 42,000 square feet, the new venue will feature over 20 unique food, beverage, and retail concepts alongside entertainment options like bowling, arcades, and live performances.


Celeste, the newest addition to SO/Uptown Dubai Hotel, transports the ambience of Paris’s Montmartre bars and lounges to Dubai. With rich red velvet drapes, checkerboard floors, and golden bird cage-inspired seating, Celeste draws inspiration from Montmartre’s bohemian charm. Positioned as a chic nightlife destination, it boasts upscale dining, an innovative beverage menu, and global cuisine.

Call +9714 820 8888.


Opening its doors this March, Bisou emerges as a glamorous fine dining destination located at Dubai Opera Plaza. With a concept merging French classics and Middle Eastern essence, Bisou’s menu features signature dishes like Dates tahini with yuzu black caviar and Foie gras terrine with apricots.

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TRIBAL Lounge, located in Hotel Indigo Downtown, offers a culinary journey showcasing an array of delectable dishes. From refreshing salads to savoury Mini beef sliders and Crispy halloumi, guests can indulge in a diverse selection of flavours. The menu also features enticing mains like Prime cut tenderloin, Tiger prawns, and Chicken parmigiana, complemented by delightful desserts such as Ricotta cheesecake and classic Tiramisu.

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BCH:CLB, the groundbreaking beach club situated at W Dubai – The Palm Jumeirah, has officially opened its doors. The beach club redefines the experience with an innovative fusion of art, entertainment, global music, and distinctive Mediterranean flavours. Overlooking the sparkling Gulf, the expansive deck hosts live performances, offering guests a seamless transition from relaxed sundowners to vibrant beats as day turns to night. Indulging in refreshing drinks and Mediterranean dishes inspired by coastal landscapes, guests are invited to savour an array of raw delicacies and hot and cold dishes. 

Contact +9714 834 3803. 


CARO Steakhouse Frenzy, located in Fairmont Sheikh Zayed, Dubai, invites patrons on an unparalleled gastronomic journey, combining artistic décor and exquisite tastes for an immersive dining experience. Helmed by Chef Carson Hill, the menu boasts classic starters and innovative twists, with a focus on the world’s most exquisite steaks, showcasing flavours from Japan, Argentina, London, Paris, and beyond. Beyond steaks, guests can relish the freshest seafood, complemented by a thoughtfully curated beverage menu, featuring classic pairings and adventurous concoctions crafted by expert mixologists.

Call +971 58 118 3800.

Jara by Martín Berasategui

Jara by Martín Berasategui, the renowned chef with 12 Michelin stars, is set to introduce a new dining concept in Dubai, marking his first restaurant in the Middle East. Located on the 18th floor, Jara will serve Basque cuisine, pintxos, and concoctions, reflecting the colourful spirit of life in the Basque region, with a menu curated by the master craftsman himself.

Riviera by Jean Imbert

Riviera by Jean Imbert, the first Middle East venture for the acclaimed chef, will be a modern Mediterranean restaurant inspired by his heritage and travels. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, it will offer a la carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring Jean Imbert’s creative and energetic approach to taste, along with a destination Riviera Bar for Mediterranean drinks and bites.



Disguised as a neighbourhood sandwich shop, this clandestine speakeasy beckons guests through a secret green fridge door into a realm where sophistication intertwines with mystery. Channeling the spirit of the Prohibition era, Moonshine’s mirrored corridor leads patrons on a journey from the 1920s to 2023. Don’t miss the meticulously crafted drinks and bites, boasting a unique fermentation-driven menu with koji applications.

Call +97152 450 7795.

Zinn Cafe & Bistro

Chef Dalia Dogmoch brings Zinn Cafe & Bistro to Dubai, fusing French Mediterranean and Arabic influences in a casual yet refined dining experience, with two inviting locations in Umm Al Sheif and Dubai Sports City. The diverse menu accommodates various dietary preferences, offering a range of breakfast choices, salads, bowls, Tartines, and notable dishes such as the 7-hour braised Lamb shoulder and Chicken taouk, while dessert options feature Labneh cheesecakes and Banana French toast.

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BOGA Superfoods

Dubai’s latest farm-to-fork restaurant in City Walk has officially launched, featuring a diverse all-dining menu centred around clean, wholesome dishes made in-house. The restaurant prioritises conscious dining and clean eating, committing to zero additives and partnering with Bustanica, the world’s largest hydroponic farm, for its greens. The thoughtfully crafted menu includes options such as the Mango bango salad, Sombrero salad, Cheddar broccoli soup in a bread bowl, Classic chicken cheddar sandwich, and plenty more.

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Chaihona No 1 by Vasilchuki

Chaihona No. 1 by Vasilchuki is set to make its debut in Dubai Marina, offering a modern fusion menu and an innovative dine-and-shop concept starting in December. Notable menu items include the fresh Olivier Crab Salad and the Bubble Gum drink with Vanilla ice cream. Open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Chaihona No. 1 caters to families and offers free kid’s workshops for a delightful dining experience with picturesque Marina views.


Quince, founded by Amer Al Tamimi and Abdulla Al Tamimi, redefines luxury dining by blending aesthetic dining and exquisite cuisine, creating a unique fusion that weaves together a rich culinary heritage with a 30-year family legacy in art and design. Located in Umm Suqeim, Quince presents a meticulously crafted menu featuring a twist on Mediterranean classics. Guests can indulge in starters like the house-favourite Smoked Beetroot and Salmon Croquette, followed by main course highlights such as Seafood Risotto, and the succulent Beef Short-Rib. For dessert, choose from Hazelnut Praline Profiteroles, Eton Mess, or the Chocolate Fondant.

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Nestled along One Palm Jumeirah’s coastline, this beach house promises a refined experience with an enchanting setting capturing Italy’s coastal lifestyle, offering renowned culinary delights by Chef Giuseppe Pezzella. The venue welcomes visitors in style with boat arrivals at the bespoke luxury Jetty Lounge.

MOLI by Shi

MOLI by Shi is now open in Dubai Hills, promising a modern twist on traditional Chinese cuisine. The restaurant’s interior, reminiscent of a Chinese temple, features traditional carvings, intricate artwork, and jasmine flower-adorned ceilings, casting a magical ambience. The menu showcases a wide array of meat, poultry, and seafood dishes, including caramelised seabass with black truffle and an extensive selection of dim sum.

Call +9714 276 3338.


Opso is now open at Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue, offering a unique dining experience that merges Japanese and Italian culinary traditions. The menu, carefully curated with a modern twist, features standout dishes like the signature homemade tuna-caviar pizza and Opso’s golden Wagyu maki. A must-try is the 12-hour braised Duck ravioli served with parmigiano reggiano fondue. Beyond dining, Opso transcends the conventional restaurant concept, providing a vibrant destination with a wraparound terrace offering stunning views.

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Grand Gourmet

Situated on the mezzanine floor of the Asiana Grand Hotel, Grand Gourmet is an all-day dining and buffet restaurant. This buffet restaurant delivers exceptional quality without compromising affordability and presents a diverse menu encompassing Arabic, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Thai, and plenty more. Under the guidance of Executive Chef James Kang, who boasts over three decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Grand Gourmet elevates the dining experience with its live grills, wood-fired pizza ovens, shawarma counters, sushi bars, and tandoori delicacies, all complemented by the visible woodfire oven. A highlight of the restaurant is its indulgent dessert station, offering a variety of treats, including crepes, ice cream, a flowing chocolate fountain, and spiced grilled pineapple, along with Umm Ali, hot chocolate pudding, Gajar halwa, and bread butter pudding.

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Chef’s offers a delectable selection of gourmet homemade smoked meats, featuring briskets, ribs, and juicy burgers. The menu offers a variety of smoked plates, delicious burgers, smoked BBQ sandwiches, and ribs, all served with Chef’s special sauces. Burger enthusiasts can opt for the Chef’s Smoked Burgers made with fine Wagyu beef, brisket, or ribs, served on freshly smoked buns. Don’t miss the signature brisket plate and succulent ribs plate, complete with Chef’s fries, brioche toast, pickles, coleslaw, and Chef’s special sauce.

Call +9714 298 8994.


Zenon, a cutting-edge restaurant and lounge in Dubai, seamlessly blends art, design, and gourmet cuisine, offering a top-tier experience for those in search of elevated bar and restaurant experiences. Zenon creates an enchanting sensory journey that incorporates AI and innovative technology featuring digital art, modern architecture, and dynamic projection mapping, delivering a mesmerising atmosphere. Guests can savour a range of dishes, including the Wagyu Beef Tartare, Burnt Eggplant, Pure Breed Wagyu Striploin from Australia and delectable pasta options, concluding with a Traditional Sabayon and Marsala Ice Cream.

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Be Beach

Be Beach, situated in Dubai Harbour, offers a blend of music, upscale relaxation, and culinary excellence with a backdrop of the iconic skyline. This luxurious beach club provides a range of amenities, including a sun-kissed pool, day beds, beach cabanas, an upscale restaurant, and a vibrant bar for the ultimate day-to-night beach experience. With elegant and sophisticated design elements, Be Beach creates a world of luxury reimagined, accompanied by live DJs and a culinary experience that reflects its coastal heritage.

Call +97154 751 1119 or email reservations@bebeachdxb.com.

Eleven Green

Eleven Green is located at the Meyan Mall in Jumeirah, featuring a bistro-inspired interior with warm greens and oak-wood browns, providing a relaxed and welcoming space for enjoying delicious burgers. The menu includes mouth-watering hero dishes such as the Angry chicken burger with hot honey, brined fried chicken, coleslaw, pickles, and the signature Bull Sauce; the Classic cheese burger features a blend of Wagyu and Angus cuts, American cheese, onion, pickles, and a special sauce; and the Bull burger with a blend of Wagyu and Angus beef, cheddar, beef bacon jam, and the signature Bull Sauce. In addition to burgers, the menu includes desserts and shakes to complement the main offerings.

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42 Midtown

42 Midtown offers a diverse fusion of flavours inspired by the culinary traditions of New York City and European influences. Head Chef Fabrizio Vermiglio presents a meticulously crafted menu that seamlessly combines the essence of New York with European flair. Guests can enjoy a variety of sharable starters, including State Island Crab Croquette, mini Hot Dogs, Charred Pulpo, and the 42 Midtown Cheese Board. The menu also features special burgers and sandwiches, such as the woodfire flatbread made from pizza dough, the 42 Midtown Wagyu Burger, and the timeless Lobster roll. Finish your meal with handmade desserts like the iconic Nutella & Banana S’more Pizza and the NYC Skyscraper Sundae, perfect for sharing.

Call +9714 519 1111.

The Citronelle Club

The Citronelle Club showcases an exquisite fusion of Asian culinary traditions interwoven with a touch of French finesse, paying homage to the rich cultural heritage of the region. Upon entering the enchanting “Mígong maze” walls, one is greeted by an intimate dining space where vibrant colours emanate from numerous open kitchens and live stations. Embracing the tradition of sharing-style dining deeply rooted in Chinese culture, signature dishes include the delectable Shrimp & scallop siu mai, Yellowfin tuna and foie gras, Biang biang frogs legs, the indulgent Citronelle signature whole roast duck, and the refreshing Citronelle & citrus vacherin.

Call +97150 421 0753.

Jazz by City

City Social House has introduced Jazz by City, an exceptional dining venture located on the 44th floor presenting an unforgettable evening filled with New York-inspired grill cuisine, soulful jazz tunes, and a breathtaking view of Dubai’s sparkling skyline.

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Chez Wam

Chez Wam

Nestled in the highly anticipated dining hub St. Regis Gardens on Palm Jumeirah, Chez Wam (translated to ‘At mine’ in colloquial French) is reminiscent of Tokyo’s underground scene and Morocco’s vibrant street flavours, effortlessly combined with the richness of Mediterranean cuisine. Expect an extraordinary dining journey that immerses guests in a European-inspired setting, further elevated by the soulful tunes of the resident DJ. Read our review here.

Call +9714 410 6707.


Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar has made his culinary mark in the Middle East with the opening of his first restaurant, ‘KashKan,’ situated on the first floor of Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai. The name ‘KashKan’ is a fusion of ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Kanyakumari,’ symbolizing the vast culinary diversity of India, stretching from north to south. The restaurant promises a unique and unparalleled dining adventure, presenting a wide array of dishes from across India’s regions and states. The vibrant décor showcases the richness of Indian culture, featuring five distinct private dining rooms representing different Indian states, a live kitchen in the bistro section, and a knick-knack corner offering a variety of pan-Indian snacks.

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Signor Sassi

Located at St. Regis Gardens in Palm Jumeirah, Signor Sassi offers an exquisite dining experience with a variety of delectable Italian dishes. Noteworthy highlights include Lobster “alla catalana”, Avocado bernardo salad, Veal Milanese with potato sticks, Grilled jumbo prawns, Seared veal escalope, Braised beef short ribs, and plenty more.

Contact +9714 278 4848.

Homer Lobster

With renowned outlets across Paris and other global destinations, Homer Lobster is now making its Middle East debut with its flagship location at DIFC. The highlight of Homer Lobster’s menu, the renowned Lobster rolls, takes centre stage alongside an artfully curated selection of dishes. Guests can savour options such as the Lobster roll & crayfish, Tuna melt, and Salmon pastrami, alongside a variety of mouthwatering sides, including artisanal truffle or caviar & chips, house-made coleslaw, and the famed Grilled Cheese.

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DUO Gastrobar

After nine successful years in various regions, DUO Gastrobar is bringing 40 of its finest dishes to the UAE. Known for quality, balanced presentation, and reasonable prices, the venue menu blends modern European and Asian influences, promising unforgettable tastes and seasonal delights.

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Ida Bakery & Bistro

Ida Bakery & Bistro has now opened its doors in Downtown Dubai, marking its one-year anniversary and expansion from Fujairah. Using the time-honoured method of Masa Madre (natural yeast fermentation), the family-owned bakery’s extensive menu features delectable bakery treats and diverse bistro offerings. Don’t miss the freshly-prepared sourdough bread, artisan baguettes, homemade butter, spreads, and jams.

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OSH Del Mar

OSH Del Mar derives its name from two essential components, symbolizing a blend of Uzbekistan and Central Asia with modern advancements in the culinary world. The venue presents an innovative approach to open-fire cooking, utilising three distinct charcoal grills, including Josper, robata, and spit, along with other specialized ovens, all enhanced by natural wood smoke. The restaurant has also introduced fish ageing cabinets, carefully controlling the temperature to achieve a delicate, organic, and rich taste. The menu at OSH Del Mar caters to all tastes, from comforting dishes with a spicy twist such as kebabs and seafood delights to an impressive selection of grapes from around the world.


Situated at Balqis Residence on the picturesque West Crescent, Énas, meaning ‘one’ in Greek, invites diners to savour an authentic Mediterranean experience with its enticing array of dishes amidst elegant decor inspired by nature. With a seasonal and locally sourced-first approach, the menu offers an exciting twist on the comforts of Greek home cooking. Highlights from the menu include a mezze platter boasting Kalamata olives, marinated feta, three delightful dips, and Koulouri bread; the Gulf prawn saganaki, cooked with Greek oregano and a tomato ragu; a Grilled meat platter, featuring mouthwatering chicken souvlaki, succulent pressed lamb shoulder, juicy beef ribeye, and delectable charcoal lamb cutlets; and plenty more.

Call +97152 415 6754.


Tahini offers an extraordinary atmosphere that immerses you in the captivating flavours and lively spirit of the Levant. Nestled in the vibrant One Central, the menu showcases a diverse selection of delectable dishes including grilled meats, seafood, fresh salads, and mezze, all accompanied by freshly baked wood-fired breads. For breakfast, Tahini serves a delightful spread, featuring freshly baked Man’oushe, homemade pastries and cakes, and savoury egg dishes.

Call +97152 592 6494.


OKKU, the renowned Japanese restaurant, bar, and lounge, reopens its doors at Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, promising a remarkable culinary journey serving contemporary Japanese cuisine with an international twist. The restaurant showcases a magnificent 20-meter Sushi Bar & Robata Grill, showcasing impressive culinary skills, while the OKKU Lounge offers a relaxed setting with luxurious seating, a glamorous bar, and a vibrant ambience.

Contact +9714 666 1566 or email reservations@okkudxb.com. Visit website.

La Petite Ani

La Petite Ani presents an enchanting extension of the homegrown restaurant, La Maison Ani. Situated on the ground floor of DIFC – Gate Avenue, this casual dining concept radiates the essence of Parisian street-style allure. Guests can relish in delectable French-Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed café setting or opt for takeaway. Drawing inspiration from French cuisine and culture, La Petite Ani embodies Chef Izu’s passion for exploring diverse destinations and the cultures that have influenced his culinary creativity. La Petite Ani warmly welcomes guests throughout the day, offering an enticing menu that encompasses a wide range of delectable dishes, including beloved favourites from La Maison Ani. Tuck into a wide selection of egg dishes, freshly baked pastries, refreshing teas, and organic-roast coffee for a delightful breakfast experience.


Robata, derived from the Japanese term ‘robatayaki’ which means ‘fireside cooking’, offers Dubai’s first omakase yakiniku menu featuring authentic Japanese techniques prepared by award-winning master chef Kenichi Osato. The restaurant showcases a marvellous flare show accompanied by an extensive à la carte menu brimming with signature dishes such as the charcoal-grilled Nodoguro rice, Atsugiri wagyu tongue, Zaru soba with Italian truffle, and the world’s highest-ranking A5 Kobe Beef certified with a marbling score of 12.

Call +9714 556 6689.


Located at Jumeirah Beach Residence, feast on exquisite Chinese dishes including delectable dim sum, noodles, and bao buns with a beachfront dining experience and uninterrupted views of Ain Dubai. Don’t miss signature dishes including Crispy sweet corn dim sum, Prawn har gau, Chicken & prawn wong tong, and Crispy duck bao bun.

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The Black Sheep

Introducing a new venture by 1720 Hospitality Group, The Black Sheep will soon be launching at the Pullman Hotel Jumeirah Lake Towers. As an independent British gastropub, the venue offers an inviting and refined dining experience featuring a ground-floor bar, a dining area, and an outdoor beer garden. Guests can indulge in delectable dishes including Chicken liver pâté, Crayfish & shrimp salad, Chicken schnitzel with mustard mash, Bramley apple crumble, and the classic Eton mess.

Call +971 58 599 5664.

Nola Bijou Bistro & Bar

Nola Bijou Bistro & Bar is now open in The Square at City Walk, welcoming guests to a relaxed atmosphere and unique ambience inspired from 19th century New Orleans. With a blend of French influence of the era and a hint of Caribbean energy, the contemporary menu features Spanish, French, and Cajun flavours including dishes such as Burrata topped with anchovies, Char-grilled broccoli with macadamia and cabbage oil, and Wagyu beef tartare. Guests can further expect live performances by the Nuvo Soul band complemented by high-energy jazz and soul beats from the resident in-house DJ.

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Homegrown concept Parker’s has launched its flagship branch at Dubai Mall, bringing a laid-back retreat inspired by a picturesque Parisian park and offering unparalleled views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Tuck into signature delights including Za’atar benedict (za’atar croissant, labneh mix, avocado, egg, hollandaise sauce), Shrimp taco pizza (grilled shrimp, Rocca, mozzarella cheese, avocado, feta sauce), Truffle sando (sliced tenderloin steak, Rocca, cheddar cheese, truffle sauce), and Seafood risotto (shrimp, mushroom, slow-cooked saffron rice, creamy lemon sauce). Don’t miss the iconic Matilda cake!

Call +97158 626 0395.

La Sirène

La Sirène is a new urban lifestyle eatery serving authentic Lebanese cuisine with a modern twist, inspired by the urban seaside of Beirut. The menu offers a variety of mezzes, breads and wraps, salads, fresh fish and seafood, meats with signature dishes featuring Lebanese seabass sayadiyah, Tiger prawns, Avocado salad, and Crisp red snapper. The restaurant’s music and entertainment will transport guests to various eras of Beirut and offer an authentic home-away-from-home atmosphere.

Call +9714 604 2220.

Reef & Beef

Explore a gastronomic voyage with Reef & Beef, the newest culinary destination in the bustling Downtown Dubai, offering an extensive assortment of seafood and succulent cuts. Diners can opt for intimate indoor seating or al fresco seating, delighting in the breathtaking vistas of the city, as they embark on a flavourful expedition that is sure to tantalize their tastebuds. Revel in the restaurant’s signature Nebraska beef, Dover sole, the Patagonian black cod, and plenty more.

Email reservations@reefandbeef.ae.

Above Eleven

Above Eleven Dubai has opened on Palm West Beach, offering a Nikkei experience that combines Peruvian spirit with Japanese precision. Inspired by the original Bangkok concept, the restaurant boasts lush green spaces, an expansive terrace, and stunning views of the city skyline, Arabian Gulf, and Ain Dubai. The Latin-American menu with a Peruvian influence features a range of dishes, including Hamachi truffle ponzu and Anticuchos made with chicken, black angus, octopus, and portobello. Traditional Peruvian dishes such as Arroz con pato and Red snapper a lo macho are also available. The robatayaki grill offers signature Patagonian toothfish and vegan options, while the dessert menu includes favourites such as Lava cake with lucuma sauce and Matcha cheesecake with black sesame ice cream.

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SFUMATO Gastro Atelier

Nestled within Opus Tower designed by Zaha Hadid, the all-day dining venue led by Michelin-recognized chef Alena Solodovichenko presents a bold, elegant gastronomic adventure. Look forward to an unforgettable experience for meat lovers to vegetarians alike with menu highlights including Stracciatella with beetroot, Сauliflower risotto with scallops and caviar, and Сeleriac with caviar.

Call +97158 101 5649.

Gallery 7/40

Gallery 7/40 has opened its doors at Palm West Beach, offering a unique blend of sculpture, photography, and painting coupled with culinary arts. The restaurant’s modern design honours the creations of Catalan modernist architect Antoni Gaudi and showcases custom-made mosaics, Murano glass chandeliers, and artwork from renowned artists across the globe. Tantalize your tastebuds with Spanish and Greek dishes that include Tomato arancini, Smoked eggplant, Tirokafteri (Feta cheese, red pepper, olive oil, and kalamata olives), and Grilled prawns, amongst other dishes.

Call +97158 550 0740.

Ría Restaurant & Beach Bar

Palm Jumeirah’s renowned hotspot Club Vista Mare is now home to a new beach club, taking over the previously occupied Breeze Beach Grill. Look forward to an upscale dining experience indoors or outdoors and tuck into its extensive Mediterranean-inspired menu showcasing an in-house fresh fish counter with signature highlights that include the Crab salad, Red shrimp tartar, Aubergine fritters with feta and maple gochujang dressing, Lobster with salsa Americana, and Grilled yellowtail with citrus bagna cauda relish. Spend the morning at the destination’s outdoor smoothie bar or enjoy a relaxing sundowner accompanied by lively beats from the resident DJ.

Call +97154 398 9898.

Fouquet’s Dubai

Calling all discerning diners to the scene as Fouquet’s Paris has launched another outpost here in the UAE. Renowned for its iconic venue in Paris on Champs Elysées and locations across New York, Cannes, Courchevel, Saint Barth and Abu Dhabi, the destination will now be at the heart of Downtown Dubai on Burj Plaza. Fouquet’s Dubai hosts a unique four-story experience featuring a pâtisserie, bar, brasserie, private dining room, and a rooftop terrace offering unparalleled views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and Opera District. Look forward to signature dishes such as Frog legs with Poulette sauce, Roasted veal carpaccio with red beetroot mousseline and Raifort cheese, and a Sea bass filet with white butter sauce, white cabbage and dill, amongst other specialities.

Email reservations-dubai@fouquets.com.


Introducing the newly opened Italian restaurant Cucina on Palm Jumeirah, where contemporary-chic trattoria meets old-school charm and a modern aesthetic. Open from breakfast until dinner, the dining venue located at Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, is home to a range of distinct offerings showcasing an espresso and aperitivo bar, handmade pasta specials, naturally sweetened soda infusions, pan-fried pizza, and more. Make a pit-stop at the Gelateria by Cucina, where guests can find a rainbow array of the silkiest, most tantalisingly flavoured gelato, all house-made.

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Nestled within Dubai Hills Mall, PINCODE by celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur offers a pan-Indian menu brimming with culinary delicacies such as Dhokla chaat, Pressure cooker chicken curry, Malai prawns, Chicken biryani, Lamb seekh tawa masala, Falooda, and Old Delhi style bread pudding.

Call +9714 566 1424.


The award-winning contemporary Japanese restaurant has finally opened its doors at The Dubai EDITION, with several global outposts across London, Riyadh, Doha, Berlin, and Moscow. The upscale dining venue offers a laid-back atmosphere with Japanese artistry and craftsmanship, courtesy of the low-hanging lights, warm earthy tones, brass accents, and Japanese-inspired motifs on the ceilings.

Call +97156 169 6901.


Embark on a unique Mediterranean experience at the beachside Bungalo34 by Tashas Group. Nestled within Pearl Jumeira Island, the dining venue is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving menu highlights that include Lobster Benedict, the Three Cheese Souffle Omelette, Bungalo Seafood Porridge, Grilled Calamari, Lobster Thermidor, and plenty more dishes inspired by Greek, French and Italian cuisines.

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Mi Amie

The all-new DIFC dining venue, Mi Amie, offers a fun blend of Miami, Afro-house, tribal and Latino vibes accompanied by unrivalled views of the iconic Museum of the Future. The delectable menu features Asian Peruvian nibbles such as Wild seabass carpaccio, the A5 wagyu sushi rolls, Boston lobster spring rolls and a Deconstructed raspberry and litchi tart served with Lemon sorbet.

Call +9714 330 0000. Visit Instagram.


The award-winning restaurant group behind Trèsind and Michelin Star restaurant Tresind Studio has unveiled a new fine dining concept at VOCO Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road. Embark on a culinary journey at the licensed venue, following the ancient trading route from the Far East to the Mediterranean region, known today as the Silk Route. Paired with a selection of in-house crafted beverages, the menu features cold, small and big plates, and sides that span meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Highlights include Chaat sundae, Crispy okra with Turkish yogurt and pickled onion relish, Bang bang cauliflower with saffron yogurt and black truffle, Ratatouille samosa, and Stuffed pimento with Egyptian rice and buttermilk curry, to name a few. Finish with Baklava complemented by pistachio crémeux and rose gelato, or the decadent Shahi tukra with saffron ice cream, amongst other treats.

Contact +97152 573 5723.

Mott 32

The highly anticipated restaurant celebrates the culture and food of modern Hong Kong, with traditional Chinese cookery and culinary innovation. Sited on the 73rd floor of the Address Beach Resort, JBR, the venue features an impressive indoor area, an open-air terrace with stunning views across Bluewater Island, JBR, Palm Jumeirah and the Ain Dubai, and a menu brimming with renowned specialities such as the Apple Wood roasted Peking duck (taking 48 hours to prepare and carved tableside), Jasmine flower smoked black cod, dim sum and curated concoctions.

Contact +9714 278 4832.


Mayfair’s popular Anatolian cuisine, Rüya London, is heading to The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm in 2023. The destination offers a welcoming atmosphere, a front-row view of the open kitchen, and traditional Anatolian cuisine for guests to embark on a fine culinary trip through the terrains of Western Asia’s Anatolian region, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the banks of the Black Sea.

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VIRTUE Lounge & Club

The latest nightlife destination, VIRTUE Lounge & Club, is set to open soon at the JA Ocean View Hotel in Jumeirah Beach Residence with chic interior décor and LED lights displayed across the restaurant. The menu boasts international cuisine such as Sake nigiri with royal Baerii caviar and gold leaves, Roasted bone marrow and Malaysian chilli cod. Prepare for themed nights including Ladies Night, Afro Beat Nights, and weekend brunches headed your way.

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The Tap House

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The Tap House will unveil its third branch in Dubai Hills Business Park and offer a wide array of crafted concoctions, a decadent European-inspired menu, and live entertainment. The restaurant will also host Nan’s British Roast and a sports watch party for friends and family to visit.

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