Celebrate World Oyster Day!

Whether you love your meaty molluscs shucked and eaten raw, steamed, fried or broiled, here’s our top suggestions for a cracking World Oyster Day celebration

Oysters have been enjoyed for centuries the world over; and still remain a delicacy even today. Packed with vitamins, protein, minerals and other nutrients, the history of World Oyster Day is unfortunately, still relatively unknown.


Dibba Bay Oysters

Dibba Bay Oysters, UAE

Go straight to the source and tuck into the fresh sophisticated seafood from this local oyster farm. Choose to dine at their spot by the harbour in Umm Suqeim, which has recently announced a new indoor summer terrace.

Alternatively, order the delicacy home with the farm’s delivery option to all of Dubai.

Dine at Fishing Harbour 2, Umm Suqeim 1 on August 5 from 10:30am-10pm at AED8 per oyster. Home delivery from August 5 to 6 at 10 per cent off on chatfood orders (code: oysterday). Order online. Visit Instagram.

And if you’re looking for recipe inspiration, give our Oysters with apple & horseradish dressing; Indoor Heatless Barbecued oysters with garlic, paprika & parmesan butter; or our Oyster pomelo with crème fraiche a try.


Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem

Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem

Sit by the seaside at the contemporary seafood restaurant and enjoy freshly shucked Dibba Bay oysters, paired with an indulgent glass of grape or bubbly. Expect silky textures with salty notes and subtle hints of sweetness, perfectly complemented with a serving of mignonette.

August 5 to 7 from 12:30-3:30pm and 6-10:30pm. AED110 (half-dozen oysters), AED135 (half-dozen oysters and a glass of grape) and AED225 (half-dozen oysters and a glass of bubbly). Call +9714 432 32 32 or visit the website.  


The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, The Doubletree by Hilton, JBR

The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, The Doubletree by Hilton, JBR

Nestled away towards the end of Jumeirah Beach Residence, this seaside brasserie offers up a daily shuck fest where you can enjoy an oyster for just AED10 each. What are you waiting for? Grab a mate and a seat and get started.

August 5 from 6-8pm. AED10 per oyster. Call +9714 457 6719 or visit Instagram.


CMP Bar & Grill

CMP Bar & Grill, The Pointe

Sited towards the far end of The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, CMP Bar & Grill is here to help you celebrate World Oyster Day. Enjoy Dibba Bay oysters with a glass of sparkling grape and a side of stunning Palm fountain views.

August 5 from 12pm-1am.  AED85 (six oysters and a glass of sparkling grape) and AED10 per oyster. Contact +9714 580 7983 or visit Instagram.