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Dine with a view this Dubai Food Festival

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Irresistible views to dine for
Want to enjoy a fine meal that includes a feast for the eyes? During Dubai Restaurant Week, which takes place from 22 February to 3 March, the best restaurants will be serving up fine views alongside gourmet meals. Savour a Japanese-fusion dining experience that includes dazzling water views, tuck into seafood while surrounded by an aquarium and admire the freshest catch by the beach. Bon appetit.

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Asia Asia

Be dazzled by the twinkling lights

BEST FOR: OVERLOOKING DUBAI MARINA

Under the guidance of head chef Eric Jung – who was recently shortlisted in the Pan Asia category at the Pro Chef Awards of 2017 – Asia Asia is a true culinary melting pot, fusing a variety of flavours from right across the continent with Middle Eastern flair. Nab a table on the terrace and, from your sixth-floor vantage point, watch the city lights twinkle in the watery reflection of the Dubai Marina.
Contact Details

Pier 7, Dubai Marina

+971 4 276 5900

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folly by Nick & Scott

Head outside and watch the sun set

BEST FOR: AN ARABIAN WONDERLAND EXPERIENCE

Housed within folly are multiple dining rooms, but for the very best views, head straight up to The Rooftop, which has a clear sightline all the way to the Arabian Gulf. It’s also an ideal vantage point to admire the magnificent Madinat Jumeirah and the glittering Burj Al Arab in all its grandeur. The hospitality at folly more than matches its views, with an unstuffy approach to fine dining that translates into small plates or more substantial meals in the main Dining Room below.
Contact Details

Unit 27, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

+971 4 430 8535

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The Atlantic

Australian flavours with a Dubai twist

BEST FOR: WATCHING THE DUBAI FOUNTAIN

An outpost of the beloved Melbourne restaurant, The Atlantic takes the same “ocean-to-plate” philosophy as the original, putting the emphasis on the distinct flavours of each ingredient. But while the culinary approach may be Australian, the scenery is 100 per cent Dubai. Request a table on the terrace for a dazzling view of Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Day or night, it is simply a sight to behold. Book a table during Dubai Restaurant Week and you will have a front row seat to the spectacular Burj Khalifa light show.Contact Details

Level 3, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai

+971 4 442 5662

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Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara

Haute seafood with aquarium views

BEST FOR: THE LIFE AQUATIC

Michelin-starred English chef Nathan Outlaw specialises in pared-back seafood – so no surprises what you’ll find on the menu at Al Mahara (an Arabic word meaning “oyster shell”). Best known for its unusual floor-to-ceiling views of a giant in-house aquarium, you can also dine at the open-air waterfront patio tables of the sail-shaped, seven-star hotel. Choose Outlaw’s six-course signature tasting menu that includes the likes of pickled oysters, king crab and caviar soup, and scallops with orange and rosemary butter, or go for a la carte options such as lobster and truffle risotto, grilled tiger prawns and, to finish, steamed date pudding.
Contact Details

First floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road

+971 4 301 7600

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Pierchic

Waterside views that can’t be beat

BEST FOR: A ROMANTIC NIGHT OUT

Walk along the pier at sunset before taking a seat at Pierchic for an unforgettable date night. The waterside views and romantic setting has to be seen to be believed. The menu offers the perfect complement with dishes featuring plenty of modern European flair, crafted with fresh, flavourful and sustainably-sourced ingredients. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, book one of Pierchic’s al fresco ‘pods’ and dine under the starry night sky.Contact Details

Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

+971 4 366 6705

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Fish Beach Taverna

Sun, sea and salmon

BEST FOR: LAID-BACK BEACHSIDE BITES

With its seafresh blue and white theme, luxe benches and cobblestone paths, Fish Beach Taverna presents an instant holiday vibe. Sit back and relax by the sand as you look out over views of bobbing yachts and the spectacular Palm Jumeirah in the distance. As expected from the name, Fish serves up the freshest catch, and everything is expertly prepared to order. However there’s plenty on the menu to satisfy all palates, including slow-cooked lamb casseroles and delicious vegetarian dishes.Contact Details

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina

+971 4 511 7373

Al Dawaar

Take a seat and go for a spin

BEST FOR: AN ALL-PURPOSE PEOPLE PLEASER

When it comes to Dubai restaurants with a view, Al Dawaar – the Hyatt Regency Dubai’s revolving restaurant – ranks highly on TripAdvisor. Recently revamped, the spinning rooftop establishment in Deira features light, bright colonial-style décor and a gourmet international buffet. But diners’ eyes are usually fixed firmly on the view, which over the course of a meal takes in the city’s glittering skyline from Burj Khalifa and Dubai Creek to the waters of the Arabian GulfContact Details

25th Floor, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Al Khaleej Road, Deira

+971 4 209 6914

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