We’ve all been there. Headed to a hot restaurant for a friend’s birthday, or a catch up with old pals, and enjoyed the night until the bill arrives and you realise you need to take out a loan to pay it all off…
Everyone loves a fancy meal, yet unfortunately, we can’t always afford to, which is why we’re happy that Dubai Restaurant Week is rolling into town. Starting February 25, thirty of Dubai’s most iconic fine dining hotspots will be offering up amazing menus at a bargain price of only Dhs189 – so no need for a mini heart attack when the bill lands on your plate.
As this is an extremely generous deal, bookings are essential and we would suggest you get on to it ASAP – these places are bound to get busy.
Below we’ve listed the 30 restaurants taking part in Dubai Restaurant Week (February 25 to March 5), along with all the contact details you need.
Alta Badia, Emirates Towers Hotel. Tel: (04) 3198783. jumeirah.com.
An Italian restaurant on the 50th floor of Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Ashiana by Vineet, Sheraton Dubai Creek. Tel: (04) 2281111. ashianadubai.com.
A widley acclaimed Indian restaurant captained by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia.
Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina. Tel: (04) 4507766. atelierm.ae.
Atelier M’s restaurant is connected to both a lounge and a rooftop, serving up Mediterranean-inspired dishes on the menu.
A restaurant and bar that celebrates the cuisine from French, Spanish and Italian coastal regions.
Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm. Tel: (04) 4262000. atlantisthepalm.com.
Gordon Ramsay’s latest Dubai venture serves up British-European food that deliver classic dishes with a twist..
Cafe Belge, Ritz Carlton DIFC. Tel: (04) 3722222. ritzcarlton.com.
A restaurant-cum-bar with gourmet roots set in 1920s Brussels.
Fogueria, JBR. Tel: (04) 4398888. ramadaplazajbr.com.
A Brazilian churrascaria offering up all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue and meat cuts.
Fume, Pier 7, Dubai Marina. Tel: (04) 4215669. fume-eatery.com.
Mediterranean, rustic cuisine, served up in a cosy environment.
Garden, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Tel: (056) 2240956. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com.
Garden restaurant proves why Peruvian gastronomic treats are the latest trend on the culinary scene.
Hoi An, Shangri-La. Tel: (04) 4052703. shangri-la.com.
An extensive menu of Vietnamese food, served up by an all-Vietnamese staff.
Junoon, Shangri-La. Tel: (04) 4052717. shangri-la.com.
Shangri-La’s Indian restaurant, based on the Michelin-starred version of Junoon in New York.
JW’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott Dubai. Tel: (04) 6077009. marriottdiningatjw.ae.
Hearty meals including steaks, seafood and rich desserts.
Kiku, Le Meridien Dubai. Tel: (04) 7022455. kiku-dubai.com.
A Japanese restaurant, complete with sushi and sake bar.
Mint Leaf of London, DIFC. Tel: (4) 7060900. mintleaf.ae.
One of the most well-known Indian restaurants in Dubai.
Okku, The H Hotel, Shiekh Zayed Road. Tel: (04) 5018777. okku.com.
Award-winning luxury Japanese restaurant and lounge.
Pai Thai, Dar Al Masyaf Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 3666740. jumeirah.com.
Award-winning Thai restaurant at the Madinat Jumeirah accessed by abra.
Positano, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Tel: (04) 4140000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com.
Authentic coastal Italian cuisine, with handmade pasta, hand-crafted seafood and homemade gelati.
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Tel: (04) 4140000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com.
Modern indian cuisine run by celebrity and Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar.
Rivington Grill, Souk Al Bahar. Tel: (04) 4230903. rivingtondubai.ae.
A causal dining restaurant with breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountains. Expats restaurant of choice when showing off to visiting pals.
Sea Fu, Four Seasons Dubai. Tel: (04) 2707777. seafudubai.com.
The Four Season’s sushi and seafood restaurant, with a scenic lounge and terrace attached.
Seven Sands, The Beach JBR. Tel: (04) 5516652. sevensandsrestaurant.com.
Seven Sands serves authentic Emirati cuisine and offers mesmerising views overlooking the sea.
Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 8182222. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com.
Three-star Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck’s Italian dining concept in Dubai.
The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites. Tel: (04) 4551615. thecroftdubai.com.
British food crafted from locally-grown organic produce.
The Hide, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 3666750. jumeirah.com.
An American-style ‘meatery’ where every dish is a performance.
The Ivy, Emirates Towers Hotel. Tel: (04) 3198088. theivydubai.ae.
An elegant international brasserie serving top-notch British cuisine.
The Rib Room, Emirates Towers. Tel: (04) 3198741. jumeirah.com.
A meat-lovers paradise serving up steaks, beef ribs and seafood in an uber-sleek setting.
Thiptara, The Palace, Downtown Dubai. Tel: (04) 4287961. theaddress.com.
A restaurant specialising in Thai cuisine with an emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood.
Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, Sheraton Dubai Creek. Tel: (4) 2071717. vivaldidubai.com.
Michelin-starred Alfredo Russo’s restaurant serving up classic Italian cuisine.
Yuan, Atlantis The Palm. Tel: (04) 4262000. atlantisthepalm.com.
Atlantis The Palm’s elegant Chinese restaurant serving delicious and authentic Szechuan cuisine.
Zheng He’s, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 3666159. jumeirah.com.
Classic oriental cuisine, located in the Madinat with great views of the Burj Al Arab.