For those always on the lookout for places to dine in, these well-known establishments in Dubai have had the seal of approval from UAE royalty.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, is a massive foodie and has been known to make many a visit to the various eateries across Dubai.

READ: 6 Dubai restaurants which have Sheikh Mohammed’s stamp of approval

With that, EW has decided to take a deep dive into 10 of the Dubai restaurants which have Sheikh Hamdan’s stamp of approval.



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Sheikh Hamdan’s a fan, and so are we. While Roka only opened earlier this year, His Highness has already paid a visit, something which the establishment itself was “humbled” by. Read EW‘s recent interview with Roka’s executive head chef here.


Bringing the charm of Greek cuisine to Dubai, this restaurant provides an unforgettable experience with authentic Mediterranean hospitality offering culinary textures and aromas to your plate. Located in Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, the Dubai crown prince was spotted eating there.

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After having spotted Sheikh Hamdan at this stunning seafood restaurant, he posed for a picture with the head of operations and also seemed to enjoy the restaurants freshly baked breads with one of the light house salads on his visit.

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While offering a mouth-watering selection of French Mediterranean inspired dishes, curated by Dubai’s Chef Izu Ani, this restaurant is definitely a bustling fine dining space and addition to the fast-paced ever-evolving Dubai dining scene.

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As travelling might have a taken a backseat this year, you can still take inspiration from this Mediterranean-inspired travel themed café, which is extremely Instagrammable and is known for its topographic design. Located in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue extension, the theme of the restaurant has certainly caught everyone’s attention.

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Being one of the first visitors to this luxe café concept in DIFC celebrates modern Athenian culture making it one of the most popular hotspots in the emirate while having the interiors reminiscent of the rustic courtyards of the Mediterranean, this authentic restaurant is definitely a must-visit especially after receiving Sheikh Hamdan’s approval.

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Shanghai Me


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With a contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine, located in DIFC is this modern approach to fine Asian Cuisine while bringing a slick 1930’s inspired aesthetic with opulent interiors to set the mood. From a variety of classic dishes to delicious cocktails, this place should definitely be on your list.

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BB Social Dining


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The home-grown concept serving Eastern cuisine, has a compact space offering various vegan options with polished yet light-hearted service for you to create your own unique heartwarming experience. Located in Gate village 8 DIFC, Dubai, the atmosphere is both sophisticated and elegant.

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In January 2018, the Crown Prince of Dubai and his father HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai, were spotted dining at the Grecian-inspired restaurant. But even before then, Sheikh Hamdan gave Gaia his seal of approval back just five days after it opened. After his visit, the chef posted a cheeky picture of the Dubai royal strangling him, as he sported a wide grin.

She Burger

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Are there any burger fans here? Then you would be happy to know that Fazza has given this edgy urban burger chain his stamp of approval. Open in Dar Wasl Mall, the burger place caters to chicken and beef lovers alike, and if you are vegetarian, then you should try She Burger’s ‘Krazy Kale’ or ‘Avo Salad’ salads.

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