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As it’s the season of celebration, it’s time to hit the town. What better place to do that than at one of Dubai’s exceptional fine-dining establishments?

To keep you in the know about the very best restaurants in the emirate, Emirates Woman has curated an edit of the best hotspots to visit in Dubai.

Pierchic

Pierchic

Pierchic boasts unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf alongside an exquisite Italian-inspired menu delivered by Head Chef Beatrice Segoni. It’s the ideal place to visit for a romantic meal with your significant other during Dubai winter.

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The Oysters – 2.No Gillardeau

Shanghai Me

Shanghai Me

Shanghai Me, located in DIFC, is doused in royal approval – it’s one of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s favourite hotspots. This 1930s-inspired Asian restaurant is famed for its culinary classics of East Asia, all presented in an art deco-style space, guaranteed to give you a flawless dining experience every time.

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Dim Sum Library

Alici

Alici Dubai

Located on Bluewaters Island, Alici Dubai brings the heart of the Amalfi Coast to the Middle East. Specialising in seafood, but doing it the Italian way, the restaurant ensures the best quality in its produce and delivers nothing but the best in quality dining, both in experience and food.

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Filetto di branzino – Seared seabass fillet, grilled artichoke, Salicornia, topinanbur cream

Caviar Kaspia

Caviar Kaspia

Brand new on the DIFC dining scene is Caviar Kaspia, one of the most well-known culinary hotspots in Paris. It’s the first expansion for the restaurant outside of the French capital. Known to regularly host A-listers including Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Rihanna and more, the Dubai Caviar Kaspia has now played host to the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Tortiglioni with Caviar Kaspia

Indochine

If you were planning a trip to the city that never sleeps this year, but it was put on pause due to the pandemic. There’s a piece of New York City right here in Dubai which you can enjoy – Indochine. The French-Vietnamese restaurant is a famed hangout amongst the A-list crowd for over 36 years. At the end of 2019, over three decades after the flagship restaurant opened in NYC in 1984, Indochine arrived in Dubai.

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Vegetable Summer Rolls – vermicelli noodles, crispy taro, crispy yuba, butter lettuce, jicama, carrot, cabbage, avocado, cucumber, viet herbs, cashew hoisin sauce.

LPM Restaurant & Bar

LPM

Having been on the restaurant scene in Dubai for over a decade, LPM Restaurant & Bar offers an exceptional experience every time. Located in the heart of DIFC, the iconic French restaurant is influenced by Mediterranean cuisine.

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Houmous de Haricots de Lima – Butter Bean Dip with Aioli and Quinoa Crisps

CÉ LA VI

CE LA VI

With out-of-this-world Burj Khalifa views and a fusion of fragrant ingredients, CÉ LA VI is the culinary hotspot is one that everyone needs to visit. The contemporary Asian menu curated by executive chef Howard Ko is second to none and the entire restaurant experience will leave you wanting to go back for more.

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Summer Truffle Bucatini and Burrata

Mimi Kakushi

Mimi Kakushi

Inspired by the 1920s era in Osaka combined with modern art and western fashions, Mimi Kakushi fuses a plethora of flavours from Japanese classics putting their own stamp on traditional dishes.

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Wagyu beef tataki with yuzu daikon, spring onion, lime tenkatsu, fresh truffle & truffle ponzu

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Il Borro

Il Borro Dubai opened four years ago, back in 2017, and has made a mark in the UAE with its sumptuous delicacy and luxe ambience. Il Borro has managed to become the hotspot in town for a casual fine dining experience within the Italian circle of restaurants offering seasonal menu offerings for both lunch and dinner.

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Bresaola di chianina – Chianina air-dried beef, parmesan cheese, wild rocket horseradish mousse

Roka

Roka

Roka is inspired by contemporary Japanese styling, sleek wood chairs and tables add to the jungle illusion which is ultimately contrasted with impressive views of the Burj Khalifa through extensive windows which flood the area with natural light. Serving contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine, including famed sushi, this urban experience is unmatched in Dubai.

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Kankoku fu kohitsuji – lamb cutlets served with Korean spices and sesame cucumber

La Cantine Du Faubourg

La Cantine

La Cantine Du Faubourg has been a staple in the Dubai dining scene for over a decade. The popular French fine dining restaurant recently underwent a chic refurbishment but continues to serve exquisite French cuisine. Located in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, it’s the perfect place to go for a late-night dinner with a big group of friends during party season.

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Walnut crusted sea bass, pumpkin, quinoa, parmesan sauce

SHÌ

SHÌ

Brand new on the Dubai dining scene, SHÌ is an innovative new concept located on Bluewater’s Island which infuses the grassroots of flavours and textures of China’s myriad of regions. The restaurant is headed by Chef Li Yuan Hui, who brings years of culinary expertise to the table. Specialising in a medley of cooking styles and techniques passed down through generations, the chefs have curated a delectable menu for guests to indulge in.

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Taiwanese smoked sanpei chicken

Carna

Carna

Located on the 74th Floor at SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, Carna by Dario Cecchini opened earlier this year and is the internationally known Italian butcher first dining concept within the UAE. Highlights on Carna’s menu comprises of prime cuts of the finest meat and steaks, including an Australian Wagyu 400-day grain-fed Ribeye steak which is sure to catch the eyes of steak fans. Dario’s personal take of a tartare, Chianti Sushi, is an unrivalled cut drenched in Cecchini’s own olive oil.

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Dario’s Signature Steak Tartare – Smoked Paprika, Garlic, Parsley, Dario’s Olive Oil, Truffle Aioli

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