Watch out for the brand new bars & restaurants in Dubai
When it comes to the subject of food and drink, there’s certainly no shortage of choice in the land of sand! Whether it’s authentic Arabic fare or gourmet delicacies by celebrity chefs or even quirky bistros with a unique take on modern gastronomy, the culinary landscape in Dubai is definitely something to experience. For visitors who love to try all things new and exciting, here are our top 10 recommended new restaurants in Dubai!
1. Akira Back
Maverick Korean culinary genius Akira Back, brings his trademark Japanese fine dining fare, with some eclectic treats from his native Korea at his soon to be launched restaurant at W Dubai The Palm. Pan Asian fine dining is sure to get a lot more exciting with this launch!
WHERE: W Dubai The Palm | WHEN: December 2018
An Italian Venetian restaurant with strong influences from Japanese and Indian cooking traditions is just about as cosmopolitan as the city of Dubai! Set to open up soon at the luxurious Emerald Palace Kempinski, the truly regal menu has been conceived by celebrity chef Chris Jaeckle; so expect to sample some fresh Italian fare with a twist!
WHERE: Emerald Palace Kempinski | WHEN: December 2018
3. Torno Subito
The acclaimed chef whose three-Michelin starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana was declared number one in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2018, will be launching Torno Subito at W Dubai The Palm this year. This will be Chef Massimo Bottura’s first restaurant outside Italy and he promises to take ‘guests on a journey back to 1960s Italy, where the vibe is sophisticated and social, but laidback’.
WHERE: W Dubai The Palm | WHEN: December 2018
Central Asian food is going to get a lot more exposure with the launch of this brand new Uzbek restaurant at Dubai’s favourite beachside hangout, La Mer. Specialising in grills with the signature flavours and spices of Uzbekistan, this new restaurant will be a great new addition for guests looking to add a little global flair to their gastronomic pursuits in Dubai.
WHERE: La Mer | WHEN: December 2018
A licensed seafood restaurant inspired by Southern Italy and the Amalfi coast, Alici has a commitment towards serving guests with fresh, sustainably sourced seafood along with endless views of the stunning Arabian Gulf. Get ready for a surprise element as head chef Domenico Santagada will be creating his menus according to what the fishermen bring in every day!
WHERE: Bluewaters Island | WHEN: January 2019
6. Geisha House
A restaurant, lounge and bar that is inspired by ancient Kyoto’s cultural traditions and modern Tokyo’s cosmopolitan vibe, Geisha House at the InterContinental Dubai Marina, will bring a unique new spin to Japanese cuisine in Dubai. Along with some artful mixology and an interesting menu, expect to also experience some Asian entertainment at this famed Los Angeles import.
WHERE: InterContinental, Dubai Marina | WHEN: Early 2019
7. Skyland Bar
There will soon be a spanking new bar with an exciting cocktail menu for you to take in the stunning views of the Dubai Marina. With its enviable location at the 31st floor of the soon to be opened Stella Di Mare hotel in Dubai Marina, Skyland is set to become a popular watering hole in the city.
WHERE: Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina | WHEN: Early 2019
Bringing a slice of Mediterranean glamour to Dubai, famous Greek beach club Nammos is coming soon to Dubai with the promise of gorgeous ocean views, foot-tapping music and some absolutely delicious dishes. With its chilled out vibe and ideal location in Jumeirah, this swanky beach club will be bringing the party from Mykonos to Dubai’s shores!
WHERE: Four Seasons, Jumeirah | WHEN: Spring 2019
9. Masterchef TV Experience
If you have fans of Masterchef visiting Dubai, there’s a brand new restaurant opening up in 2019 that is sure to catch their eye! The MasterChef TV Experience, which will be opening soon at The Wyndham West Bay Dubai Marina Hotel, will fully immerse guests in the show experience, with interiors inspired by the famed shows’ sets and a menu featuring creations by contestants and champions from across 52 countries!
WHERE: The Wyndham West Bay Dubai Marina | WHEN: Spring 2019
10. Dolce Sky
‘Restaurant’, is definitely a small word to encompass all that is on offer at this upcoming dining destination at the Address Boulevard Hotel. Dolce Sky will be spread over the 70th and 71st floors and will feature a bar, rooftop terrace, members-only lounge along with two restaurants – French ‘La Vie’ and Japanese ‘Takumi’. Are you intrigued? We certainly are!
WHERE: The Address Boulevard Hotel, Downtown Dubai | WHEN: Spring 2019
Gulf Dunes Says …
In Dubai we are blessed to be in the midst of some of the best culinary offerings that the world has to offer. What really sets the Dubai dining experience apart is the fact that one never feels stagnated. There’s always something new; innovative concepts and undiscovered cuisines find a special place in the city’s impressive portfolio of gastronomic delights.
We are certain that these new ventures will add more pizzazz to the dining scene in the emirate and can’t wait to see what other interesting experiences will come to town over the course of the year. Stay tuned and check back in on the Gulf Dunes website for all the latest tasty tidbits from across the city!