• 101

    101

    This restaurant, bar and luxurious terrace is on stilts facing the Palm's One hotel and is surrounded by the Arabian Gulf, with sweeping views of the Dubai skyline. Savour cocktails and Spanish dishes...

  • 360

    360

    Set on the sea, this renowned alfresco bar, all on a mini island of its own (well kind of), with awesome panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and a Burj Al Arab backdrop, plays mainly house music and i...

  • 3in1 Brunch – Urban Picnic

    3in1 Brunch – Urban Picnic

    Each Friday 3in1 is transformed into a relaxed picnic setting. Think pastries and pizzas all freshly baked in-house, crunchy salads in glass jars, gingham blankets and wicker baskets (well what picnic...

  • 40 Kong

    40 Kong

    An urban rooftop lounge with impressive views of Dubai. This swanky space is nestled atop the H Hotel's (you guessed it) 40th floor and is completely open-air with atmospheric and moody hues to compli...

  • The ACT

    The ACT

    A somewhat tamer version of its saucy sister The Box (with venues in London and NY), The Act offers a theatre setting with carnival style performances and counts actors Jude Law and Rachel Weisz among...

  • Al Qasr Brunch – The Epic

    Al Qasr Brunch – The Epic

    Reserve a seat on the terrace and indulge in a monumental feast of international dishes from the hotel's restaurants. Overlooked by the Madinat waterways, with cocktail stops, bountiful desserts inclu...

  • Armani Privé

    Armani Privé

    Impressive and expansive, two tiered space with wrap around sound system and LCD screens. Like many places in the city it ain't easy on the wallet, but what do you expect revelling in Armani splendou...

  • The Artisan

    The Artisan

    Brought to you by Enoteca Pinchiorri, of the highly acclaimed three Michelin-Starred Florence institution, this elegant restaurant is a feast for the senses. Bringing its rich culinary history to Duba...

  • Asiana Grand Buffet – Bonafide Asian

    Asiana Grand Buffet – Bonafide Asian

    Dubai's very reasonable and most authentic, evening Asian brunch, with the hotel's Korean, Japanese and Chinese restaurants serving up fresh seafood, meats, sushi and veggie options and a good selecti...

  • Audio Tonic

    Audio Tonic

    Audio Tonic are responsible for putting on some of Dubai's biggest and best electric dance music nights. As well as having their own record label and event agency, their nights are curated showcasing...

  • Azure Beach

    Azure Beach

    A poolside beach club with plenty of options to choose from; couples can sip cocktails on the spaciousbeds, with shade options or centre stage positioning by the pools edge. Giant swan inflatables are...

  • The Basement

    The Basement

    As close to an underground club scene that Dubai gets, The Basement rebels against all of the city's velvet rope venues by offering club nights that'll leave you sweaty and aching. The gritty, low-cei...

  • Bazxar

    Bazxar

    This food market come restaurant and wine bar concept, offers a culinary journey drawing inspiration from South East Asia, Europe and the Americas. Blending work and play with a Business Lunch and Pow...

  • Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

    Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

    This Ibizan beach brand injects Dubai with a refreshing infusion of hedonism and beach club glamour. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the terrace and be prepared for the sun to go down and the atmosphere to...

  • Brunswick Sports Club

    Brunswick Sports Club

    This casual restaurant/sports bar tucked away in MOE's Sheraton Hotel, is a practical gem to replenish after a mall-trawl and sure bet for a comfort food fix and a cold one while catching up with frie...

  • Bubblicious Brunch – Family Favourite

    Bubblicious Brunch – Family Favourite

    More than 10 live cooking stations in three restaurants (Blue Orange, Hunters Room & Grill and Spice Emporium). Catering to expats with families and children. Expect everything from desserts, seafood,...

  • Cabana The Address Dubai Mall

    Cabana The Address Dubai Mall

    A relaxed spot, The Address Dubai Mall's alfresco poolside venue, Cabana, is a perfect pre-or-post party spot. Enjoy a soak in the pool, or their live resident DJ while you sip cocktails on an evening...

  • Café Belge

    Café Belge

    A good spot for afternoon lunch or post work drinks, with its roots passionately set in 1920s Brussels, Café Belge is comfortable European elegance with French influences. Food is classic bistro fare;...

  • Catch

    Catch

    This famous NYC hotspot has been transported from Meatpacking District Manhattan and bridges a long awaited gap in Dubai's restaurant scene. The vibrant atmosphere attributed to the restaurant's tight...

  • Cave

    Cave

    With over 500 international wines and an encouraged 'straight from the barrel' ethos, this urban wine cellar with exposed brick walls and sultry light is a decadent gent. The grey stone floor and cave...

  • Cielo Sky Lounge

    Cielo Sky Lounge

    Swanky and Deira don't usually go hand-in-hand, but Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club's Cielo is reminiscent of a plush Ibizan sunset lounge. Enjoy the panoramic views of the skyline set over the Creek, w...

  • CLAW BBQ

    CLAW BBQ

    Claw is a bustling, Southern American diner complete with gingham table cloths, neon signs, bumper plates and a tongue-in-cheek cocktail menu of ‘white trash,’ ‘old trash,’ and ‘young trash.’ Sauces a...

  • Coya

    Coya

    This Peruvian den and sister of trendy London joint, Coya Mayfair, is a player in Dubai's fine food scene. From the team behind loved and lorded LPM and Zuma, Coya exudes sultry-cool. A well-stocked P...

  • Coya Brunch

    Coya Brunch

    A relaxed Peruvian fiesta with a feel-good atmosphere, DJ, Pisco Station and a tempting display of contemporary South American light bites, char-grills, ceviche, tiraditos and maki roles. This renowne...

  • Deep Like Presents Thursdayz!

    Deep Like Presents Thursdayz!

    Looking for true, raw house on a Thursday night? Head to the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel Dubai, where Deep Like Collective's mission is to develop Dubai's electronic music scene. Check back on their Face...

  • El Chiringuito

    El Chiringuito

    From a renowned Ibizan beach house to a luxurious beach club set at the tip of The Palm, El Chiringuito offers seaside and pool lounging, cosy cabanas, a large sociable bar area, noteworthy dining and...

  • Elia

    Elia

    This attractive and authentic restaurant is owned by Greeks, run by Greeks and frequented by… yes, you guessed it. The head chef and assistant manager are a humble and charming couple, passionate abou...

  • Elia  |  October 20.2012

    Elia | October 20.2012

    My fellow diner and I felt as though we had been transported somewhere else and the Majestic Hotel (long may it reign) is candidly not where you would expect this little flower to shelter....

  • Folly by Nick & Scott

    Folly by Nick & Scott

    Tucked among the heaving stalls of Souk Madinat is a magical location, a restaurant that has most angles covered; spot an area you like and inevitably stumble across another. Dreamy dinner dates are s...

  • Fumé

    Fumé

    Unpretentious food from around the globe, this friendly neighbourhood eatery is good for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner, with views of the Marina or Burj Khalifa (depending on which location you...

  • Geales

    Geales

    Much loved British fish joint, Geales, has been servicing Notting Hill and Chelsea London locals for decades (since 1939 to be exact). Crisp white table cloths and classic vinegar shakers have prevail...

  • The Gramercy

    The Gramercy

    Restaurant/ bar / Gastro-Pub, this easy spot in the DIFC offers a casual setting with wraparound booths, sports screens, draught beers and an International bistro menu, if you're feeling peckish. Unbu...

  • Grapeskin

    Grapeskin

    Opening out onto City Walks shopping street, Grapeskin is a standalone wine bar and kitchen with a sociable menu of mains, sharing options, cheeses and charcuterie. Wine can be paired to suit your moo...

  • Hapi

    Hapi

    A three-in-one warehouse in the city’s urban art district, catering to health and yep…happiness; alongside an impressive parkour space with a treatment room and upstairs Urban Yoga studio, Hapi is the...

  • Indie

    Indie

    An alternative to the DIFC's more formal venues, Indie hails from Beirut and offers a more casual, unpretentious setting, with different areas of restaurant and bar seating. Just across from Zuma and...

  • Iris

    Iris

    Beirut's iconic rooftop bar lays its hat at The Oberoi Dubai. An urban retreat, enticing a well-heeled, post-work crowd, while resident DJ's spin smooth house, basking in the cityscape surrounds. Floo...

  • The Jetty Lounge

    The Jetty Lounge

    This luxurious beach bar and terrace is perfect for sundowners, with large white sofas, flickering candles and moody lighting. Livening up on an evening and weekend, this place never becomes raucous....

  • Katana

    Katana

    An award-wining robata and sushi bar from Sunset Strip, LA, this famous Japanese restaurant enjoys a prominent waterfront location overlooking the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa, at the base of The...

  • Kung Korean Restaurant & Karaoke

    Kung Korean Restaurant & Karaoke

    The restaurant interior is not particularly appealing, however there are eight private karaoke rooms for wannabe crooners. If you fancy a bite to eat, food is authentic and can be delivered to your ro...

  • La Cantine

    La Cantine

    From Paris to Dubai, this multi-sensory restaurant is not your steriotypical Parisian Café. Good for lunch, dinner and after work drinks, La Cantine du Faubourg's creators, Pierre Pirajean and Helena...

  • La Petite Maison

    La Petite Maison

    This renowned worldwide eatery with its dark, bare wood floors and long bar boasts fresh and delicate Niçoise cuisine (French Mediterranean with an Italian influence). One of the city's top restaurant...

  • La Serre

    La Serre

    Set in the attractive Vida hotel, La Serre is a pretty French bistro; light and airy with clean white lines, marble worktops and rustic charm. French-Mediterranean fare, time is spent sourcing seasona...

  • Little Black Door

    Little Black Door

    A hidden watering hole with an exclusive atmosphere (but not elitist- which we like)… Charged and often busy with a mixed crowd chatting around tall tables, sipping crafted cocktails or nibbling at di...

  • LookUp

    LookUp

    This rooftop bar offers an impressive and tranquil view of the city, with the Burj Khalifa taking centre stage, framed by the hotels infinity pool. A bar and comfortable lounge area with illuminated f...

  • The Maine

    The Maine

    The Maine Oyster Bar Grill, ran by Montreal gastropreneur Joey Ghazal and head chef Liam Breen, serves up an unpretentious dining experience tucked away in a hotel loading dock near the Dubai coastli...

  • Marina Social

    Marina Social

    Celebrated British Chef Jason Atherton’s first Dubai venture, Marina Social provides a casually sophisticated dinner setting, with a British-Mediterranean inspired menu. Tapas-style dishes communicate...

  • Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge

    Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge

    Set in the lush grounds of Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Maya, a strictly Mexican offering from celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, is an alfresco candlelit bar and terrace, with restaurant and u...

  • Mercury Lounge

    Mercury Lounge

    This slinky rooftop bar overlooks the Dubai skyline with a dreamy view of Burj Khalifa on one side and the Arabian Gulf on the other (the bill may act as a reminder of your privileged setting)... It’s...

  • Miss Lily's

    Miss Lily's

    Your favourite Caribbean beach shack/ down and dirty dancehall, hailing straight from New York, administering a hit of authenticity and raw quality to Dubai’s bar and restaurant scene. The brainchild...

  • Molecule

    Molecule

    A cultural crossroads covering most senses; bringing food, drink, art and design together in the heart of Dubai’s Design District (D3). Molecule uses fresh, quality ingredients for Executive Chef Udo...

  • Mr Miyagis

    Mr Miyagis

    This tongue-in-cheek restaurant and bar tugs on your nostalgic heartstrings with its kitsch dcor and 80s movie theme. Expect quirky cocktails and Asian street food flavours washed down by a playlist y...

  • Music Hall

    Music Hall

    This huge, cabaret style venue hosts live and cultural entertainment. With more than ten unique music acts per night ranging from Latino to Middle Eastern, jazz and rock, all carefully selected by fou...

  • The Music Room

    The Music Room

    Somewhat of an ‘Old Dubai’ institution, playing live chart tunes (past and present) an excellent resident Filipino band and DJ nights. Music Room also hosts live gigs from alternative international ar...

  • Night Vibes

    Night Vibes

    Night Vibes (formerly Electric Days) is all about having fun and bringing something organic to the city and their rooftop parties, featuring international DJs and up and coming talent, are just what t...

  • OHM Events

    OHM Events

    Founded by Dubai-based Wissam Khodur (who is Ohm’s managing partner by day and rapper Eslam Jawaad by night), Ohm Events are responsible for some of the city’s biggest alternative music nights, includ...

  • Okku

    Okku

    Dubai's very first high-end Japanese restaurant. The conglomeration of chefs from Tokyo, New York, LA and Las Vegas is reflective of the innovative fused menu, with tantalising dishes such as grilled...

  • Peyote

    Peyote

    Starting in Londons Mayfair, Peyote (named after a small cactus native to the Chihuahuan desert) marvels in all that is Mexican while merging a high-end, contemporary approach fit for a business crowd...

  • Pierchic

    Pierchic

    Walk down the promenade and enjoy the finest views of Dubai's most iconic building, Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf. This enchanting restaurant specialises in seafood and Mediterranean fare and neve...

  • Provocateur

    Provocateur

    This bijou club with a tough door and even more strict DJ policy, is made up of mainly tables (if you don't have one we wouldn't recommend it). A somewhat contradiction of itself; for true musos who k...

  • Q's Bar

    Q's Bar

    Music legend Quincy Jones’ first bar, featuring world-class live musicians in an intimate lounge setting. This dark and sultry jazz bar is all about quality music, with an ever-changing schedule of ac...

  • Ramusake

    Ramusake

    A modern Japanese concept located at the DoubleTree by Hilton (yep, where The Maine and Stereo Arcade live). Expect izakaya style dining at the multi-faceted restaurant, bar and terrace, with DJ decks...

  • Rare Brunch – Gatsby Glamour

    Rare Brunch – Gatsby Glamour

    This elegant experience marries all the brunch essentials without the excessive waste. A dignified display of good quality food from Rares contemporary grill, with well-sourced ingredients. Emphasis i...

  • Rare Restaurant Brunch  |  January 25.2013

    Rare Restaurant Brunch | January 25.2013

    The eclectic collection of art makes a first and lasting impression. A far cry from some of Dubai’s haughty and bombastic brunches, Rare is subtle and chic. Warmly greeted at the restaurant entrance w...

  • Roberto's

    Roberto's

    Signature dishes feature lobster carpaccio with fresh tempura artichoke and caviar dressing, grilled asparagus with seared scallops and black truffle, and black-ink spaghetti with baby squid, red shri...

  • Rooftop

    Rooftop

    This enchanting and intimate venue looks out over Palm Jumeirah. Immerse yourself in the lethally serene, low cushioned seating, quaff cocktails and luxuriate amidst the melodic tones of Arabic lounge...

  • Sass Café

    Sass Café

    This decadent Monaco hotspot likes to flaunt its celebrity following, but it's not this that impresses us. Dripping with fiery, ornate chandeliers and moody lighting, Sass is the place to go when you...

  • The Scene

    The Scene

    A restaurant, lounge and terrace serving classic British comfort food. Celebrity Chef and author Simon Rimmer, along with his executive head Chef, have created a menu of heart-warming options (some wi...

  • Secret Circle

    Secret Circle

    Founded by a group of party goers wanting to celebrate nothing but good music, Secret Circle kicks off every Monday at The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM. Frequented by the city's cool and...

  • Sho Cho

    Sho Cho

    Situated on a large decked beach terrace looking out over the Gulf, this modern and minimalist restaurant/bar is a good place to take Dubai newbies. The Japanese menu is fairly traditional, with a few...

  • Siddartha

    Siddartha

    A sophisticated and relaxed, open-air poolside bar serving shisha, with cabana style seating and an indoor cocktail lounge....

  • The Social Room

    The Social Room

    Celebrated British Chef Jason Atherton’s first Dubai venture, The Social Room is a minimalist, retro-chic setting. Marina Social’s adjoining bar serves an extensive collection of whiskeys, classic, be...

  • Stereo Arcade

    Stereo Arcade

    80s, 90s and 00s heaven, if you used to play Street Fighter on your PlayStation and get down to TLC, you’ll love this place. A retro arcade, busy pub/bar playing 80s rock and a neon hued club catering...

  • The Terrace

    The Terrace

    This place is perfect for relaxed cocktails or a glass of vino, overlooking the historic Creek amongst a sumptuous terrace and palatial Park Hyatt backdrop....

  • Ting Irie

    Ting Irie

    A fresh take on Caribbean cuisine; this casual Jamaican joint serves up dishes of tender jerk chicken accompanied by ‘special (Scotch Bonnet) sauce’ and soft buns smothered in fresh slaw filled with J...

  • TOMO  |  June 12.2013

    TOMO | June 12.2013

    In the restaurant, encased in glass, were bestowed a perfect view of the artists at work. Chef Takahashi graciously greets us, while we immediately relinquish any dish favouritism in place of his wise...

  • Traiteur Brunch - European Fine Dining

    Traiteur Brunch - European Fine Dining

    Guests have several options; to enjoy the theatrical kitchen while listening to live jazz, indulge with friends in the private dining room, or relax on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Marina. Feat...

  • Vii

    Vii

    A terrace bar and nightclub, Vii offers a whimsical style setting on a rooftop in the Conrad hotel. In hotter months expect a ‘Greenhouse’ transformation, so you don’t have to break a sweat (heaven fo...

  • Weslodge

    Weslodge

    Hailing from Toronto, this gentrified saloon/restaurant in Tower B of the JW Marriot Marquis hotel, sports an extensive cocktail list and a hearty menu. The at-once welcoming interiors and friendly te...

  • White

    White

    This huge club brand brings a slice of Lebanon to Dubai and pushes the mantra, “Go big or go home.” Expect a predominantly Middle Eastern crowd of big spenders, tables of pumped up revelers and glitzy...

  • Zengo

    Zengo

    Taking its name from the Japanese word for 'give and take', this inviting restaurant offers internationally influenced Pan-Asian fare with a variety of small to medium dishes created to share; from di...

  • Zuma

    Zuma

    There's not much to say about this Japanese hub of culinary brilliance, other than all the positive feedback that you have heard about it is true. Light, open and contemporary, with an international l...

  • Zuma Brunch — Sushi Master

    Zuma Brunch — Sushi Master

    One of the city's most popular brunches, Zuma's name speaks for itself and this Friday institution allows you the opportunity to feast on the world-renowned restaurant's signature Japanese fare for a...