• Toro & Ko

    Toro & Ko

    This upmarket tapas restaurant serves an outstanding menu of hot and cold dishes created by Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, bringing a taste of Barcelona to an unassuming location on City Walk. The...

  • 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...

  • Demoiselle by Galvin

    Demoiselle by Galvin

    The words chocolate-box spring to mind when you enter this pretty caf/bistro; its a cross between Wes Anderson movie glamour, French culinary flare and (the romanticism of) British colonialism. Master...

  • 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...

  • Barry's Bootcamp

    Barry's Bootcamp

    Barrys Bootcamp launched in the US, quickly gathered a troop of loyal followers and now the global expansion has started Dubai is the latest city to get its Barrys fix. This high intensity class combi...

  • 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...

  • Le Cirque

    Le Cirque

    Beginning its story at the Mayfair hotel, London, in 1974 and eventually outgrowing the location and relocating to NYC, Le Cirque has paved the way for many talented Chefs; some of which include Danie...

  • Bombay Bungalow

    Bombay Bungalow

    Instagram worthiness aside, this innovative and modern Indian restaurant serves delicious, much-loved recipes fused with European influences (they even have Gruyere Pav Bhaji Fondue). Dont expect faff...

  • Closet Case

    Closet Case

    Promoting new talent from their Brewer Street, London location, online shop and now, Dubais Design District, this independent menswear store stocks avant-garde Japanese designs and up-and-coming Europ...

  • The Best of Sri Lanka - July 2017

    The Best of Sri Lanka - July 2017

    Cherrypick heads to Sri Lanka to bring you a curated list of the islands leading hotels and top picks......

  • Frame

    Frame

    Featuring mostly up-and-coming Japanese designers, this lifestyle, fashion and Nordic coffee shop caters to Millennials who aim to avoid the malls and are more likely to pickup a stylish wardrobe, gif...

  • 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...

  • La Ville Hotel & Suites

    La Ville Hotel & Suites

    If you enjoy the cityscape along with five-star service and a sociable, no-fuss environment, this is your abode. The boutique hotel in the heart of City Walk, one of Dubai’s best shopping destinations...

  • 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...

  • Nourishing

    Nourishing

    Hands-down the best health food delivery service in Dubai, all meals are gluten and dairy free, packed with nutritional value. If youre craving comfort food Nourishing still have you covered; with opt...

  • Yui

    Yui

    This ramen joint is a modern caf catering to the D3 creative crowd and swiftly serving up some of the best casual Japanese food in town. The fare here is authentic, fast and the menu straight to the p...

  • Waka

    Waka

    This Peruvian bar and restaurant tucked away in the Oberoi hotel, behind giant turquoise doors, showcases inventive, vibrant cuisine and cocktails; carrying through to the colourful interiors. Perus m...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ruya

    Ruya

    This award-winning restaurant (meaning ‘dream’ in Turkish) showcases Anatolia’s rich culinary history with contemporary elegance. Modernised dishes have been tried and tested led by Executive Chef Col...

  • 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...

  • Mirzam

    Mirzam

    Made in Dubai, Mirzam creates chocolate in-house; the process can be observed and items may be bought in their warehouse and mixing facility in Al Quoz. Using beans from mostly Cuba, Madagascar and Gh...

  • The Collective

    The Collective

    A collection of lifestyle and homeware brands all under one roof, carefully curated by regional success story Ripe and founder Becky Balderstone, The Collective is housed in the tranquil Courtyard of...

  • Homely Luxe Hotels - January 2017

    Homely Luxe Hotels - January 2017

    As Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home,” so we at Cherrypick put together a shortlist of some of our top most homey urban retreats....

  • Conscious Fashion

    Conscious Fashion

    The conscious fashion movement is improving its game; here's a list of some of the Middle East's most ethical and sustainable brands for 2017......

  • Nathalie Trad - January 2017

    Nathalie Trad - January 2017

    Internationally acclaimed accessories designer, Nathalie Trad divulges on how she sources and creates her eponymous accessories, who she would most like to see clutch one of her creations and how a ch...

  • Noon by Noor

    Noon by Noor

    Cousins and childhood friends, Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa, graduated from Fashion Design in the U.S. and returned to Bahrain to launch their womenswear label in 2008. Drawing...

  • Nathalie Trad

    Nathalie Trad

    Born in Beirut and raised in Dubai, this bag and accessories designer takes organic materials; from chizled onyx to smooth marble, mother of pearl and brass, merging these with handcrafted, modern des...

  • HKD – Hooked

    HKD – Hooked

    Designer Farah Nasri, combines 3D printing technology and the geometrics of hoops and futuristic forms, taking inspiration from Middle Eastern henna art and tribal embellishments. Her wearable collect...

  • Razan Alazzouni

    Razan Alazzouni

    Exuding femininity, this elegant fashion line is a wash of soft textures with whimsical edge. Luxurious fabrics and floral embellishment compliment the female form and contribute to sculptured yet del...

  • Zebra Square Gallery

    Zebra Square Gallery

    Classic cars and an eclectic mix of fine art, the brainchild of husband and wife duo Klaus (the car curator) and Jillian Grogor (an avid arts collector), Zebra Square Gallery houses contemporary sculp...

  • LE66

    LE66

    The largest concept store in Paris, LE66 first set routes on the Champs Elyses and is known for its unique affordable luxury approach, housing iconic, as well as innovative new fashion labels and a di...

  • Life ‘n’ One

    Life ‘n’ One

    A life centre and café tucked behind the old Magrudy bookshop. With a focus on balancing body, mind and soul, this urban retreat is a haven that allows you to relax and reflect; whether in their peace...

  • Inked

    Inked

    Creating conceptual dinners, cooking workshops, brand activations, guest-chef pop-ups and private events, in a large open warehouse. Inked’s dedication to food is reflective of the raw space in which...

  • Tribe

    Tribe

    Tribe’s style caters to coastal-living, incorporating raw interiors of wood, rattan, leather and organic shapes. This natural home boutique, set in The Courtyard, adopts an ethical approach with many...

  • Sole DXB | November 2016

    Sole DXB | November 2016

    www.soledxb.com Launched in 2010, Sole takes product design and brand marketing seriously, as the Middle East’s progressive communication platform for the latest in urban fashion, footwear and altern...

  • 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...

  • Dubai Opera

    Dubai Opera

    This iconic landmark taking centre stage amidst a Burj Khalifa backdrop provides a diverse schedule of opera, concerts, art exhibitions, theatre, orchestra, sports events, ballet, film and seasonal pr...

  • The Green Planet

    The Green Planet

    The region’s first bio-dome, this immersive experience recreates the world of a tropical rainforest, with over 3,000 plants and animals. Allowing you the opportunity to engage and explore first-hand,...

  • Wild & The Moon

    Wild & The Moon

    Using plant-based, local, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients, this is a no additive, no GMO, no gluten, dairy or refined sugar, no messin kind of joint; with two recently opened branches in Pa...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cipriani

    Cipriani

    A nautical themed institution offering some of the best Italian food in the city, with well-loved classic options from the original Harry’s Bar, first opened by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1931, Venice. Set...

  • Jalal Luqman - JUNE 2016

    Jalal Luqman - JUNE 2016

    Labeled as one of the Emirates’ most provocative creatives and a pioneer of Emirati art; Jalal Luqman is a mixed media artist, having shown contemporary exhibits internationally in Beijing, Egypt, Mor...

  • UFC Gym

    UFC Gym

    MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and has a very loyal following in the Middle East. So it is no surprise the UFC brand has rolled into town to put their own stamp on this MMA specialist t...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Siraj

    Siraj

    An upscale Emirati-Arabic restaurant tucked away in Souk Al Bahar, with golden interiors and a more casual outdoor setting. Shisha is served on the terrace while the menu incorporates old and new Arab...

  • 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...

  • The Brass

    The Brass

    This beautifully designed cafe is a relaxed spot where you can pull up a pew and indulge in some choice brew. Homegrown in Dubai their team of baristas, all have insight into both the modern ‘Third Wa...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Burger & Lobster

    Burger & Lobster

    This cow and crustacean restaurant is a crowd-pleaser and easy on the wallet, with a separate bar serving up killer cocktails. The London staple serves up wild Atlantic lobster, fresh from the tank, o...

  • Taher Asad-Bakhtiari - JANUARY 2016

    Taher Asad-Bakhtiari - JANUARY 2016

    Iranian artist Taher Asad-Bakhtiari has become a name to know in Middle Eastern art and design, marrying the traditional craft of carpet weaving set for modern day life. Cherrypick talks to the artist...

  • Zaya Nurai Island

    Zaya Nurai Island

    A haven far away from bombastic architecture, this natural private island is a short boat ride from Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat. Greeted by a discreet welcome centre, hop on a boat set to deliver you to a s...

  • Nola Eatery & Social House

    Nola Eatery & Social House

    This New Orleans inspired restaurant serves Southern American food touching on flavourful old classics Lousiana crab cake and seafood jambalaya, as well as lighter options like their crab and tuna cev...

  • Culinary Boutique

    Culinary Boutique

    This unique culinary space with a fresh and contemporary design aesthetic, is several things rolled into one location in the heart of Jumeirah. The café, outdoor terrace and rooftop provides a relaxed...

  • Mythos

    Mythos

    As one of the first to champion this venues older sister Elia, based in the Majestic Hotel in Bur Dubai (yep were kinda proud of this), this little gem is a Cherrypickd sight for sore eyes. Mythos bri...

  • Play

    Play

    This big player (yep we said it), introduced via a private entrance and lift in the H Hotel, serves an Asian-European menu of damn good food (and who would doubt it with Ex-Zuma chef Reif Othman headi...

  • 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...

  • Din Tai Fung

    Din Tai Fung

    Famous for its signature dumplings, this renowned Taiwanese restaurant uses fresh ingredients paired with simple cooking styles. Some of the most authentic Taiwanese food you'll find in the city, with...

  • Bagatelle

    Bagatelle

    With a menu of signature dishes and recipes influenced by local culture as well as accomplished Executive Chef Timothy Newton's personal creations, Bagatelle came to Dubai with a bang (known for its r...

  • Bread Street Kitchen

    Bread Street Kitchen

    A huge space with tall ceilings, bar area and outdoor terrace, Bread Street Kitchen is infamous British Chef, author and restaurateur, Gordon Ramsey's Dubai edition. Their open-plan kitchen serves a w...

  • Novikov

    Novikov

    A melting pot of influences, from Chinese and Japanese to South-East Asian, a concept created by Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov. This well-known brand garners a crowd of slinky, ‘enhanced’ fans a...

  • Coffee Museum

    Coffee Museum

    As well as a peaceful spot to enjoy a good cup of coffee, this small museum in Al Fahidi District (just behind The Orient Hotel and Local House) has some rooms displaying antique grinders and parapher...

  • 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...

  • José Eber Laloge

    José Eber Laloge

    Bringing Beverly Hills to Emirates Hills, Dubai-based entrepreneurs Reem Abou Samra and Lubana Sakkal created José Eber Laloge in collaboration with one of the world’s most recognised celebrity hairst...

  • Pots, Pans and Boards

    Pots, Pans and Boards

    Known for his no-fuss approach to cooking and an enthusiasm for sourcing the best in fresh, seasonal and ethical ingredients, Tom Aikens, one of the UK's most acclaimed Chefs, launched his first Dubai...

  • Poco Loco

    Poco Loco

    This Latin American restaurant is inspired by head chef and owner, Neil Witney’s travels. Previous group executive chef of London’s Ricker Restaurants (whose portfolio includes hotspot Bodega Negra) t...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cocoa Room

    Cocoa Room

    Quirky breakfast bistro by day, bustling, top-drawer burger joint by night, Cocoa Room is a kind of in-house popup, only open from 8.30am-11.30am (get there before 10.45am or risk being turned away)....

  • Akin Barber

    Akin Barber

    Offering haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims using blade or clippers, Akin Barber is where the city's hipsters go to just hang (even if they don't require maintenance)… These guys don't me...

  • Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    One of the world's most famous chefs and a pioneer of the haute cuisine global franchise, Jean-Georges' culinary vision has been responsible for redefining industry standards. Involved in every aspect...

  • D5

    D5

    D5 specialises in lifestyle change via a multidimensional approach. Targeting fat loss using nutritional and physical methods as well as blood testing, hormonal balancing, strength coaching and health...

  • Slider Station

    Slider Station

    This cool slider concept (with several strings to its bow) channels 1940s American Gas Station and don't be thrown off by the feeling you may have stumbled across an alcohol free members club… Base be...

  • SoH

    SoH

    Nestled in the Galleria Mall, SoH 'concept' salon is much more than just a place to get a mani-pedi. Decorated in pop art by local artist Melanie Pickup (which can also be bought), the women-only salo...

  • Deborah Henning

    Deborah Henning

    Having honed her skills at brands such as Sass & Bide and Alexander McQueen, Henning launched her namesake debut collection in Dubai. A mix of playful/androgynous womenswear, this subtle and sensual l...

  • Snob Salon

    Snob Salon

    Bloggers have been raving about Snob Salon on social media for a reason. While the vintage décor (pretty mint floral wallpaper lines the walls) is Instagram-worthy, beauty's best treatments (mani/pedi...