With a long list of superb restaurants serving every cuisine imaginable, together with fantastically creative beverages at some of the best night spots in the world, Dubai offers a taste sensation for food lovers and partygoers alike
Dubai offers an A-to-Z of dining options to suit every palate and pocket whether it’s a dinner cruise on an authentic dhow sailing along the Creek or a five-course feast in a luxury hotel. Whether you go ‘local’ and check out the many independent eateries that line Dubai’s streets or glam it up in style, a gastronomic menu awaits.
With more than 180 nationalities residing in the city you can eat your way around the globe, but make time for the flavours of Arabia, a culinary feast complete with belly dancing, live music and shisha (hubbly bubbly).
It is worth noting that alcohol is charged at a premium not only in restaurants, but in the city’s many bars, clubs and pubs. Local licensing laws mean that most outlets serving alcohol are limited to four- and five-star hotels, golf clubs and some government-owned establishments. On the plus side, it is always easy to find a place to go – just head for the nearest hotel.
Recent years have seen a proliferation of nightspots across the town – locations such as Bur Dubai, Dubai Marina and Downtown Burj Dubai have some excellent venues. Sheikh Zayed Road, meanwhile, is peppered with nightlife locales and the same can be said of Madinat Jumeirah, a prime venue for bar and club hopping.
So whether you’re looking to sample exquisite cuisine, hang out with the ‘it’ crowd, catch an action-packed game at a sports bar or simply enjoy a refreshing beverage in a relaxing setting, Dubai has it all.