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Rajdhani Restaurant

Rajdhani Restaurant (Rolla Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai) – given the large expatriate Indian community, which is a significant portion of the workforce in Dubai, it was inevitable that at least some restaurants, such as this one, serve Indian cuisine. Rajdhani is popular for its Thalis (the Indian meal that is served on a steel tray […]

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Prime Rib

Prime Rib (Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sofouh Road, Dubai) — Hearty steaks are the stars of this award-winning restaurant. Choice cuts of the finest beef and more will satisfy even the biggest appetites.

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Noodle House

Noodle House (Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road and Madinat Jumeirah) – for those craving an Oriental meal, this restaurant would be a good start. Busy open kitchens, communal tables, tasty South-east Asian food, Asian beers and good affordable wines by the glass all work to make this one of Dubai’s most popular, quick and informal […]

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Nobu

Nobu (The Crescent — Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai) – the world-renowned Japanese restaurant created by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, combines his cutting edge style with South American influences to create a truly stunning space and unforgettable dining experience. Complemented by a sushi bar and sake lounge, Nobu gives you the perfect excuse to dress […]

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La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison (Gate Village 8, Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai) — One of the more popular restaurants in Dubai, this French eatery is part of a three-restaurant global group. With prices starting at 1,000 dirhams (US$272) for two, this restaurant is clearly not for budget travelers.

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Dhow Café

Dhow Café (Dhow Palace Hotel, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai) — Offers an excessive variety of hot & cold beverages and cold sandwiches, ice cream and homemade desserts.

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Awtar

Awtar (Grand Hyatt, Dubai Creek, Dubai) – a favorite among Dubai’s affluent expat Arab community, this is a popular locale for a Middle Eastern night out, which means things gear up after 10 pm. Expect a menu featuring Lebanese messe and grilled meats, a lively old-school Arabic band, and belly dancers.

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Ashwaq

Ashwaq (Al Soor and Sikkat al-Khail Streets, Deira, Dubai) – given all the high-brow and fancy restaurants that dominate much of Dubai’s dining scene, this popular local spot is a break from all that. Ashwaq, located near the Gold Souq, serves up succulent lamb and garlic-laden chicken shwarma (like a mini doner kebab, from a […]

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Asado

Asado (The Palace, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd., The Old Town, Downtown Dubai) — The rustic Argentinean grill restaurant is the perfect place for succulent meat cuts prepared in the Asador Criollo-style served with selected Argentinean wines. Dine outside in cooler months to make the most of the terrace or relax in the warmly lit […]

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Al Saffa, Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

Al Saffa, Metropolitan Hotel Dubai (Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) — An 24-hour restaurant offering both buffet and à la carte international and Arabian menus; an ideal place for a quick bite or a lingering meal.