With a list of dining destinations as long as your arm, it’s often hard to navigate the city's ever growing food and beverage scene!
Especially when there’s often a hefty price tag that comes with some of the most recommended spots.
Did you know Dubai has 11 Michelin-star rated restaurants? Well, what you might not realise is that some of them are actually not as pricey as you might first think!
We’ve pulled together a list of our top five, where by opting for a business lunch of fixed menu you can enjoy the most luxurious dining experiences while still going easy on the wallet.
Acknowledged by Michelin, including those with a Bib Gourmand distinction. These restaurants will have you licking your fingers:
This breathtaking Italian restaurant, with a terrace facing the Burj, has been recognised with a Bib Gourmand and is notably the region's first female-led restaurant. The menu is divided into three sections, representing grandmother (nonna), mother (mamma), and daughter (filia), and showcases recipes that have been passed down for generations. Their scrumptious three-course business lunch isn’t to be missed and starts at a wallet-happy AED 99 per person.
Vineet Bhatia, a renowned celebrity chef, has opened his second edition in Dubai. Indya is a lively and inventive Indian restaurant that has been honoured with the Bib Gourmand award. Located by the poolside, this vibrant eatery offers a fusion of street food and sharing plates, featuring drool-worthy options sourced from the earth, land, and sea. It boasts an impressive gin room, stocked with 24 different gin brands, and hosts a "Chops and Sips" menu, all for just Dhs149.
This unique Japanese hidden gem, from Chef Reif Othman, hosts a particular focus on every part of the chicken, from the neck to the tail, offering contemporary options for kushiyaki enthusiasts. It provides an exclusive chef's table menu with a delightfully crafted lunch menu. Furthermore, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, customers can savour Chef Reif's rendition of "buranchi" during lunchtime and enjoy an unlimited variety of their preferred dishes for AED 238!
One of Dubai's 11 Michelin-starred restaurants was crafted by Massimo Bottura, one of the most renowned chefs in the world. The restaurant offers a cheerful and eclectic ambiance that captures the 1960s Italian Riviera, complete with beachside seating and a retro-inspired Sunday lunch menu that features Massimo's beloved childhood dishes. Starting at a price-savvy AED 249.
Known for using premium ingredients and its fusion twist on contemporary European cuisine, Folly is without a doubt one of Dubai's renowned restaurants. Over the weekend, you can indulge in a scrumptious brunch with three courses of Folly's signature dishes, served in a sharing tapas-style setting.
As we gear up to tourist season here in Dubai, not only might you be planning where to eat, drink and enjoy but we also have you covered with our selection of luxurious holiday homes to kick back and relax in!
And if Michelin-starred spots aren’t all you’re looking for, then we’ve compiled the perfect list of pool-days to explore around the city!