Delights in Dubai

Delights in Dubai

Renowned as something of an international arena for culinary talent; Dubai is one of the most interesting destinations in the world for the itinerant epicurean. From celebrity-affiliated hotel tie-ins and gleaming brasseries, to razor-precise slabs of sushi and glittering ice bars, this city is where global food styles come to be refined, gentrified, and presented as the most elegant versions of their former selves.

So in this land of fierce foodie competition, where is the fairest fare of all? Sites like RoundMenu can offer you a Dubai food guide to help you research, but in the meantime here are a few places that you might like to sit down to your next meal while out in the Emirate.

For classic sushi: Zuma

Located in the famous Burj Khalifa, this contemporary Japanese restaurant serves up hand-sculpted sashimi, delicately assembled robata and classic sushi dishes not so much made as engineered by its precision chefs before a captive audience of diners. Although pricey, the restaurant is adored for its slick presentation, airy atmosphere and service.

For perfect French: Le Classique

Decadent surroundings, mind-blowing views and the exquisite dishes crafted by chef Francois Porte are the reason this elegant French eatery has remained ahead of the competition for the last 20 years. No Dubai food guide would be complete without making mention of this consistently wonderful spot, and with dishes like snail ravioli, poached lobster tail and Wagyu beef fillet, the accolades are unlikely to stop rolling in any time soon.

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The Emirati Exemplar: Milas

Often sneaking under the radar, this impressive restaurant in the Village Mall is all about teasing sensation from the traditional. Dishes like Mbahar Tuna, Salouna Deyay and spicy fish exemplify the savory delights of traditional Emirati cuisine, and prices are astoundingly reasonable.

For a quirky hidden gem: Smiling BKK

A somewhat irrational interior of haphazard lamps and hundreds of the same portrait of the Mona Lisa might fill first time visitors with trepidation, but this quirky little Thai haven produces beautiful food. Wacky dishes like ‘Nothing shonky here,’ ‘Same same but different’ and ‘Walking down Khao San Road’ might sound like the names of downmarket racehorses, but they’re authentic, flavorful, and worthy of their claim to Thai heritage.

However tempting it might be to stick to Dubai food guide when in Dubai, the city boasts over 5,000 places to eat.

With three square meals a day, make sure to mix up your menu and explore the wonderful alternatives off the beaten path of opulence. You might just find it gives you an appetite for adventure.

Decadent surroundings, mind-blowing views and the exquisite dishes crafted by chef Francois Porte are the reason this elegant French eatery has remained ahead of the competition for the last 20 years. No Dubai food guide would be complete without making mention of this consistently wonderful spot, and withdishes like snail ravioli, poached lobster tail and Wagyu beef fillet, the accolades are unlikely to stop rolling in any time soon.

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