Dubai food and drink
Dubai Historic District
The narrow streets of Old Dubai are lined with many eateries and cafes offering shady courtyards as a welcome place to rest up and refuel between bouts of enthusiastic sightseeing. The markets cater well to peckish hagglers, and the spice souk, gold souk and fish souk all have restaurants inside or close by.
Where do most of the tourists stay while in Dubai? Jumeirah, which is why it's a thriving hot spot for world-class restaurants and bars – including an impressive collection of premium rooftop bars. Here you'll find the famous Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, for example. Being the hub for tourists, Jumeirah is also known as the place to go for the Dubai dining classic: that extravagant Friday brunch… complete with champagne (for the non-Muslims). What's more, the beachfront here is lined with top al fresco dining options for both day and night.
Jumeirah beach, Dubai Marina, has no shortage of fabulous dining options.
In the heart of New Dubai is where you'll find the fascinating phenomenon that is The Palm. For fancy eateries that are an experience in themselves, you can't go past Atlantis The Palm which has a number of fine dining options, while Dubai Media City and the surrounding hotels are also full of restaurants and bars that cater to a range of tastes and budgets.
Enjoy the food glorious food in New Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Downtown and Financial District
While the financial district may be the hub of international finance, downtown is a food destination in itself, being home to Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Beyond this area, there is the Souk Al Bahar, which has very good eateries tucked away inside. As you'd expect in this moneyed part of town, eating out is done in style. Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) houses some great places to eat and you'll find a top class selection of cuisines – including Lebanese, Indian and Iranian – on Al Dhiyafa Road.
The high rises of downtown Dubai and the financial district are surrounded by excellent restaurants.