Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Dubai dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Dubai Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Blue Elephant

Widely regarded as one of Dubai's finest Thai restaurants, the distinctive Blue Elephant features a tranquil waterfall, exotic flowers and greenery, and intricate stained wood accents, creating the illusion that you're not in Dubai but in some...  Read More

There can't be many restaurants in the world where you hop in a 'submarine' to get to your dining table. But then Al Mahara isn't your standard seafood restaurant. The fish on your plate is as fresh as that swimming in the stunning aquarium in...  Read More

Definitely one for that special occasion, La Baie's opulent surroundings are matched by their superb cuisine, prepared by chefs at the top of their culinary game. The restaurant's foray into seafood specialization has been a huge success and,...  Read More


Located on the first floor of the modernist Hilton Dubai Creek, this impressive Gordon Ramsay restaurant has built up a formidable reputation in Dubai's ultra-competitive culinary stakes. The emphasis is on quality rather than quantity – it's...  Read More

Few Chinese restaurants boast such a grand staircase entrance, and the menu is equally appealing from top to bottom. Enjoy a feast of 'New Chinese' flavors from the à la carte menu while you soak up views of the resort's canal by day and...  Read More

The JW Marriott's steakhouse has a reputation as the finest in Dubai, with steaks that "cut like butter" and the freshest lobster and seafood you'll find anywhere. Traditional American steakhouse décor (lots of wood, leather chairs, white...  Read More


If you don't fancy the idea of a sub-aquatic dining experience, then the Burj serves up an exhilarating alternative, 200 meters up into the sky. Al Muntaha, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, has a sophisticated yet laid-back...  Read More


You can't eat any higher in the center of Dubai – Vu's, on the 50th floor at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, takes the stratospheric biscuit. Your ears may pop on the way up in the frighteningly fast lifts, but there shouldn't be any problems on the...  Read More


Shabestan's chefs coyly attribute their ultra-tender meats to a culinary 'secret' that they won't disclose. This sophisticated Persian eatery, which has more than a touch of the windswept and interestings, has consistently won awards. Tasty...  Read More