Dubai is clearly a hot and happening destination, attracting over 9.20 million tourists in 2017 alone! If you too are thinking of visiting this glamorous and futuristic urban city, don’t forget to treat yourself to some of the most exquisite international restaurants overlooking spectacular scenery. Here are the top 5 to look out for!
#5 At.Mosphere: French
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Located on the 122nd floor of the tallest building in the world, the At.Mosphere Restaurant takes fine dining to a whole new level! Just imagine yourself gazing out and watching the sun set over the breathtaking Arabian gulf while savouring classic French cooking by acclaimed Chef Jitin Joshi to the backdrop of lounge music spun by the in-house DJ. A truly unforgettable multi sensory experience that rises above the rest, wouldn’t you say?
#4 Armani/Amal: Indian
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Named as one of the best Indian restaurants in Dubai, the Armani/Amal never fails to please with its authentic menu, stunning views from the terrace as well as its intricate art décor featuring Indian artefacts, original paintings, as well as carved stone elephants. While feasting on exotic curries and tandoori specialities from different regions of India, you get to watch the beautiful dancing Dubai Fountain and vibrant Downtown Dubai neighbourhood come to life. To make the experience even more enjoyable, talented artists perform classical Indian music throughout the night!
#3. Pai Thai: Thai
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Now not all scenic restaurants need to be elevated – take for example the stunning Pai Thai restaurant that overlooks the beautiful waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah. If you sit at the lit terraces, you have the fantastic opportunity of dining under the stars and trying flavourful Thai delights, while being serenaded by live music. What makes this culinary experience even more unforgettable is arriving there by a traditional “abra” boat rather than by foot! It isn’t surprising that this restaurant has been awarded The Time Out Dubai Best South East Asian Restaurant Award for consecutive 4 years eh?
#2 INKA: Peruvian
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Now if you are looking to tantalise your tastebuds while feasting your eyes on a stunning floor-to-ceiling view of the Burj Khalifa, you have got to visit INKA in Downtown Dubai. Located on the 31st floor of the Sofitel within an Art Deco setting, this place offers you exquisite Peruvian dishes with a modern twist, inspired by their Head Chef Christian Motte from Lima. After dinner, head on over to the bar to drink hand-crafted cocktails or if you’re feeling lively, hit the dance floor with some Salsa moves!
#1 Dinner in the Sky: European
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If you have not heard of Dinner in the Sky, this needs to go on your bucket list right away! Selected by Forbes as one of the 10 most unusual restaurants in the world, and also known for its unique dining concept, Dinner in the Sky elevates a table 50 meters in the air serving Michelin star meals and providing world-class entertainment. While this venture was first started in Belgium, it has now reached far and wide, operating globally in 58 different countries – now in Dubai too! On special occasions you can also sign up for the once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Skydive Dubai, enjoying a 3 course European meal by Westin Hotel Mina Seyahi while overlooking the luxurious man-made island of Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina!
A feast for your eyes AND a treat for your tongue. What are you waiting for? Make reservations now and let these unique restaurants immerse you in a culinary experience you will never forget!