The UAE: a Top Culinary Hotspot

In the last few years, a large number of excellent restaurants have opened in Dubai, making this destination a real winner with food lovers. Dubai now boasts dozens of decadent restaurants for diners to choose from, as well as more modest affairs where to food is simply delicious. Here is a selection of Dubai’s best restaurants.

LaSerre Dubai

This modern bistro and boulangerie has the distinction of being affordable, which makes this a hit with lovers of classic French cuisine. While the décor here is simply stunning, the atmosphere is not pretentious, although advanced booking is recommended, as La Serre is already extremely popular. The menu offers rustic dishes from the Provencal region of France, with a few Italian treats thrown in for good measure. Signature dishes include onion tart, sea bass with soisson, white beans and potato gratin, and the rich and tangy tart au citron.

Li Beirut

People who want to sample the flavours of the Middle East in a warm and colourful setting, are sure to be satisfied at Li Beirut. The restaurant is situated in Etihad Towers on Corniche Street, and offers diners stunning ocean views while guests sink their teeth into traditional dishes such as crusted rack of lamb served with sweet potato and truffle. The restaurant also serves a few dishes that have a distinct influence, such as the unique foie gras kebbeh, and the wonderfully decadent honey fudge dessert.

Al Maqam

For a truly memorable dining experience, head to the Arabian Nights Village on the edge of the city, to enjoy a romantic Arabian dinner with someone special. Visiting Al Maqam feels a lot like entering an Arabian fantasy world, and while the décor is impressive, it is perfectly matched by the decadent and delicious food. This is the perfect place to sample a range of traditional dishes that are created using Arabic and Emirati influences.

The Scene by Simon Rimmer

There are times when you simply crave a taste of home and want to indulge in a little comfort food. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to head to the nearest fast food restaurant. The Scene offers classic British dishes such as fish and chips, cheap and shepherd’s pie with gravy and all the trimmings. While celebrated chef Simon Rimmer works his magic, to add decadent touches that make sure diners keep coming back for more.

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