Food Lover Guide to Find the Best Restaurants in Dubai

The people who love to eat are the best. It is why we are bringing you guys a guide to finding the best restaurants in Dubai. Why Dubai? Well, why not! According to statistics, Dubai is among the top 10 most visited places in the world. People from all over the world throng the Emirates. Why wouldn’t they? Dubai has a lot to offer to anyone looking for a good time. If you are interested in shopping, water sports, dune bashing, or food, Dubai has everything.

Speaking of food, if you plan to visit Dubai, we recommend that you read our guide. The reason is that Dubai is not a cheap place to visit. A seemingly typical restaurant can cost you a fortune. Therefore, you need to be careful with your finances. Secondly, you need to get the best value for money. If you will spend $100 on a meal for two, the last thing you want is tasteless food or poor ambience.

Now, let us start our guide.

Best Restaurants in Dubai

The following places in Dubai deserve your money:


It is a dhow cruise dinner. A dhow is a traditional wooden vessel that is found commonly in the Middle East Region. They were primarily used for trade purposes before being converted into restaurants. Alexandra is a Marina Cruise Dinner, meaning that it operates from the Dubai Marina. It takes you on an almost 2-hour journey through the Marinawater canal while offering a four-course meal and live performances along the way. Other than this, you can get alcohol for which you’ll have to pay extra.

IL Borro Tuscan Bistro

The next on the list is the IL Borro, a high-end Tuscan Bistro. If you are looking to escape the heat while enjoying your meal, it is the go-to place. The restaurant is located alongside a pool, and the cool breeze certainly adds to the ambience. The cuisine is primarily Italian, made from ingredients sourced from the best places worldwide.

Tipsy Lion

If you prefer a simple burger, pizza, or steak, it is the perfect place. The restaurant offers mainly Western fast food at reasonable prices. In case you need something light, Tipsy Lion has a snack bar. The best thing about it is its adult play area that features a billiard table, drinks pong, and table football. Overall, it is a perfect place for a night out with friends or a quick bite.


If you are a fan of Indian cuisine, try Masti, a beach-side spot. The taste and overall ambience are second to none. While enjoying your food, look at the exquisite beauty of the Arabian Gulf. If you have not tried out Indian cuisine before, go for the BBQ. The spices and unique taste will undoubtedly leave a refreshing taste in your mouth.

Rustar Floating Restaurant

Dubai is second to none when it comes to opulence and the restaurants are no exception to this opulence. The Rustarholds the record for the largest floating restaurant in the world. It is a Deira Creek Cruise Dinner, meaning that it operates from the Deira Creek. It takes the customers on a journey through the old Dubai while offering world-class food and live entertainment.The live performances include dancing, singing, and a lot more. The top deck is open-air. Therefore, if you are looking to enjoy food out in the open, book a reservation on the top deck.

Other Places

Apart from these, make sure to visit the following restaurants:

  • Zoco (Mexican and Latin American Cuisine)
  • Alici (Italian Seafood)
  • GIA
  • Boardwalk (It offers a beautiful view of the marina)
  • Tong Thai
  • Wavehouse
  • AL Ustad Special Kabab
  • Bu Qtair
  • Ravi Restaurant (it is one of the best places for Pakistani cuisine)

Wrap Up

This ends our food lover guide to find the best restaurants in Dubai. We recommend that you make a reservation to avoid any issues. Most of these places are jam-packed, so you might not find a table. If you already have visited these restaurants, we encourage you to share your experience in the comments section below. Lastly, we do recommend that you try the dhow cruise dinners as they truly provide a unique dining experience. Thank You.

Author Bio

M Junaid Lead Writer, Content Marketer at Dhow Cruise, A writer by Day and reader by night.

M Junaid