7 Unique Dining Experiences You Must Try in Dubai

7 Unique Dining Experiences You Must Try in Dubai

When it comes to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, few destinations know how to do those quite like Dubai. Their stellar, “pinch me” moments are done in such a fashion that you’re left with lasting memories for years to come.

In a city where your senses are tickled and minds are blown, dining is more than just delicious food. The meal is the merely the appetizer for the unique dining experiences available in Dubai. In Dubai, dining means expecting the unexpected.

With this in mind, we present seven experimental dining options that will take your dining experience to a completely whole other level.

  • Le Petit Chef

While dining shows are nothing new, few dining experiences bring out your child-like imagination like Dinner Time Stories.

This completely immersive dining experience follows the exploits of Marco Polo through the eyes of Le Petit Chef, a miniature chef projected onto the dinner table thanks to 3D mapping technology and animated optical illusion techniques.

Throughout the six-course meal, diners get to engage all their senses as they savor the stories being told alongside the delightful gastronomic experience.

  • Breakfast at 442 meters above ground

No other restaurant in the world can rival the peak fine dining experience found at At.mosphere, the world’s tallest restaurant.

Located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, diners who make the journey towards the heavens are treated to an exquisite array of gastronomical wonders. This critically acclaimed menu is complemented by unobstructed and breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline and the Arabian Gulf.

Breakfast at At.mosphere is a stellar experience, and one worth waking up early for. Alternatively, come for dinner as you watch the sun settle beyond the Arabian horizon.

  • Dinner and dhow

The Dubai Creek is not just a picturesque locale; it’s also a unique dining destination, particularly when you’re dining onboard a sleek, ultra-modern dhow (a traditional Arabian sailing vessel) that’s fitted with cutting-edge technology providing guests with optimal comfort.

That’s exactly what JA Bateaux Dubai offers to its guests.

This contemporary dhow is made of anti-reflective glass, treating guests to unobstructed 360-degree views from all seats. This Dubai Creek Cruise experience is complemented by live entertainment and a four-course gourmet dining experience.

  • A spot of tea in the old district

There’s no better way to celebrate Dubai’s old quarter than by making a quick stop at the Arabian Tea House & Café. A journey into Dubai’s past is what awaits guests at the Arabian Tea House. The menu selection at this historic sepia-toned teahouse is a celebration of Arabian heritage.

Tucked away in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, this charming teahouse is a secret garden, complete with a leafy courtyard, turquoise benches, and beautiful flowers.

The tea selection at Arabian Tea House continues on that celebration of heritage. Guests are spoiled for choice as the teahouse offers over 150 different types of tea. With so many to choose from, one afternoon may simply not be enough to enjoy all the exotic flavors.

  • Catch of the day

Luxury beach hotels and sun worshippers are not the only things that dot the Dubai shoreline.

Nestled away on the shores of the Mina Seyahi beach, away from the bustle of Dubai, is the breathtakingly idyllic Fish Beach Taverna. This open-air dining experience features an Aegean-inspired menu, offering guests the best of Santorini and the Mediterranean coast.

The atmosphere at Fish Beach Taverna is as dreamy as they come. The dining area blends seamlessly with the Arabian Gulf, providing visitors unobstructed views of the beach.

It’s an invitation to kick back, relax, and let your toes sink into the sand.

  • Dine in the dark

Looking for a way to truly engage your senses while experiencing five-star, three-course gourmet cuisine? Then Noire should be on your radar.

Noire is a perfectly executed take on the global culinary trend of dining in the dark. The pitch black setting of Noire is an adventure for your taste buds, heightening the flavor profile of every ingredient and every dish.

  • Sky high gourmet

A novelty dining experience unlike any other, Dinner in the Sky redefines the meaning of sky-high dining. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity enables guests to safely “float” above the streets of Dubai as they feast on a well-executed and finely curated 3-course gourmet menu.

The unique perspective guests have during this shared dining experience creates a dinner concept that’s simply gravity-defying.

Dining out with a difference

Looking for a truly memorable night out? One that’s a departure from the run-of-the-mill dining experience? Then consider the seven options above. Each culinary experience on this list provides more than just a great menu. It creates an experience that you can only have in Dubai.

Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”

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