The restaurants to see (and be seen at) this month.
CUE Dubai at Sheraton Grand Hotel
An exhilarating program of performances provides a dinner and a show experience that is nothing short of spectacular. Expect a series of world-class acts, from dazzling aerial performances and heated fire shows to singers and dancers. CUE Dubai’s menu features globally inspired dishes (some of which are theatrically served to the table), including Mediterranean salt-crusted sea bass, flame-grilled Wagyu tomahawk steak and a mango dome sorbet topped with cotton candy.
GO: Follow @cuedubai for reservations and more information.
Dialogue Dubai at Majestic Hotel Bur Dubai
Dialogue is Dubai’s latest nightlife opening, serving modern Indian cuisine and exotic cocktails. The venue also features a lineup of DJs unleashing live entertainment every day of the week. Expect to be immersed in opulence and grandeur from the moment you arrive with interiors inspired by Gothic architecture. At the same time, beguiling beverages and a menu of modern twists on traditional tastes guarantee bold Asian flavours.
GO: Call (0)4 259 6036 for reservations and more information.
Goose Island at FIVE Jumeirah Village
The new neighbourhood hangout welcomes friends and family to enjoy one of the largest selections of hops in town amidst a relaxed atmosphere. The venue features 14 specially curated hops on tap, priced at AED 45 per bottle and AED 55 from the tap, alongside a menu of pub grub classics such as pizzas and burgers. The lively roster of entertainment at Goose Island includes an indoor gaming area ideal for beating the summer heat and features simulated golf, pool tables and large television screens with live coverage of all major sporting fixtures.
GO: Call (0)4 455 9989 for reservations and more information.
HuQQabaz Garden at Mall of the Emirates
Located at the Mall of The Emirates, HuQQabaz Garden sits under a suspended ceiling of stunning bougainvillaea canopies and looks set to become one of Dubai’s most Instagrammable dining destinations. The venue embraces the celestial beauty of mother nature in its persona with feature pieces including a signature steel handmade butterfly sculpture, contemporary neon pink and lime architectural accents and a kaleidoscope of landscaped beauty. Signature dishes awaits at HuQQabaz, including a lavish Turkish breakfast spread, deliciously creamy mushroom steak and an unmissable saffron cake. HuQQabaz Garden is expected to open before the end of the month.
GO: Follow @huqqabazgarden for reservations and more information.
KOYO at Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina’s new dining hotspot presents traditional Japanese cuisine and entertainment in a whole new way. Spread over two levels, the restaurant and bar are inspired by the beauty and intrigue of Japanese geisha, blending the unique energy of the Tokyo nightlife experience with ‘kabuki’ style entertainment. KOYO’s menu has been curated to transport guests to the streets of Japan, segmented into traditional culinary sections, including Maki Rolls, Sashimi, Katsu Sando and Yakitori. Chef’s signature dishes include Bluefin Tuna Nikkei, Monkfish Tail Robata and Japanese Wagyu Tataki, followed by sweet favourites like the Tayaki Sundae and Masu Matcha for dessert. KOYO is the latest opening from Solutions Leisure Group, the team behind Asia Asia, STK and LSB.
GO: Call (0)4 566 4088 for reservations and more information.
MURA Italian Restaurant at The Pointe
MURA Italian Restaurant is the latest dining destination to open at The Pointe, offering authentic Italian cuisine and waterfront vistas that will transport you from Dubai to the heart of Italy’s Amalfi coast. MURA’s eclectic menu features seasonal Amalfitana specialities, fresh seafood and an enviable cocktail list. Expect seabass carpaccio, sliced amberjack, tuna tartare and a mammoth Crudo tower from the raw bar. The choice of antipasti includes burrata, fritto MURA, grilled octopus and half poached lobster, while an extensive caviar and oyster selection adds a touch of decadence to the dining experience.
GO: Follow @mura_restaurant on Instagram for more information.
Newton at Souk Madinat Jumeirah
The Berlin-born concept boasts a unique selection of grape and house-crafted artisan beverages, while signature dishes on the menu include Buletten (German meatballs) with warm potato salad, Newton’s Nicoise and Currywurst. For those who prefer soft beverages, Newton provides alcohol-free spirits. Expect live entertainment through the week with Newton’s resident DJ, in addition to the best tunes by Newton’s Musical Maître D, who is renowned for his mastery of the saxophone.
GO: Call (0)54 488 8533 for reservations and more information.
NIRI Restaurant and Bar at Mamsha Al Saadiyat
Following a successful pop-up at Yas Mall earlier this year, homegrown Japanese restaurant NIRI has opened its doors on Saadiyat Island. The intimate restaurant keeps its design, food and service simple while offering authentic Japanese cuisine at reasonable prices in one of the most picturesque locations in the capital. Menu highlights include maki rolls, sashimi, hamachi usuzukuri and sesame soya beef. Reservations are essential. Open daily, from 12pm to 11pm.
GO: Visit www.nirirestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Rhain Steakhouse at Conrad Dubai Hotel
Rhain serves a menu of high quality, globally sourced meats that include a selection of wet and dry-aged meats, prime golden steaks, Wagyu beef, A5 Kobe and free-range lamb. Adding to the entertainment, a meat display and a show butcher will prepare and customise your meat cuts on request, adding a sense of interaction to the dining experience. In addition, a sophisticated private dining room for up to 12 people is available for those looking for a little more privacy. Rhain Steakhouse opens on Saturday 28 August 2021.
GO: Follow @rhainsteakhouse on Instagram for more information.
The Theater Dubai at Fairmont Dubai
Directed by Lebanese-Armenian musician, composer and pianist, Guy Manoukian, The Theater Dubai offers a show-stopping experience with dynamic live performances to accompany your meal. Expect a bold and unique dining concept featuring an international menu, including Beluga and Oscietra Caviar, handmade beef gyoza, lobster linguini and the signature slow-cooked Wagyu Tomahawk with shaved truffle. Each show at The Theater is performed by a lineup of artists from across the globe, including vocalists, dancers and aerial performers.