The beach clubs and eateries are set to open in early 2024.
When it comes to dining experiences, Dubai never fails to exceed expectations. And with the upcoming opening of J1 Beach — previously known as La Mer — more eateries are on the way. Set to make waves in early 2024, J1 Beach is poised to redefine the city’s culinary landscape, offering a breathtaking blend of sea views and exciting dining destinations.
African Queen will be a must-visit for those seeking an exotic fusion of French and African flavours. This unique culinary destination, born in the South of France in 1969, has been tantalising palates with dishes like Artichoke with vinaigrette, Filet au Poivre, and Salade Nicoise. Now, under the guidance of Chef Thierry Paludetto, African Queen brings its fine dining experience to J1 Beach, promising a gastronomic journey anchored around French-African fusion, exotic beverages and a casual, yet chic atmosphere.
Almayass by the Sea
Originating in Beirut, Almayass by the Sea offers a Lebanese-Armenian fusion experience. With Chefs Mardeg Barsomian and Jad Abou Zeid at the helm, you can expect signature dishes like Kebab Karaz and Manti. Having garnered the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand award in Abu Dhabi, Almayass is a cherished institution. The new outpost promises a seafood menu filled with mezze-style creations, fresh ingredients, and a welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for a memorable beachfront meal.
If you’re in the mood for contemporary Japanese cuisine with a touch of new Asian flavours, Baoli is your destination. With its lush jungle-inspired ambience, this hotspot has already made waves in Miami and Cannes, and now it’s about to captivate Dubai. Baoli offers an extraordinary experience for those seeking something out of the ordinary. The sanctuary aesthetics make it a must-visit for those looking to dine in style.
Chouchou, an exclusive beach house member’s club, is a slice of French paradise on the Dubai shoreline. While the beach house is exclusive to members, the restaurant is open to the public. It features a relaxing beach and pool lounge, a restaurant serving upscale French cuisine, and a contemporary feel. With a living room, rooftop terrace, and a signature Rose pool, Chouchou offers an inviting atmosphere for members and visitors alike.
Gigi Rigolatto brings the charm of the Italian way of life to Dubai’s shores. With a curated menu and intricate design that includes a lush garden, private pool, Bellini bar, kids’ circus, and concept store, Gigi Rigolatto caters to those who appreciate the finer things in life. Expect an extraordinary sanctuary where you can indulge in the essence of Italian elegance while savouring exquisite cuisine by the beach.
Born in the tropical jungle of Mexico and travelling the world with locations in Miami, New York, Tulum, and now Dubai, Gitano promises elevated dinner and dancing experiences with signature mezcal cocktails and a modern Mexican menu. The spirit of “gitano” or gypsy infuses this place, making it a diverse, eclectic, and creative destination for those seeking a beautiful beachside experience.
Kaimana, which means ‘spirit of the ocean’ in Polynesian culture, offers a 360-degree immersive dining experience with Asian-Polynesian flavours. Relax by the private pool and beach, savouring exquisite cuisine and signature cocktails from Kai Bar.
Hailing from Manhattan, New York, La Baia is a refined Italian restaurant inspired by the captivating Amalfi Coast. With both indoor and alfresco dining options and panoramic sea views, La Baia’s cuisine highlights coastal Italian traditions, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience.
Lunico is where Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine meets culinary excellence. Talented chefs blend tradition and innovation to craft dishes that tantalise the senses. Expertly a combination of crafted cocktails, live entertainment, and luxury, which result in an unforgettable dining experience at this coastal hotspot.
Blending Asian refinement with fantasy, Mun Dubai offers shared dishes and Asian-inspired drinks in an authentic oriental beach garden setting. It’s a perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, where you can indulge in Asian specialities paired with spirits that capture a harmonious blend of fresh herbs, fruits, and spices.
Sakhalin is where local and Far Eastern products combine with Mediterranean and Asian recipes to create MediterrAsian cuisine. Led by executive chef Alexey Kogay, this Michelin-awarded restaurant promises an innovative menu with artistic flair, all nestled by the enchanting shoreline.
Sirene by Gaia
Developed by Evgeny Kuzin and Chef Izu Ani, Sirene by Gaia offers a laid-back coastal experience in Dubai. It transports guests to a picturesque beachside setting, embodying the beauty of a summer in Greece with its authentic Greek Mediterranean flavours.
With this wide list to choose from, J1 Beach invites you to embark on the ultimate beachfront culinary adventure. Opening in early 2024, you can experience the extraordinary fusion of world-class dining and stunning beachfront vistas, all within one vibrant and luxurious locale.
GO: Visit www.j1beach.com for more information.