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9 Popular Dubai Restaurants to Visit This Weekend

Out of plans this weekend? You can’t go wrong with paying these popular Dubai restaurants a visit.

Mina Brasserie

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Photo: Courtesy of Mina Brasserie

Nestled in the bustling DIFC area’s Four Seasons Hotel, Mina Brasserie is a great spot for a scrumptious breakfast, a mid-day treat, or an indulgent dinner. The air-conditioned outdoor terrace complete with lush foliage and ambient lighting is just as inviting as its mouthwatering brasserie-style menu curated by award-winning celebrity chef Michael Mina. Unmissable dishes that will have one coming back for more include Michael Mina’s tuna tartare with pine nuts, garlic, mint and sesame-habanero oil, Wood Fired Baby Chicken, Oak Grilled Octopus, and a selection of Creekstone Farm steaks. Mina Brasserie prides itself on carefully sourced seasonal seafood and meat, and traditional aperitifs, making each meal one to remember. The spot is just as popular over weekdays due to its incredible Business Lunch offering, priced at AED 165 for three courses including tea, coffee, or ice cream, and AED 145 for two courses including tea, coffee or ice cream., 04 506 0100 

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar

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Frequented by those who work in D3 and visitors alike, The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar is a much-loved hub for delectable food and a tranquil ambiance. Sit down in the relaxed, sun-lit setting during the day, or visit at night time to take in the glittering views of the Dubai skyline, while the restaurant serves up gems like the Kale & Bresaola Salad, Baked Feta, Grilled Octopus with Spicy Hummus, the indulgent Lobster Pasta, the classic Veal Milanese, and the succulent Beef Short Rib. The spot currently also has an Aperitivo offering, where AED 85 can get you two mouth-watering dishes and two drinks from the carefully curated selection of beverages., 04 422 6024

Asia Asia

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Transporting guests across the ancient spice route, Asia Asia at Business Bay invites guests to experience the culinary journey with an array of dining packages with both indoor and al fresco experiences with the view of the glittering waters of the Dubai water canal. It is a lively venue for the Go Geisha ladies’ night, a buzzing brunch spot with a three-course menu with three beverages, featuring California Maki, Chicken Satay, and a delicious Caramel Sheesecake. The Spice Route evening brunch offers an array of four-course menu with unlimited beverages, every Friday and Saturday with immersive live performances, musicians, and sparkler shows. Must-tries include the Truffle Beef Yakitori, and Black Cod Croquettes., 04 423 8301

Roaring Rabbit

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Roaring Rabbit by Taj, offers a delightful blend of cozy ambiance and scrumptious cuisine, inspired by the whimsy of the White Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland.” Bunny prints adorn the walls, while ceramic rabbits welcome you at the entrance. This welcoming spot is perfect for enjoying live sports, socializing with friends, and engaging in a game of billiards. Sip on your favorite cocktails as you savor a menu filled with gastropub and British dishes. Your visit to Roaring Rabbit promises to be a memorable experience, akin to a cherished storybook chapter., 04 275 4444

Nikki Beach

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Photo: Courtesy of Nikki Beach

A beachfront resort overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Nikki Beach is an institution in itself. Boho-cool in a radiant white and sky blue palette, the fairy lights and dream catchers instantly relax the city out of you. A light breeze and a view of swaying palms set the perfect tone for a “Day out at the beach” at Nikki Café – The all-day poolside diner that boasts of deliciously fresh seafood paired with refreshing drinks.

Chic Nonna

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“There’s no place like home,” invites Chic Nonna, which has quickly become one of the more popular restaurants in Dubai. Step into an open-plan kitchen evokes the nostalgic atmosphere of Dolce Vita, and recipes transport you to Grandma’s lovingly cooked meals. Delight in innovative creations like Carpaccio di Fassona with parmigiano reggiano, wild arugula coulis, artichoke dressing, and seasonal truffle. Guests can embark on a sensory journey as they dig into special dishes from Chic Nonna’s White Truffle Menu featuring dishes such as Tagliolini, Risotto & Taleggio, and Nocciola- Nocciola, a hazelnut mousse with caramel and almond ganache., 04 605 2000


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Photo: Courtesy of Tabu

Perched on the Mezzanine floor of the St Regis Hotel in downtown Dubai, Tabu is known to ace the dinner with a wild show trend in Dubai, repeatedly. This weekly brunch guarantees an afternoon of culinary indulgence and captivating entertainment, immersed in the rich influences of Middle Eastern and Asian flavors. The newly introduced Samurai Brunch every Saturday is both a feast and a show with offerings such as the grilled Wagyu Rib Eye, Oysters, and its ever-popular Black Cod – all delectably served to the soundtrack of a live DJ. Samurai Brunch every Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm; starting at AED 444 for the House Package., 054 793 0931


Photo: Courtesy of Iris

This cult Lebanese-origin lounge has always offered a quintessential “laid back” evening experience with sprawling views of the Dubai skyline. However, the recently launched ‘Sunday à La Minuty’, is a chance to enjoy a lazy Sunday at its alfresco garden space with freshly baked pizzas, salads and a seriously mouthwatering assortment of bar bites every Sunday from 5pm to 2am., 04 334 3355

Be Beach

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Photo: Courtesy of Be Beach

Teetering on the edge of Dubai Harbor, Be Beach is a unique day to night concept beach club with extraordinary views of the Dubai Marina skyline where you’re greeted with a fresh tropical fruit bowl as a few skydivers drop nonchalantly from the sky right after their dives. The poolside menu offers maki rolls, wagyu sliders and chicken skewers to offset a selection of refreshing drinks (cocktails?) by a cerulean blue pool seemingly extending into the ocean, while DJ Marios Tsiaprazis spins out his best ambient beats all day.

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