Dubai’s food scene is one of the biggest draws of this popular tourist destination. With hundreds of restaurants and a variety of cuisines to choose from, tourists will never be disappointed with the culinary delights they can experience in this city.
Dubai also has a lot to offer to travelers who want to enjoy unique and fascinating dining experiences. Below are some of the most extraordinary yet satisfying dining experiences you can enjoy in the City of Gold:
1. Have dinner while navigating the Dubai Creek
Begin your journey with the unique and captivating culinary offerings of Dubai by having dinner on the city’s most luxurious floating restaurant: JA Bateaux Dubai.
Onboard a fully air-conditioned, glass-enclosed vessel created by Seine Design in France, you will enjoy a four-course luxury dinner as you take in the beautiful sights the Dubai Creek has to offer.
You won’t have to worry about getting seasick or not enjoying your meal because of a bumpy or rough ride. Instead, you will enjoy a gentle, slow cruise as you navigate Dubai’s most popular waterway.
The dinner cruise is an elegant affair so make sure you board the vessel well-dressed.
2. Enjoy a luxurious picnic in the desert
If you want to explore Dubai’s famous sandy terrains and enjoy a meal while watching the world-famous desert sunset, book an upscale or luxury desert safari tour. This way, you can marvel at the sights offered by the romantic Dubai desert in a luxury vehicle (think Range Rover, Mercedes G-Wagon and even 1940’s or 1950’s Land Rover models).
During your classy desert sojourn, you can get the chance to see the rare Arabian oryx at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and watch a falcon show. All these and more are capped off by a full course dinner under the stars with an onsite chef and staff ready to cater to your every need.
3. Dine at the world’s tallest tower
One of the most popular dining experiences in Dubai is eating at At.mosphere — a contemporary fine dining restaurant located on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa.
At.mosphere offers an excellent menu for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The restaurant offers packaged menus and a la carte items so you can choose which food to order depending on your budget. You will also be amazed at their offerings of hot and cold beverages.
While enjoying your meal and drinks, you will have an unobstructed view of Dubai’s amazing skyline and other sights. It is another great restaurant that offers diners great eats and even more spectacular views.
4. Listen to a story while eating
Dinner Time Stories by Le Petit Chef is a groundbreaking and fun dining concept that originated in Belgium. The pop-up in Dubai can be found at the Trade Club.
Once you are ushered to the main dining area, you will go on a culinary trip around the world with the help of 3D visual technology and other storytelling techniques using a variety of flavors, ingredients, tastes, and sounds. You will be guided on this gastronomic journey by “Le Petit Chef”, the smallest chef in the world.
During the show, you will enjoy a six-course meal that follows the route of the legendary explorer Marco Polo.
With the superb combination of excellent food and a magnificent show, Dinner Time Stories is one of the best dining experiences you have to try if you’re ever in Dubai.
5. Dine in the dark
Lastly, if you want to try a dining experience that has been shown in various popular film and TV series, head to Noire.
The restaurant is completely pitch-black. Because of this, all diners can’t rely on their sense of sight. Throughout your stay in the dining area, your other senses will be engaged and heightened which will enable you to better appreciate and enjoy your three-course meal.
After the meal, you will be guided by the waitstaff to meet the chef and sommelier. You can then discuss the dishes and beverages you had with them so that you won’t have to leave the restaurant guessing or wondering about what you just ate.
If you’re in Dubai, don’t miss out on the chance to experience something new and extraordinary when dining out. Start by trying out the dining experiences listed above and go online to find others; you certainly won’t be disappointed.
You can also book your accommodation in a unique mountain retreat resort offering fabulous views of the Hajar mountain range to best enjoy your Dubai sojourn.
AUTHOR BIO :- 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.”