Best for: Casual daytime dining.

The view: Sitting at any one of the outdoor tables, your vista is the serene whitewash of cabanas, day-beds and bar on Nasimi Beach.

The food: The menu has everything from sushi to pasta, burgers and ribs – we recommend the cajun chicken tacos and ceviche with orange. There are heavier options as well, such as the stacked burgers with giant onion rings, or the short-rib sandwich.

Also look out for: The Greek-island vibe, which makes Nasimi the perfect place for laid-back beachside beverages with lunch.
Average price of a meal for two with soft drinks: Dhs300-399. Open daily noon-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).