Every sensible restaurant cluster needs a forward-thinking, chic Asian lounge-restaurant, right? It’s something Dubai does sooooo well, and Pier 7 would be missing a trick without one. Asia, yes, but by way of the spice route, so expect big fusion ideas such as North African teriyaki and Malaysian tagine – this, we’re told, is where Far East-meets-Middle East. ‘Inspired by’ Dean and Geremy Lucas’ renowned Spice Market in Melbourne, Asia Asia is the final venue to open in the complex, following a recent sneaky soft launch. We’ll be waiting to see how this one comes together, but all the signs point to this being an effortlessly cool eating-drinking-lounging hybrid. Sixth floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, www.asia-asia.com (04 276 5900).