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Bateaux Dubai
Nominated for Best Romantic
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It’s no secret that boats and romance go hand-in-hand – is it the seclusion, the bobbling waves, or just the sheer novelty? – but amongst the rows of dhows cruising in and out of Dubai Creek, one still turns heads: Dubai. The floating restaurant is understated but serves up excellent food across a range of contemporary and multinational cuisines, and does it in style. Designed with glass walls and ceilings, and a classy interior, diners get a view of the creek not often seen while they eat their way through a well prepared, and effortlessly romantic, meal.
Open daily 8.30pm-11pm daily, boarding starts 7.45pm. Al Seef Road, opposite the British Embassy, (04 315 4777).

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