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At.mosphere Grill, Burj Khalifa
Nominated for Best Business Lunch
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If you’re looking to wow a client to clinch a deal over lunch, there’s no better spot in Dubai than At.mosphere. Let’s start with the obvious – it’s very high up: 122 floors, to be precise, meaning you’re guaranteed the most spectacular views of the emirate from the Burj Khalifa (even the lift ride is fun as it hurtles up to its lofty destination). Although the booking process can appear stuffy and formal (repeated mentions regarding dress code), the staff are top-drawer, combining professionalism with a friendly, relaxing manner. The decor may be a little 1980s for some but still has plenty of class about it, so it’s just a shame that the rather limited business lunch menu doesn’t carry the same quality as the rest of the experience (we’re not convinced by any menu serving prawn cocktail as a starter in this day and age). But you’re paying for an experience here, and overall it’s one of the best in the city.
Dhs390 for three courses. Served daily 12.30pm-2.30pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com (04 888 3828).


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