Time Out Dubai guide to Dubai Marina restaurants; best places to eat in Dubai Marina defined by price and cuisine, with reviews, details, hours and deals.
The Dubai Marina Walk is almost entirely restaurants, cafés and supermarkets, serving up almost every imaginable cuisine. You’ll find Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern and American, fajitas, curries, noodles, sushi, shawarmas and burgers, plus bagels, pies and a whole lot more. This is a destination for dining and strolling along the water. Relax with a drink at one of the many establishments in and around Dubai Marina Mall, step into hotels that offer views of Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, or onto a rooftop putting into focus the urban jungle around it. Whether you’re after a pub vibe of something fancy, you won’t run short of options here.
There’s no doubt about it, the balcony of Zafran, with a view of Dubai Marina, is a romantic spot. That’s if you can visit when there aren’t children running about, as this is also a popular spot for families. From a simple to follow menu, there are plenty of enticing options that arrive well-presented. The dahee kebab appetiser (deep-fried yoghurt dumplings) is one of the standout dishes, as is the papdi chaat, a sweet yoghurt with pomegranate and tamarind chutney. More substantial dishes that also shine are the fish tikka, which comes with chunks of white fish flavoured with chilli, turmeric and mustard oil. We also recommend the saag gosht, an aromatic mutton curry with fennel, coriander and ginger. With good food, friendly service and a lovely setting, Zafran can be an occasion to remember.