The Beach House at Bait Al Bahar Within this three-tiered villa in Jumeirah, each level offers dining within view of the sea. However, on the ground floor at The Beach House, you can try an international café selection right on the shore. Near Offshore Sailing Club, behind Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 4441).
Bussola Head to Bussola for a menu of classic Italian cooking, with a particular emphasis on pizzas, all within view of the beach. Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Umm Suqeim (04 511 7136).
House of Curry At new al fresco dining extravaganza The Beach at JBR, this charming Indian eatery is a stone’s throw away from the sea, and serves some interesting Indian seafood dishes. The Beach at The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 346 9740).
Plaj The restaurant offers outdoor dining, slap bang on the beach, with an international menu that includes fresh seafood and an extensive pizza selection. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Riva Dine at Riva, where the menu offers classic Italian dishes, and only the pool stands between you and the sea. Riva Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 430 9466).