In terms of location, there are few restaurants that could top chic Japanese eatery Armani/Hashi. Make sure to book a seat outside (weather permitting), nestled under the world’s tallest building, with unmatched views of the Dubai Fountains – the atmosphere is exquisite. The food doesn’t disappoint either. Portions are small, so expect to order an assortment of dishes. Starters include wagyu tataki drizzled with a ponzu-style dressing and scattered on a bed of greens. For something slighty more adventurous, order the quick-seared salmon fillet with truffles and crème fraîche or tuna and salmon tartar with caviar. Between dancing fountain shows (they light up to music every half hour) don’t forget to check out the dessert menu, which offers treats such as a devilishly good mango brulee with coconut ice cream.