Getting to mingle with Hollywood stars over dinner is ‘kind of’ possible at Sunset Mall’s Taste of Fame, a restaurant packed full of waxworks of everyone from Justin Bieber to George Clooney and Will Smith.
Ossiano is the closest you’ll come to eating underwater in Dubai, or pretty much anywhere else in the world for that matter. This top-class restaurant at Atlantis on The Palm sees guests walk down a spiral staircase into a classy venue annexed to a huge aquarium teeming with sea life.
Noire at Fairmont Dubai is a surprise-packed experience for diners as they get to taste and smell five-star gourmet cuisine without actually seeing what it is. The pitch-black setting also makes for some highly entertaining interaction between guests, waiters and the food itself (you might have to wear a bib).
This majestic venue on Shangri-La Hotel’s 42nd floor trebles up as a restaurant, nightclub and of course a theatre (the highest in the world). From its circular design to the antique look of its wooden floors and furniture, The Act transports guests to a Victorian playhouse.
It doesn’t get much more special than barbecuing your own food on board a doughnut-shaped float on the waters of Dubai Creek. BBQ Donut is a must for anyone looking for something different from the usual hotel restaurant.
Watch the world go round (quite literally) at Dubai’s only rotating restaurant. Al Dawaar in Deira’s Hyatt Regency Hotel slowly spins around (it takes an hour for a full 360-degree rotation) as diners tuck in to their food while enjoying the changing views.
Dining on board a century-old dhow leaving port from the Radisson Blu in Deira is not only a unique experience, it’s one of the best ways to get to know the Creek, an area of Dubai steeped in history and heritage.