Decorated New York Italian restaurant Marea now open in Dubai

Two-Michelin-starred restaurant bringing Italian classics to DIFC

Decorated New York Italian restaurant Marea now open in Dubai

In the middle of last year we brought you the news that a swanky new Italian restaurant is set to arrive in Dubai.

Well, after a little bit of a hold-up, two-Michelin-starred Italian joint Marea has now opened its doors in DIFC. It’s the first branch of the brand outside New York and has been brought to the UAE by Altamarea Group which operates nearly 20 restaurants around the world.

You’ll find it in Gate Village 7, and it’s brought the NYC-based general manager over to Dubai for a permanent relocation, so you know they mean business.

Marea, meaning “tide” in Italian, claims to “redefine the seascape of high-end Italian cuisine serving regional foods of Italy”, and that sounds pretty good to us.

The New York restaurant boasts a menu that “reads like a map of the sea”, with a wide variety of shellfish, oysters and fish dishes, as well as home-made pasta.

The restaurant will join a string of top Italian restaurants in the city, including Roberto’s, Cipriani and Time Out Dubai’s restaurant of the year (for a second year running), Il Borro Tuscan Bistro.

This is one we can’t wait to check out, it’s open now, so book a table pronto.
Open Sat-Tue noon-3pm, 7pm-1am; Wed-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-3am, Fri noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Gate Village 7, DIFC (04 583 6366).

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