This romantic restaurant takes Turkish cuisine to a fittingly ‘dreamy’ level
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Time Out Says

Once the cooler air blows in, al fresco restaurants throughout Dubai burst into life. Oftentimes, it’s purely because folks simply enjoy those iconic city views without breaking into a sweat – not because of the quality of the restaurant. In RÜYA’s case, the stunning Marina views on the outdoor terrace are just one of the perks.

True to its word, the charming Turkish restaurant at Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina does give off a ‘dreamy’ appeal (that’s what RÜYA translates to). It’s decked out outdoor terrace seamlessly transitions to its indoor space.

From its twinkling fairy lights and moody colourful lighting to its keen service, it’s the picture-perfect spot for a chilled romantic night out – nothing too lavish, but enough to give it that special spark.

That goes for the food, too. There’s a reason why we’ve given it the Best Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Restaurant 2020, thanks to its array of pides, mezzes, seafood and kebabs. But RÜYA truly shines with its starters and smaller dishes – a romantic setting is all about sharing, after all. Its raw seafood dishes are deliciously marinated is a host of Anatolian spices, while meats are cooked are juicy and beautifully cooked.

When it comes to its main dishes, RÜYA has done a stellar job fusing other cuisines to its Turkish roots, yet still incorporating what it’s known for. Basically, fans of meaty dishes, mainly lamb and sea bream at the seafood end, are in for a treat.

With upbeat, romantic vibes and delicious dishes, it’s hard to beat an all-rounder like RÜYA.

By Time Out staff  | 16 Apr 2020

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6:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Saturday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM / 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMSunday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AMFriday: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number 04 399 9123
Dubai, Dubai Marina, Al Emreef St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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