Just because you're staying indoors right now doesn't mean you have to miss out on some fine-dining masterpieces Dubai has to offer.
We've rounded up the best spots that have launched a delivery and takeaway service, with everything from the best Italian dishes to the best Latin American grub (and everything in between).
Have a gander at the list below and take your pick, and for more things to do while staying indoors, click here.
Dubai’s best seafood restaurant of 2020 is now delivery its stellar fresh seafood and homemade pasta straight to your front door. From Bluewaters Dubai, Alici serves up many dishes containing the anchovies – marinated, fried, in pasta – and there’s loads more seafood on the menu, too, which is shipped in daily from Italy. We think we have our dinner plans sorted. You can find dishes from Alici via Deliveroo and Uber Eats.
Open daily noon-10.30pm. Bluewaters Dubai, www.deliveroo.ae, www.ubereats.com (04 275 2577).
This fun spot in DIFC is constantly up there when it comes to picking up Time Out Dubai awards. With a menu packed full of bao, bowls, bites and barbecue, the best news is you can not get it delivered straight to your door. Plus you’ll get a free fruity booster drink with every delivery order.
Open Sun-Thu noon-midnight, Fri 1pm-1am, Sat noon-1am. DIFC, www.thisisbb.com (04 407 4444).
Gordon Ramsay’s array of signature dishes from Atlantis The Palm’s very own Bread Street Kitchen & Bar can now be tucked into right at home. With dishes starting from Dhs58, expect favourites including tamarind spiced chicken wings, Wagyu beef burger, butter chicken curry and Ramsay’s award-winning Roast, with meat options including roast sirloin of beef, roast chicken or roast lamb.
Available on Zomato (Talabat and Uber Eats from May 21). Open Sun-Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10pm. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/gordon-ramsay-bread-street-kitchen (04 426 2626).
This award-winning North American restaurant in Dubai’s DIFC is now delivering a remodelled menu of swish dishes across the city. Options include flatbreads, gourmet sandwiches and salads, plus dishes such as braised beef short rib, steaks and sides, wild mushroom penne, seafood and crab cake, truffle mushroom arancini, vegan pasta and its superb beef tartare.
Available on Deliveroo, Talabat, Uber Eats and Zomato. Waldorf Astoria DIFC.
The full Carnival by Trèsind experience is now coming to your kitchen, as the stellar DIFC haunt is now delivering. Expect the latest dishes from its ‘Season 7’ menu, which is all about international Indian cuisine, along with favourites including masala fried chicken, lamb biryani and Pondicherry fish curry – all with a fun spin.
Available on Zomato and Talabat. Open daily noon-10pm. www.carnivalbytresind.com (04 421 8665).
Dubbed “COYA 2 U”, the Best Latin American Restaurant of 2020 (according to our awards) will be laying on a special menu of signature soups, appetisers, mains, sides and desserts. With many of the classic dishes on the menu, including pollo a la parilla, maki rolls and arroz Nikkei, available for order, you can reserve a meal for collection between 12.30pm and 10.30pm every day. Your order will be taken to your car by waiters wearing protective gear in recyclable and biodegradable boxes, and only cashless payment will be accepted so no contact is required. And, what’s more, you’ll also be given a free Peruvian vitamin boost full of ginger, fresh fruits and juices.
Daily 12.30pm-10.30pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 316 9600).
For the first time not just in Dubai, but all over the world, Atlantis The Palm’s brilliant Chinese restaurant Hakkasan will be delivering its signature dishes to your front door. Foodies can order up its fried soft-shell crab, crispy duck salad, jasmine tea smoked wagyu beef ribs and sweet and sour chicken with pomegranate, plus plenty more.
Available on Zomato (Talabat and Uber Eats from May 21). Open daily 6pm-10pm. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/hakkasan (04 426 2626).
Craving the best fine-dining quality Italian dishes Dubai has to offer during self isolation? Don’t’ fret, as Dubai’s best Italian restaurant has just the service. Time Out Dubai’s Best Italian Restaurant 2020 Il Borro Tuscan Bistro has launched a new takeaway service, serving up all its signature dishes for foodies to dine at home. Now available daily from noon until 3.15pm and 7pm until 11.15pm, foodies can order by calling 04 275 2555 in advance, and head to the Italian eatery nestled on the banks of Jumeirah Al Naseem to pick it up.
Open daily noon-3.15pm, 7pm-11.15pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Umm Suqeim, www.ilborrotuscanbistro.ae (04 275 2555).
One of Time Out Dubai’s best Asian restaurants is set to open from Thursday May 21, and it’s also offering a takeaway service so you can dig in to its list of delicious dishes at home. There’s a host of Thai preparations, along with Chinese and Vietnamese dishes to tuck into. Expect everything including lobster red curry, braised beef noodle soup and Mekong’s signature mango sticky rice.
From Thu May 21. Open daily 5pm-10pm. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah www.anantara.com/en/palm-dubai/restaurants/mekong (04 567 100%4).
Moe’s on the Fifth and NIDO
Have a hankering for mustard chicken from Moe’s on the Fifth or prawn and chorizo from NIDO? Not to worry, as both venues at Dubai’s Sheraton Grand Hotel is now offering free delivery for all order through delivery apps such as Deliveroo and Zomato. Moe’s has recently changed up its menu, so what better time to check it out when you can have it delivered straight to your door? Not a bad way to try some new dishes, and some tapas from NIDO.
Daily noon-2am. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheik Zayed Road (04 333 3055, 056 509 2396).
This casual, consistently popular Greek restaurant in JLT boasts good food and vibes, and you can now have all of that right in your very home via Deliveroo. What kind of dishes to get? Well, everything from the tzatziki and taramosalata, to the grilled octopus, saganaki and Dakos salad. Basically, whatever dish you get, you’re in for a mega Greek treat, it is our Best Greek Restaurant 2020 after all.
Open daily 12.30pm-5pm and 7pm-11.30pm. Armada BlueBay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, www.deliveroo.ae.
If you’ve been missing out on the tastes of Japanese venue Nobu’s famed miso black cod, worry no more. The restaurant is now offering delivery so Japanese foodie fans can tuck in to its signature dishes. As well as the miso black cod, dishes on Nobu’s delivery menu include lobster wasabi tacos, sushi, sashimi and more.
Available on Zomato (Talabat and Uber Eats from May 21). Open daily 6pm-10pm. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/nobu (04 426 2626).
Who says you can’t have all the Southern American grub at Dubai’s NOLA? Not Deliveroo anyway, and that means you can get in on its dishes at home, too. There’s all of its Po’Boy Sliders, Cajun chicken grills, burgers and mains, and there are a list of vegan options for the plant-eaters to tuck into as well. Nothing like some comforting Southern grub inspired by New Orleans to while away the day.
Open daily noon-3am. Armada BlueBay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, www.deliveroo.ae.
For those in the mood for tasty pizza, you’re in luck. Atlantis The Palm’s Ronda Locatelli menu will include seven classic pizzas as well as five vegan pizzas – starting from Dhs75. Toppings including classic or vegan cheese margherita, or classic of vegan quattro formaggi. Pizza night, anyone?
Available on Zomato (Talabat and Uber Eats from May 21). Open daily 6pm-10pm. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/seafire-steakhouse (04 426 2626).
OPA Dubai, the top-quality Greek restaurant (and Highly Commended award-winner) will be offering many of its signature dishes from the menu available to order too. Place your order between noon and 8pm, and pick it up between 5pm and 10.30pm – and again you won’t have to leave your car. There are seven main course dishes from which to choose, including lamb chops, wagyu beef and lobster orzo. Or you can go for a range of stone-baked breads, salads, hot starters (including the incredible homemade leek, spinach and feta pie, or the lamb and rice meatballs), or even some classic dips like tzatziki, hummus and spicy feta dip.
Daily noon-10.30pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 357 0557, 055 835 7944).