1. The Burj Khalifa View: Huqqa and The Market
The newly opened Huqqa is set to become a popular hang out in the city thanks to its fresh menu and great views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. With Anatolian cuisine as their speciality, Huqqa offers moreish dishes such as manti, tiny pouches of Turkish pasta with a meat filling; sujuk, the famous spicy Turkish sausage; and a selection of kebabs. The Market section of the venue offers gourmet breakfasts, Turkish steaks as well as vegetarian and organic options. Take our advice and end your meal with their signature dessert, the Mykonos scallops.
Location: The Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue extension. Timings: Daily from 10am to 1am.
2. The Burj Al Arab view: Pierchic
Pierchic is a must-visit for anyone who needs to see a killer view in Dubai. The seafood restaurant is in a stunning location on its own private wooden pier along the shores of Al Qasr Hotel’s beach. Even if it’s too hot to dine al fresco, you can sit indoors and still enjoy the ceiling to floor windows with full 360 views of the sea and of course, the Burj Al Arab.
Location: Al Qasr Hotel. Timings: 12pm to 11pm.
3. The Marina view: Marina Social
Located on the first floor of the InterContinental Dubai Marina is the very cool Marina Social. It’s an understated and unpretentious restaurant serving amazing British cuisine with great views of the Marina and JBR. Even with the weather still on the hot end, their large windows mean you can enjoy the lights of the marina when you’re sitting indoors. We recommend the signature tomato burrata and the pumpkin gnocchi.
Location: Intercontinental Dubai Marina. Timings: Daily from 6pm to 12am.
4. The entire city view: Atmosphere at Burj Khalifa
So many people who visit the UAE would pay at least Dh200 to visit Burj Khalifa’s viewing deck, when instead they could just go for a meal at the lounge at At.mosphere. All you have to do is book a table with a minimum spend of around the same price and enjoy the delicious offering. No lines and no noisy tourists. Instead you get a chic venue with great music and tasty offerings for just around the same price.
Location: Burj Khalifa. Starting from Dh250 minimum spend. Timings: Lounge dinner daily from 5pm to 2am.