5 Yummiest Reasons Foodies Should Visit Dubai

Dubai attracts thousands of tourists every year due to its numerous impressive, world-class attractions: the Burj Khalifa, the Palm Islands, Dubai Mall, and the Gold Souq, among others.

At present, this city is not just attracting travelers from various parts of the world but also serious foodies who are in search of the best culinary experiences of their life.

Fulfilling Your Gastronomic Dreams in Dubai

If you’re looking for different wonderful and filling dining experiences, you should put Dubai on top of your list of culinary destinations because of the following reasons:

1. Endless choices

Dubai boasts thousands of dining establishments. These include a number of fine dining restaurants, international fast-food chains, food trucks, coffee shops, hole-in-the-wall joints, pubs and bars.

Whether you’re looking for a casual eating experience or a more formal, elegant one, you won’t have a hard time finding the perfect restaurant.

Because of the numerous dining establishments here, you also won’t have any difficulties satisfying any type of cuisine you’re hankering for. If you’re feeling peckish and want a filling traditional Irish breakfast (complete with black and white pudding), Dubai has a number of pubs and restaurants that serve this dish. If you’re in the mood for some authentic sushi, sukiyaki, and ramen, this city is home to dozens of Japanese restaurants, including well-known international chains.

Whatever type of cuisine you’re craving – Chinese, Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, Mexican, Italian, American, traditional Emirati, etc. – you name it, Dubai has it.

2. Unique dining experiences

Atmosphere restaurant Dubai

Aside from the variety of cuisines you can choose from, you’ll also get to enjoy your meals in unique settings. For starters, you can dine at the world’s highest restaurant: At.mosphere. This renowned dining establishment is located at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. While enjoying great-tasting food, you will have a superb view of Dubai and its skyline.

If dining underwater has always been a dream of yours, try the next best experience. Head to Ossiano – a restaurant at Atlantis, the Palm. Indulge in your favorite seafood and other dishes in this well-known restaurant while ogling the amazing underwater life and surroundings.

Other unique dining experiences you can try in Dubai include dining in the dark (Noire, Fairmont Dubai), ephemeral dining (Enigma, Palazzo Versace), and eating with the (wax) stars (Taste of Fame, Sunset Mall).

3. The city is home to several restaurants owned by multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs

In case you’ve always struggling to reserve a table at one of the most popular Michelin-starred restaurants in New York, London, or Paris, you can get the next best experience by dining in Dubai.

This emirate is home to several dining establishments owned by multi-awarded chefs and restaurateurs, including those with a number of Michelin stars. These well-known culinary giants include:

  • Heinz Beck (Social)
  • Gary Rhodes (Rhodes W1)
  • Wolfgang Puck (CUT by Wolfgang Puck)
  • Pierre Gagnaire (Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire)
  • Vineet Bhatia (Indego by Vineet) Greg Malouf (Clé Dubai)

4. You’ll get the best quality of food

Dining establishments in Dubai are known for sourcing and using only the highest quality of and freshest local ingredients. They use local ingredients and also fly in other products from overseas to ensure that all dishes they serve taste great. In case they serve international traditional cuisines, the restaurants also make sure that everything they serve retains authentic flavors.

5. Dubai plays host to various prestigious and exciting food and beverage events and fairs

Finally, if you wish to take part in prestigious food fairs and festivals, time your visit to Dubai when these events take place. Some of the well-known food and beverage events foodies shouldn’t miss out on include:

  • The Dubai Food Festival
  • Gulfood
  • The Specialty Food Festival
  • Dubai Winter Festival
  • Hangry Hangar
  • Yummex Middle East
  • Middle East Natural & Organic Products Expo (MENOPE)

When you join any of these events, you will have your fill of the best authentic Emirati dishes and other cuisines and food products. You will also enjoy other activities (such as concerts, wine tasting, etc.) which take place during these events that will allow you to learn more about the culture of the UAE.

As a serious foodie, don’t waste time guessing what Dubai has to offer in terms of gastronomic delights and culinary experiences. Experience and enjoy them first hand on your visit here.

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Guest Author : Kunal is a passionate leader, boasting a long track record of successful management across a variety of business industries in the UAE. He founded Bazxar in the DIFC, the most exciting bar in the city that looks, feels and tastes like nowhere else in Dubai. He is also notably the founder of the award-winning El Sur, a contemporary Spanish restaurant located in the Westin Dubai. In addition, he is the founder & CEO of Pret To Go, a brand of organic and healthy cafes located across the UAE in 8 business clusters in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Airport.
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