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Six of the best fine dining restaurants in Dubai

The UAE’s popular metropolis is becoming a seat of power in the restaurant world…

Oct 03, 2022 | By

It doesn’t get much more diverse than the culinary scene in Dubai. A true melting pot of cuisines, flavours and experiences, encompassing everything from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, the city is abuzz with foodie adventures.

If you’re in the mood for fine-dining, here are six venues you simply must try:


Inspired by the vibrancy and flavours of Latin America, Coya serves up traditional Peruvian cuisine using Japanese, Chinese and Spanish cooking techniques. Naturally light, healthy and colourful dishes are delivered straight from the ceviche counter and open kitchen with tacos, sashimi and an abundance of meat, fish and seafood options on the menu. @coya


With venues all over the world, the Dubai outpost of award-winning Zuma in the fine-dining hotspot of the Dubai International Financial Centre. The focus here is on Japanese inspired dishes that are authentic but not traditional. Bold, intense flavours are created in three kitchens: the main kitchen, the sushi counter and the robata grill with the food simply presented on the plate and best served ‘izakaya’ style, which means ‘to be shared’. @zuma

Trèsind Studio

The only Indian Michelin-starred restaurant in Dubai, Trèsind Studio showcases flavours both new and familiar through a creative lens. Ingredients are sourced locally from organic and sustainable farmers in the UAE and transformed into dishes representing the north, south, east and west of India. A firm emphasis on the guest experience is based on the popular Indian phrase “Atithi Devo Bhava”, which literally means ‘Guest Is God’. @tresindstudio


The home of French-Mediterranean cuisine in Dubai, LPM is a stalwart on the city’s dining scene. With a menu focusing on Nicoise ingredients, everything is designed to be shared and eaten family-style, with both surf and turf options, plus plenty of vegetarian friendly items. Instead of rich heavy flavours that depend on the use of excessive butter and cream, the restaurant favours a cuisine that is light, healthy and deliciously palatable. @LPMDubai

STAY by Yannick Alléno

With two Michelin stars, STAY is luxurious without being stuffy and offers exceptional French cuisine prepared using contemporary techniques. An impressive Pastry Library where desserts are custom-made is a particular highlight while a choice of set menus includes a four-course called “Emotions” and the six-course “Experience”. @stay_dubai

Il Ristorante – Niko Romito

Top-quality ingredients are flown in from Italy to create modern yet simple Italian dishes at this Bulgari hotel-based restaurant, including the finest fish dishes and a range of perfect pastas. For a real treat, go for the ‘Degustazione’ menu – a six-course sharing meal showcasing the best of Niko Romito’s culinary artistry with sommelier pairing. @ bulgarinikoromitodubai

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