Bur Dubai’s Top Restaurants

Antique Bazaar – (Indian Subcontinent)

This Indian restaurant in Dubai offers excellent food with unusual decoration. Every table in the restaurant is different. The atmospheric Indian music gives it an authentic feel accompanied by the very tasty meat dishes. Open for dinner from 12.30-3.30pm and 19:30 until 3 am. Prices are reasonable.


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Al Mahara (Seafood)

This restaurant does not only offer the most exquisite seafood dishes but also fascinating surroundings. A spectacular aquarium awaits your arrival, filled with fish, sharks, turtles and other sea creatures. If you are lucky you may even spot a diver feeding the fish. The menus range from classic, modern, Arabic adventure and Seafood experience, offering various types of specialties. This restaurant is one of the most expensive in Dubai but its unique atmosphere is worth at least a visit.

Al-Qasr – (Middle Eastern)

This is one of Dubai’s busiest restaurants, primarily serving Lebanese dishes and other Middle Eastern cuisines. The restaurant overlooks the splendid gardens, the beach and swimming pools, and is accompanied by a Belly Dancer and traditional Arabian Music. The food is delicious and the restaurant entertainment offers an eventful night out.

Tel: 04 336 1111

Bella Donna – (European)

This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine, offering thin-crust pizzas and home-made pastas at very reasonable prices. You can either sit out on the terrace and glance over at the sea, or if you prefer indoors that can also be arranged.

Tel: 04 344 7710


Pai Thai (Far Eastern)

This restaurant has a very romantic location and a first-rate Thai cuisine. Pai Thai is particularly expensive, but along with the top service and high standard of food you will consider it as being good value for money. Recommended dish: Deep fried hammour with sweet and sour chilli sauce.

Tel: 04 366 8888

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BICE (European)

This is known as the best Italian restaurant in Dubai. The quality of ingredients are superb, the recipes are traditional yet presented in a modern style. Recommended dishes: Beef carpaccio and wild-mushroom risotto.

Tel: 04 399 1111

Grand Grill (Steakhouse)

This South African restaurant makes a top quality steak-house. The inside décor is laid-back with an open kitchen next to the entrance. Recommended steak: 500g Aussie Rump steak. The restaurant is open from 1pm till 4pm and 7pm till midnight.

Tel: 04 399 5000


Indego (Indian Subcontinent)

This is a fabulous spacious Indian restaurant, with the famous Vineet Bhatia being the consulting chef. This is an Indian restaurant with a difference; whilst it is renowned for its traditional recipes the presentation and ingredients are more European. It is open from Sunday until Friday, 7.30pm till midnight.

Tel: 04 399 8888

Tagine (Middle Eastern)

This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and has a very elegant setting. The authentic Meze starters include salads and vegetables and the recommended mains include the lamb tagine with ginger, parsley and other flavours. This restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening out.

Tel: 04 399 9999