There are many al fresco eating alternatives across Dubai, whether it’s entertaining parents, going on a romantic dinner date, or catching up with friends now that the weather is cooler. But if you’re looking for a place to eat high-quality food with a side of water views, go no further. We’ve picked together some of Dubai’s top waterfront restaurants, from all over Dubai, from dining with your toes in the sand to Creekside restaurants in Old Dubai.
Beach Side Waterfront Restaurants
We are gonna list out some beachfront/seaside restaurants with a great view of the sea and sandy beaches for you to have a nice dinner at the beach.
Shimmers – A Sea View Restaurant
Shimmers is a Greek restaurant located on the shore of Jumeirah Mina A Salam with a great view of the sea. While it’s an Instagram-worthy spot for shisha at sundown or late at night, you’re losing out if you don’t try their menu of classic Greek cuisine. The service at Shimmers really stands out: personable yet non-intrusive, and the staff strikes the perfect balance of friendly and professional. You don’t need to dress up because it’s a casual setting, but it’s right on Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, so you might want to just for the Instagram shots.
The Beach House – Beach Restaurant
No matter what time of day you visit The Beach House, you’ll feel as if you’re dining in a tropical resort distant from Dubai’s bustling metropolis. We adore its backdrop, whitewashed design, and menu that makes you feel at ease regardless of where you’re from. Get a beachfront table at the restaurant’s edge and you’re guaranteed a good time – and a beautiful view. It has a great menu of international bites, but we especially like the oversized martini glass filled with calamari – it’s a great way to start a lazy lunch.
Key West – Beachfront Restaurant
Key West feels like a restaurant with a high-end beach hut with its white-washed ceilings, natural hardwood furniture, and turquoise accents, especially with the sea views from the terrace of the restaurant. The cuisine combines dishes from Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Try the lobster mac and cheese tots, which are crisp parcels filled with soft lobster, a gooey blend of gruyere and sharp cheddar, and served with a smoked tomato and fennel seed ketchup. Head to the beach lounge booths for the greatest sundowner area and watch the sun drop behind the water.
Creek Side Waterfront Restaurants
Brasserie du Park – Beachfront Restaurant
At Brasserie du Park, the restaurant with a water view on Dubai Creek, switching from a French to a more Mediterranean menu was an excellent move. The menu is designed to be shared and provides top-quality foods featured on most Dubai menus, such as burrata and steak tartare, as well as some more distinctive dishes, such as a watermelon and feta salad and braised beef cheek. You’ll come for the food, but you’ll stay for the views – perch on the terrace and you’ll be treated to some of the best sundowner views in Dubai.
The Mediterranean-style Boardwalk, which sits on a wooden-stilted jetty, is a Dubai symbol that has been present for more than 20 years (long before the Burj Khalifa was a mere twinkle in the skyline). The restaurant has a large terrace with a panoramic view of the Dubai skyline and a varied menu of Mediterranean foods. It will also introduce a new reason to visit on Sundays, with the introduction of a weekly jazz night with swing artist Rich Kennedy performing a live set each week. To share, pair it with a Royal Seafood platter (Dhs650).
Waterfront Restaurants With Dubai Marina Views
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This Marina restaurant has become something of a landmark for British ex-pats seeking home comforts. It features hearty British cooking as well as regularly changing specials and a vegetarian menu that goes far beyond a basic salad. It is open for breakfast, noon, dinner, and late-night dining. However, don’t expect to be chewing your way through a classic roast with mediocre views. The fourth-floor restaurant and large patio overlook Marina’s magnificent seas, so you can have steak and Yorkshire puddings while admiring the twinkly Dubai Marina vistas.
Restaurants With Canal Views
Seven Sisters – Waterfront Restaurant
Seven Sisters is a new addition to Dubai’s drinking and dining scene. The Lebanese export is known for its boisterous bar ambience, but it also has superb cuisine that goes beyond the traditional bar nibbles. There’s a raw bar with sushi, nigiri, and tartare, as well as a variety of specialities like satay chicken, braised short ribs, and the ‘Seven Sisters Sliders.’ Most nights of the week, there will also be live music performed against the backdrop of the Dubai Canal.
Pai Thai – Seafront Restaurant
What about taking a romantic boat ride to dinner? From its beautiful location on the Madinat Jumeirah seafront, Dubai’s Pai Thai restaurant delivers exactly that. Expect a selection of traditional and more modern foods on the menu, prepared by an excellent team of Thai chefs.
Restaurants With Fountain Views
A Cappella – Waterfront Restaurant
A Cappella, located in front of the world’s largest fountain, provides a pleasant and casual environment with a one-of-a-kind eating experience. Moreover, this is one of the best waterfront restaurants in Dubai. This restaurant with a view serves meals in small bites or plates in a distinct tapas manner. A Cappella’s menu features a diverse range of international cuisines from India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Mexico, the Middle East, Spain, and Italy. Pani puri, pav bhaji, chicken tikka, taco, mac & cheese, and other favourites are on the menu. The live bar and kitchen collaborate to create a groovy and exciting environment while also providing an extensive beverage experience. It’s a fantastic venue for outdoor brunch in Dubai, especially on Sundays, when you can eat and drink while taking in the breathtaking views of the city. A Cappella also has a Wednesday ladies’ night, unbelievable happy hours on food, liquor, and shisha, and a Saturday Bollywood night with live performances by the most popular Bollywood bands.
Bosporus – Waterfront Restaurants
Your gateway to Turkey,” The objective of Bosporus Turkish Restaurant is to introduce authentic Ottoman Turkish food and hospitality to the UAE. The ambience here resonates with a romantic restaurant setting. With meticulously crafted dishes inspired by centuries of Ottoman cuisine, Bosporus brings Turkish flavours to life. They take pride in every stage of the process of preparing their dishes. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served with great Turkish cuisine. Iskander Kebabs, Lamb Kofta, and Kuzu Omuz are among these dishes. While being on the Lower Ground Floor means you won’t have a perfect view of the fountain, the food, friendly service, and fantastic ambience make up for it.
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