French in Deira


A meal at Traiteur is pure drama, both on the plate and in the striking 14m-high dining room and raised show kitchen, where a small army of chefs elevates classic French bistro fare into a fine-dining experience. Th…
Armenian in Downtown Dubai


Mayrig's Armenian food borrows from Lebanese cuisine while setting its own distinctive flavour accents. Menu stars include sou beureg (a flaky cheese-filled pastry), the mouthwatering fishnah kebab topped with wild …
French in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah


Triple-Michelin-starred Yannick Alléno introduces his culinary magic to Dubai in this subtly theatrical vaulted dining room accented with black crystal chandeliers. His creations seem deceptively simple (the beef te…
Turkish in Deira

Yildiz Saray

Tucked into a ho-hum hotel is this gem of a restaurant where complimentary bread and ezme (a spicy tomato-pepper spread) are the mere overture to the full symphony of classic Turkish fare.
Portuguese in Bur Dubai


Picante is decked out in orange and blue, the dominant colours of the bluffs and the sea of the Algarve beaches on the south coast of Portugal whose cuisine it celebrates. Typical dishes include bacalhau (salt cod f…
British in Downtown Dubai

Rivington Grill

This London transplant serves classic British food in a couldn't-be-more-Dubai location with a candlelit terrace overlooking the Dubai Fountain. Not only homesick Brits give a keen thumbs up to the fish and chips wi…