Al Dawaar

International in Deira

Image by Lara Brunt Lonely Planet

In a city that likes to teeter on the cutting edge, this revolving restaurant on the 25th floor is endearingly old school. After a makeover in 2017, the decor is light and modern, the vibe serene, the buffet a bounty of European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Japanese dishes, and the views of the city predictably impressive, especially at night.

The Friday buffet is justifiably popular (Dhs229). Reservations essential. Al Dawaar is a popular venue for birthday and other celebrations.