Dubai is known for its lively dining scene which includes some of the world’s top restaurants. For those who want to take their night up a notch, Top Spots Dubai has rounded up the list of the most vibrant eateries in the city where you can drink, dine and dance.
1. Zuma, DIFC
A Dubai classic, Japanese restaurant Zuma draws in a young and fun-loving crowd. Their in-house DJ plays out lively house beats while the team serves up cocktails and their contemporary take on Japanese dishes. We recommend dining upstairs in either the bar or lounge area where all the action is. Guests often go from post-work beverages to dancing long into the night.
2. Nammos, Four Seasons Jumeirah
The Mykonian beach club and restaurant is a go-to for long lunches by the sea that go on into the evening. The menu comprises Greek favourites as well as sushi and pasta dishes. Nammos is a go-to for those who like to see and be seen. The live DJ, entertainers, musicians and Greek-style beach views mean that this is the perfect spot to dine, drink and dance from noon until night.
3. Verde, Four Seasons Jumeirah
Verde Dubai dubs itself a “festive restaurant” and it certainly captures the St. Tropez spirit. French dishes have a Mediterranean influence. Be sure to dress to impress. We recommend making your reservation on a Wednesday evening, Verde’s “Décadence” night is said to be Dubai’s “Number 1. Party Dinner”. Verde’s sister venues are in Paris and St. Tropez’s Pampelonne beach.
4. Amazonico, DIFC
Amazonico Dubai offers guests a Latin American menu including raw seafood and grilled meats. The interiors resemble the Amazon jungle, with lush green leaves coming from every corner. Amazonico’s resident DJ spins live every evening in the Lounge Bar with a percussionist while the Roof terrace is the perfect spot for sundowners against a backdrop of electro beats.
5. Bagatelle, Fairmont Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road
The international French fine dining spot has several outposts in cities including St. Tropez, New York, Mykonos, St. Barths and London. The Dubai outpost gets the crowds going with napkin-twirling waiters that often jump onto the tables. Guests can gather at the bar for a pre or post-dinner drink. The Dj gets diners up from their seats. Expect champagne with sparklers and vibrant artworks on the walls.
6. Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Colourful bar and dining spot, Miss Lily’s is known for its Caribbean cuisine and upbeat atmosphere. Vibrant interiors, Caribbean beats from a live DJ and themed cocktails keep the crowd in high spirits. Ladies’ night is on Monday when female guests can enjoy special offers.
7. STK, JBR
Known for its excellent steaks STK has sister restaurants in London, New York and Miami. Pick between the bar, cosy sofas and high tables. STK keeps it lively with pulsing music and live entertainment as well as performers on certain evenings. Tuesdays are ladies’ nights while STK’s weekend brunches are famous for their uplifting atmosphere and bottomless beverages.
8. Clap, DIFC
Clap Dubai offers fine dining and full city views. The contemporary Japanese restaurant and rooftop terrace was originally established in Beirut. Its location on the ninth floor makes it the highest spot in DIFC and therefore offers some of the best city views. The bar area looks towards the Museum of The Future and is typically packed with a young and fun crowd. For a really animated experience book a table in the Music Room, a space with special ‘dancing’ tables and visual projections.
9. Caviar Kaspia, DIFC
The Dubai edition of the famous Parisian concept, established in 1927, Kaspia Dubai impresses with its elegant French interiors and Tsar-Russian influence. Caviar Kaspia offers a truly luxurious fine dining experience. Dishes are adorned with caviar, the most famous is the Kaspia baked potato while the bar serves up elaborate cocktails. In the upstairs section, the resident DJ plays upbeat beats.
10. Roberto’s, DIFC
Modern Italian eatery Roberto’s offers a luxurious reinterpretation of Italian cuisine. The chic DIFC location has rich decor and some of the area’s most impressive views with an open-air terrace overlooking downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa – perfect for sundowners. The DJ mixes classic and contemporary tracks late into the night.