Dubai offers a vast range of culinary experiences, but very few offer a truly unique dining experience tailored specifically to couples. Whether you and your partner are travelling on a budget or looking to treat yourselves to the finest experiences Dubai has to offer, there is something for everyone in Dubai.
If it’s not there already, add a Dubai romantic dinner to your bucket list. The list below curates the best romantic restaurants in terms of view, ambience, culinary speciality, and uniqueness.
Thiptara – Palace Downtown
Thiptara is one of the most romantic restaurants Dubai has to offer. Be entertained by the beautiful water show of the Dubai Fountain while you enjoy a savoury Thai cuisine, particularly Thai seafood. Beyond the water-show is the magnificent Burj Khalifa towering over Downtown Dubai.
Thiptara is located at Palace Downtown, Ground Level, along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. It is open daily from 6 pm to 11:30 pm.
Learn more at www.addresshotels.com
Bateaux Dubai – An Oceanic Delight
While most restaurants are based on land, Bateaux Dubai ups the ante by taking it offshore. Experience a luxury dining adventure at one of the most romantic places in Dubai. At Bateaux Dubai, you and your loved one get to dine along the Dubai Creek while enjoying a 4-course menu which includes lobster and salmon.
Bateaux Dubai is located at Bur Dubai, Opposite the Consulate of Kuwait. The cruise is from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm daily.
Learn more at www.jaresortshotels.com/bateaux-dubai
Ossiano – Sophisticated Seafood
Ossiano is possibly THE most romantic dinner in Dubai. An immersive dining experience alongside the 65,000 marine animals housed in the giant 11-million litre seawater aquarium inside Atlantis The Palm. Some of Dubai’s most indulgent seafood dining and exceptional service. (And for just a small sum of 1,950 AED have a diver deliver a personal message from inside the tank for your loved one).
Ossiano is located in Atlantis The Palm and opens daily 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday lunch 12:30 pm to 2 pm
Learn more at www.atlantis.com
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Palm Avenue – A Poolside Paradise
If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere on your next Dubai romantic dinner, then Palm Avenue is for you. Its sparkling clean décor, crystal clear pool water, and surrounding palm trees set it apart from indoor restaurants. Marvel at the poolside sunset with your loved one while relishing on Californian comfort food with a touch of European cuisine. It is perfect for a romantic private dinner in Dubai.
Palm Avenue is located in Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Crescent Rd, The Palm Jumeirah. It is open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.
Learn more at www. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
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Mint Leaf of London – A Budget-Friendly Choice
Mint Leaf of London is famously known as one of the most affordable romantic restaurants in Dubai. Their menu includes not only Indian cuisine but also halal cuisine for faith-based diners. It has a private dining area with soothing music playing in the background. At night, its warm soft lights make for an even more romantic ambience.
Mint Leaf of London is located on the 15th floor of the South Tower of the Emirates Financial Towers. It is open daily from 12 pm – 1 am.
Learn more at www.mintleaf.ae
Iris Dubai – A Roof-top Delight
Iris Dubai is a budget restaurant that offers a first-class dining experience. It is one of the best romantic spots in Dubai. Its unique roof-top open-air design gives couples a refreshing dining experience. At sunset, you get to marvel at the glowing city below. Iris Dubai serves international cuisine.
It is located at Meydan Grandstand, Near the Ticket Sales Office, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai. It is daily from 5 pm to 2 am except on Fridays when it opens from 1 pm to 3 am.
Learn more at www.irisdubai.com
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Andreea’s Beach Club – An Exquisite Outdoor Lounge
Andreea’s Beach Club is a beach paradise with an exotic Caribbean feel. Couples are welcomed with a refreshing drink while they wait for their meal. Its white umbrellas, blue pool water, dotted with palm trees, and cool breeze creates a relaxed atmosphere. Andreea’s is known for its romantic in-water lounge where you can enjoy a meal, smoke Shisha, and have a drink.
Andreea’s Beach Club is located at Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates. It is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 am to 1 am.
Learn more at www.andreeas.ae
Marina Social – A Pocket of London
Marina Social is a blend between a Mediterranean and European restaurant. Run by the world-famous British chef, Jason Atherton, you are sure to have a memorable palatable dining experience. On request, your table could be set with candle lights and a pot filled with flowers of your choice. Marina Social is definitely one of the most romantic places in Dubai. Described as a pocket of London in Dubai, Marina Social brings to life creative meals with stunning views of the Dubai Marina. Its soft lighting in the evening lets you cosy up and have an unforgettable romantic night out.
Marina Social is located at 1st Floor, InterContinental, Dubai Marina. Its timing varies throughout the week. It is open Sunday to Wednesday at 6 pm – 10:45 pm, Thursday 6 pm – 11:45 pm, Friday Dinner 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm, and Saturday 1 pm – 10:45 pm.
Learn more at www.marinasocialdubai.com
Dubai sets itself apart as a romantic city by offering a variety of options. Each option transports you to a different part of the world with its unique cuisine. Couples not only get to delicious meals but they also get to marvel at the best Dubai restaurants with a view. From rooftops with amazing views to boat cruises offshore, whether you are on a honeymoon, an anniversary, or simply looking to show some love, there is something for everyone in Dubai.
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