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The best restaurants in Dubai
Thirty years ago there was just a handful of restaurants in Dubai. Fast-forward to 2018 and the culinary options are now endless and challenge any other major city on the foodie front.
We have taken on the task of working our way through all the best restaurants in Dubai to report back on the current top three meals you must try immediately.
If you’re not hungry right now, you definitely will be after reading this.
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
One of Taiwan’s most famous restaurant chains, Din Tai Fung can now be found in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates. There is a reason it was ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times – it does the most delicious dumplings we have ever tried. Also known for their out-of-this-world wontons and chow mein, a meal here will be one to remember.
Menu must-try: Their famous XiaoLongBao, a chicken and crab dumpling.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Gourmet Burger Kitchen at City Centre Mirdif, Dubai
Sometimes we all need to sit down and devour a well-earned cheat meal. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect feast-day meal, look no further than Gourmet Burger Kitchen in City Centre Mirdif. This foodie chain serves uploaded buns filled with top-quality meat and fresh toppings. GBK also offers plenty of tasty side dishes and appetisers, including halloumi bites, hot wings and chargrilled chicken skewers.
Menu must-try: You cannot go wrong with the Jalapeno Overload Burger – it will be well worth every single minute spent working it off on the treadmill.
Tribes restaurant at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Tribes in Mall of the Emirates has become a firm favourite on the UAE foodie map. Expect exotic flavours and super fresh ingredients in the form of lavish meaty platters, fish skewers and curries. The African-themed restaurant also serves up yummy salads and sandwiches if you fancy a lighter bite.
Menu must-try: Do not leave without sampling the beef ribs.
Texas Roadhouse restaurant at City Centre Deira, Dubai
Expect all your meaty favourites at Texas Roadhouse in City Centre Deira. This child-friendly eatery offers up plates piled high with hand-cut steaks, juicy rib racks, oven roasted chicken and grilled shrimp. The casual Western-themed atmosphere combined with the mouth-watering BBQ dishes make this a real crowd-pleaser for the whole family.
Menu must-try: The grilled to perfection New York Strip steak.