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MICHELIN Restaurants With The Best Views In Dubai

10 Restaurants
We take a look at the MICHELIN Inspectors’ favourite dining spots with the best terrace and views in Dubai.
Updated on 02 April 2024

Dubai has something for everyone – action-packed desert experiences, bustling souks to shop, family-friendly museums and parks, luxury beach resorts, as well as hip and breathtaking spots for a memorable meal.
Here are ten places in the city serving great food and stunning views handpicked by the MICHELIN Inspectors that will turn your moments into unforgettable visual memories.

Akira Back
5th Floor, W Dubai Hotel, West Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
$$$$ · Japanese Contemporary

Korean-born American chef Akira Back offers Japanese fusion cuisine full of vitality and invention using seasonal products and ingredients of artisanal origin on the fifth floor of the colourful W Hotel. This vibrant, modern establishment also features large open kitchens, lively music as well as a terrace with breathtaking views of the Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf. One of the places to be seen in Dubai.

Al Muntaha
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
$$$$ · French

Many consider the Burj Al Arab as the most beautiful hotel in the world with its iconic sail-shaped frame set against the backdrop of the azure waters . This fine French restaurant is hands down a place for a memorable meal. Perched on the 27th floor of one of the world's most exclusive hotels, Al Muntaha offers breathtaking panoramic views across the Arabian Gulf, the Palm and the Dubai Marina and the city that are hard to beat. Concocted by an experienced Italian chef, the menu is French based with Mediterranean flair using top quality ingredients. Try the degustation menu for its langoustine royale, bottoni pasta and tarte tatin. Ask for a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows, as the views are astonishing.

The Address Sky View Tower 2, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai
$$$ · Contemporary

Situated on the 54th floor of the Address Sky View hotel, this trendy and party-friendly outpost of a popular global restaurant group serves contemporary dishes that have global influences using high-quality products and made with passion. The service is friendly and professional. The magical view at the terrace overlooking the city and the Burj Khalifa is an absolute stunner whether from the Night Lounge, Sky Bar or the Pool Deck. Top tip: head down for lunch for a good value-for-money option.

Gate Village 11, DIFC, Dubai
$$$$ · Japanese Contemporary

Business lunch and Saturday brunch are a hit at this Japanese contemporary restaurant on the 9th floor of the DIFC Gate Village. This hip and modern establishment welcomes you with a sizable cocktail bar and a buzzy vibe. The food ranges from Japanese classics, expect sushi, sashimi and shrimp tempura and mains like miso cod. We recommend the Omakase menu for a full dining experience. Looking for a perfect spot? The rooftop terrace with Dubai’s gorgeous city views is the place to be.

70th Floor, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Dubai
$$ · Italian

Perched on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences in Business Bay, this Bib Gourmand restaurant is home to an outdoor terrace and 360° picturesque view of the entire Dubai skyline. Pick what you like from the diverse menu that’s inspired by three generations of women and enjoy the cosy atmosphere while having a chat with the young chef.

Ibn Albahr
Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
$ · Lebanese

Hidden on a small private beach on the edge of the Palm Jumeirah, this fisherman-owned Lebanese seafood eatery features a large industrial dining room and fishing paraphernalia like ropes, anchors and even a boat. Opt for a table on their gorgeous terrace with a view of the beach. The service is exceptionally friendly. The food? Simple yet delicious using beautifully fresh ingredients. And most importantly, it’s cooked from the heart.

Pierre's TT
InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel, promenade level, Dubai
$$$$ · French Contemporary

The bold interior, the joyfully ornate décor, a modern bistro vibe and a delightful setting make this spot a wonderful place for a night on the town. Count on Pierre Gagnaire’s classic dishes alongside more contemporary French fare, including dishes to share. A table on the elegant waterfront terrace overlooking Dubai Creek is a perfect spot. Come on a Wednesday for live jazz.

Rhodes w1
Mezzanine Florr, Grosvenor House Hotel, Al Emreef Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai
$$$ · British Contemporary

A relaxing ambience and a great terrace overlooking the marina is what makes this elegant restaurant in the Grosvenor House Hotel worth a stop. Paying homage to the culinary legacy of the late great Gary Rhodes, the food is served using top-notch ingredients with the philosophy of offering contemporary British dishes that remain true to the original. Ask for a terrace table to enjoy breakfast, or their classic Sunday roast while revelling in the delightful waterway view.

Sea Fu
Four Seasons Resort Dubai Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai
$$$ · Seafood

Watching the sunset while soaking in the ocean breeze from a table on the sumptuous terrace really washes your stress away at this blissful beachfront restaurant at the Four Seasons. The service is natural and endearing as the staff make sure that you have an extra-special dining experience. The Asian-influenced seafood dishes from the open kitchen are vibrant, fresh and full of flavour.

Tàn Chá
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
$$ · Chinese Contemporary

Inside the grand JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, lies a lively, moodily-lit Chinese contemporary restaurant, with a buzzing, hip atmosphere. Sip on a cocktail or two before savouring in a good mix of classic and modern Chinese dishes, especially the signature roasting dishes or the tea smoked crispy skin chicken that cannot be missed. Ask for a table on the terrace to enjoy the stunningly illuminated canal views at night.