Pars Iranian Kitchen
Hearty Persian platters served in cosy little private platforms.
A lively Mexican restaurant serving Dubai's best selection of international beers.
Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge
With views out across the desert, this chilled cafe/bar is among the most relaxing in Dubai.
Reem Al Bawadi
This vibrant Lebanese is a great spot to try some local delights. And a shisha.
A nightly dinner cruise up and down the Dubai creek.
In the heart of Dubai's fake goods and cheap souvenir district, this is a long-time favourite.
Butcher Shop and Grill
An excellent, no-frills steakhouse in the Mall of the Emirates. Shopping suddenly isn't so bad.
Dubai's best Persian restaurant is well worth a trip across the creek.
The Irish Village
Probably about as close to a pub you'll find in Dubai and a local legend because of it.
Watch the entire city from Dubai's highest bar. Just don't jump when you see the bill.