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Where to eat, stay, shop and play in Dubai

  • Travel 101
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published 22 December 2021
  • Published 22 December 2021

Dubai's everchanging landscape makes it a thriving holiday destination, ideal for couples, groups of friends and families alike. There is an unbelievable number of exciting things to do, luxurious places to stay and tempting places in which to dine. Whatever your tastes, preferences and interests you are certain to find something that will keep your whole travelling party entertained, including the kids.

However, in a city where ribbon cuttings happen almost monthly it can become difficult to stay up to date with the latest and best places in town to eat, stay, shop and play. Thankfully, our Winged Boots travel experts also have the inside scoop and are specialists in planning holidays in the Middle East. On top of booking your flights our personal travel managers can personally recommend which hotels offer exactly what it is you are looking for and can tailor make suggestions on where to eat, as well as the top places to visit or things to do throughout your stay. They can even go one step further and secure table reservations, and purchase tickets to shows and events ahead of travel so you can be as organised as you wish before the plane even touches the tarmac.  
 
To help inspire you, here’s our rundown of where is hot in Dubai right now...

EAT

But feasting in Dubai isn’t all about the food either. Restaurants in Dubai also offer unique décor, awesome vistas and highlight the experience of dining as much as the cuisine itself. This is where Dubai really comes into its own.

So if you are planning a trip to Dubai soon get set for some world-class gastronomy delights. To start inspiring your next escape, see below some of our top recommendations for eating out in 2022. 

Nusr-Et Steakhouse Dubai

Nusr-Et Steakhouse Dubai

Revolutionising the way we enjoy meat, Nusr-Et Steakhouse Dubai is located within Four Season Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Offering a menu of delicious cuts of beef, lamb and shrimp complemented by tangy salads and garnishes, dinner is rich and wholesome. The cocktails are the cherry on top. With a lively atmosphere and picturesque setting Nusr-Et attracts the fashion crowd and famous faces. It’s ideal for marking a milestone, whether that be a wedding anniversary or significant birthday.

Nusr-Et Steakhouse Dubai

Revolutionising the way we enjoy meat, Nusr-Et Steakhouse Dubai is located within Four Season Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Offering a menu of delicious cuts of beef, lamb and shrimp complemented by tangy salads and garnishes, dinner is rich and wholesome. The cocktails are the cherry on top. With a lively atmosphere and picturesque setting Nusr-Et attracts the fashion crowd and famous faces. It’s ideal for marking a milestone, whether that be a wedding anniversary or significant birthday.

LPM Restaurant and Bar

LPM Restaurant and Bar

LPM Restaurant and Bar sits in Gate Village surrounded by art galleries, high-end shopping, Christie’s auction house and hotels such as Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton. A menu of French fancies, influenced by Mediterranean flavours, is sure to make your tastebuds jig - the rigatoni with baby mushrooms and lamb cutlets are stand outs on the list of choices. The bar is a destination in itself and the cocktail menu will certainly have you returning for seconds... and probably thirds.

LPM Restaurant and Bar

LPM Restaurant and Bar sits in Gate Village surrounded by art galleries, high-end shopping, Christie’s auction house and hotels such as Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton. A menu of French fancies, influenced by Mediterranean flavours, is sure to make your tastebuds jig - the rigatoni with baby mushrooms and lamb cutlets are stand outs on the list of choices. The bar is a destination in itself and the cocktail menu will certainly have you returning for seconds... and probably thirds.

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Flamingo Room by Tashas

Flamingo Room by Tashas

Found in Jumeirah Al Naseem within the Madinat Jumeirah complex, Flamingo Room by Tashas is a kaleidoscope of coral, blush and rose gold tones fused together with leaf prints, a floral Baobab installation and scalloped edging. It’s the perfect spot for casual dining in an aesthetically pleasing setting, whether you’re opting for lunch, dinner or even just evening cocktails. Be sure to snap a new Instagram grid post at the marble Champagne bar and save room for dessert. The pavlova bomb is delish.

Flamingo Room by Tashas

Found in Jumeirah Al Naseem within the Madinat Jumeirah complex, Flamingo Room by Tashas is a kaleidoscope of coral, blush and rose gold tones fused together with leaf prints, a floral Baobab installation and scalloped edging. It’s the perfect spot for casual dining in an aesthetically pleasing setting, whether you’re opting for lunch, dinner or even just evening cocktails. Be sure to snap a new Instagram grid post at the marble Champagne bar and save room for dessert. The pavlova bomb is delish.

Nammos

Nammos

From the silky sands of the exclusive Psarou Beach in Mykonos, Nammos has landed in Dubai with uncompromising luxury and endless fun. In a privileged spot on Jumeirah Beach at The Four Seasons Resort, enjoy day to night dining at the iconic beach club with uninterrupted views of the Arabian sea and city skyline. Its signatures include baked spicy crab maki, kobe beef tataki and spicy tuna spider roll. We're already salivating.

Nammos

From the silky sands of the exclusive Psarou Beach in Mykonos, Nammos has landed in Dubai with uncompromising luxury and endless fun. In a privileged spot on Jumeirah Beach at The Four Seasons Resort, enjoy day to night dining at the iconic beach club with uninterrupted views of the Arabian sea and city skyline. Its signatures include baked spicy crab maki, kobe beef tataki and spicy tuna spider roll. We're already salivating.

Zuma DUBAI

Zuma DUBAI

Expect authentic Japanese dishes that step away from the traditional at Zuma Dubai. Focusing on ancient cooking methods the food features bold and intense flavours. With a proud emphasis on simple presentation, think plain white crockery and minimalist garnish, the quality of the ingredients shine through with no plated distractions. Presenting a menu that’s designed for sharing, Zuma is the perfect host for dinner with friends where great food and even better conversation reign supreme.

Zuma DUBAI

Expect authentic Japanese dishes that step away from the traditional at Zuma Dubai. Focusing on ancient cooking methods the food features bold and intense flavours. With a proud emphasis on simple presentation, think plain white crockery and minimalist garnish, the quality of the ingredients shine through with no plated distractions. Presenting a menu that’s designed for sharing, Zuma is the perfect host for dinner with friends where great food and even better conversation reign supreme.

GAIA Dubai Restaurant

GAIA Dubai Restaurant

Showcasing the core elements of Grecian culture, GAIA combines warm hospitality with fresh ingredients and simple home-cooking.

COYA Dubai

Bringing the spirit of the Incas to the Middle East, dine on award-winning Peruvian cuisine at COYA. Don’t miss the Friday brunch.

Cipriani Dubai

Say hello to the finest in Italian gastronomy. Staying true to the original restaurant, the Dubai location certainly won't disappoint.

If you would like your personal travel manager to secure a table reservation at any of these establishments or would like more suggestions on where to eat on your next trip to Dubai, dont not hesitate to contact them today on 0203 816 0985.

GAIA Dubai Restaurant

Showcasing the core elements of Grecian culture, GAIA combines warm hospitality with fresh ingredients and simple home-cooking.

COYA Dubai

Bringing the spirit of the Incas to the Middle East, dine on award-winning Peruvian cuisine at COYA. Don’t miss the Friday brunch.

Cipriani Dubai

Say hello to the finest in Italian gastronomy. Staying true to the original restaurant, the Dubai location certainly won't disappoint.

If you would like your personal travel manager to secure a table reservation at any of these establishments or would like more suggestions on where to eat on your next trip to Dubai, dont not hesitate to contact them today on 0203 816 0985.

STAY

Whether you’re a honeymooner, a three-generational holidaying family or a group of friends on a hen do, Dubai has the perfect guest room, suite or even private residence just for you, so allow Winged Boots to point you in the right direction.

Let's get your wanderlust building with some excellent recommendations of where to stay in Dubai in 2022...

ME Dubai

ME Dubai

A bold expression of art and contemporary culture, ME Dubai located in the heart of downtown stands out from the crowd with its unique blend of indoor and outdoor living. Seamlessly showcasing light-flooded atriums, curved spaces and minimalist interiors, this is a hotel for those who appreciate the finer details. Plus, fans of expressionist Japanese Robatayaki cuisine will be pleased to hear that ROKA is found on the first floor. Remember to make a reservation.

Click here to book your escape to ME Dubai today

ME Dubai

A bold expression of art and contemporary culture, ME Dubai located in the heart of downtown stands out from the crowd with its unique blend of indoor and outdoor living. Seamlessly showcasing light-flooded atriums, curved spaces and minimalist interiors, this is a hotel for those who appreciate the finer details. Plus, fans of expressionist Japanese Robatayaki cuisine will be pleased to hear that ROKA is found on the first floor. Remember to make a reservation.

Click here to book your escape to ME Dubai today

Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis The Royal

An architectural marvel, the sister resort to Atlantis, The Palm is set to open its doors in 2022. 43 storeys high, and approximately 185 metres above sea level, the new resort boasts unparalleled views across The Palm to the Dubai city skyline. Featuring more than 90 swimming pools, the most extravagant is the rooftop Sky Pool that spans 90 metres in length. The rooms and suites utilise the latest in modern design and provide comfortable beds that will comfort you after indulging at one of 17 new restaurants and bars. 

Learn more about Atlantis The Royal here

Atlantis The Royal

An architectural marvel, the sister resort to Atlantis, The Palm is set to open its doors in 2022. 43 storeys high, and approximately 185 metres above sea level, the new resort boasts unparalleled views across The Palm to the Dubai city skyline. Featuring more than 90 swimming pools, the most extravagant is the rooftop Sky Pool that spans 90 metres in length. The rooms and suites utilise the latest in modern design and provide comfortable beds that will comfort you after indulging at one of 17 new restaurants and bars. 

Learn more about Atlantis The Royal here

Address Sky View

Address Sky View

A skyline-defining duo of towers joined by an architecturally mesmerising sky bridge, you’re set for an iconic stay at Address Sky View. Its pièce de résistance is easily the infinity pool however the tranquil spa comes in a very close second. The restaurant provides a menu of delicious global bistronomy while Deck Too pool lounge offers refreshing beverages and perfect poolside accompaniments.

To discover more about Address Sky View, click here.

Address Sky View

A skyline-defining duo of towers joined by an architecturally mesmerising sky bridge, you’re set for an iconic stay at Address Sky View. Its pièce de résistance is easily the infinity pool however the tranquil spa comes in a very close second. The restaurant provides a menu of delicious global bistronomy while Deck Too pool lounge offers refreshing beverages and perfect poolside accompaniments.

To discover more about Address Sky View, click here.

Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace

With décor reminiscent of a 16th century palace and sketches by Gianni and Donatella lining the walls, Palazzo Versace is perfect for luxe-seeking fashionistas. Expect high ceilings dripping in chandeliers and impeccable service from the friendly staff. Palazzo Versace Dubai offers a curated dining experience at a selection of nine fabulous restaurants and bars, where each venue is a tribute to Versace’s signature works and boast al fresco dining areas with views of the surrounding Dubai Creek.

Find out more about what Palazzo Versace has to offer here

If you would like more information about any of these properties or would like to request a free quotation, click here to complete and enquiry form or call 0203 816 0985 to speak with one of our personal travel managers today. For more inspiration on where to stay in Dubai, browse more of our recommended resorts here.

Palazzo Versace

With décor reminiscent of a 16th century palace and sketches by Gianni and Donatella lining the walls, Palazzo Versace is perfect for luxe-seeking fashionistas. Expect high ceilings dripping in chandeliers and impeccable service from the friendly staff. Palazzo Versace Dubai offers a curated dining experience at a selection of nine fabulous restaurants and bars, where each venue is a tribute to Versace’s signature works and boast al fresco dining areas with views of the surrounding Dubai Creek.

Find out more about what Palazzo Versace has to offer here

If you would like more information about any of these properties or would like to request a free quotation, click here to complete and enquiry form or call 0203 816 0985 to speak with one of our personal travel managers today. For more inspiration on where to stay in Dubai, browse more of our recommended resorts here.

SHOP

Dubai Mall

Dubai is possibly one of the best spots on the planet for a little retail therapy. It's even home to the world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall, located in the heart of the city and anchored by Burj Khalifa. Boasting more than 1,300 retail units, over 200 food and beverage outlets, the world-class Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, a VR Park, an Olympic-size ice rink and KidZania there’s plenty to occupy all the family.

Dubai is possibly one of the best spots on the planet for a little retail therapy. It's even home to the world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall, located in the heart of the city and anchored by Burj Khalifa. Boasting more than 1,300 retail units, over 200 food and beverage outlets, the world-class Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, a VR Park, an Olympic-size ice rink and KidZania there’s plenty to occupy all the family.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

But there’s a plethora of other shopping options in the emirate too. Set to be ready for your Amex in early 2022, Dubai Hills Mall will have 650 restaurants and shops while the new Meydan One will offer an integrated experiential retail centre and funfair. However, for an authentic shopping experience, the gold, spice, perfume and textile souks will provide rows of stalls selling the best in Middle Eastern wares. For a smaller taste of traditional shopping visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Its labyrinth of lanes sell souvenirs, art and textiles.

But there’s a plethora of other shopping options in the emirate too. Set to be ready for your Amex in early 2022, Dubai Hills Mall will have 650 restaurants and shops while the new Meydan One will offer an integrated experiential retail centre and funfair. However, for an authentic shopping experience, the gold, spice, perfume and textile souks will provide rows of stalls selling the best in Middle Eastern wares. For a smaller taste of traditional shopping visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Its labyrinth of lanes sell souvenirs, art and textiles.

PLAY

Aquaventure

Dubai certainly is not short of things to do, but one of our favourite pastimes in the emirate is a day at one of the thrilling waterparks. Aquaventure, located within Atlantis, The Palm, now benefits from the recent addition of Trident’s Tower that boasts 12 thrilling new rides bringing the parks total to 79 attractions. Using the latest in modern technology, the new tower features the world’s longest ProSlide family adventure where rafts rocket through winding channels experiencing back-to-back curves, drops and uphill climbs. There’s also plenty of gentle slides, splash zones and relaxing rapids to satisfy all ages and levels of adrenaline seeker.

Dubai certainly is not short of things to do, but one of our favourite pastimes in the emirate is a day at one of the thrilling waterparks. Aquaventure, located within Atlantis, The Palm, now benefits from the recent addition of Trident’s Tower that boasts 12 thrilling new rides bringing the parks total to 79 attractions. Using the latest in modern technology, the new tower features the world’s longest ProSlide family adventure where rafts rocket through winding channels experiencing back-to-back curves, drops and uphill climbs. There’s also plenty of gentle slides, splash zones and relaxing rapids to satisfy all ages and levels of adrenaline seeker.

Skydiving over Palm Jumeirah

For a different style of water-based activity why not try flyboarding? Attached to jets that blast water at a rapid speed, you’ll lift up to 19 feet above the ocean... if you can keep your balance, that is. But for the ultimate daredevils we recommend skydiving over Palm Jumeirah or the emirate’s golden desert with a tandem jump from 13,000ft. You'll need nerves of steel.

To elevate your next Dubai holiday with bespoke day trips, activities and experiences, contact your personal travel manager on 0203 816 0985 or for more inspiration of things to do while you are away, we have an array of ideas from unwinding at the Armani Spa to going wild on a quad biking safari. Read more here

Now that we have got your excitement for your next escape building, it’s time to start planning. For the latest Winged Boots offers to Dubai click here or to request a free quotation to your favourite resort, call your personal travel manager or complete an enquiry form today.  

For a different style of water-based activity why not try flyboarding? Attached to jets that blast water at a rapid speed, you’ll lift up to 19 feet above the ocean... if you can keep your balance, that is. But for the ultimate daredevils we recommend skydiving over Palm Jumeirah or the emirate’s golden desert with a tandem jump from 13,000ft. You'll need nerves of steel.

To elevate your next Dubai holiday with bespoke day trips, activities and experiences, contact your personal travel manager on 0203 816 0985 or for more inspiration of things to do while you are away, we have an array of ideas from unwinding at the Armani Spa to going wild on a quad biking safari. Read more here

Now that we have got your excitement for your next escape building, it’s time to start planning. For the latest Winged Boots offers to Dubai click here or to request a free quotation to your favourite resort, call your personal travel manager or complete an enquiry form today.  

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