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Mekong

This charming restaurant offers a taste of the Far East, with Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese all on the menu. All can be enjoyed on the quirky terrace amidst colorful hanging cages, dining from your very own rickshaw. A perfect colloquial touch; tuk tuks are on hand to ferry you to and from the restaurant.

Details

Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah

+971 4 567 8304

www.dubai-palm.anantara.com/mekong/

Pier Chic

This enchanting seafood restaurant is one of the UAE’s most romantic, uniquely-located culinary destinations. Walk down the promenade to the restaurant and enjoy the finest views of Dubai’s most iconic building, The Burj Al Arab. Head to the atmospheric al fresco bar - which is set halfway down the pier - for drinks while taking in the breathtaking surroundings.

Details

Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeriah Resort, Al Sufouh Road

+971 4 366 6730

www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/madinat-jumeirah/restaurants--bars/pierchic/

Traiteur

With outstanding cuisine in a majestic setting and exceptional staff, Traiteur has earned its place as one of Dubai’s best French fine dining experiences. Boasting a show-stopping kitchen, the restaurant is a feast for the senses and hosts exclusive private dining spaces, including Chef’s Table and Cave Privee which are set within a 4,200 bottle wine cellar.

Details

Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Club Street, Deira

+971 4 317 2222

www.dubai.park.hyatt.com

La Serre

Set within the beautifully designed Vida downtown hotel, La Serre is a pretty French bistro. Light and airy, the space is all clean white lines, marble worktops and homely rustic charm. Serving French-Mediterranean fare, much time is spent by the staff sourcing seasonal produce full of flavor – so opting for newly introduced dishes will enhance your experience here.

Details

Vida Hotel, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Old Town, Downtown

+971 4 428 6969

www.laserre.ae/

The Farm

The Farm is a relaxing open-air dining experience with iPad menus, serving honest and healthy food with a relaxed ambience. This family-friendly spot is nestled amidst a lake and lush surroundings and also boasts a beautiful outdoor terrace, daily yoga classes and a seasonal, ethically-sourced menu.

Details

Al Barari Villas, Emirates Road, Opposite Falcon City

+971 4 392 5660

www.thefarmdubai.com