Winter Season Dining: 5 Best Restaurants With Outdoor Seating In Dubai
Al fresco dining is the order of the season….
Dining outdoors has long been embraced as a great way to unwind, and with the cooler autumn and soon winter weather finally upon us in the region, al fresco is on most people’s minds. Since it’s time to make most of the eateries that are known for their outdoor space game, we’ve picked out some of Dubai’s amazing options that allow you to drink in the views and enjoy a fabulous meal from a sun-dappled or moonlit terrace.
Here are five top spots to get your al fresco fix:
Aquario at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah
Aquario, the restaurant by the beach with an authentic feel thanks to its natural wooden decks, serves responsibly sourced seafood from local and international waters. The fare is cooked using traditional techniques and specialist methods to retain authentic flavours and nutrition. The connected bar is an elegant, relaxed space where guests can try expertly crafted eclectic cocktails, with an offering of fine gins mixed with specially flavoured tonic waters. Another reason to add this to your must-try list is the great music that makes those aperitifs or nightcaps that much more enjoyable.
Nassau, Jumeirah Golf Estates
Knowing renowned celebrity chef Silvena Rowe is behind the Mediterranean-themed dining hotspot Nassau is more than enough reason to visit. However, the eatery located in Jumeirah Golf Estates also offers an idyllic outdoor terrace with uninterrupted views of the renowned golf course. It is the perfect location to unwind with loved ones and enjoy a wholesome dining experience. Healthy dining is at the core of Rowe’s menu, while accentuating local, fresh, seasonal produce and superfoods. Many of the dishes served on the menu are gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free,and suitable for paleo and vegan preferences as well. Additionally, Rowe has created various options that cater to the taste of guests preferring a plant-based meal.
Bite Me Burger, DIFC
Bite Me Burger is situated in the ultra-cool Dubai district of DIFC, making it the perfect pit-stop for those working in and around the area during the day or a catch up with friends after work. While the quirky burger-themed interiors are something to see, during the cooler months, the spacious patio is the perfect place to tuck into some of those seriously Insta-worthy burgers. Their delicious pick & mix mini burgers are served in duo, trio, quad, dozen and twenty-four sharing boxes indeed ‘making the world a burger place’.
The stylish terrace at the French-Vietnamese eatery from New York, Indochine, has a setting that features the brand’s trademark tropical décor. This allows guests to savour the restaurant’s signature dishes underneath a leafy canopy surrounded by flowers, relaxing in a green oasis in the heart of the city. The al fresco spot in DIFC is the perfect place for dinner and drinks or a leisurely lunch. Whether it’s sipping on signature cocktails, such as the Indochine Martini or the Perfume River, tucking into the favourites such as the Pomelo Salad, Vietnamese Ravioli and Shaking Beef or biting into a classic Indochine dessert, it’s the spot to be seen this winter.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
One of Dubai’s top brunch spots spans across three of The Westin’s restaurants, Baba, Sui Mui and Mina’s Kitchen, as well as boasting a beautiful outdoor terrace. Delicious and decadent, you’ll find cuisines from all over the world, from Italian to Indian and everything in between, at the hotel’s lively, interactive brunch Bubbalicious Bruch. As well as marvelling at the multiple live cooking stations, each one showcasing a different kind of cuisine, there’s first-class live entertainment, whether it’s the magicians, stilt walkers, live band, drummer or violinist. And, of course, there’s all that free flowing fizz and the chance to wander around the 18 different bar stations, including a vintage bar and sake and spritz stations.