Check Out 6 Of The Top Most Distinctive Eating Experiences
Dubai's food and beverage market has boomed in recent years as investors and business owners sought to capitalize on the consumer shift towards the "experience economy." As customer demand for interesting and new experiences grows, and competition between services increases, restaurants are aware that they must stand out from the crowd in order to skyrocket. To do so, they must provide unique experiences which are also thoughtful and comprehensive by means of expanding beyond food and beverage and into areas like environment, technology, and special events. Even though Dubai's restaurant scene is oversaturated, it remains one of the most vibrant in the Middle East, offering unique dining experiences that aim to heighten our senses, blow our minds, and flood our social media accounts.
6 of the top most distinctive eating experiences currently available in the UAE are listed below.
In The Ice: The Chillout Lounge Dubai
A distinctive dining option in Dubai that you shouldn't miss is The Chillout Lounge. We're talking about dining in the middle of the desert in a zero-degree space! Ice sculptures of breathtaking beauty fill the chilly lounge, begging to be "Instagrammed." Even the seats and tables are constructed of ice! A variety of hot soups, sandwiches, juices, hot chocolates, and other items are available on the menu.
Adult tickets include the admission fee, use of thermal clothing, a welcome drink, and some cake.
Contact: +971 4 341 8121
In The Sky: Dinner In The Sky UAE
If you want a really unique experience, look no further than Dinner in the Sky located at Skydive Dubai. This daring dining idea was conceived in Belgium. Diners are securely fastened to their seats enjoying the most breathtaking views in Dubai while dining on a table that is 50 meters above the ground hung by a crane. The menu at this distinctive restaurant offers a range of food for lunch and dinner, including vegetarian and vegan alternatives, to suit all tastes and palates.
Contact: +971 58 819 3296
In A Pod: Botanica Bluewaters Island
Enjoy pan-Asian food from Thailand, Japan, and China at Botanica on Bluewaters Island in a VIP pod. While in the pod, you can admire the JBR skyline and breathtaking sea vistas. The concept of each pod being serviced discreetly, which originated in London, offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
Contact: +971 4 453 8994
In The Desert: Sonara Camp
One of the most exceptional dining experiences in Dubai is at The Sonara Camp located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. It is the first-ever eco-conscious dining destination serving a luxurious meal in the desert under a marquee lined with twinkling fairy lights. The desert magic includes activities and entertainment for all ages from live music and light shows to falconry, an outdoor cinema, and a star-gazing session.
Contact: +971 50 336 7909
Under The Sea: Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
Get used to seeing fish, sharks, and stingrays swimming past your table at this jaw-dropping restaurant located in the basement of the Atlantis Hotel. It has floor to ceiling windows that stare out into their grandiose aquarium. Leading chef Grégoire Berger is in charge of creating food that is ideal for the captivating underwater dining experience. This summer, Danijela Tesic, who works at Ossiano, received the Michelin Sommelier Award for her expertise, enthusiasm, and passion for wine pairing.
Contact: +971 4 426 2626
On The Rooftop: Moonrise
This venue is a rooftop omakase restaurant run by Dubai-born-and-bred chef Solemann Haddad, who received the Young Chef Award when Michelin published its first guide in Dubai this past summer. The Michelin listed restaurant has two sittings per evening, hosting only eight people at a time. Exquisite ingredients are features in the most refined dishes which blend Japanese and Middle Eastern flavors. Your meal is prepared before your very eyes by a team of talented young chefs to culminate in an intimate experience.