We all know when it comes to culinary adventure, Dubai is fast becoming the leader in the region. Despite the ongoing pandemic many restauranteurs have not been deterred and decided to open shop, much to our delight. We’ve done the research and discovered three new Dubai restaurants that will transport you across continents. Just because you can’t physically can’t travel, it doesn’t mean your tastebuds can’t.
Following its award-winning success in London, New York, and Hong Kong, Hutong has opened in Dubai, with an exclusive menu featuring its distinctive take on traditional Chinese cuisine. Dive into a fiery infusion of spices in the roasted Pecking duck or the crisp Suen Cai Yu seabass. The striking interior represents a blend of Arab and Chinese culture, where guests will be quick to notice the Wishing Tree in the middle of the restaurant, powering a magical yet refined dining experience.
CUISINE: Spanish, Portuguese
WHERE: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah
The Burj Al Arab has welcomed chef Roberto Rispoli’s Michelin-starred expertise to its new restaurant, Sal. Deriving its name from the Spanish and Portuguese for “salt,” it pays homage to the sea, which the restaurant overlooks. The views of the clear azure waters across the scope of the Arabian Gulf, along with the Burj Al Arab’s infinity pool and uninterrupted sunsets, provide the perfect accompaniment to Sal’s mouth-watering menu. Inspired by flavors from the Iberian Peninsula, Rispoli has curated a delectable experience of fish and seafood to revel in.
CUISINE: Turkish, Moroccan, Lebanese
WHERE: Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR
Encapsulating the invigorating flavors of Turkish, Moroccan, and Lebanese cuisines, the newly opened Asil will deliver you to the warm Mediterranean. Meaning “noble” in Turkish, Asil is tipped for Dubai stardom, and set to become a hotspot for both residents and tourists alike. Its authentic fusion of tastes showcases contemporary twists on dishes like Köpoğlu, fried cubes of aubergine in a buffalo yoghurt dip, and the Asil kebab. The intimate interior, fit with jewel-toned velvet fabrics and secluded booths, radiates a sophisticated Arabian theme throughout. With winter just around the corner, Asil is the perfect al fresco dining spot where you can enjoy the calm serenity of the beach mixed with the vibrant bustle of JBR Walk.