best burj al arab restaurants

The 15 Best Burj Al Arab Restaurants (Fine Dining & Great View)

Home to one of the country’s most breathtaking architectural marvels, it’s no wonder there are so many brilliant restaurants to dine at in Jumeirah. Whether you’re dining inside the Burj Al Arab or with an unobstructed view of it, you’ll love every bite of your dining experience!

1.  Sahn Eddar

Sahn Eddar is named after the Arabic phrase for the reception area of a home – a fitting name for a fantastic restaurant located on the first floor of an architectural marvel. The international menu draws inspiration from many cultures across the world, which truly reflects the diversity of the patrons at Sahn Eddar.

Whether you’re having a casual lunch or celebrating a milestone, Sahn Eddar is the place for you! You can’t go wrong with the acclaimed Eggplant Parmigiana or the Red Prawn Carpaccio as a starter. We recommend the International Cheese Platter for those looking for a dish to share!

From Sahn Eddar’s selection of signature main courses, guests often rave about the Mixed Meat Grill, including Shish Kebab, Shish Taouk, Lamb Chops, and Kofta! If you’re looking for the freshest seafood, you could opt for the Seafood Mixed Grill with delectable Tiger Prawns and Lobster.

2.  Skyview Bar

Skyview Bar can be found on the 27th floor of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. While this acclaimed venue is the perfect place to enjoy magnificent mixology with stunning sights, plenty of light bites and snacks are on the menu! To start, you can’t go wrong with the selection of Arabic Mezzeh, both hot and cold.

You could even try the Chef’s personally selected cheeses! You could order the Natural Oysters or Crispy Crumbed Prawns if you’re in a sharing mood! However, we won’t blame you for not sharing the delectable burgers, such as the Sky View Polenta Burger.

From the mixed pickled vegetables to the Wagyu beef tartare, many dishes are just as tasty as the drinks! Whether you go to Skyview Bar for a light bite or have a starter before heading to another one of the fantastic restaurants inside this 7-star hotel, you’ll love what Skyview Bar has to offer its guests!

3.  Shimmers

While your outfit may be casual at Shimmers Beachside Restaurant, the food on the menu is nothing short of sophisticated. Every meal is made to perfection, plated beautifully, and promises an explosion of unforgettable flavors.

Offering an array of Mediterranean delicacies like Moussaka and Ktipita, the menu at Shimmers is bound to excite your palate. We recommend you try the desserts, especially the Greek Yogurt Ice Cream topped with caramelized walnuts and drizzled with honey. Yum!

At Shimmer, the fun and entertainment are already built-in, with ocean waves just steps away from your table. You can frolic in the water in between signature dishes or tan under the sun as you sip on fantastic cocktails.

4.  Rockfish

Rockfish is known for its wonderful atmosphere and ambiance, not to mention its excellent views of the surroundings. There is even a pool area where you can splash around or kick up your feet, and the lights from the city reflect beautifully on the water in the evenings.

Besides its great view and location, Rockfish also offers its guests some of the best seafood dishes. The prawns are simply unbeatable, and if you have the room for it, you’d be crazy to leave without trying the superbly creamy lobster risotto.

If you don’t like seafood, there’s no need to worry. Rockfish has got you covered with an array of menu items for you to try out. In fact, some guests come to Rockfish just to taste the desserts, and we can see why! Their Araguani Chocolate Tart Souffle is marvelous.

5.  The Palmery

Effortlessly cool and eclectic, The Palmery offers enchanting views over the water, as well as world-class service from the friendly and accommodating staff. You will be hard-pressed to find The Palmery guests who don’t enjoy their experiences at this scenic spot.

You can enjoy any number of incredible dishes at The Palmery’s popular buffet, which features a sprawling selection of delectable dishes. If you’re ravenous, this is the spot for you. So, why not take your loved ones with you to enjoy this delectable buffet.  

6.  Al Iwan

Al Iwan is arguably the best Arabic restaurant in the country, offering an exquisite dinner menu in an opulent dining room. The high ceilings, archways, and moldings make this eatery feel like a fantasy world – which is truly reflected in the food crafted by the chefs at Al Iwan.

You can expect a wide variety of Arabic and Middle Eastern cuisine here. The buffet serves everything from seafood and grill items to vegetarian platters, Lebanese snacks, desserts, and more. For those looking to eat like royalty, don’t forget to book a table at Al Iwan.

7.  Ristorante L’Olivo At Al Mahara

While you may have trouble remembering the name of this restaurant at first, once you’ve been there, you will never forget it again. Ristorante L’Olivo at Al Mahara is unique for one main reason: it features a floor-to-ceiling aquarium!

Naturally, the seafood at Ristorante L’Olivo is superb. Anyone who has been before will rave about the various flavors of the sea. The cuisine is so good, in fact, that the restaurant has been awarded not one but two Michelin stars!

8.  Al Muntaha

Al Muntaha is a French and Italian restaurant with knockout views of the cityscape, not to mention elegant decor, great food, and an inviting atmosphere. Home to the acclaimed and world-famous Chef Saverio Sbaragli, this restaurant should be high up on your bucket list of dining experiences.

At Al Muntaha, you’ll always have stunning views, with many iconic locations to be spotted across the horizon. We highly recommend an elegant cocktail or cup of tea whilst beaming through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows, which are enchanting, to say the least.

9.  Kayto

Arguably one of the most stylish restaurants in the entire city, Kayto is stylish, vibrant, and utterly cool. The restaurant is always buzzing with beautiful people, and the service never suffers for it. You can always count on Kayto for excellent hospitality, service, and food.

One of our favorite dishes was the simple but sumptuous spicy tuna on toast if you want to snack on something small. However, for those with a ravenous appetite, we suggest you go for the Kagoshima Wagyu beef – this is truly a melt-in-your-mouth main course.

10.  Sugarmash

This restaurant is just as much fun as its name, boasting delicious drinks served by the poolside. Most people go to Sugarmash for a fun couple of drinks and a dip in the pool. However, you shouldn’t forget to try the tasty light bites.

Sugarmash is fun and casual, which means bikinis, board shorts, and kaftans are the dress of the day. Couple that with a splash in the pool and some delicious fruity drinks, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable Friday night!

11.  SAL Beach Club

If you want to check out more beachy bars like Sugarmash, SAL Beach Club is just the place for you. The chic restaurant has a lovely ambiance and stunning views that overlook the Arabian Gulf. We recommend a day out in your sunglasses paired with a SAL cocktail any day of the week.

SAL may be a beach club, but it’s still got an air of elegance to it that makes you feel like an A-lister on a night out. With exceptional views like that and luxury wherever you look, it’s hard not to feel a little special at SAL!

12.  Bastion

Bastion is a brasserie that offers classic French cuisine with a modern twist. Bastion is truly an unforgettable brasserie and grill that offers breathtaking city views. Bastion guests won’t be able to resist the charming balcony overlooking the city, and the space’s decor has a warm and very inviting aura.

It’s hard to recommend one meal for a Bastion excursion, knowing that they are all more than delicious. This brasserie serves delectably fresh oysters that you must try if you are a fellow-oyster lover. However, there are also plenty of non-seafood options for Bastion guests to enjoy!

13.  Gilt

With warm lighting, cozy furniture, and cocktails all around, Gilt is easy to fall in love with. This is a great choice for a date night or a night out on the town with your pals. You can find classic cocktails like Margaritas, but there is also an array of craft beverage options. Gilt likes to get creative at the bar, which guests can see and taste.

The food at Gilt is also worth a mention since you’ll need a snack or two to go with your drinks. The restaurant serves delectable small plates like beef tartare, vegan arancini, and even truffle French toast if you feel lavish. For the perfect evening of light bites and drinks with loved ones, head on down to Gilt!

14.  Beefbar Dubai

Beefbar Dubai is a premium spot for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience. The menu features delicious beef cuts and international street food. Beefbar Dubai is a gem that should be on your bucket list of restaurants to visit. The restaurant also services an array of Comfort Foods, which is best described as an upscale version of a home-cooked meal made by a loving mother.

The wine list here is quite extensive, so we highly recommend visiting if you’re a connoisseur or perhaps just an enthusiast. The staff always knows what to recommend for various pairings, so be sure to use them throughout your culinary adventure at Beefbar!

15.  Culinary Flight

Hosted by the hotel, Culinary Flight is a new way to experience the finest restaurants in Burj Al Arab. Your dining journey will start at Scape, located on the ground floor. You’ll then head up to Al Mahara, found on the first floor, where you’ll get to eat the best seafood. Did we mention Al Mahara has an aquarium for guests?

For your main course, you’ll head to Al Muntaha, a French restaurant boasting the finest panoramic views. For dessert, guests will be served at the Skyview Bar, which is located on the 27th Floor of the hotel. What better way to round off your dining experience than with breathtaking views from 200 meters above sea level?


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