best dubai marina restaurants

The 20+ Best Dubai Marina Restaurants for All Your Cravings

When you plan a visit to Dubai, you will surely want to sample some of the best Dubai Marina restaurants. Here is a can’t-miss list of places you will enjoy dining and nightlife.

With so many options, this guide will help you narrow down the best restaurants at the Marina.

1. Best Original Concept: Pier 7

This one-of-a-kind building houses different restaurants, each on a separate floor. Each dining experience is unique and distinct from the other restaurants on different floors. Dine al fresco or eat indoors with views of the marina for brunch, lunch, dinner, or late-night snacks.

Here are some of the best restaurants you will find at Pier 7:

Asia Asia

This luxurious restaurant and lounge take its cue from the Spice Route from Asia Minor to the Far East. You can expect to dine on:

  • Moromi Miso Black Cod
  • Duck & Dragon Maki
  • Crispy Aromatic Duck

Each artifact in the decor has a story to tell. The lounges in Kyoto, Macau, Thailand, and Shanghai, have a unique look and signature atmosphere.

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 6 pm-1 am

Tuesday, Thursday 6 pm-2 am

Friday 2 pm-2 am

Saturday 2 pm-1 am

  • Email: info@asia-asia.com
  • Address: Marina Promenade – Sheikh Zayed Rd
  • Phone number: +971 4 436 1020

Abd El Wahab

Abd el Wahab The Fisherman serves cuisine from Beirut. Located on the 5th floor, you can dine on:

  • Sujuk and Chicory salad
  • Grilled Birds with pomegranate
  • Baby Octopus Provencal

With cold and hot starters and a wide array of drinks, this restaurant can satisfy your adventurous side.

  • Operating Hours:  Saturday-Sunday, 12 pm-12 am
  • Address: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
  • Phone number: +971 4 432 5772

Atelier M

A restaurant, lounge, and rooftop bar, Atelier M serves elevated French cuisine. Enjoy French gastronomy from the celebrated chef Mohammed Islam who combines seasonal offerings with culinary art.

Dine on:

  • Hamachi tartare
  • Wagyu ribeye
  • Pan-seared Duck Breast with foie gras butter.

You can then enjoy signature cocktails in the Art Deco lounge.

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday -Thursday 5 pm-2 am

Friday-Saturday 4 pm-2 am

  • Address: Pier 7, 7 & 7M Floor, Dubai Marina, UAE
  • Phone number: +971 4 450 7766 

Cargo

Mingle, eat, and drink at Cargo, a casual social hub where you go to see and be seen. The vibe is immaculate with floor-to-ceiling windows and a massive outdoor terrace that spans the circumference of the building with views of the Marina.

Nosh on Asian-inspired street food and world-class cocktails while you enjoy live music from 2 pm to 5 pm every Saturday with a DJ. Have brunch on Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm.

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday-Monday 12 pm-12 am

Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm-2 am

  • Address: 3rd Floor, Pier 7
  • Phone number: +971 4 361 8129

Mamazonia

Welcome to the jungle of Mamazonia with unique Caribbean, Asian, and Latin American cuisine. Be entertained by the roaming DJ and unexpected animals, all in a landscape of lush foliage. Step into the trees and be transported to the Amazon!

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 12 pm-11:30 pm

Friday 12 pm-12 am

Saturday 6 pm-12 am

2. Best Breakfast and Brunch: Tashas Dubai Marina Mall

People love Tashas for their classic breakfast and freshly-squeezed orange juice. Dine on:

  • Chicken Schnitzel Katsu sandwich
  • Mushrooms on Toast
  • Brioche French toast

The goal of Tashas is to astound you in every tiny detail in a boutique, casual cafe–nothing pre-prepared and every order cooked fresh–nestled between a fine coffee shop and exceptional dining.

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 8 am-11 pm

Friday- Saturday 8 am-12 am

  • Address: Shop 24 level p, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina
  • Phone number: +971 4 458 5611

3. Best Urban Hotspot: Asil Restaurant

Asil Restaurant serves healthy Lebanese, Moroccan, and Turkish in an urban hotspot. They offer fusion Arabesque cuisine in Jumeirah Beach.

Choose the Terrace to smoke and dine overlooking the beach or sit in the main dining room among the antique decor. There is also the Bar where you can have a casual drink and the Lounge where you can enjoy an intimate meal with your group. The Stage offers nightly entertainment.

Asil Restaurant has five stars on Tripadvisor. People love the dark, romantic decor for an intimate dinner, and their brunch has impressive reviews as a place to dine with your family.

4. Best Speakeasy: Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant

Go back to the Prohibition Era at Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant. Hailed as your favorite neighborhood bar, Speakeasy has a relaxed vibe and nearly perfect ratings. They have all your classic drinks and some innovative ones, too.

Tuesday night from 9 pm-12 am is Ladies Night with unique cocktails and half-off the food menu. While on Saturdays, dine on Traditional Beef Roast with draughts from 12 pm- 2 am.

5. Best Pizza: Motorino Pizzeria

Motorino Pizzeria won the Travelers Choice Award for 2021, serving artisanal pizza for social gatherings. Their authentic Neapolitan-style pizza has homemade pizza dough with a two-day rising time and mozzarella imported from Italy cooked in a hot pizza oven.

Diners say that the staff is five-star, the starters are perfect, and the pizza is the best in Dubai Marina. Every moment deserves five stars according to the reviews!

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 12 pm-11:00 pm

Friday-Saturday 12 pm-12 am

6. Best Indian: Indya by Vineet

For the adventurous palette, this is Indian food re-imagined. An experimental menu, fresh ingredients, classical cooking styles–this is Indya by Vineet. Chef Vineet breathes new life and taste to the classic Indian dishes you are accustomed to eating.

Winner of the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Award 2020.

  • Operating Hours:

Serving lunch daily 12:30-3:30 pm

Serving dinner daily 6:00 pm-12 am

  • Address: Al-Mamsha Street Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort, Dubai
  • Phone number: +971 4 316 5550

7. Best Lebanese: Amaseena

Dine beneath the stars in bedouin-inspired tents while enjoying a nightly Mediterranean buffet. Be dazzled with hand-roasted spices, tagine cooked in an authentic clay oven, and nine food stations representing all the cuisine of Lebanon. Finish your meal with a dessert platter of Arabic sweets.

Diners say, “best food (especially the lamb chops), best service, and chefs visit your table!”

  • Operating Hours:

Tuesday-Sunday 6:00 pm-11:00pm

Closed on Monday

  • Address: The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence | The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai – Jbr, Dubai
  • Phone number: +971 4 318 6150

8. Best British: Marina Social

Situated over the Marina with breath-taking views, Marina Social is perfect for a date night or intimate dinner with friends. Dine on:

  • Beef Wellington
  • Steak tartare, smoked egg, hazelnut, parsley, and radish
  • An entire wall of fine wines

Diners love the service trolleys that rove around offering champagne, digestives, tea, cigars, and sweets. The open kitchen and dessert bar lets you watch the chefs prepare your food.

  • Operating Hours:

Monday-Friday 6:00 pm-10:45 pm

Saturday-Sunday 1:00 pm-10:45 pm

  • Address: King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud St., Dubai Marina
  • Phone number: +971 4 446 6664 

9. Best Spanish: El Sur

Indulge in an elevated Spanish cuisine at El Sur. True to Spain, their alfresco terrace oozes a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe. Tapas, rice dishes, Andalusian paella–you can find it at El Sur.

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday-Wednesday 6:00 pm-12 am

Thursday 6:00 pm-1:00 am

Friday 4:00 pm-1:00 am

Saturday 12:30 pm-3:30 pm,  6:00 pm-12:00 am

  • Address: Lobby Level, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • Phone number: +971-4-399-7700

10. Best Upscale Dining: Bussola

Bussola is luxury dining at its best. Bussola has three restaurants in one location. Here you can dine on delectable seafood and Italian specialties in an upscale, intimate setting right on the water.

When you want to dine casually, sit by the pool and nibble on a light meal and their signature cocktails. You can also enjoy their food and drinks right on the beach with beachside service.

  • Operating Hours:

Lunch 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Dinner 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

  • Address: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina 
  • Phone number: +971 4 511 7373

11. Best Vegetarian: Ultra Brasserie

The kitschy design and artsy elements define Ultra Brasserie. Have a cup of coffee to recharge or enjoy a healthy, plant-based lunch with business associates. There are plenty of choices for vegans, too.

Don’t despair, as there are options for carnivores as well. You can also grab a carrot, orange, ginger, turmeric smoothie, a vegan coconut shake, or a cappuccino. Ultra Brasserie has the perfect creative atmosphere to inspire your latest musings.

  • Operating Hours: Open daily, 7:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Address: Emaar Square, Building # 4
  • Phone number: +971 (0)4 420 4572

12. Most Unusual: Dinner in the Sky

When you want dinner in Dubai Marina to be a one-of-a-kind experience, you want Dinner in the Sky. Suspended 55 yards (50 meters) from a crane in the sky, this will be an event like you have never had. Forbes lists it as one of Forbes’ 10 Most Unusual Restaurants in the world.

Guests say it is an experience they will never forget, a bucket list moment, and an unforgettable night! You can enjoy lunch or dinner from the sky while observing all the not-to-be-missed scenery.

  • Operating Hours:

Wednesday-Sunday 2 pm-11 pm

Closed Tuesday

  • Address: Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina
  • Phone number: +971 58 819 3296

13. Best Vietnamese: Blue Jade

From the open kitchen to the dramatic terrace, Blue Jade does not disappoint in the atmosphere department. Each night of the week features a different specialty.

You can enjoy sushi from the middle of the restaurant sushi station, incredible Cantonese dim sum, or the Saigon Social Brunch. Guests say the sushi is fresh and innovative, and the service is impeccable.

  • Operating Hours: 

Wednesday-Monday 6 pm-11 pm

Closed Tuesday

  • Address: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • Phone number: +971 4 399 4000

14. Best Beach Bar: Barasti

Barasti is a world-famous beach bar with a mix of live music, swimming pools, and food served poolside or at the beach. The best part of Barasti might be the free entry! You can stay as long as you like, or until they close at 3:00 am.

Be sure to have your physical ID with you and you won’t be able to take any food or drinks inside. This is a relaxed, chill beach bar set in the Dubai Marina backdrop.

  • Operating Hours:

Sunday-Wednesday 9:00 am-2 am

Thursday-Friday 9:00 am-3 am

  • Address: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina
  • Phone number: +971 4 318 1313

15. Best Sunset: Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar

Siddharta Lounge bills itself as the best Saturday brunch and the place for sunset drinks. With a resident DJ and Wednesday Ladies’ Night, this is the spot for drinks, exquisite bites, and views in a casual atmosphere.

Operating Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 5 pm-12 am

Friday 5 pm-1 am

Saturday 1:30 pm-1 am

Address: Level 4, Tower 2, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Phone number: +971 4 317 6000

16. Best Rooftop Bar: Pure Sky Lounge

When you are ready to leave the hustle and bustle of the Marina for a while, take the elevator to a rooftop bar where you can gaze at the pale blue waters and enjoy a drink in the calm oasis above.

Pure Sky Lounge has a sunset happy hour for your pleasure when you need to relax away from the activities. Calm your senses in their serene atmosphere while you sip on one of their six signature martinis.

Operating Hours:

Daily 5 pm-3 am

Happy Hour 5 pm-7 pm

Address:  Level 35 The Walk – Jumeirah Beach Residence

Phone number: +971 4 318 2319

17. Best Kid-friendly: Tashas Dubai Marina Mall

When your kids need some downtime and you could use a rest, take them to Tashas. With breakfast and brunch items like scrambled eggs with salmon and toast to mini crepes filled with chocolate and bananas, you and your children can dine on your favorite casual foods made with fresh ingredients. You can dine from the Classic Menu or the Inspired By Menu.

Smaller portions will suit your children’s appetite, while nearby couches let them take a break while you linger over a meal.

Operating Hours:

Wednesday-Sunday  9am-12am

Tuesday 8am-12am

Address:  Shop 24, Level P Dubai Marina Mall – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone number: +971 4 458 5611

18. Best sightseeing: Five Star Dinner Cruise

Cruise around the Dubai Marina on the Five Star Dinner Cruise. Dining on the authentic wooden dhow boat on a two-hour marina cruise is a not-to-be-missed experience. You can see all the marina skyscrapers, hotels, and attractions lit up for the night, plus you can observe the architectural wonders uniquely illuminated at night.

On the cruise you will have:

  • Arabic Red Carpet Welcome
  • Impressive 5 Star meal prepared by top chefs
  • A delicious buffet of international foods with soft drinks
  • Arabic music playing softly in the background
  • Upper deck open-air seating
  • Lower deck air-conditioned seating
  • Cancellation up to 24 hours prior for a full refund
  • No charges are applied to your card when the cruise is canceled due to bad weather. You can choose to reschedule or get a full refund.

Operating Hours:

Daily 8:30 pm-10:30 pm

Address:  City Pharmacy Building    info@jtrholidays.com 

Phone number: +055 933 8858

19. Best Views: Observatory Bar & Grill

Resting against the stunning backdrop of the shores of Dubai Marina sits Observatory Bar & Grill. Their grill produces fresh food along with hand-crafted drinks. Truffle fries, salmon, barbeque ribs–you will enjoy any of their signature classics.

After dinner, sip on their All Time Favorites cocktails and delectable fresh juices while you gaze at the 360 degree panoramic view.

Operating Hours:

Daily 12 pm-12 am

Address:  King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai Marina – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone number: +971 4 319 4000

20. Best Brazilian: Fogueira

Fogueira offers amazing marina views while dining on traditional churrasco BBQ. There are special events several nights of the week, including:

  • Ladies’ Night on Mondays from 7 pm-10 pm where the ladies get half off the churrasco package.
  • Gents’ Night on Tuesdays from 7 pm-10 pm is when the men get half off the churrasco package.
  • Mad Wednesday with crazy prices on endless skewers of fish, chicken, and meat accompanied by unlimited appetizers, salads, meat cuts, seafood, sides and desserts (from 6 pm-1 am).
  • Casa Latina brunch happens on Saturdays from 1 pm-5 pm. You can dine on food from multiple food and cocktail locations within the restaurant.

Operating Hours:

Sunday-Friday 6 pm-12 am

Saturday 1 pm-12 am

Address:  Delta Hotels by Marriott, Jumeirah Beach , Bahar 7, Dubai, DXB

Phone number: +971 50 189 6214

What To Know About Dubai Marina

When you see Dubai Marina, it might be hard to believe that this man-made marina was not there ten years ago. The Marina comprises a two-mile stretch of the Persian Gulf shore. There are luxury hotels, apartment buildings, and markets for shopping.

At night, the Dubai Marina dazzles with illuminated skyscrapers and bustling nightlife. You can dine on the beach or in a restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.

Written by DBLY

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