When it comes to a city glittered with dining options, Dubai has no parallel. It is home to countless restaurants, each with their own take on the best dining experiences. From a plethora of cuisines to exquisite ambiences, there is something for everyone.

For those who prefer some Dubai dining goodness, there are plenty of culinary hotspots in the city. These offer top-class menus that can be enjoyed in great comfort. Here are five places in Dubai that rank highly in this regard.

١. Honeycomb Hi-Fi

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Honeycomb Hi-Fi is Dubai’s first listening bar. It invites guests to rediscover the joy of al fresco dining with their incredible bamboo garden, which is reopening for the season. This vibrant outdoor space is the perfect setting to enjoy quality time with friends and family.

Honeycomb Hi-Fi’s menu boasts dishes and drinks for every palate. One can choose from amazing delicacies, from Kimchi Fried Rice, Koshikihari Rice, and kizami nori, to Chicken Yakitori and Sea-Bass skewers. Guests can also relax to curated vinyl sets played by DJ lineups at the restaurant, which set the perfect mood for any gathering.

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٢. Iris

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Located in the famous Meydan Racecourse, Iris Dubai is a modern lounge bar that brings an elegant, natural, sensuous and free-spirited energy to the city. The outdoor experience allows guest to be free, have fun, and escape.

Iris boats a large open-air lounge with skyline views, featuring DJs and live music. The combination of cocktails and fusion food makes for a top dining experience. This is complemented perfectly by the numerous offers they have on hand; the highlight being Ladies Night on Thursday for AED 220. For it, the ‘Heels & Martinis’ package indulges you in two hours of sumptuous starters and finely mixed martinis

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Basta! is a premium Italian restaurant serving little slices of la dolce vita in the heart of Dubai. This is a treasure trove for Italian flavours, offering the very best freshly-made pizza, pasta and steak. Italian cuisine takes centre stage, and is accompanied by a fine menu of drinks.

Located in Business Bay, Basta! boasts a refined al fresco dining experience, complete with the mesmerizing view of the waters around the area. It also offers plenty of spots to capture great photos for the ‘Gram.

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٤. Basko

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Basko‘s lively terrace is a classic example of al fresco goodness. The setting features Dubai’s magnificent skyscrapers, with the Burj Khalifa taking centre stage. This, coupled with the magnificent interior that serves as a backdrop for aesthetic photographs, makes it a must-visit.

Located at The Opus in Business Bay, Basko has the menu to back the aesthetic. The plethora of dishes and drinks offer guests plenty of choice. The lobster fregola and al dente pasta pearls are standout picks from the menu.

At Basko, one can choose from a wide variety of offers, including a stellar business lunch package for AED 95 per person. For the price, you can enjoy one starter, one main, and a soup, with an exquisite dessert and coffee available for an extra AED 30.

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٥. Soul Kitchen

Located at Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Soul Kitchen is a multi-room experience that boasts both dining and design goodness in spades. The funky patterns and green flooring offer the perfect ambience for a memorable meal.

Soul Kitchen’s menu is glittered with exquisite Levantine, Arab, and Latin American flavours. From starters like beetroot aguachile and sea bass ceviche to main course dishes like harissa grilled prawns and birria-style braised beef short ribs, there is something to satisfy every culinary craving.

Join Soul Kitchen on a rewarding journey with their Saturday brunch ‘Flowers on Toast’. Running from noon to 4:00 pm, customers are invited to indulge in soulful vibes from the ’60s and ’70s while enjoying a rich and extravagant brunch.

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