With endless Instagrammable sights, a marvelous skyline, pristine beaches, spectacular city lights, and the breathtaking sight of sunset on the horizon, you will never run out of spectacular scenery in Dubai. And what better way to enjoy these gorgeous views than with a romantic candlelit dinner in Dubai? If you are out to imprefss and make your dinner date with your special someone extra special and memorable, then check out these romantic dining spots.
101 Dining Lounge and Bar
One & Only, The Palm is located at West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
This restaurant features one of the best views of Dubai’s marvelous skyline and gorgeous sea all at once in its alfresco seating. Located in the private marine off the jetty of One & Only, The Palm, this restaurant ticks all the boxes for a romantic evening; from candlelit dining in the seaside lounge area, indoor seating with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcases the beauty of the Gulf, mouthwatering seafood, and seasonally changing “catch of the day.”
At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa, 122nd Floor, Downtown Dubai, Dubai.
Fancy dining in the world’s highest restaurant in the world’s tallest skyscraper? This one’s for you. At.Mosphere gives you a panoramic view of downtown Dubai from the 122nd floor. This means you have an unrivaled view of the spectacular lights of the city and the Arabian Gulf. That’s right; you will be enjoying good food and a romantic candle-lit dinner at approximately 442 meters (1450 feet) from the ground. That’s an experience of a lifetime you and your partner can’t easily forget.
At.Mosphere is an icon in Dubai. Their world-class culinary team serves five to seven-course festive menus using unique and premium quality ingredients from all over the world. And to ensure freshness, some of their ingredients have been grown exclusively in their kitchen.
To complete the romantic experience, you will be treated to soothing live music by a world-class violinist.
Basanti & Co.
Bluewaters Island, Dubai.
Dubai never falls short of funky and quirky Indian restaurants. One good example of that is the Basanti & Co. on Bluewaters Island.
While the place is fairly new, it’s quickly established itself as a fun and romantic place to enjoy good food in Dubai. They showcase character and charm from their colorful menu to the gorgeous view of the Bluewaters.
They serve a wide variety of modern and classic Indian food with a refreshing twist.
Cé La Vi
Tower 2 – Level 54, Address: Sky View Hotel – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai.
Another incredible newcomer to Dubai’s bustling food scene is the Cé La Vi (French for “that’s life”), a transplant from Southeast Asia. Strategically located on the 54th floor of the Sky view hotel, this restaurant offers an amazing dining experience with its 360-degree wraparound terrace that also features a club lounge, a pool deck, a sky bar, and so much more.
Serving contemporary dishes with global influences, this place has become a default date-night destination.
Level 9 – Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village Building 11 – Dubai.
Another rooftop spot joining the list is a Japanese restaurant, originally from Beirut, named Clap.
Like most rooftop restaurants in Dubai, Clap has a terrace with an incredible view of the glimmering Downtown Dubai. Those who prefer indoors can still enjoy the beautiful view through its large windows. To give people a unique dining experience, they have an open kitchen on one side that showcases their chefs’ culinary expertise.
Their menu includes all the Japanese classics, like sashimi, sushi, tempura, miso cod, etc. They also have a sizeable cocktail bar.
Bull & Bear
Al Mustaqbal St – Dubai.
Bull & Bear is a New York restaurant that features a sophisticated vibe and superb food.
This award-winning signature restaurant offers an interesting twist on the legendary eatery in the Waldorf Astoria, New York. You and your special someone will get to enjoy exquisite cuisine in either a relaxing alfresco setting on the terrace or in the stylish and relaxed indoor setting.
As soon as you step inside this restaurant, you will be greeted by a giant bull, like the one you would find on Wall Street, the financial district of New York. But what makes this place more beautiful and romantic are the giant high-ceiling mirrors and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the space feel even more spacious and luxurious.
When it comes to their food, they serve all the classics and New York favorites, with a twist.
The best day to visit is on their Wednesday Jazz nights.
15 Level, Emirates Financial Towers – Dubai.
Craving for some good and unique seafood? Bring your special someone to Crab Meat.
Strategically located right in the Emirates Financial Towers, Crab Market offers a spectacular view of the Downtown skyline, accentuated by its immaculate interior design with a trendy and nautical theme against the iconic Burj Khalifa.
As said earlier, their specialty is fresh seafood, and crab dishes to be specific. They even feature multiple tanks of live crabs.
Not in the mood for crabs? Well, don’t worry; they have more than enough options for you too, such as black cod, spaghetti al vongole, sea bass, grilled octopus, and a whole lot more.
Portions are big and generous, making each dish worth sharing. For ladies out there, you can have unlimited grapes and 25% off your meal on Wednesdays.
The Observatory Bar & Grill
King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai Marina – Dubai
You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy good food and a gorgeous view for a romantic date in Dubai, and this restaurant is testament to that.
While not exactly cheap (as with most restaurants on this list), The Observatory offers reasonably priced meals on the vertiginous 52nd floor with 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah the Observatory Bar & Grill.
The Observatory is a vibrant and exciting restaurant that serves creative twists on classic dishes and crafted beverages. Beverage connoisseurs out there will love their extensive menu of trendy drinks and an enviable collection of artisan malts, craft hops, and new and old-world wines.