HAUTE DUBAI Magazine / Dining /
Raising The Bar:
5 New Hotspots in Dubai
This year in dining is off to a strong start! With trendy, fresh places opening up on almost on every corner of the city, there are plenty of new hot tables to be had. From chef ventures to cocktail dens, here are the hottest new venues everyone will be talking about this month.
Book well in advance before coming to this new exclusive restaurant and nightlife concept as it is the first outpost of the decadent Monaco hotspot, renowned for its celebrity following. Adding to the glitzy scene of the Financial Centre, Sass Café’s is set to become one of the trendiest hangouts in Dubai.
Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
+971 4352 7722
Inspired by the leading men’s lifestyle magazine, GQ Bar offers much the same as its namesake – a sophisticated restaurant and lounge lined with GQ memorabilia to reel in the city’s well-heeled crowds. The contemporary food offering at GQ Bar has been specially curated by the Director of Condé Nast International Restaurants, Gary Robinson, and GQ Bar Head Chef, Bruno Carvalho, offering international temptations for the most discerning of foodies.
JW Marriot Marquis
+971 4 321 4541
From the team behind the likes of Okku and Claw, this ultra-chic roof lounge is the perfect place to enjoy sun-downers and spectacular views of Dubai Creek and the magnificent Dubai skyline. The menu features shareable flavours from all across Spain along with some delicious sangrias and cocktails.
Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
+971 4 416 1800
This multi-zoned new arrival, splashing down in Downtown Dubai with an interesting take on modern “izakaya” style, offers diners an intimate Japanese style garden with calming water features, floating Japanese umbrellas, and Bonsai trees. The menu features some life-changingly delicious Japanese flavours dished out in artful presentations.
Vida Hotel Downtown
+971 4 442 8383
We expect this newcomer to be a hot ticket since the man behind it, Mohammad Islam, is also the previous driving force behind some of the world's most soulful restaurants like Chateau Marmont and The Mercer in the culture-dripping foodie-centre of New York. The decor mirrors the inspired deconstruction and reimagining of cuisine (French with a modern Asian & Mediterranean twist) where grand, old world Art Deco is overlaid with ultra-modern details.
Pier 7 Dubai Marina
+971 4 450 7766