With 9,189 restaurants to choose from, dining in Dubai is like trying to pick just one dish from a humongous buffet. Delicious eateries from high-class restaurants to humble haunts dot the city, offering fifty five different cuisines from all over the world.
But you need to find a restaurant that’s just right for you, so we’re going to try to help narrow it down. No matter what you’re in the mood for, the following list of multi-cuisine restaurants in Dubai is worth checking out.
1) Gazebo Dubai
Fragrant dum kebab, crispy paneer kurkuri, tangy kachumber salad, creamy matka kulfi – these are just a few of the culinary jewels at Gazebo in City Centre Deira. It’s the perfect place to satisfy your cravings for real desi food after a long day of shopping.
One can be confused on what to choose from Gazebo’s extensive menu, so we recommend their ‘Signature Selection’ items if you’re a first-time visitor. If you’re in the mood to feast, Gazebo’s biryanis are to die for – try their Murgh Bombay Biryani, a tender fusion of basmati rice in gravy and succulent chunks of chicken in a special masala, cooked in a sealed clay pot.
– Cuisines: Indian, North Indian, Mughlai
2) PF Chang’s Dubai
Fancy something spicy? Head to PF Chang’s at City Centre Deira for your fix of Chinese food. Founded in Arizona in 1993, Chang’s offers a unique Chinese-American fusion menu created by Chef Philip Chiang.
For first-timers, we recommend Chang’s signature Dynamite Shrimp – a dish of shrimps in a fiery sauce garnished with spring onions. Braver souls can also order the Ring of Fire Shrimp with red jalapenos, chili paste and dried chilis combined with Chang’s special homemade Kung Pao sauce. For dessert, you don’t want to miss the New York cheesecake with fresh strawberries, washed down with blackberry jasmine green iced tea.
– Cuisines: Chinese fusion
3) Just Falafel Dubai
When you’re too tired for a fancy meal, Just Falafel is just the spot. Their menu is simple, unpretentious and centered on two items: falafels and shawarmas. Diners have a choice of wraps, platters and sides with beverages, and can also create their meals from the options on the menu, including spreads, fillings, toppings and sauces. Just Falafel is the perfect joint for a quick bite – no harm in grabbing hot falafels for a take away either!
– Cuisines: Arabian fusion, Lebanese street food
4) McDonald’s Dubai
If you’re hungry and in a hurry, there’s no better place than McD’s in Dubai. McDonald’s is known the world over for tasty, filling meals that don’t burn a hole in your pocket, and this branch is no exception. Bite into McDonald’s beefy Big Mac and Big Tasty, or go for their Spicy Chicken or Chicken McNuggets with fries. We feel the best way to finish up a McD meal is with a slice of their famous Apple Pie, but you can also order their ice cream and macarons, because why not?
– Cuisines: Fast food
5) Burger King Dubai
Treat yourself to a hearty brunch at Burger King in City Centre Deira. Their consistency of service and quality sets them apart from other fast food joints, and so do their desserts! Chow down on a selection from their Whopper, Steakhouse, Crispy and Frame-Grilled types and finish it off with a chunky dessert. Their Hershey’s Sundae Pie is a cult classic, but if there’s room, you can also try their Fusion Sundaes with KitKat, Twix and Mars bars.
– Cuisines: Fast food, burgers
All of the above is just a small taste of what Dubai has to offer. Stay in this city long enough, and you’ll keep coming back for more!