Summer and its hot temperatures have arrived and there are plenty of new additions to the Dubai dining scene that not only offer delicious and innovative plates, but also beautiful interiors. From exclusive food theatres with mesmerizing artistic displays, to relaxed eateries using fresh, local ingredients, the options include interesting new entries for every taste and budget.

We love these newly opened restaurants that pair amazing dishes with stunning interiors. 



Enas takes its guests on a contemporary Mediterranean journey through the Grecian islands and onto the eastern Mediterranean. Its sharing style menu using locally sourced, premium grade ingredients combined with its warm, earthy interiors with a touch of green create the perfect ambiance for a Greek lunch or dinner experience. Enas’ must try dishes include the Maze Platter, Pressed Lamb Shoulder and Seafood Orzo.

Time: Daily, 12pm to 4pm (lunch) and 6pm to 10pm (dinner)

Contact: 04 540 3600



This brand new homegrown bistro in Umm Suqeim 2 already has made its name as one of Dubai’s top addresses for gourmet burgers. Emphasizing superior quality and eco-consciousness, the team behind the concept aims to revolutionize the local food scene. To ensure the freshest possible dishes and to reduce food waste, Eleven Green’s hand-pressed burger creations are prepared in limited quantity and the bistro remains open only until they sell out. We love this!

Time: Tuesday to Friday, 12.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm until sold out;

Saturday and Sunday, 12.30pm until sold out

Contact: 04 572 3000



After hosting a series of sell-out supper clubs in secret locations across Dubai, the infamous Hawkerboi has settled on his first permanent residence at The Park, Jumeirah Lake Towers. The menu is inspired by the bustling street hawkers of Malaysia and Thailand and the venue is fully licensed, giving diners the best of both worlds. The restaurant is divided into a main dining area, a bar and two terraces and with its low lighting, loud music and busy open kitchen in the centre, Hawkerboi is set to become a popular, laid back space for fun and social gatherings. 

Time: Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 12am;

Friday, 6pm to 1am; 

Saturday, 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 1am;

Sunday, 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 12am

Contact: 050 427 5217



This exclusive new dining venue is serving a special omakase featuring the best of Japanese cuisine: premium seafood coming from Japan’s biggest fish market and only the highest grade Kobe beef prepared on a flat open fireplace, all paired with a selection of fine wines and sakes. Robata’s design is minimalistic with lots of wood and clean, no fuss design.

This is a great place to go if you're looking for an excellent new Japanese in Dubai this summer. 

Time: Daily, 10am to 2am

Contact: 058 111 1885



Noju brings the noise this summer! We're so excited to try this New Orleans cuisine - something so different for Dubai!

The design is inspired by a colonial house in rural New Orleans in the 1800s, guests are welcomed to a setting that is decidedly chic and so intimate.

Much like the design, the menu is inspired by French, Spanish and Cajun cuisines and focuses on sharing style plates: hors d’oeuvres like Beef Empanadas or artisanal charcuterie boards, seafood from the raw bar and main dishes including Seafood Jambalaya, Braised Short Ribs and Mussels Pot. Live bands playing jazz and soul as well as the resident DJ, make NOLA a charming place to dine and enjoy drinks with friends or celebrate special occasions. 

Time: Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 1am;

Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 2am

Contact: 04 334 4098



Now this is something completely different and somewhat quirky! Newly opened Krasota aims to elevate its guests’ dining experience to new heights with their unique food theatre concept combining visual arts with haute cuisine.

Diners are seated on a circular table and can enjoy a perfectly curated set menu where each course is matched with its own act of 3D multimedia.

Tickets for the three daily seatings need to be purchased in advance due to their limited availability. 

Time: Daily, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm

Contact: 04 433 1258



The team behind this new French bakery and restaurant located in Dubai Hills Mall is pouring their hearts into baking highway quality, artisanal breads and pastries. Besides offering freshly baked goods, this eatery is the ideal spot to take a rest during your shopping spree and enjoy a variety of breakfast favourites, healthy bowls, artisanal pizzas and an extensive coffee selection. 

We love a good French bakery and happy to have this great addition to the dining scene in Dubai. Fresh croissants here we come!

Time: Daily, 9am to 12am

Contact: 04 529 3467



Dubai’s newest steakhouse serves classic and exotic dishes from the land and the ocean set in a luxurious ambience with bespoke lighting and antique decorations. Whether you prefer to enjoy a drink and listen to live music at the lounge or feast on an Imperial Seafood Tower, Wagyu Beef Cheeks or one of their exclusive signature meat cuts in the restaurant area, Reef & Beef is set to become one of this summer’s most sought after dining experiences for lovers of cool meat and seafood. 

Time: Daily, 7am to 10.30am (breakfast),12.30pm to 3pm (lunch), 6pm to 12am (dinner) 

Contact: 052 233 8473



Driven by the heart and talent of Chef Reif Othman, this already very popular, laid back yet elevated venue mixes Japanese flavours with Singaporean street food influences.

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki‘s new Dubai Hills branch offers a more expansive menu than its original location and is fully licensed. The restaurant’s eye catcher is its open kitchen where guests can witness the creation of their unique dishes firsthand. We love an open kitchen for the vibe it brings to the

Time: Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 11pm;

Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 12am 

Contact: 04 255 5142



Layali focuses on both traditional and contemporary Lebanese cuisine served in a really relaxed setting. The menu covers hot and cold mezze, mouthwatering grilled meat and seafood dishes as well as a traditional Lebanese dessert selection.

Guests also can relax and smoke shisha on the restaurant’s spacious terrace overlooking Mirdif Park. This restaurant really does have it all and is a great addition to the Mirdif dining scene.

Time: Daily, 12pm to 1am

Contact: 050 140 7246

Nadia Wendinger