5 Haute Dubai Beachside Restaurants

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If there are two things abundant in Dubai, they are places to eat and beaches. Put the two together, and you have some magnificent Dubai beachside restaurants. Here are five of the trendiest and most phenomenal beachside restaurants in the city.

Beluga Beach at Kempinski Hotel

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Whether you’re in the mood for a full meal or just a drink, you’ve got to give Beluga Beach a try.

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Beluga Beach is a relative newcomer to Dubai. It’s located at the Kempinski Hotel Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most luxurious resorts. The beachside eatery offers Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on simplicity and fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Beluga Beach also has a superb mixology staff inside a bar with an Art-Nouveau dome as well as a patio that overlooks the beach. There’s also a lounge on the roof which offers comfortable sofa seating beneath olive trees.

The Surf Café on Jumeirah Beach Road

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Although it’s located right next to the Surf House, the Surf Cafe is under slightly different management.

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The Surf Café is located next to the Surf House on Jumeirah Beach Road, and it also opened recently. This Dubai beachside restaurant offers a wide array of fresh breakfast items and fresh or live seafood on the dinner menu. The café is open from 8 a.m. until midnight and is the perfect place to stop in before or after you hit the beach.

iWOK Restaurant

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Try the udon noodles with chicken and Korean chili sauce at iWOK.

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If you’re in the area of Dubai Marina, check out iWOK Restaurant, which offers a plethora of stir-fry delights done up in Asian fusion style. The restaurant is located on Marina Walk at the end of the promenade. iWOK is interesting because while it has a fast food sort of feel, it comes with a healthy twist, as the restaurant promises there are no MSGs in their food and uses less oil than other stir-fry restaurants.

Villa Beach

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Villa Beach ranks highly on any list of romantic Dubai beachside restaurants.

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Villa Beach is located close to the Burj Al Arab right on Burj beach and offers fine Mediterranean cuisine. If you’re on the lookout for a romantic setting for the perfect dinner, this is it. Villa Beach specializes in “generously sized Paella dishes,” fresh seafood, and steaks. There’s usually a wait at this Dubai beachside restaurant, so be prepared and give yourself plenty of time.

La Veranda

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Whether eating in or ordering out, La Veranda won’t disappoint.

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For a more laid-back atmosphere, check out La Veranda, which also offers views of the Burj Al Arab and Dubai Marina. This spot is popular with the lunchtime crowd and offers classic European cuisine, including pizza and other Italian dishes. This place also tends to fill up, although you can order a pizza to go and enjoy it on the beach with the sand in your toes if you prefer.