The Top Romantic Restaurants in Dubai

Dubai offers exotic skylines, world class shopping experiences, and sophisticated dining to the luxury traveler. As an increasingly popular holiday and honeymoon destination, the romantic dining scene in Dubai is growing and thriving, with a vast array of restaurant choices for the discerning traveler.  Here are eight of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai.

Armani Ristorante


The Most Romantic Restaurants in Dubai
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For those seeking a romantic Italian restaurant, the Armani at Hotel Dubai is an excellent option. This is one of the top romantic restaurants in Dubai. The private dining room offers a cozy setting for your meal.  Begin with an aperitif, and then progress to the tantalizing menu which is a combination of traditional Italian dishes and modern interpretations of classics.  In addition to their impeccable dishes, the restaurant is highly noted for their attentive guest service.

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara


The Most Romantic Restaurants in Dubai
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Nathan Outlaw is an award winning chef from England who has won acclaim for delivering the very best seafood in Dubai. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and signature beverages at Al Mahara as you dine at one of the open air waterfront patio tables.  You will also enjoy Nathan’s critically acclaimed seafood dishes which are simple yet deeply satisfying. Both the ambiance and the cuisine make this one of the top romantic restaurants in Dubai.



The Most Romantic Restaurants in Dubai
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Soar to new heights as you indulge in traditional European cuisine in the building that is promoted as being the tallest in the world.  At.Mosphere is located on level 122 of a building that rises 442 meters from the ground, making it literally one of the top (or topmost) romantic restaurants in Dubai.  Take in the spectacular sights of the Arabian Gulf while enjoying culinary dishes from an acclaimed menu of exclusive creations.

One of the Top Romantic Restaurants in Dubai: Ossiano


Ossiano Restaurant
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Immerse yourself in excellence as you take in the sights and exquisite dining at this award winning seafood restaurant.  An immense aquarium has been incorporated into the dining room design, so you can find yourself surrounded by tropical fish, sharks, and rays while you enjoy an intimate dinner “under” the sea.  You can find Ossiano in Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah, near Crescent Road.

Bateaux Dubai


The Most Romantic Restaurants in Dubai
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Explore Dubai Creek and enjoy panoramic views of the city’s skyline while enjoying an elegant four course meal.  This dinner cruise makes the top ten list for Dubai experiences, and offers a romantic way to take in the local scene.  The dining experience includes fine beverages and live entertainment. This floating, glass enclosed, air conditioned romantic dining experience can be found at Bur Dubai, opposite the Consulate of Kuwait.

STAY by Yannick Alléno


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The name STAY is an abbreviation for Simple Table Alleno Yannick. Owned by the famous executive chef Yannick Alléno, STAY is a top choice for a date night romantic restaurant in Dubai. Only open for dinner, this distinctive dining experience is set in a contemporary environment of refined elegance.  Signature dishes use traditional methods but add the chef’s distinctive twist to them. Standouts on the eclectic French cuisine menu include seafood ravioli and wagyu beef.



The Most Romantic Restaurants in Dubai
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Find exquisite Chinese dining in an elegant and romantic setting at Hakkasan.  Originally created in London by a Michelin starred chef, Hakkasan came to Dubai in 2011 and became a stand out as one of the top romantic restaurants in Dubai.  The Taste of Hakkasan menu offers a selection of individually served dishes, soup, main courses, and dessert.  Evening dining experiences include seasonal three course meals as well as select premium dishes recommended by the Chef de Cuisine, Chef Andy Toh. Hakkasan Dubai is located in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.

Pai Thai: One of the Top Romantic Restaurants in Dubai


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This inviting top romantic restaurant in Dubai is only reachable via a boat ride.  Your experience begins with an agra boat ride to the restaurant. Once at the location, your seating will allow you to enjoy the views of the serene waterways surrounding you.  Light, aromatic Thai dishes use fresh and exquisite ingredients.  This award winning restaurant menu boasts of river prawns with creamy red curry sauce, kaffir lime leaves and also sun dried crispy beef with coriander.

So, which of these restaurants will you try with in Dubai?  If your visit will be short, be sure to read our advice on how to experience Dubai in a day.

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The Top Romantic Restaurants in Dubai