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Fabulous Food

With countless world-class restaurants to choose from, Dubai is a foodie heaven, filled with endless choices for all culinary tastes and budgets. A melting pot of cultures from over 200 nationalities as well as millions of tourists from around the globe, Dubai’s multiculturalism is reflected in its wide range of eateries that can offer a taste of home to any visitor.

Many of the top hotels offer the finest dining options; Toro Toro at Grosvenor House Hotel offers top-class South American food, while one of Jumeirah Beach’s most prestigious eateries serves delicious Hawaiian cuisine at Mahiki and Dubai Marine Beach Resort dishes up a taste of Mexico at Loca. While it lacks a Michelin-star restaurant, Dubai has welcomed many celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver, Marco Pierre White, Gary Rhodes and Pierre Gagnaire, and both Zuma and La Petite Maison have officially been listed among the best restaurants in the world.

One of the most popular is Shangri-La Hotel’s The Act, a Vaudeville-themed venue that brought with it an A-list clientele and an unforgettable culinary experience incorporating dancers, comedians and contortionists alongside an imaginative menu. Other diners prefer their meal accompanied by a great backdrop, whether it’s the panorama of the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab at 360° or the views from a height at At.mosphere on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa.

However Dubai’s food scene is not just restricted to 5-star gastronomy. A trip into the ‘Old Dubai’ areas of Deira and Satwa reveals authentic food served up by local cooks in low cost eateries, while the city’s freshest fish can be sampled at the beachside shack and floating restaurants. While world cuisines provide plenty of distraction, don’t forget to sample the Emirati food; the delicious mezze platters, spiced meats and tasty rice dishes will linger in your memory long after you return home.

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