Here are my favorite restaurants in Dubai right now:
Delicious Greek food at reasonable prices in super nice surroundings. I just love that place, and I cannot recommend it enough. On weekends a table reservation is crucial. What to order: Taramosalata and lots of pita bread.
Bistro des Arts
Cozy French bistro right in the sweet spot of Dubai Marina. It’s not the cheapest restaurant in the Marina, but their daily specials are good value for money. Right now they serve moules marinières on Mondays. Remember to order crepes for dessert.
Din Tai Fung
The Dubai branch of the Taiwanese restaurant is my go-to place for lunch, whenever I’m in Mall of the Emirates. In Dubai, the famous xiao long bao (soup dumplings) are made without pork, but they’re still delicious. The spicy wonton is another favorite of mine.
Casual, but hip eatery in Pier 7. An obvious place to start a night out in Dubai Marina. Their meatballs are delicious, but remember to save room for dessert.