5 unique Dining Experiences in Dubai
January 20, 2023 • 4 min read
Dubai’s vibrant food scene has recently received a lavish makeover! Sometimes a good meal isn’t enough, and Dubai restaurants have stepped out of the box to provide foodies with a lavish experience. These experiences are your best bet if you want to eat in complete darkness, be suspended in mid-air, or dine among 65,000 marine creatures. If you’re wondering where to eat in Dubai, consider these curated experiences that should be on your culinary bucket list.
P.S. These aren’t just meals; they’re experiences as well.
1. The Flying cup
Entertain yourself with a fantastic and unique experience at the Flying Cup in Dubai and enjoy a date in the air with uninterrupted sea views. Nestled on the pristine beach at JBR, Dubai, surrounded by restaurants, bars, and hotels and a lively beach is the Flying Cup. Like every experience in Dubai is magical, this one is no less. Enjoy coffee or refreshments at 40m above the grounds with lifetime memories while having fantastic 360 panoramic views. Have coffee or go on a date or a meeting up in the air and get the bird-like sensation at the Flying Cup. Watch the city with a whole new perspective with your feet in the year. You will be harnessed at all times for your safety so it is advised not to untie them to have an enjoyable experience. There are various experiences at the Flying Cup and this experience is for flying a cup with refreshments in the air. Whether you are visiting with your partner or a group of friends, this is a perfect place to have a peaceful time yet left in the city. Capture the skyline of the city from the air and enjoy the experience for a good 30 minutes.
Timings for the Flying Cup are 10 AM-12 AM (Sat-Wed) & 10 AM- 1 AM (Thu-Fri).
2. Dinner in the sky
Indulge in one of the latest and modern ways of dining with our Dinner in the Sky experience. Featured under the top 10 most unique dining experiences around the world in Forbes magazine, this is the place to enjoy an extravagant meal, 50m above ground level. Dubai Dinner in the Sky experience comes with a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Skyline. Dinner in the Sky is only available at 40 other locations around the world including Marina of Dubai, Athens, Cape Town, Copacabana Beach, and Kuala Lumpur Tower. The majestic dining table is suspended by a crane 50 m high in the sky offering one of the most unique dining ambiances with blue skies and the horizon. The restaurant includes a diverse menu comprising international favorites like sea bass, oriental beef, tortellini pasta, delicious desserts, and more. You can also enjoy curated savory and sweet platters if you book dinner-in-the-sky tickets for afternoon tea. The Dinner in the Sky experience is completely safe and operates under the guidelines of the Department of Occupational Safety & Health and Civil Defense in UAE.
Dinner in the Sky Experience is conducted in 6 sessions, 2 for lunch, 1 for afternoon tea, and 3 sessions for dinner. The timings are below:
- Lunch sessions: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
- Afternoon Tea: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
- Dinner: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, and 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
3. Royal Dinner Desert Experience
This experience is a step away from similar desert tours. An incomparable experience, this Desert Experience with Royal Dinner is an excellent option if you want to enjoy a luxurious night of entertainment, and incredible dining amidst a majestic desert setting. Swift yourself into a desert experience, surrounded by seemingly never-ending dunes and native flora and fauna. Indulge in the traditional entertainment programs and engage in the royal desert dinner with a scintillating landscape with some Arabian night adventure and fun. Feast on a 5-star gourmet dining experience with a diverse variety of cuisines to choose from and prepared by masterful chefs from Le Meridian Hotel. If you are planning to hop aboard this authentic Arabian escapade, book your tickets on Thrillark to ensure a magical night to remember!
You can enjoy a Desert Experience with Royal Dinner daily for 4-5 hours from 7:00 PM.
4. Buffer Dinner at the Atlantis The Palm
An exceptional dining experience! Discover the fantastic buffet at Saffron, a restaurant on the Atlantis. Take a gastronomic tour of Southeast Asia, Malaysia, and India while enjoying the theatrical live cooking stations. Saffron, Dubai’s largest buffet, offers more than 220 cuisines and 20 live cooking stations, so you have a tonne of options. Dinner is filled with flavorful dishes, and Saffron throws a spotlight on international cuisines with Southeast Asian, Indian, and seafood buffet feasts. You can organize your special evening with the variety of themed evenings available!
Monday – Experience the diverse culture of Singapore. Taste renowned dishes such as Kerabu Daging, Nyonya Achar, Nasi Lemak, Chicken Rendang, Sambal Udang, Semur Telur, and many more.
Tuesday – Enjoy a Seafood feast including endless lobster, crab, and oysters.
Wednesday – Katsu, and Kimchi, hop aboard a delightful gastronomic journey to Asia and indulge in flavors from Korea to Japan.
Thursday – Discover the flavors of India as you dine tantalizing curries, tandoori dishes, and vegetarian favorites.
Friday – Taste of Thai, explore the different flavors of Thailand, and indulge in a variety of street food and authentic classic dishes.
Saturday – Serving you a vast array of feasts inspired by The Spice Route from Japan, through the islands of Indonesia, around India to the lands of the Middle East – and from there, across the Mediterranean to Europe.
Sunday – Flavors of Malaysia, featuring the strong, aromatic, and flavorful tastes of Malay food combining the richness of various herbs and spices that incorporate various cooking.
The timings are from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
5. At The Top Level 124 + 125 with Lunch or Dinner at the Burj Club Rooftop
At a mind-blowing height of 828 meters, it is the largest building in the world. This masterpiece is a result of vision and engineering coming together to form the epitome of modern architecture. The construction of Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and was completed in 2010, giving not just Dubai, but the whole world the strength to dream and turn into reality. Most of the floors in Burj Khalifa house the prestigious Armani Hotel and luxurious dream Burj residences. A few of the floors are kept open for a public visit like the lounge, Burj Club, and At the Top observation decks. The world’s fastest elevator at 10m/sec will take you to Burj Khalifa at the Top. The elevator drops you at level 124 where the telescopes are kept to browse any location before you reach the ground without using Google Maps. Burj Khalifa At The Top level 124 with the rooftop pool ticket gets you access to the upscale Friday brunch at the Burj Club and the rooftop open pool. Be a part of one of the best brunch experiences in Dubai, at the Burj Club every Friday, bustling with the glitterati. The rich food menu comprising of BBQ and various in-house beverage packages to go with it. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim at the rooftop pool with views of the city skyline.
Burj Khalifa is open 24 hours. However, you can select your preferred time slot at the time of booking. Non-Prime Hours are 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM whereas prime hours are between 4 pm to 6 pm. The Burj Club opens at 8 am and BBQ brunch happens on Fridays only from 12 pm to 4 pm.
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