Article written by Barry Morgan

You are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking places to eat in Dubai, with the food scene well and truly thriving. But why not try eating out in a great place that allows you to not only appreciate some beautiful dishes perfect for delectable photography, but also the beauty of the city itself at the same time? If you find that you return to the same restaurants over and over again (because they are so good!) why not be brave, and step out of your comfort zone, by exploring some others you might just discover some new favourites!

Here are the top spots for superb cuisine that come accompanied by spectacular views in Dubai.

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The Observatory

Set up high on the 52nd floor of the Marriott Harbour Hotel, The Observatory offers one of the best views of the Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah available. It is also one of the finest places for seafood in town, and provides an elegant atmosphere to sit and take your time to admire the beautiful view from the windows.

Cielo Sky Lounge

Sitting on the highest floor of the complex at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht club, this is one of the most fantastic places to get a view of the city at sunset. Featuring comfortable open air seating, great music, food, and delicious cocktails, this is a top spot to stop, relax, and become immersed in the atmosphere enhanced by the spectacular view.


Located in the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, At.Mosphere is situated on the 122nd floor, approximately 408 metres from the ground. Be sure to book in advance to secure a window table, which will allow you to take in city lights as far as the eye can see. First class service and impeccable food make this a popular fine-dining restaurant for special occasions, and a venue for stunning interior photographs.

Bateaux Dubai

Cruise the waters of Dubai Creek aboard an elegant boat, with large glass windows and quiet viewing decks. Patrons love the views of old Dubai with the lights twinkling over the water, while enjoying excellent courses from the set menu. You will be on the boat for approximately three hours, so this is not the right option for you if you are looking for a quick dinner. But ideal for a leisurely meal with a loved one or friends.

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara

If you are looking for a more intimate and romantic dining experience, Al Mahara is a fantastic option. Found on the lower level of the Burj Al Arab, it’s star attraction is the central aquarium, which gives all diners an excellent view of the marine life inside. The food, service and atmosphere are truly second to none and will make for a memorable dining experience for locals and visitors alike.

Dubai has some iconic locations at which to dine, and even more that are not so well known. It is increasingly becoming a must-visit destination for food lovers and a real melting pot of cuisines. Exploring some of the restaurants mentioned here will help you to enjoy not just the tastes, but also the sights and sounds, of this amazing city.

Article written by Barry Morgan

Barry was marinated in a home where the kitchen was the central hub, adding dashes of culture from the 8 different countries he has lived in. This is how his passion for photography, food and family was established (not always in that order). These have been sieved together and have been baking in the extreme temperature of Dubai for the last 10 years. Barry is the owner and creative force behind BM Photography which has been producing delicious food photography for the past 6 years.