Who says “Summer is ruthless”! When you are in Dubai, you can explore so many incredibly rewarding ways to make summer days amazing. Blessed with a pristine coastal line, the city presents you with a bunch of seafront restaurants and cafes to beat the summer blue.
Whether you are planning for a three-course meal or having a quick bite, here come Dubai’s best beachfront restaurants to refuel you instantly. These waterside venues bring mouth-watering delicacies and mind-blogging views together on your table.
Start your quest for spectacular beach restaurants in Dubai with an outstanding space – The Jetty Lounge. Nestled within the wonderful premises of the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Al Sufouh, this waterfront restaurant got its name from the nearby jetty.
This beach lounge is an excellent choice for those who enjoys relaxed seating arrangement to chill out. The beach looks amazing from every corner of this bar cum restaurant. To set the mood, they prefer to play some captivating tunes while the sumptuous menu takes the centre stage.
Sitting under one of those private cabanas and nibbling on Arabian delights or European delicacies, The Jetty Lounge is the most celebrated spot in town to watch the sun go down.
Before you step into The Jetty Lounge, you can check and decide your menu from here.
One&Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Monday, 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM
A meal for two will cost around AED 475 with alcohol
The Beach Bar & Grill
When your heart is too rigid this summer to settle for anything but an idyllic beach restaurant in Dubai, there is one solution – The Beach Bar & Grill. Apart from The Jetty Lounge, this vibrant place comes within the limits of One&Only Royal Mirage’s property.
The Beach Bar & Grill looks exactly like an open invitation to enjoy the sea breeze while it caresses your hair and tickles your feet to play with the sand. This eminent bar cum restaurant has been conceptualized and realized by Chef Mauro Colagreco. Dining at the edge of the sea as you behold the views of the beach and the Palm Island Bay becomes even more ecstatic under a starlit night.
Be it your partner or friends, you can land here with anyone who shares a mutual love for the sun and sea. Chef Mauro makes it a point to treat the guests with those authentic South American savouries that are impossible to find anywhere else in Dubai.
If you are doubtful about the origins and ingredients of The Beach Bar & Grill’s specialties, you can click here to check out the menu.
In The Palace, One&Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Open daily from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Approximately AED 450 for two persons excluding alcohol
Heavily inspired by bright and beautiful Bali, Koko Bay is one of the newest and funkiest additions to Dubai’s beach restaurant scenario. Flaunting a mind-blogging blend of European and Asian cuisines, this is a magnificent spot to hang out with friends and family anytime of the day. Summer days look more ravishing as your mind gets blown by the views.
Nestled in the posh locality of Palm West Beach, Koko Bay knows how to treat and greet diners with delicious food on the platter and great views of the surroundings. The restaurant is known for its incredibly innovative and passionately made Far-Eastern flavours with some European twists.
There is another thing that puts Koko Bay ahead of the crowd and it’s their legendary Craft Cocktails. Made with homemade shrubs, and syrups done by expert hands, their cocktails will steal your heart for sure.
You can check the menu of Koko Bay right here by clicking the link.
Unit 3, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sunday to Thursday, 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Friday & Saturday, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
It will cost about AED 350 for a meal of two without alcohol.
Are you a party hopper? If yes, then come to Barasti Beach Bar. This amazing beachfront hangout spot is one of the most happening places in the town. The social scene here gives you a perfect platform to make friends and new connections. But what claims the fame for Barasti is the expansive view of the Arabian Sea and the dazzling cityscape.
This chic gastro pub showcases an enviable collection of international liquors. To match this intoxicating range of drinks and beverages, they have also curated a delicious menu that brings appetizing dishes and delectable cocktails under the same roof.
Divided into three sections – lounge, upper deck, lower – Barasti allows diners to choose from several sitting options. You can also opt for the sheesha area and a lounge where you can sit even with your whole gang. This beach bar is spacious enough to host a large number of people.
Lip-smacking delicacies, quality cocktails and sweeping views – Barasti has it all to make your visit memorable. Summer days can be the best spent here with everything beautiful around!
Click on this link to check out the menu
Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sunday to Wednesday and Saturday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Thursday & Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Approximately AED 450 for two without alcohol
The next on our list is a pristine and cool place to enjoy the best of beach life in Dubai and it’s the ever-gorgeous Café Nikki. Paired with a resort pool, this place is nothing short of relaxing along the Mediterranean coast while soaking up the sun and fun too.
Vibe of this beachfront restaurant is very much laid-back. Chilling out with your loved ones is the primary reason that people love to visit this summery, open-air space. The view from Café Nikki is truly stunning. If you look for something more to add up, then there is a beach club just beside the restaurant.
Café Nikki has earned a stellar reputation primarily because of its mouth-watering breakfast menu, matchless food quality, delectable specialties, friendly staff crew and unputdownable service. Having a good day on the beach was never that easy before Nikki took the burden to keep beach babies happy all around the clock.
Mediterranean cuisine lovers can check out their menu beforehand by clicking this link.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Everyday 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
A meal for two without alcohol will cost about AED 450 here.
Sho Cho Restaurant
To give your taste buds something fabulous to cherish, Sho Cho is a picture-perfect place along Dubai’s glistening coastline. This traditional Japanese beach restaurant has brought a piece of Japan’s delectable cuisine right on the swanky beachline of Dubai Marina.
Since 2000, Sho Cho is successfully handling the peer pressure of delivering guests only authentic oriental dishes. Keeping the recipes simple yet true to their origins is something that no one better than Sho Cho. The restaurant not just takes utmost care of people’s need for Vitamin ‘Sea’ but arranges a lavish sitting area with a tasteful interior and lighting to match the vibe.
This place has also got an in-house DJ so that you can enjoy your food with some pulsating music in the backdrop. You can also order your drink from the bar that features a stunning selection of liquors and cocktails.
You can take a look at Sho Cho’s menu here.
Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa Hotel, 3 21 A Street, Jumeirah, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sunday to Friday, 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM (kitchen last order 11:45 PM)
Your bill for two people’s food will be around AED 450 including alcohol
Fish Beach Taverna
What’s the use of enjoying a day with the sea on your side when your platter is missing out on the seafood! Well, Fish Beach Taverna will never let you down when you are at Dubai Marina and craving some delicious seafood.
Located on the tranquil shore of Mina Seyahi, Fish Beach Taverna is a celebration of Greek and Turkish cuisine and its legacies. This beachfront restaurant is all decked up in soothing hues and sleek interior decors radiating a calming effect to make everyone feel at home.
If you love to have loads of fish on your table, then this cute and charming place has got so much to offer you. Having a casual day meal with your family and friends at Fish Beach Taverna is a wonderful idea to enjoy the sea, sand, sun and great food – all in one place.
You can pre-decide what to order at Fish Beach Taverna by clicking this link for a detailed menu.
Fish Beach Taverna, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Everyday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Lunch), 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Sunset), 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Dinner)
Around AED 250 for two people with alcohol
Maui Beach Restaurant & Bar
Located within the heart of the luxurious Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Maui Beach Restaurant is a one-stop destination for all those party hoppers, beach babies and food lovers. This place doesn’t look anything like regular beach restaurants. This place has been crafted with so much love and care that you are bound to fall for the ambience.
Maui Beach Restaurant is heavily inspired by a pagoda-style interior and no wonder why its atmosphere is so alluring. Surrounded by the azure blue water of the Persian Gulf, this place prepares some of the best exotic seafood dishes in the town. Their menu clearly promotes Asian flavours and they take great pride in doing so.
Here you must try their signature dishes including sushi, ceviche and sashimi for that authentic Asian taste. They got a bar too. The truly fresco feel of this restaurant helps you better relax and rewind by the beach.
To check the menu of the restaurant, you can visit this Zomato menu link.
Sofitel Dubai The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah East, Crescent Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Everyday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Happy Hour 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
It will cost nearly AED 420 for two with alcohol.
Umm Suqeim beach is that part of Dubai’s striking coastline where you can catch picture-perfect views of majestic Burj Al Arab and Dubai’s enticing skyline. We wouldn’t say, Rockfish Restaurant is right on the beach but it’s just a stone’s throw away (without any exaggeration).
Rockfish means quiet beachfront dining with tempting seafood on your plate, subtly done signature dishes and vibrant sunset hues. This predominantly Mediterranean restaurant is known for its open-air dining area that gives a fantastic view of the sea, city and beyond. The adjacent pool area adds more to its beauty and refreshing vibe.
As the name says it all, Rockfish is an expert when it comes to preparing fish items. Grilled fish dishes are immensely popular but don’t forget to try out their raw dishes and pastas too.
Check out their full menu here.
Pool Area, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Monday to Thursday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM | Friday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Saturday 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Approximately costs AED 700 for two people without drinks
LaOla Beach Restaurant
When most of the beachfront restaurant in Dubai costs you a bomb, there is LaOla Beach Restaurant in Kite Beach. This place proves that indulging in a rewarding beachfront dining experience is not always expensive.
LaOla is a fantastic place where you can kick start your day with a sumptuous breakfast menu and the most delighting part is they keep the breakfast options available all through the day. After you are done with the breakfast part, you can place an order for their special selected menu which are truly blissful. Call it a day with their filling dinner items.
So, spending a whole day on the beach with tasty food against the most iconic backdrop of the city with Burj Khalifa is quite possible when you choose LaOla Beach Restaurant to dine out at the beach.
To decide your menu beforehand, click on this link and pick your favourites.
70 2 C Street, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Everyday 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
A meal for two will cost you around AED 175 onwards
Now we are presenting you one of the most celebrated Lebanese-seafood giants in Dubai – Ibn Albahar. This place is a must-visit destination for beach hoppers who never miss any chance to explore the best food joints in the town.
Ibn Albahar comes with the tagline “run by fishermen” and they really mean it! This is the only place in Dubai that prepares your order with fresh catch from the fishermen. No wonder, why everything from your platter looks so fresh and tastes so heavenly.
Ibn Albahar gives diners a rare opportunity to choose their own cooking style from options like salt-grilled, chargrilled, butterfly or steamed. The menu card features an outstanding assortment of prawns, octopus, fish and anything that comes from the sea. Don’t miss their creamy hummus paired with hot loaves of bread.
You can check out their full menu card here.
Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Everyday 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM | Ramadan 12:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Without alcohol, a meal for two people will cost around AED 300
It is next to impossible to list down all those captivating in a single article. We have curated this based on our personal experience mixed with reviews from the customers. We guarantee you can spot many more outstanding beachfront dining places across Dubai’s coastline apart from this list. We encourage you to explore more and have more fun in Dubai.
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