1. China Grill
The award-winning restaurant and lounge concept from the Big Apple recently made its Dubai debut, serving up a menu of contemporary Asian fare that includes specialities like lobster pancakes, grilled Szechuan beef and wasabi mash. Yum!
INFO: 6pm-2am, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, 04 511 7333, www.chinagrilldubai.com
Posh Peruvian Coya, hailed London’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’, opens next month at the swanky new Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The first dining outlet to open there, it’s a sister property of Dubai hot spots La Petite Maison and Zuma – next up is Turkish barbecue grill Nusret.
INFO: Jumeirah Beach Rd, Jumeirah 2, 04 270 7777, www.fourseasons.com
We’re not short of burger joints in the UAE, but this newly opened haunt has been hailed as being even better than the In-N-Out burger that celebs like Katy Perry can’t get enough of, according to the LA Times. Order a shake and go big with the Cali Double, or go home!
INFO: 10am-11pm daily, Jumeirah 3, near Al Manara, Dubai, 800 2254, www.caliburger.com
This Latin pan-Oriental style of cuisine is the collaborative brainchild of celeb chefs Richard Sandoval and Akmal Anuar. Dishes range from authentic ceviche to chipotle miso-glazed black cod. So good!
INFO: 7pm-2am weekdays, until 3am on weekends, closed on Sun, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sufouh, 04 316 5550, www.zengo-dubai.com