Treat Yourself To A Decadent DIFC Dining Experience

Sponsored: For fab fine-dining experiences that are beyond compare, look no further than Emirates Towers Hotel's La Cantine du Faubourg and Ninive restaurants
ByTeam Ahlan!Thursday , 27 September 2018
Treat Yourself To A Decadent DIFC Dining Experience
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La Cantine du Faubourg

La Cantine du Faubourg is a chic Parisian hideaway in the heart of Dubai’s financial district. If you haven’t already experienced this urban dining destination, there are plenty of reasons to visit.
First of all, La Cantine du Faubourg exceeds all usual expectations. It’s no wonder the venue is hosting the prestigious Ahlan! Hot 100 celebrations this year. Offering an experience that stimulates all of the senses, the concept blends food, music and art to challenge the impression of what a restaurant can be. The dining space doubles as a gallery, displaying works by some of the most daring photographers, painters, sculptors and multimedia artists from around
the world.
The restaurant’s dramatic cityscape backdrop sets the stage for a chic, daring and luxurious experience, making a perfect spot for a romantic night out.
At once modern and refined, its garden terrace, bar, salon/restaurant and pergola are distinguished by their subtle palette and natural materials, such as marble
and wood.

Need a spot to hang out with your friends? Look no further! La Cantine du Faubourg is also renowned for its music, as its creative resident DJs play an eclectic mixture of chart hits and chic Parisian street beats.
Of course, the main attraction is undoubtedly the food. La Cantine du Faubourg offers a modern and fresh menu showcasing cuisine with international influences with a hearty portion of Parisian cosmopolitan flair. Chef Gilles Bosquet has created must-try dishes such as honey-glazed Wagyu short ribs. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, they are served with pomelos, spring onions and coriander, and will keep you coming back for more. The risotto with leeks and fresh truffle, pecorino and poached egg is another highlight on the extensive menu.
With the weather finally cooling down, it’s the perfect time to head to La Cantine du Faubourg to indulge in some outdoor fun under the olive trees on the garden terrace. See you there!

INFO: For reservations, call 04 352 7105, email, or visit the website


Ninive is an invitation to travel through time and space, and is a sophisticated step into the hustle and bustle of Dubai. Designed as a contemporary meeting point, between a nomad tent and a caravanserai, Ninive is a breathtaking rendezvous hot-spot for a curious and well-travelled crowd.

It does not revisit the past but it does revive the sometimes-forgotten tastes of a region with powerful culinary traditions. For instance, the sautéed lamb is marinated in spices before being cooked in a casserole dish, and each vegetable is prepared separately to preserve its individual aroma. The dishes are from all over the Middle East and North Africa: Iranian, Iraqi, Turkish and Moroccan.
It was necessary to keep in mind the diversity of cultures and stories. The desire is to serve regional dishes, to find the most famous ones, and to serve a clientele of curious travellers who would like to learn about these legends.
Famous London design studio Hopscotch’s designer James Michael Lees was behind the interior design of the restaurant. Lees also created the interiors for its sister establishment La Cantine du Faubourg Dubai.

“The restaurant is suspended, as if floating, like an oasis in the desert. It combines elements of a garden and a contemporary urban majlis, the space where, in Islamic culture, people meet to make big decisions. This is how Ninive was born,” Lees revealed.
As a result, Ninive is now one of Dubai’s most beautiful and Instagram-friendly venues thanks to its unique décor and stunning city views. And thanks to its exceptional cuisine, which is also one of the tastiest.

INFO: For reservations, call 04 326 6105, email, or visit

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