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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Japanese Restaurant
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“My absolute favourite place for nights out! Best cocktails, amazing ambience, great people and brilliant Japanese food! Better make a reservation if you are coming for dinner, because the place is always full, especially on Thursday and Friday nights.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down my all time favorite restaurant in Dubai in terms of food, ambience, and crowd. A piece of Paris in Dubai. Make sure to book in advance.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Building
“Best trendy restaurants are located in the heart of the Financial District. Perfect place for dining or to have a drink at Zuma, La Petite Maison or Peyote.”
  • 10 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Restaurant
“Cosy place with variety of cocktails and great Italian food with excellent service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“The view from open rooftop bar is just magnificent and the music is very lively. The view of sheikh Zayad road is just mind blowing”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“The restaurant has several inviting seating areas inside, outside, cigar lounge and bar. The food is excellent and expect to pay premium prices for a trending, chic restaurant in the heart of Dubai's International Financial Centre. Their service and time to get food are excellent. Valet Parking is also available.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are craving some food after a late night of partying, Zaroob is the place to go - or deliver food from! open 24/7. Cheap and cheerful, Lebanese / Palestinian sandwiches. shawarmas and mezza dishes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Finance
“You find many restaurants in the DIFC, most of them are upscale. There are a few burger and fastfood joints.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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Lounge
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  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small but well organised supermarket in the Financial Centre of Dubai. You can get all you need for the day.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Excellent for some great Steak and Malbec. They also have a nice terrace for cocktails”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the most famous place of the city for tourists. Good food and a brilliant service.”
  • 1 local recommends