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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
Nightclub
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“Superstar DJs behind the decks and international celebrities mingling with Dubai’s “it crowd” on the dancefloor make this one of the most talked about venues in the city. Sparkling is an understatement for a lounge designed in honour of fashion legend Roberto Cavalli, and the crystal chandeliers, walls and waterfalls all give it the shine you would expect. Despite the obvious effort to look good and be seen to do so, the crowd here know how to party and it is not all for posing.”
  • 4 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
Restaurant
“Cosy place with variety of cocktails and great Italian food with excellent service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Dubai World Trade Centre has played a pivotal role in the growth of international trade for the Middle East, ever since our inauguration in 1979. Then, it was through the landmark 39-storey Sheikh Rashid Tower. Today we are the region’s largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Rooftop with great music and atmosphere. A classic for an outdoor drink when the weather is still bearable.”
  • 6 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
Bar
“ Really fun spot - great for groups. They have two floors with slightly different themes. Live band performances take place there - their second floor has beer pong, and a mechanical bull. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Good food, casual and nice gluten free selection. Great breakfast and take out options. Delicious desserts”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Atmosphere with an excellent food menu and some of the best cocktails in the city! It also holds various Latin music entertainment nights with dancing and live singers/bands. ”
  • 4 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
Place to eat
“You find many restaurants in the DIFC, most of them are upscale. There are a few burger and fastfood joints.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Japanese Restaurant
“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
Nightclub
“Superstar DJs behind the decks and international celebrities mingling with Dubai’s “it crowd” on the dancefloor make this one of the most talked about venues in the city. Sparkling is an understatement for a lounge designed in honour of fashion legend Roberto Cavalli, and the crystal chandeliers, walls and waterfalls all give it the shine you would expect. Despite the obvious effort to look good and be seen to do so, the crowd here know how to party and it is not all for posing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cosy place with variety of cocktails and great Italian food with excellent service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Atmosphere with an excellent food menu and some of the best cocktails in the city! It also holds various Latin music entertainment nights with dancing and live singers/bands. ”
  • 4 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
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend

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