Welcome to Palm Jumeirah Dining!
There’s a new spot in the city taking the al fresco dining experience to a whole new level. Known as Club Vista Mare, it’s only just opened on Palm Jumeirah next to Tiara Residence and is unlike anything else in the city.
The 120 metres of beachfront promenade houses seven licensed restaurants, each one very different to the other in terms of food and style, but with one super asset in common: amazing sea and cityscape views that can be enjoyed from the more than 1,000 outdoor seats, or if you really want to let your hair down, take your food and drinks down to the beach.
Ethiopian food – with its strong flavours and distinctive taste – can be an intimidating meal for first-timers, but this beautiful restaurant at the end of Club Vista Mare has a friendly atmosphere that will send any naysayers reaching for the next piece of chewy injera.
Breeze Beach Grill
Breeze Beach Grill has a casual beach-hut vibe and a serious approach to seafood, cooking it every which way from meaty steaks to rotisserie grill, raw bar to tempura bites. Fuel your decision making with some sweet potato crisps (Dhs30), which will have you fighting over the last thin crispy morsel.
Serving a selection of the most popular dishes from different regions in Italy, Simply Italian has the feel of a small family-owned restaurant that you’d perhaps stumble upon on the Amalfi coast.
With cocktails featuring ‘cryogenic ice powder’, an in-house DJ pumping out everything from funk to bossa nova, and more raw fish than you can shake a stick at, Ají is the hippest spot along the Vista Mare stretch.
Ibn Al Bahr
If you ever wonder about how fresh your food is, head to Ibn Al Bahr where your mind will rest easy. A venue proudly owned by fishermen, here you can literally see the freshest catch of the day at the front of the restaurant on display.
The Tap House
The Tap House has something for everyone; while the dark colours, draught taps and cosy booths inside are reminiscent of an old-fashioned British pub, sitting outside enjoying the ocean breeze and sea views will firmly remind you that you’re in Dubai.
A pretty Lebanese restaurant with a big shisha terrace overlooking the Palm’s coastline, Abyat is a casual and licensed Arabic restaurant where each traditional dish has been given a contemporary spin.