Dubai’s latest dining destination, The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, beckons hungry holidaymakers with its cool line-up of eateries and stunning view of Atlantis, The Palm
This European-inspired bistro touts an à la carte menu featuring the likes of steak tartare, bouillabaisse, grilled entrecôte and confit duck leg. It’s good for lunch or dinner, but the venue really comes into its own at dusk.
Why we rate it: The outdoor terrace is a romantic setting, with its flame heaters creating a cosy ambience and tables directly overlooking the water.
Serving up beautifully presented food and Balearic Island vibes, this market-style concept treats seafood fans to delicate dishes such as snapper ceviche, as well as crowd-pleasing platters of clams, mussels, soft-shell crab, prawns and chargrilled, locally-sourced fish.
Why we rate it: Downstairs is family-friendly while upstairs has a more glamorous, lounge style ambience, with ladies’ nights taking place on Thursdays.
Think you know authentic Greek food? We recommend you sit down to a meal at Ena before you answer that question. It’s the brainchild of owner Lena P, Maniatis, whose vision for back to basics Greek food is brought to life by chef Alexandros Pavlopoulos Sperxos – all with a modern twist.
Why we rate it: Most of the ingredients are sourced from small farms in Greece – the feta from Kalavrita features in a number of must-try dishes.
This family-friendly deli brings European café culture to life, with a delicious selection of dishes to suit
Why we rate it: The portions are large and each dish has an interesting stamp, like the chicken waffle cones stuffed with cheesy chicken popcorn.
This Mexican eatery is a party for the taste buds. Try the classic ceviche followed by the tacos short ribs and nachos festin marino (nachos with prawns, squid, mussels, guacamole and sea sauce).
Why we rate it: The combination of the vibrant food, décor and entertainment makes eating here far from boring.
Main image credit: The view from Chicago Meatpackers