Reasons to go back to… The Pointe

Dubai’s latest foodie destination on Palm Jumeirah is upping the ante with a new wave of hot happenings that are sure to whet the appetite 

Hawker hotspot
Immerse yourself in the sights, tastes and aromas of Asia’s late-night markets at the newly-opened Asian District. Dubai’s largest Asian food market, the split-level hub has eight restaurants, each with a distinct theme. Take your pick from the live cooking stations offering freshly-made sushi, noodles, ramen, teppanyaki, dim sum, dumplings and more. You’ll chow down to a backing track of livestock sounds, motorbikes, car horns and bicycle bells, with quirky performers, such as sumo wrestlers and actors playing mahjong, bringing the concept to life.    

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Sun King mocktail, Rue Royale

Star power
Rue Royale is causing a stir on Dubai’s dining scene, luring gourmands to taste fine French cuisine in an unlicensed setting. It’s the brainchild of two-Michelin-star chef Mathieu Viannay, the culinary mastermind behind the century-old La Mère Brazier in Lyon, which has welcomed numerous high-profile guests through its doors. Rue Royale takes inspiration from its French sibling, serving a selection of La Mère Brazier signature dishes, alongside new creations that nod to the culinary heritage of the Middle East. The best way to experience it is at the chef’s table.

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Seafood Kitchen

Brunch with a view
Seafood fans can soak up the sea air while chilling to a Balearic Islands soundtrack at the all-new The View brunch at Seafood Kitchen. Taking place every Friday from noon to 4pm, you can taste a delicious array of seafood specialities while sipping on free-flowing drinks. Menu highlights include red snapper ceviche, Spanish seafood paella and a piled-high platter of clams, mussels, soft-shell crab, prawns and char-grilled, locally-sourced fish. Yum.

Main image: Asian District.