With more than 9000 known restaurants serving a wide variety of exotic dishes and international cuisines, Dubai is a haven for foodies. Every year, the food game in Dubai just keeps getting better, and we are sure that 2018 is going to be the best one yet. In the meantime, check out the best dishes that Dubai had to offer in 2017 – and give them a go if you haven’t already!
6abooga Burger at Blaze Burgers
This monster combo of a sandwich and burger in one at Blaze Burgers will make even the biggest food fanatic take a minute to prepare themselves before they dig in. A double-stack of cheeseburgers, along with layers of cheese and veggies, are held in place by two utterly buttery grilled cheese sandwiches. For AED 72, this would be one hell of a satisfying meal.
Avocado Cocktail at Chez Charles
Keeping it light and refreshing, and extremely delectable at the same time, is the avocado cocktail by the European-style restaurant Chez Charles. It is a perfect starter for a brunch or lunch, especially during the summertime. Juicy prawns are accompanied by a tangy mango salsa, creamy avocado, and fresh greens, which are all married together with the delectable Marie Rose cocktail sauce. The avocado cocktail is priced at AED 59.
All Black Burger at Bridgewater Tavern
Black food was all the rage in 2017, and the All Black Burger at Bridgewater Tavern in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel was among the favourites of the year in Dubai. An indulgent wagyu beef patty, crispy bacon and onions, mature cheddar, a special spiced onion jam and BBQ sauce are all encased within a hearty fully black brioche bun. Get your chops into this delightful burger, which is served with a side hand-cut fries, for AED 85.
Avocado on Toast at Jolie Floral Boutique
The whole world has been jumping on the avocado on toast bandwagon for a while now, and plenty of homemade and gourmet versions of the dish have been in the making. The Jolie Floral Boutique’s take on this simple yet satisfying is one of the best versions one can find in Dubai. Priced at AED 49, the base ingredients of smashed avocado and sourdough bread are amped up with a dash of beetroot hummus, vibrant diced tomatoes, herby coriander, and slices of grilled halloumi.
Baked Camembert at Parlour Boutique
Baked camembert is one of the most decadent dishes there ever was. Warm, gooey and the right amount of creamy cheese, topped with rich truffle honey and crunchy walnuts, paired with a side of French bread and a bright blackcurrant jam. Need we say more to make your mouth water? Indulge in the baked cheese for AED 55 at One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre, on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Baked Scottish Scallops at The Atlantic
The Atlantic at Souk Al Bahar is best known for its selection and quality of seafood, and one among the best of the best is their baked Scottish scallops. Simmered in an exquisite sauce, the scallops are cooked to perfection, and make for an ideal entrée to a classic English main course. The scallop-relishing experience, costing AED 119, is made better with the mesmerizing views of the Dubai Fountain from the restaurant.
Belgian Cheese Croquettes at Le Petit Belge
The word ‘cheese’ or anything related has the power to induce a sense of joy and excitement in foodies like nothing else can. The Belgian cheese croquettes served at the popular JLT eatery La Petit Belge are a level up from regular cheese balls, and make you want to savour every bite of the crispy outside and warm, cheesy inside. What makes the croquettes extra special is the sticky pear dipping sauce it is served with, all for a price of AED 48.