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Dubai is known for its ambitious innovation in the restaurant scene, with new openings constantly popping up. Recently opened spots worth checking out restaurant with international menu options as well as Italian restaurant are high in demand in Dubai. With a tasting menu and a la carte options, there’s number of new additions to the dining options at Caesars Palace Dubai add detail of every restaurant. Let’s explore newly opened restaurants that you must try in Dubai in January and February 2023.

Dave’s Hot Chicken

Dave’s Hot Chicken, Bahar 3 Tower, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai

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Dave’s Hot Chicken is a fast-food chain that has recently opened its latest location at The Walk in Jumeirah Beach Residence. The restaurant has financial backers including Drake and Samuel L. Jackson, and has seen a meteoric rise since opening in an East Hollywood parking lot just five years ago. The chicken at Dave’s Hot Chicken is flavored with a range of signature spices which goes from No Spice to The Reaper, and requires customers to sign a disclaimer. Chef Dave Kopushyan brings an impressive resume, having trained at Thomas Keller’s famed French Laundry restaurant, which has held the maximum three Michelin stars since 2007. Alongside chicken tenders and sliders, Dave’s Hot Chicken’s fries, mac and cheese and kale slaw ensure that no one goes hungry.


Fi’lia, Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Dubai

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Fi’lia is an Italian restaurant with Mediterranean influences, inspired by recipes handed down through generations of women. The restaurant is run by the Middle East’s first all-female management team, led by global executive chef Sara Aqel. Aqel was born and raised in Jordan in a Palestinian family for whom food was everything. After culinary school she worked in famous kitchens around the world before taking on the role of global executive chef of Fi’lia, at the age of just 26, with responsibility for branches in Miami, the Bahamas, Paris and Dubai.

Based in the UAE, she now proudly runs the Middle East’s first restaurant with an all-female management team. The restaurant offers a great selection of Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences. The wine list is 100% from female producers. Look out for seabass with a feta and herb crust, flawless pasta and decadent desserts, while the service team are reputed as one of the warmest in the city.

Ginger Moon

Ginger Moon, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai

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Ginger Moon is a new restaurant at the W Dubai – Mina Seyahi. The restaurant brands itself as an “urban beach club” thanks to an expansive terrace and infinity pool that draws a crowd keen to find the perfect Instagram shot while kicking back in cabanas to DJ sets. The menu is eclectic and international, with appetizers such as marinated ceviche of red snapper or hamachi and beef tartare or creamy burrata with smoked peaches. For the main event, seafood is the biggest draw in fragrant bowls of mussels, crispy sea bass with tamarind or shallow fried squid with sweet chili dipping sauce.

L’Olivo at Al Mahara

L’Olivio at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai

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L’Olivo at Al Mahara is an Italian restaurant at the Burj Al Arab. Whether choosing their tasting menu or dining à la carte, the dishes come straight from Capri, including their tagliolini al limone. Delicate strands of homemade pasta are scented with lemon, oyster leaf and topped with burrata cheese and a spoonful of sweet red shrimp.

An entree of gilt-head fish is lifted by the classic Sicilian caponata sauce, famed for its sweet and sour balance, before an apricot sorbet and meringues wrap up the five courses by once again celebrating the finest Italian ingredients.

Demon Duck

Demon Duck by Alvin Leung, Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters Island, Dubai

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Demon Duck by Alvin Leung is the latest addition to the extensive dining destinations at Caesars Palace Dubai. The restaurant is headed by Chef Alvin Leung, and features walls adorned with quotes from Chinese literature and calligraphy. The menu is primarily Chinese, with a focus on Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. Chef Leung is known for his innovative and experimental approach to Chinese cuisine, and his dishes at Demon Duck are sure to delight and surprise.

Orfali Bros

Orfali Bros, D92, Jumeirah 1, Dubai


Dubai Orfali Bros is a modern bistro in Dubai that is run by three Syrian brothers, Mohammad, Wassim, and Omar Orfali. The restaurant celebrates the brothers’ global food experiences, showcasing dishes that have been inspired by their travels. The open kitchen at Orfali Bros allows diners to see Mohammad in action, creating dishes that are both visually appealing and delicious.

One of the most popular dishes at Orfali Bros is “Guess What?” which is a unique combination of lacto-fermented local tomatoes, cucumber, herbs, sourdough, and feta. Another crowd-pleaser is “Come with Me to Aleppo,” which is a kebab that features sour cherry, pine nuts, and cinnamon. The dishes at Orfali Bros are not just about taste, but also about storytelling, as each dish is a reflection of the brothers’ experiences and cultural heritage.

Orfali Bros was recognized for its exceptional food and value-for-money by being awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in Dubai’s inaugural guide. The restaurant is also ranked 87th in the extension of the hotly debated World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, further cementing its reputation as one of the hottest culinary destinations in Dubai.

Maya Bay

Maya Bay, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Umm Suqueim 3, Dubai


Maya Bay is a restaurant in Dubai that brings together the flavors of Thai and Japanese cuisine. Originally opened in Monaco in 2005, Maya Bay has now arrived in Dubai’s Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel, offering diners a unique dining experience. The extensive menu features a range of dishes, from sushi and sashimi to curries and salads, as well as Japanese mochi sweets and Thai pandan cake.

The restaurant is led by British Head Chef Shane Macneill, who oversees a team of skilled chefs who serve up both classic dishes and new creations. Some of the most popular dishes at Maya Bay include the uramaki sushi roll with wagyu and caviar, black cod in sweet miso sauce cooked over charcoal, and the versatile stir-fried noodle dish, Pad Thai. With a focus on quality ingredients and an extensive menu that offers something for everyone, Maya Bay is a must-visit dining destination in Dubai.

Inti, The Dubai EDITION

Inti, The Dubai EDITION, Dubai Fountain Street, Downtown Dubai

Inti, The Dubai EDITION Inti is a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant located at The Dubai EDITION, offering diners a unique dining experience with a view of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The restaurant’s terrace is set to be a big draw, especially in the cooler months, allowing diners to enjoy the views while indulging in delicious food.

Inti is named after the Quechua word for sun, a language that is still spoken today in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. The restaurant offers a range of dishes inspired by the Nikkei cuisine, including Peruvian-Japanese fusion. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu include eggplant cooked tempura-style, gyoza dumplings with black cod, and a wide selection of ceviches and salads.

Sublimotion, Mandarin Oriental, Dubai

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Sublimotion, based in Ibiza, is a multi-sensory dining pop-up that is considered the world’s most expensive restaurant. The dinner experience is a tasting menu of up to 20 interactive courses of true culinary theater. The dining room transforms into various settings with the help of projected imagery and music, and diners can even take the experience to new heights with VR headsets.

TABŪ, St. Regis Downtown

TABŪ, 23rd Floor at The St. Regis Downtown, Downtown Dubai

TABŪ, located on the 23rd floor of The St. Regis Downtown in Dubai, offers a unique theatrical entertainment experience along with its menu. Sumo wrestlers, human “wolves,” magicians, and geishas make appearances throughout the evening, mingling with diners to the sounds of the resident DJ. The menu, overseen by Executive Chef Roberto Segura, combines Japanese and Peruvian cuisine with options ranging from sushi and ceviche to steaks. TABŪ also offers a variety of small bites to start, entrees, and vegan-friendly options in desserts.


Avatāra, Second Floor, Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Avatāra, located on the second floor of the Voco Hotel in Sheikh Zayed Road, is a fully vegetarian fine dining experience that celebrates the diverse cuisines of northeast India. Chef Rahul Rana, who hails from Rishikesh in the Himalayas, serves dishes that reflect his background and experience, and aims to change perceptions of vegetarian food. The menu includes dishes like momos filled with jackfruit and thukpa, noodle soup flavored with lemongrass. The dining experience at Avatāra is health-focused, with a strong emphasis on healthy ingredients, and the meal can be ended with a light and fragrant coconut kheer pudding.

Piatti by the Beach

Raffles The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

A fine-dining spot at Raffles The Palm Dubai Resort offering breathtaking beachfront views and a decor inspired by the Mediterranean. The menu is a blend of classic and modern cuisine, including dedicated pizza and pasta menus, as well as standout dishes such as jumbo Carabineros prawns and grilled langoustines. Open daily for lunch from 12pm-4.30pm and dinner from 7pm-11.30pm.


Urla, Downtown Hotel, Dubai

A chic new Mediterranean restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, overlooking the Dubai Fountains and with direct views of the Burj Khalifa. The rooftop venue features an Aegean-inspired decor and spacious open areas, perfect for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. The menu offers light Mediterranean-inspired dishes and delicious mezze perfect for sharing, along with an array of fresh seafood options including lobster confit, monkfish skewer, and braised beef rib.


Jolie, Downtown Dubai

A new French restaurant located in the Dubai Edition hotel in Downtown Dubai. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Jolie offers a quintessential Gallic dining experience, featuring classic French dishes such as escargots, truffle tart, and pan-fried foie gras, as well as a raw bar, pasta menu, and a range of meat and fish options. The contemporary and pared-back decor takes inspiration from the bars and bistros of Paris, with dark oak panelling and elegant furnishings.


Basko, The Opus, Business Bay, Dubai

A newly opened bar and lounge in the Zaha Hadid-designed Opus building in Business Bay, inspired by the speakeasies of America’s Prohibition Era. With eccentric decor and a terrace offering stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, Basko serves up unique drinks and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The menu features salads, a raw bar, fish, and meat, with standout dishes including lobster fregola, langoustine risotto, and smoked whole chicken.


Tamoka, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

A beachfront restaurant now open at JBR, featuring a restaurant, beach bar, and outdoor terrace. Designed with a laid-back, bohemian decor, Tamoka is set to become a hotspot for sundowners and those seeking a relaxed destination with waterfront views. The menu features Latin-American-inspired dishes, designed to be shared, with a focus on meat and seafood.


MetaTerrace, Central Park Towers

MetaTerrace is a new lounge located in Dubai’s DIFC that seeks to offer a unique experience that merges the real and virtual worlds. The lounge is run by a crypto consultancy and aims to provide a platform for enthusiasts and innovators to launch their projects, host meet-ups, and foster community spirit. The space features a virtual-reality room and a modern atmosphere that is designed to provide visitors with a glimpse into the future of technology and innovation.

Chérie Dubai

Cherie is a new home-grown Euro-Asian restaurant located on the water’s edge of The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant offers a range of signature dishes that showcase the best of both European and Asian cuisines. Some of the must-try dishes at Cherie include the inspired Kaeng Dang portobello and the deliciously fresh and flavorful lobster bisque. Visitors can enjoy their meal in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere, perfect for a dinner with friends or family.


Trove is a new dining spot in The Dubai Mall that seeks to revolutionize the Dubai food scene. As the first restaurant in Dubai to take over the Burj Khalifa, Trove is making history and showing that the sky is the limit when it comes to dining experiences. The venue combines the worlds of art and gastronomy, offering a unique culinary concept that features dishes from around the globe. Visitors can expect a memorable experience as they dine on Trove’s menu that is sure to delight the senses.

Canary Club

Canary Club is a new restaurant located in Banyan Tree Dubai that offers a unique Japanese-Mexican crossover menu. The restaurant’s atmosphere is relaxed and laid-back, making it the perfect destination for a family lunch, friends’ dinner, or a fun date night. The menu features a variety of dishes, including robatas, thick ceviche, taco-makis, healthy bowls, meat, vegetarian options, and grilled fish. Guests can enjoy their meal with mixed drinks served in large punch bowls, unusual glasses, and tiki-style vessels. The restaurant also offers a large kids’ play area and complimentary valet service, making it a great option for families.



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