5 unique Dubai dining experiences that will really wow you

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From dining on a luxury glass-roofed dinner cruise to eating in the sky…

Whether it’s an anniversary celebration, the annual visit from relatives or turning another year older, Dubai has some amazing choices for special occasions.

So if you’re after a unique dining experience you’ll remember forever, look no further…

1. Dinner in the Sky

You’ll feel like your on cloud nine with this unique dining experience – which actually takes place in the sky. Your table and chair will be suspended 50 metres in the air ,along with some spectacular food served up by top chefs from The Le Meridien and The Westin Mina Seyahi Marina. Don’t worry though, you along with the chefs and performers (yes, there is a live performance at your disposal too!) will be harnessed in, so you can enjoy your meal without the fear of falling from the table. Each session lasts for an hour and a half and first seating starts from 2pm, with the last one at 9.30pm. Prices vary depending on lunch or dinner, time slot and whether you’re picking a weekday or weekend.

Dinner in the Sky, Skydive Dubai, Al Sufouh, 2pm to 11pm, Saturday to Thursday, from Dhs499. Tel: (056) 819 3296 dinnerinthesky.ae

2. JA Bateaux Dubai

You may have seen light-covered dhows jostling for space on the Creek now and then, but this floating restaurant stands out from the rest. Bateaux Dubai is an elegant, glass-enclosed vessel that offers a real fine-dining experience complete with proper white-tablecloth, amuse-bouche, sorbet-between-courses fine-dining. Expect a slow and gentle cruise where you will be able to take in the twinkling night-time views of Old Dubai. You can also wander up to the rooftop and soak up the views from there. Bateaux Dubai moors at Al Seef, and you can choose between a sunset or dinner cruise when you make your reservations.

Bateaux Dubai, Al Seef, timings and cost vary and subject to change, from Dhs150 for sunset cruise, from Dhs415 for dinner cruise. Tel: (04) 814 5553. jaresortshotels.com

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3.  Noire

Noire is the French word for ‘black’ and at Noire in Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, that’s exactly how you will be dining – in total pitch black darkness. The science behind it all is simple – by reducing the ability of one of the senses, the others are heightened. The three-course dining experience invites guests to dine in a pitch black restaurant, leaving you to rely on the maitre’d and waiters in night-vision goggles to find your table and seat. It certainly will be a night to remember as you will be left to navigate finding your glass and your meal, tossed in with a guessing game of what you managed to find. Meet the chef and sommelier after your dinner to discuss the dishes. Reservations are strongly recommended and the menu changes every week so double check before booking a slot.

Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7.30pm onwards, Mon to Saturday, closed Sunday, Dhs360 per person. Tel: (04) 332 5555. fairmont.com

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4.  Ossiano

Ever wondered what dining at the bottom of the ocean might look like? Well, dine at Ossiano and you can experience just that. Ossiano is an underwater bar and restaurant with floor to ceiling glass panels, located at Atlantis, the Palm that offers stunning views of the Ambassador Lagoon which holds more than 65,000 fish. Tuck into a variety of seafood at this award-winning restaurant as stingrays glide on by your tableside. Indulge in the Ossiano experience menu for some seriously wow-worthy dishes, or try the a la carte options while an array of fish swim by. Reservations are required so plan ahead.

Ossiano, Atlantis the Palm, 1pm to 3pm Saturday (lunch), 7pm to 10.30pm Saturday (dinner), 6.30pm to 10pm Sunday to Friday (dinner), Bar daily 6.30pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 426 2000 atlantisthepalm.com

5. Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant

Al Dawaar is Dubai’s only revolving restaurant. The restaurant located at Hyatt Regency Dubai offers a panoramic 360-degree view of Dubai while you dine. Take in the stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, Creek, and the sea as you slowly revolve around the city. The restaurant currently has a ‘Taste of Asia’ dinner that takes place every Wednesday, serving up Asian favourites such as Nasi Goreng, prawn tempura, peking duck roll, and more, or see the entire city by daylight with their Friday brunch

Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant, Al Khaleej Road, Hyatt Regency Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 11.30pm, 12.30pm to 4pm Friday brunch, Dhs189 lunch menu, Dhs229 dinner, Dhs249 onwards Friday brunch, Tel: (04) 209 6914, hyatt.com

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