What’s On has the list of best BBQ spots in Dubai, with the bars and restaurants serving BBQ food, including international cuisine, meats, seafood and more.

This is part of our special GREAT OUTDOORS series, full details of which are below.

– Best outdoor bars
– Best outdoor brunches
– Best outdoor fitness classes
– Best parks

Boardwalk BBQ Donuts
This long standing Creekside haunt offers something a little different. When we say a little different we mean totally out there in the form of a barbecue, on an inflatable donut, bobbing around on the water. Yup, you heard that right. Simply choose what you want from the a la carte menu, set sail and start cooking.

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, Dubai, daily noon to 9pm, Dhs180. Tel: (04) 2956000. Taxi: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. dubaigolf.com

BBQ Spots in Dubai - BBQ Donut on The Creek

A poolside BBQ at the H hotel featuring a buffet spread of steaks, lobster and corn on the cob with fresh salads and free flowing beverages.

The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, World Trade Centre, Dubai, Sat noon to 4pm, Dhs300. Tel: (04) 5018888. Metro: World Trade Centre. h-hotel.com

Route 66 at West 14th
Drawing on influence from Chicago, St Louis, Oklahoma, Springfield, Santa Fe and Los Angeles, this Palm hotspot serves meat and seafood for the tray load every Wednesday 7pm to 11pm. Cuts including wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket, and Baby octopus join daily fresh catches from the local fish market.

Oceana Residences, The Palm, Dubai, Wednesday 7.30pm; Dhs200. Tel: (04) 4477601. Taxi: Oceana Residences The Palm. west14th.ae

The place to be for succulent slabs of Argentine beef lovingly cooked on a charcoal grill, Asado has lobster, goat and venison too.

The Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, daily 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4287888. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. theaddress.com

BBQ Spots in Dubai - Asado

The Med
Just how much grilled food can you eat? Well, Media One invite you to find out with a four-hour, all you can eat feast at The Med, while taking in some stunning views.

Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, Sat noon to 4pm, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 4271000. Metro: Nakheel. media-one-hotel-dubai.com

Panoramic views of the Gulf? Check. Delicious Italian-inspired cuisine? Check. Live entertainment? Check. Plaj has you covered for a thoroughly enjoyable evening not one but three nights a week, and they’ll even throw in Italian drinks for the first 90 minutes.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Tue, Fri and Sat 6pm to 11pm, Dhs395. Tel: (04) 4530000. Taxi: The Palm Jumeirah. jumeirah.com


A taste of Turkey is what is promised and what you’ll get at Dokuz from the Turkish chef. Pair your shisha with tasty kebabs from the barbecue.

Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Wed 6pm to 10pm, Dhs169. Tel: (04) 3118316. Metro: World Trade Centre. facebook.com/TheFairmontDubai

Girders Garden BBQ
Take your pick from a variety of grilled snacks including burgers, lemon and herb chicken and kofta at this hit British pub.

Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, Fri 4pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 8145590. Taxi: Ocean View Hotel. jaresorthotels.com

BBQ Spots in Dubai - Girders Garden

Al Waha
Al Waha offers good food at good prices with their traditional barbecue buffet. Great for a night out that won’t break the bank.

 Taj Palace Hotel, Al Rigga Street, Deira, Dubai, Wed 7pm to 11pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 2113078. Metro: Al Rigga. tajhotels.com


Take a break from the beach and walk over to Wavebreaker for a legendary grilled kebab of seafood, chicken or beef. Fuss-free food on the go.

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Walk, Dubai, daily 10am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3182530. Taxi: The Walk. hilton.com

Wavebreakers - best outdoor bars in Dubai

The good folk at Rosso know that Sundays can be pretty dull, which is why they decided to extend the weekend with an all you can eat with the usual cracking entertainment and a variety of fish and meat delicacies grilled to perfection.

Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, Sun 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs189 with soft drinks. Tel: (04) 4282000. Taxi: The Walk. rotanatimes.com