From bubble tea by the beach to new licensed spots and sit-down restaurants…

Believe it or not, it’s been a whole year since La Mer opened to the public in October 2017. The beachfront district at Jumeirah 1 has quickly become one of our favourite weekend hangouts – and every time we visit, there’s something new to check out.

Here’s your handy guide to all the latest openings at La Mer…


Al Shorfa Restaurant & Cafe

This Syrian restaurant offers a wide selection of traditional Aleppian dishes.


For over 30 years, Maroosh has been serving UAE residents authentic Lebanese dishes cooked the traditional way.

Dunkin’ Donuts

This classic serves coffees, all-day breakfasts, and of course, delicious donuts.

Jelly Belly Ice Cream

You’ll find over 50 gourmet ice creams and sorbets at this high-end parlour.



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Babel recently opened at La Mer, bringing its own contemporary twist to Mediterranean classics, with a wide selection of mezze.


Tuck into a delicious range of doner kebabs and sizzling grills at this soulful Turkish restaurant.

London Dairy Cafe

Another great option for when you’re craving an ice cream by the sea. London Dairy also sells gourmet chocolates, sandwiches and pastries, as well as organic coffee.

Sikka Cafe


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Sikka Cafe is a local dining concept, where Emirati food meets Indian and Iranian influences.

Van Houtte Cafe

This Canadian cafe specialises in coffee, but you’ll also find cakes, sandwiches and pizzas on the menu.


Falla offers a fusion of flavours – casual American and stylish Italian food.

Stars ‘n’ Bars

Popular sports bar Stars ‘n’ Bars is La Mer’s second licensed spot, after Masti. Originally from Monte Carlo, it’s the second Stars ‘n’ Bars outlet in the UAE (the other one is located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi).

P.F. Chang’s

This casual Asian restaurant chain serves up “American Chinese” cuisine.

Big Smoke Burger

La Mer is the third Dubai location for this Toronto-born burger joint, which serves handcrafted burgers made from Canadian AAA Angus beef.

Texas Roadhouse

Another popular chain restaurant, Texas Roadhouse specialises in steaks.

Alice Pizza

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This Roman-style pizzeria serves artisan pizza by the slice. Alice Pizza has more than 140 locations in Italy, but this is the first outlet to open in the Middle East.

Pomme de Pain

Pomme de Pain is a French deli which serves up fresh sandwiches and pastries.

Five Guys

This fast food chain is famous for its made-to-order burgers, fries and shakes.


Kaftan, the beautiful Turkish restaurant on Jumeirah Beach Road, has opened a second branch.


This cafe specialises in healthy treats that incorporate the Brazilian acai berry, a known superfood.


This local cafe has an interesting menu featuring Asian food with an Emirati twist.


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The bubble tea craze has landed at La Mer, offering endless fruity flavours topped with chewy tapioca pearls.

Pretzel World

Pretzels are baked fresh daily at this tasty outlet.

Roti Rollers

This homegrown sandwich concept offers a modern take on traditional desi street food.

The Chickery

The Chickery is a casual eatery that focuses on quality chicken and sides.


This outlet serves up a huge variety of crepes, sweet and savoury.

HEIK Knafeh Culture

HEIK serves up a modern take on the Middle East’s favourite dessert, the wonderfully cheesy knafeh.

The Inventing Room

A stalwart of the food truck scene, The Inventing Room now has a standalone restaurant. Expect creative dishes like the liquid nitrogen-infused frozen cheetos, and s’more ice cream sandwiches.

Tart Bakery

Tart Bakery is a French patisserie that specialises in baked treats.


Catalonian nougat brand Torrons Vicens has a new outlet in La Mer.


SMK, which stands for Smoked Meat Kitchen, specialises in slow-cooked meat smoked over English oak (be sure to try the Brisket Bun).


Caution Caps

This shop specialises in customizing caps with creative graffiti work.


Originally from Ibiza, celeb-favourite Glassing is the place to pick up an exclusive pair of sunglasses.


This trendy beachwear store is the perfect place to pick up some flip flops before hitting the beach.

LA Rags

A California-inspired urban luxury streetwear boutique for both men and women.


You’ll find sunglasses from all over the world at this designer shop.


This watch brand offers a variety of stylish timepieces.

I Love Dubai

If it’s toy camels and Burj Khalifa statues you’re after, you’ll find them at this souvenir shop.


Laguna Waterpark


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Dubai’s newest waterpark is an epic one, with a massive surf experience ride, and some seriously cool slides. UAE residents can pick up a day pass online for just Dhs99, which lets you come and go as you please throughout the day.


Neo Noir Beauty Centre

Before hitting the beach, enjoy a spot of pampering at this ladies’ salon.

Little World

Keep the little ones entertained at this fun discovery centre.


Roxy Cinema

You’ll be able to catch the latest blockbusters at this luxury cinema.

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