18 new bars, restaurants and beach clubs opening soon in Dubai
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Dubai is a city that never stands still with new venues popping up all of the time. We’re bringing you the inside scoop on some of the most exciting bars, restaurants and beach clubs opening in Dubai in 2022.
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Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum
Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum is a Mediterranean-inspired rooftop pool and restaurant opening next month on Palm West Beach. Set to welcome guests atop the soon-to-open Radisson Resort Palm Jumeirah, Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum promises to bottle up the Mediterranean spirit and bring it to its stunning new 14th floor rooftop home. The picture-perfect rooftop setting will comprise of a pool club, restaurant and bar, all with jaw-dropping views.
Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum, Radisson Resort Palm Jumeirah, Palm West Beach, opening September 2022. @tlmarenostrumdubai
Factory Bar + Kitchen by McGettigans
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Dubai’s stalwart Irish pub is coming to the Palm, but not as you know it. Designed with an industrial feel, Factory Bar + Kitchen is a new iteration of McGettigans that’s got a bit more of an elevated feel. You can still expect a whole host of pub classics, plus some sharing platters and small plates. Live sports, live music and a regular rotation of DJs are sure to entertain guests. Factory Bar + Kitchen will open within Hilton Palm Jumeirah, alongside Barfly by Buddha Bar, a new Trader Vic’s and another outpost of Claw BBQ.
Factory Bar + Kitchen, Hilton Palm Jumeirah, The Palm, opens September 2022. @factorythepalm
Claw BBQ, The Pavilion
The final piece in the Pavilion at the Beach puzzle is Claw BBQ, which will open this September on the beachfront of JBR. The dive bar and crab shack has migrated from its original home in Souk Al Bahar to join a line-up of licensed eateries within The Pavilion, which already includes La Mezcaleria, Eataly at the Beach and Hurricane Grill. On the menu, expect the classic surf and turf dishes you know and love from the original, alongside super-sized cocktails and plenty of live music.
Claw, The Pavilion, JBR, opening September 2022. @clawbbq
The Park is a new concept brought to you by Tom Arnel, owner of Tom & Serg. The EatX concept is set to stretch over three floors with a rooftop terrace. The family-friendly venue will have a food store as well as an Australian-influenced market cafe and plenty of space for the little ones to play in. It’s set to open in the coming months.
The Park, Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
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Set to open next month is new beach club Kyma, and looks set to be a Grecian-inspired paradise when it washes up on the shores of Palm West Beach. While we’ve not yet seen what the venue will look like, we do know the space will be part-restaurant and part-beach club. So you can expect to enjoy sun-soaked days by the beach and then indulge in long, lazy lunches with your toes in the sand.
Kyma, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, opening September 2022. @kymabeachdubai
Peaches & Cream
Peaches & Cream is set to open in Dubai soon, on the ever popular Palm Jumeirah. Found in Shoreline 1 Building, the retro-themed beach club will be as colourful as it is cool. Inspired by 1980s Miami, Peaches & Cream will have a vibrant beach club and slick lounge, featuring a 3,000 square foot beach, large swimming pool and soft candy-coloured sun beds. A large outdoor bar will take centre stage, with boho swings for guests to sit and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.
Peaches & Cream, Shoreline Building 1, Palm Jumeirah. @peachesandcreamdxb
The Nice Guy
LA’s celebrity hangout The Nice Guy will open in Emirates Towers in the coming months. A first look at the restaurant interiors indicates it’s going to have a similar look and feel to the original in LA, with kitsch and eclectic decor and a decadent, cosy feel. The menu isn’t tied to a certain theme, although there appears to be a heavy Italian influence on the LA restaurant’s menu: lobster pizza, spaghetti pomodoro and a cacio e pepe all feature.
The Nice Guy Dubai, Emirates Towers, DIFC. @theniceguydubai
Attiko is the name of a new Pan-Asian restaurant brought to you by the team behind Sushisamba, Aura Skypool and Drift Beach Dubai; Sunset Hospitality Group. With plans to open in September, the sleek space will offer brilliant views of Palm Jumeirah and beyond from its 31st floor location of W Dubai – Mina Seyahi. On the menu, guests can expect a range of modern and classic Pan-Asian dishes as well as an extensive menu of international beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails. Open each evening, guests can enjoy tasty bites and drinks in a vibrant atmosphere, with DJs spinning deep, soulful, energetic music.
Attiko, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, opens September 2022. @attikodubai
Hoe Lee Kow
Reif Othman is planning to expand his culinary empire with Korean BBQ restaurant, Hoe Lee Kow, which will open in September in Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown. The playful restaurant will be a 220-cover indoor and outdoor restaurant, complete with a licensed rooftop.
Hoe Lee Kow, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, Downtown, opens September 2022. @hlkbyreif
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When you think of Italian restaurants in Dubai, the mind often goes straight to Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and Alici, which are brought to us by Orange Hospitality. The group is back with a brand new concept, this time heading over the pond to France. Promising a glamorous Parisian experience, the new restaurant, Josette, will open its doors in DIFC’s ICD Brookfield Place, which is also home to The Arts Club.
Josette Dubai, ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC. @josettedubai
There’s a brand new beach club washing up on Dubai’s sandy shores – and this one comes with a side of fashionable French flair. Verde Beach, already established in stylish St Tropez, is set to open this October Jumeirah Beach Hotel. If the name sounds familiar, Verde Beach is the beachy sister brand to trendy French restaurant Verde, which opened in Four Seasons Restaurant Village in December 2019. Part beach club, part restaurant, the menu will be overseen by executive chef Julien Lee Thibault. We can expect an array of crowd-pleasing Mediterranean hits, from light tartare’s to sharing plates. It’s designed as the perfect pairing for a day by the beach.
Verde Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, opening October 2022. @verdebeachdubai
Throwback in style to the Italian Riviera in the 1960s and 1970s at Loren. The restaurant will sit above beautiful beach club SĀN in front of on Palm West Beach. Slated to open later this year, the venue will serve up refined Italian-style coastal dining and a seriously chic setting.
Loren, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
If you love lofty rooftop dining in Dubai, there’s a new restaurant you need to know about. On the 73rd floor of Address Beach Resort, the stunning Mott 32 – an upscale Chinese restaurant that hails from Hong Kong – will open later this year. As well as seating in the indoor restaurant, Mott 32 will feature an outdoor terrace where diners will be able to soak up the stunning views of JBR, Palm Jumeirah and Bluewaters. First renders of the venue show plenty of brass and metal elements, with hues of emerald green, leafy botanicals and pops of peach breaking up an otherwise mechanical-looking space.
Mott 32, Address Beach Resort, Dubai Marina. @mott32dubai
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Storied French restaurant and nightclub Raspoutine is set to open in Dubai later this year, and we can’t wait. Having been an institution on Paris’ late-night party circuit for more than 50 years, Raspoutine will open its fourth global location in Dubai’s DIFC. While the Paris venue is a sought-after party-centric hotspot, we can expect more of a dinner-and-a-show vibe from the Dubai iteration, similar to Raspoutine Miami, which opened earlier this year.
Raspoutine Dubai, DIFC. @raspoutine.dubai
Joining the likes of Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Seafire Steakhouse, Nobu and Wavehouse in Atlantis, The Palm is En Fuego, which will add South American cuisine to the mix. And if the first renders are anything to go by, a treat for the eyes and taste buds is coming our way. Slated to open in November, En Fuego is set to be a high-octane, social dining concept with a big focus on entertainment. The menu is set to be just as colourful, with Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Daniel García at the helm of the kitchen. Showcasing a collection of Latin America’s finest dishes and flavours, on the En Fuego menu diners can expect to be taken on a culinary flight from the streets of Rio De Janeiro to the mountains of Peru.
En Fuego, The Avenues, Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, opening November 2022. @enfuegodubai
Described as a ‘hedonistic playground’ that’s part chic restaurant, part energetic club, Babylon will replace Gaucho in DIFC later this year. While we don’t yet know what it will look like, we’ve got high expectations: it comes from Addmind, the brand behind restaurants Sucre and Clap, as well as superclub White Dubai.
Babylon, Gate Village, DIFC. @babylondifc
Dinner by Heston
We’re very excited for the hotly anticipated arrival of Atlantis The Royal for many reasons, but Dinner by Heston is among the top. The third outpost of the critically acclaimed chef’s stalwart culinary concept – which currently only exists in London and Melbourne – will open later this year. When it does, you’ll be able to try one of celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s most iconic dishes, meat fruit: it looks like a mandarin but is actually made from chicken liver parfait.
Dinner by Heston, Atlantis The Royal, Palm Jumeirah, dinnerbyheston.com
A Bangkok institution since 2012, Above Eleven serves a menu of fine Japanese Peruvian fusion flavours, colourful cocktails and a top array of live tunes that range from salsa nights to a rotation of live DJs – and it’s landing on the Palm Jumeirah this year. The industrial-chic interior comes with exposed brickwork and large windows that will make the most of the stunning skyline views. Huge trees, dim lighting, and pops of teal and ruby are sure to pack Above Eleven with Instagrammable moments. The website also promises key features such as a garden maze in the entrance as well as a large outdoor terrace, so we reckon this might just be our new favourite sundowner spot in the winter months.
Above Eleven, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, The Palm. @marriottresortpalmjumeirah