It’s already one of Abu Dhabi’s top restaurants…

Prepare to say Bonjour to a French fine dining institution: Fouquet’s Dubai will open on Thursday, February 23.

Reservations opened earlier this month for the storied Paris-born restaurant, which opens this week on Downtown’s Burj Plaza. And now a new update posted to Instagram has confirmed that from Thursday you’ll be able to get your hands on the fine French fare that’s made this one of the most acclaimed addresses in the French capital.


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Set over a sprawling four floors and covering more than 1,400 square metres, the new Fouquet’s restaurant will feature a pâtisserie, a bar, the iconic brasserie, private lounges, and a rooftop boasting stunning views of Burj Khalifa and Opera District.

If you’re unfamiliar with Fouquet’s, the original in Paris has been welcoming guests into its dazzling festive setting since 1899. Set on an enviable corner of avenue George V and the Champs-Elysées, the legendary brasserie features elegant Parisian decor that oozes glamour.

Fouquet’s Paris

Alongside the original in Paris, there’s a snowy winter version in Courchevel, a Caribbean house with Riviera accents in St Barths, and a chic city outpost that opened in New York in October 2022.

Of course, there’s also the What’s On Award-winning Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi, which opened at Louvre Abu Dhabi in early 2020. This iteration was designed by architect Jean Novel (alongside the rest of the Louvre) and echoes the design of the rest of the museum’s stunning structure with Arabic patterns and features that make the most of natural light, air and water. You can read all of our thoughts on this top-class Abu Dhabi restaurant here.

All menus at the Fouquet’s restaurants around the world are masterminded by acclaimed chef Pierre Gagnaire, and the Dubai outpost will be no different.

Fouquet’s Dubai, Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai, opening Thursday, February 23.