These Dubai restaurants are a feast for your feed.
There are so many great restaurants in Dubai that it can be hard to decide where to book a table. But if you just so happen to be looking to boost your follower count while enjoying a delicious meal (we don’t judge), there are a few special spots that stand out from the rest.
From dreamy beachfront settings to edgy design-led eateries, we’ve found the most Instagrammable restaurants in Dubai…
Secret Garden by L’ETO
Natural lighting? Check. Flower wall backdrop? Check. Pretty colourful drinks? Check. It seems Secret Garden might just be the most Instagrammable place in Dubai. With an abundance of gorgeous cakes and cute, creative mocktails, breakfast at this hotspot will send your engagement through the roof.
Secret Garden by L’ETO, City Walk, Downtown Dubai, daily 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 876 7508. lovesecretgarden.com
If your idea of the perfect cafe doesn’t include pineapple props and pink palm trees, you’re doing something wrong. Vibe UAE burst onto the scene just over one year ago, with its colourful interiors and neon notes. The menu features even more colourful creations, all with a healthy twist.
Vibe UAE, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, daily, 9am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 339 0087. vibeuae.com
The London Project
The botanical British restaurant stormed onto the scene with every bit of flair and flamboyancy as you would expect. The entire venue is draped in foliage, giving an outside-in feeling and plenty of opportunity to capture a unique Insta’ snap. With a happy hour deal every weekday, and brunches throughout the weekend, this lively spot is the perfect place to bring friends and visitors.
The London Project, Bluewaters, Dubai, daily, 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 580 8570. thelondonproject.com
Profiles across Dubai were awash with pink this year as newsfeeds were filled with snaps of Bounty Beets’ signature ‘Hello Beautiful’ wall art. The cute healthy cafe also features an angel wings artwork and a stunning central blossom tree so every angle will give you the perfect shot.
Bounty Beets, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, daily 8am to 10pm. @bountybeets
This Aegan favourite is the ultimate in beach-chic – think cobbled pathways, a whitewashed fit-out with turquoise accents, and plenty of fairy lights. There are tables in the garden, or you can dine right on the beach with your toes in the sand.
Fish Dubai, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, daily 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 511 7139. fish-dubai.com
Unleash your inner animal at Pier 7’s Amazonian-themed restaurant. Mama Zonia comes complete with junglesque greenery, bright upholstery and even a giant bird cage. Perfect if you’re looking to inject a bit more colour into your ‘feed.
Mama Zonia, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Sat to Mon & Weds 12pm to 1am, Tues, Thurs & Fri 12pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 240 4747. mamazonia.com
Flamingo Room by Tashas
This has to be one of Dubai’s most prettiest restaurants – you’ll spend more time looking at the sumptuous decor than your dining companion, such is the attention to detail. Marble floors, floral light installations, and a pretty blush pink colour palette combined with pops of punchy zebra print… can we say, heart eyes emoji?
Flamingo Room by Tashas, Jumeirah Al Naseem, daily 12pm to 4pm; 7pm to 11.30pm (until 12.30pm on Thurs & Fri). Tel: (42) 447 278. flamingoroombytashas.com
El Chapo’s Tacos
We’d love to know how the designers of this new Mexican spot came up with their concept. The difference is in the details, from the tiny Mexican man and wife salt and pepper shakers, to the neon pun signs across the walls. Every time you enter you’ll spot something you didn’t notice before.
El Chapo’s Tacos, Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City daily, noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 514 5411. elchapostacos.com
DRIFT Beach Dubai
More than just a beach club, Drift has a fully fledged French restaurant onsite too. The interiors are in keeping with the seaside theme, as the beach is only steps away. There’s fishing baskets cascading from the ceiling, as well as a huge row boat which houses a fresh fish display on weekends.
DRIFT Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina, daily, 10am to 7.30pm. Tel: (04) 315 2200. driftbeachdubai.com
Housed in a two-storey villa on Jumeirah Beach Road, Tania’s Teahouse is a foliage-filled, millennial pink haven, with a spiral staircase and plenty of playful puns dotted around the place. Be sure to get a photo in front of the feature wall with the cafe’s slogan, “hey there, habib-tea”.
Tania’s Teahouse, Villa 779A, Jumeirah Beach Road, daily 8am to 10pm (until midnight on Thurs & Fri). Tel: (04) 324 0021. taniasteahouse.com
This gorgeous Australian cafe is one of the most stunning cafes in Dubai. Located in the equally beautiful Courtyard of Al Quoz, Boston Lane serves up a delightful menu of breakfast, acai bowls, toasties and wraps.
Boston Lane, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, daily 8pm to 7am. Tel: (058) 517 2131. bostonlane.com
If bright white walls and pops of blue match your grid theme, then make sure your next photo shoot is at Villamore. The Grecian-inspired interiors are almost as stunning as the Dubai Marina views and cosy outdoor seating area next to the expansive Emerald Palace Kempinski pool.