Dubai is known for its lavish and exquisite nightlife, fine dining and incredible beaches. With warm weather all year long, it is the ultimate summer destination regardless of the season or time of year and is home to some of the best restaurants in the entire world. Whether you’re looking to experience dinner and a show at The Theater, or you’re looking to enjoy a nice lunch by the beach, Dubai has it all. And to make sure you’re always in the know and the first to visit a new chic spot, we’ve rounded up all the new restaurants coming to Dubai this summer.

The Pods

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This Pan-Asian trendy new restaurant is set to open on 1st of May and will be a new fine-dining experience for those want to diversify from your typical restaurant. What makes The Pods not so typical is that your dining experience is in a pod, precisely, 22 private pods that differ in sizes. The restaurant offers a a unique and intimate atmosphere, never seen before.

To make a reservation, dial +971 4 453 8994 or visit OpenTable.

Mayabay Dubai

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From Monaco, to Dubai. Mayabay is known to be a place where modernity meets tradition. This internationally acclaimed restaurant serves Japanese-Thai food, so be sure to expect dishes such as caviar dim sum, crispy duck and so much more. You’ll be able to enjoy your meal with an exquisite view of Burj AlArab. The restaurant will be opening in mid-May, so keep an eye out for it.

Take a look at Mayabay Monaco’s menu here.


A Parisian restaurant has made its way into ICD Brookfield place. Josette combines a playful and flamboyant atmosphere with a menu like no other. This extravagant menu will offer you everything from escargot, foi gras to crêpe Josette. The restaurant will also offer freshly house-baked pastries that you can indulge in.

Follow their Instagram for more updates.


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Belcanto is described as an experiential dining concept, in which it will offer you the best fine-dining Italian cuisine you’ll experience. This fine-dining restaurant is owned by Chef Giacomo Lombardi, who’s experience come from around the world, including Paris, Monaco and South Korea.

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Chic Nonna is a combination between the past and the present, in which it strikes a balance between “memory and innovation.” The restaurant offers a relaxed and cosy interior, that allows customers to delve into their Italian home-made flavours.

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