In November we will be hosting the inaugural Fact Dining Awards Dubai. This is your chance to vote for your favourite venues and win prizes! But before the voting goes live, we are publishing a longlist of potential nominees, and we want your input. Go through the list to see if your favourites are listed, if we are missing a worthy contender, give us a shout at awards@fact-magazine.com.

Not all of these venues will make the final list, but your feedback will matter.

 

 

CHINESE

Hakkasan Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Hong Loong Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Lang Kwai Fong Oud Metha
Long Yin Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Noodle Bowl Satwa
Royal China DIFC
Shang Palace Shangri-La Dubai
The China Club Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Yuan Atlantis The Palm
Zheng He’s, Mina A’Salam Madinat Jumeirah

FRENCH

Bistro Des Arts Dubai Marina
Bistrot Bagatelle Fairmont Dubai
Brasserie Quartier The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
La Petite Maison DIFC
La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie Vida Downtown Dubai
Le Classique Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills
St. Tropez Bistro Mall of the Emirates
STAY by Yannick Alléno One & Only The Palm
Tolosa Souk Al Bahar
Traiteur Park Hyatt Dubai

EUROPEAN

101 Dining Lounge & Bar One&Only The Palm
Al Hambra Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
At.mosphere Restaurant & Lounge Burj Khalifa
BOCA DIFC
Celebrities The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage
El Sur The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
La Cantine Du Faubourg Jumeirah Emirates Towers
LaLuz DIFC
Marina Social InterContinental Dubai Marina
Rhodes W1 Grosvenor House Dubai
Salero Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
Senara, Palm Views West Palm Jumeirah
Table 9 Hilton Dubai Creek
The Scene Pier7

ITALIAN

Armani/Ristorante Armani Hotel Dubai
BiCE Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
Bussola The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Casa Mia Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Cipriani Dubai DIFC
Cucina JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
MATTO Italian Restaurant The Oberoi Dubai
Medzo Pyramids Wafi
Positano JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Roberto’s DIFC
Rosso Amwaj Rotana
Sicilia Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
Social by Heinz Beck Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri Buj Daman Building
Vanitas, Palazzo Versace Palazzo Versace
Vivaldi By Alfredo Russo Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

JAPANESE

Armani/Hashi Armani Hotel Dubai
Benihana Amwaj Rotana
Izakaya JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Katana Downtown Dubai
Kiku Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Miyako Hyatt Regency Dubai
Nobu Dubai Atlantis The Palm
Okku The H Dubai
Sakura Crowne Plaza Dubai
Sumosan Billionaire Mansion
Zuma DIFC

LATIN AMERICAN

Asado The Palace Downtown Dubai
Chamas Churrascaria and Bar Crowne Plaza Dubai
Coya, Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Frevo Fairmont the Palm
Garden Peruvian Restaurant JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Gaucho DIFC
INKA Sofitel Downtown Dubai
La Parrilla Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Loca Dubai Marine Resort & Spa
Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort And Spa
Mayta by Jamie Pesaque DIFC
Toro Toro Grosvenor House Dubai
Totora Cebicheria Peruana DIFC

LEBANESE

Abd El Wahab Pier 7
Al Falamanki Jumeirah Beach Road
Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets Dubai Mall
Al Nafoorah Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Amaseena The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk,
Al Nafoorah Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai
Ayam Elezz The Mall, Umm Suqeim
Ayamna Atlantis The Palm
Em Sherif, Downtown Dubai Downtown Dubai
Karam Beirut Mall of the Emirates
Leila Downtown Dubai
Mawal Roda Al Murooj
Mazaher Dubai World Trade Centre
Zahr El-Laymoun Souk Al Bahar

NORTH AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant Burj Views, Downtown
Burger & Lobster Burj Daman Building
CLAW BBQ Souk Al Bahar
Firebird Diner Four Seasons Hotel Dubai DIFC
Perry & Blackwelder’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Rootz JLT
Scape Restaurant & Bar Burj Al Arab
Soul Restaurant & Bar Movenpick JBR
The Hide Jumeirah Al Qasr
Ting Irie Souk Al Manzil
Weslodge Saloon JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

PUB

Barrel 12 Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah
Belgian Beer Café Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
Bidi Bondi Shoreline Apartments, The Palm
Bridgewater Tavern JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
D&A Restaurant & Bar Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Girders JA Ocean View Hotel – JBR
JB’s Gastropub Amwaj Rotana
McGettigan’s JLT
Reform Social & Grill The Lakes
The Black Lion The H Dubai
The Croft Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
The Dubliner’s Le Meridien Dubai
The Eloquent Elephant Taj Dubai
The Irish Village Garhoud
The Tap House Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah

LOUNGE

40 Kong The H Dubai
Asia Asia Pier 7
Cavalli Club, Restaurant & Lounge Fairmont Hotel
Downtown Toko Vida Downtown Hotel
Karma Kafé Souk al Bahar
Little Black Door Conrad Dubai
Look Up Rooftop Bar La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK
Mercury Lounge Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Pure Sky lounge Hilton dubai jumeirah resort
Q’s Bar and Lounge Palazzo Versace
Sho Cho Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar Grosvenor House Dubai
Sky View Burj Al Arab
Treehouse Taj Dubai
Zuma DIFC

FAMILY BRUNCH

Al Forsan Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Beachcombers Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Boulevard Kitchen Manzil Downtown Dubai
Bubbalicious The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
City Brunch The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City
El Chiringuito La Familia Brunch Rixos The Palm
Family Friday Brunch Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Farriers The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba
Flow Kitchen Fairmont The Palm
Fork & Cork Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Fume pier 7
Le Grand Sofitel Dubai, JBR
Mazina’s Superheroes Brunch Address Hotel Dubai Marina
Superheroes Brunch The Address Dubai Marina
Suq Four Seasons Resort Dubai At Jumeirah Beach
West 14th Dukes Dubai

SATURDAY BRUNCH

Beachcombers Brunch Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Al Sufouh
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels And Resort
Bushman’s Lazy Lunch Anantara, The Palm Resort & Spa, The Palm
Imperium Jazz Brunch Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm
La Tavolata Bussola, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Palm Grill The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk at JBR
Saturdaze at Vida Vida Downtown Dubai, Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Social Saturdays Mint Leaf of London, DIFC

FRIDAY BRUNCH

Anantara, The Palm Dubai Resort The Palm Jumeirah
Café Belge The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Caravan The Ritz-Carlton
Coya, Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Marina Social InterContinental Dubai Marina
Nobu Atlantis, The Palm
Novikov Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
PLAY Restaurant & Lounge The H Dubai
Reform Social & Grill The Lakes
Saint Tropez Brunch’ at Café Nikki Nikki Beach Resort
The Rib Room Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Toro Toro Grosvenor House Dubai
Traiteur Park Hyatt Dubai
Versailles Decadence Brunch The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Zuma DIFC

PARTY BRUNCH

Candypants, XL Dubai Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Indie Restaurant & Lounge DIFC
Iris Dubai The Oberoi, Business Bay
Lucky Voice Dubai the Grand Millennium Hotel
Q43 Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Saffron Atlantis, The Palm
The Hive at Warehouse Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Toy Brunch The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
Wanderlust Brunch JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
We Brunch at Accent InterContinental Dubai Marina
Yalumba Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Zero Gravity Dubai Marina

STEAKHOUSE

Center Cut The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
Gaucho DIFC
J&G Steakhouse The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
JW’s Steakhouse JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
Bushman’s Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Manhattan Grill steakhouse Grand Hyatt, Dubai
Nusr-Et, Restaurant Village Four Seasons Dubai Resort at Jumeirah Beach
Prime68 JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Prime Steakhouse Meydan
Roda Grill and Bar RODA Al Bustan
Seafire Atlantis the Palm
The Big Easy Bar & Grill Els Club Dubai
The Exchange Grill Fairmont Dubai
The Grand Grill – Steakhouse Dubai The Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
The Meat co Souk Madinat Jumeirah
The Rib Room Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

THAI

Benjarong Dusit Thani Dubai
Busaba Eathai The Beach, JBR
Café Isan JLT
Mekong Anantara The Palm
Pai Thai Al Qasr Jumeirah
Spice Emporium The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Sukhothai Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
The Royal Budha Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha
The Thai Kitchen Park Hyatt Dubai
Thiptara The Palace Downtown Dubai
Tong Thai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

SEAFOOD

Alto Mar Jumeirah Fishing Harbour
Bice Mare Souk Al Bahar,
Bu Qtair Umm Suqeim
Café Belge The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Catch Dubai Fairmont Dubai
Fish Market Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Moana Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Ossiano Atlantis The Palm
Peppercrab Grand Hyatt, Dubai
Pierchic Jumeirah Al Qasr
Sea Fu Four Seasons Resort Dubai
Seafood Market Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach

FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Al Bahou Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
book munch Wasl Square, Al Safa,
Bystro Cafe Sheikh Zayed Road Manara
Carluccio’s Various Locations
Gourmet by Kcal Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina – Dubai
Jones The Grocer Various Locations
Kitchen6 JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Maison Mathis Arabian Ranches
Rainforest cafe Dubai Mall
Reform Social & Grill The Lakes
The Lime Tree Cafe & Kitchen various locations
West 14th Dukes Dubai

MIDDLE EASTERN & NORTH AFRICA

A La Turca Rixos The Palm
Al Falamanki Café Acico Business Park, Deira
Al Maeda DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Aseelah, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
Besh sheraton MOE
Boulevard Kitchen Manzil Downtown Dubai
Khan Murjan Wafi, Oud Metha
Lalezar Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai
Mayrig Sheikh Mohammed Bib Rashid Boulevard
Nusr-Et Restaurant Village at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Samad Al Iraqi Jumeriah Beach Road
Shabestan Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Sultan Basha Nassima Royal
Tagine One&Only Royal Mirage

EL FRESCO / BEACH CLUB

101 Dining Lounge and Bar One&Only The Palm West Crescent
Aegean Rixos The Palm
Barasti Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Fish Beach Taverna Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Breeze Beach Grill Palm Jumeirah
Cove Beach Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Eauzone One&Only Royal Mirage
Gastro Kitchen DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Nikki Beach Dubai Restaurant Pearl Jumeira
Palm Grill The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk at JBR
Plaj Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Sho Cho Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
The Beach Bar & Grill The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage
The Beach House Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Wavebreaker Hilton Jumeirah Dubai

INDIAN

Amala Jumierah Zabeel Saray
Ananta The Oberoi, Dubai
Armani Amal Armani Hotel Dubai
Bombay Brasserie Taj Dubai
Chor Bazaar Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
indego by Vineet Grosvenor House Dubai
Jodhpur – Royal Dining Roda Al Murooj Hotel
Junoon Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Mahec Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Mint Leaf of London Emirates Financial Towers
Naya Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Nina One&Only Royal Mirage
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Tresind Nassima Royal Hotel

TEA ROOM

Al Bayt The Palace Downtown Dubai
Al Murjan Le Royal Méridien Beach Resot & Spa
Aspen Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
At.mosphere Lounge Burj Khalifa
Choix InterContinental Festival City
Gourmandises Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference
La Farine Café and Bakery JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Mashrabiya Lounge Fairmont The Palm
Orchid Lounge Dusit Thani Dubai
Peacock Alley Waldorf Astoria
Penrose Lounge Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC
Rhodes W1 Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
Sahn Eddar Burj Al Arab
Shai Salon Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The lobby lounge Ritz Carlton JBR

PAN ASIAN

Zengo Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Asia Asia Pier 7
Blue Jade The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Buddha-Bar Grosvenor House Dubai
China Grill The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Hanoi JLT
Hoi An Shangri-La Dubai
Lao Waldorf Astoria
Mekong Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort
Novikov Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
Shanghai Chic Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
Wakame Sofitel Dubai Dowtown
white Orchid JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

CAFÉ

Skye & Walker Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek
Baker & Spice Souk Al Bahar
Brothaus Steigenberger Hotel – Business Bay
Bystro Restaurant & Pastry House Al Manara
Counter Culture Café Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Craft Café D3
Dunes Café Shangri-La Dubai
Le Patio The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
leopold’s of london various
One Café by Life N’One Jumeirah Beach Road
Parker’s Dubai Mall
Revo Cafe Anantara, The Palm Dubai Resort
Shakespeare & Co. various location
The Brass CITY WALK
The Lime Tree Café, & Kitchen Al Manara
The Surf Café Jumeriah Beach Road
Tom&Serg Al Quoz

NEWCOMER/FINE DINING

Ají club vista mare Palm Jumeirah
Carnival by Trèsind DIFC
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Jumeirah Al Naseem
Il Capo The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City
JAAN at the Penthouse Sofitel Dubai Downtown
La Môme Nassima Royal Hotel
Le Cirque The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Maiden Shanghai Viceroy Palm Jumeirah
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara Burj Al Arab
quattro Passi Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Ramusake DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Ruya Restaurant Grosvenor House Hotel
The Atlantic Souk Al Bahar
Zahira The H Dubai

NEWCOMER/CASUAL

3 Fils Jumeirah Fishing Harbour
Al Maeda DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Arrows & Sparrows Emaar Business Park, The Greens
Bazxar DIFC
Cook Hall The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
Copper Dog DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Couqley Cluster A, JLT
Dragonfly by Tim Raue CITY WALK
Fish Beach Taverna Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Great British Restaurant Dukes Hotel Oceana
Ibn AlBahr Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
Muchachas Holiday Inn Express Dubai Safa Park
Namu W Dubai Al Habtoor City
Simply Italian Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah,
Taperia The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
The Grill Pit The St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
The Lighthouse D3

ALL DAY DINING

Brasserie 2.0 Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Chival ​La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK
Ewaan The palace Downtown
Feast Sheraton Grand Hotel
Flow Kitchen Fairmont The Palm
Horizon Amwaj Rotana
Imperium Jumeirah Zabeel Saray,
Kitchen6 JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Nine7One The Oberoi Dubai
Shores Restaurant Ramada Plaza, JBR
Sloane’s Grosvenor House Dubai Al Emreef Street
The Talk Restaurant Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence
Zest One & Only The Palm

INTERNATIONAL

al dawaar Hyatt Regency Dubai, Naif,
Bonfire Kempinski The Palm
Cara The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Giardino Palazzo Versace Dubai
Noire Fairmont Dubai Hotel
PLAY Restaurant & Lounge The H Dubai
Porterhouse Steaks & Grills Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Beach House Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
The Observatory Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Vesna Restaurant & Lounge Conrad Hotel, Dubai

BAR

Aprés Mall of the Emirates
Brunswick Sports Club Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel
Cargo Pier 7
Gold On 27 Burj Al Arab
Hendricks Bar Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Indie Restaurant & Lounge, DIFC
Iris Dubai The Oberoi Dubai
Left Bank Madinat Jumeirah
Little Black Door Conrad Dubai
Lock, Stock & Barrel Grand Millennium Dubai
Oscar’s Vine Society Crowne Plaza Dubai
Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah
Tribeca Kitchen & Bar JA Ocean View Hotel
Warehouse Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
YNot bar & Kitchen InterContinental Dubai Marina

MEDITERRANEAN

Armani/Mediterraneo Armani Hotel
Atelier M Restaurant Pier 7,
GRAZE Gastro Grill La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK
L’ Olivo Ristorante Rixos Hotel Palm
Mercury Lounge Four Seasons Dubai
Morah JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Ostro Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai
Palm Avenue Waldorf Astoria – Palm Jumeirah
Villa Beach Jumeirah Beach Hotel