10 fabulous Dubai restaurants, from the underwater to the sky-high

Rüya, Dubai
Filled with exotic trinkets, tiles and filigree pendant lights, Rüya is the place to go for an opulent Turkish feast

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The message of the Dubai food scene is: go while you can. This is an emirate obsessed with what’s new and what’s next, so even exceptionally good restaurants can fail, simply because the masses have moved on to the latest opening — of which there are many. Michelin-starred, Netflix-featured chefs continue to set up shop here and it is relatively easy to book tables at their Dubai outposts, often with as little as a day’s notice, when it would take weeks or even months on their home turf. Obviously, though, do check availability, just in case that little spot you fell in love with last time has closed down. From upscale tasting menus in the Burj Al Arab to supersized steaks from a social media...

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