Dubai is one of the most expensive cities for expats, according to the Cost of Living Survey 2019. The city also has a vibrant life and some of the best restaurants in the world. Unsurprisingly, it has attracted some chefs with an international reputation and restaurants with Michelin stars.
For people who love gastronomy, Dubai is a unique experience. They master international gastronomy, but they also brought things to another level with modern restaurants. Clients can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the city or have an unforgettable meal in an under the water restaurant. Of course, those experiences come at a high price. Keep scrolling and discover the most expensive restaurants in Dubai.
10 Al Muntaha
You probably have heard of Burj Khalifa, known as the seven-star hotel and one of the most famous landmarks of Dubai. The place also has a high-profile restaurant, the Al Muntaha. Clients can enjoy a jaw-dropping view of the Jumeirah Beach, The Palm Jumeirah, and World Islands, what is enough reason to have a meal at the place.
However, the prices are high. According to Lux Habitat, the average cost of a meal is $272. The restaurant is specialized in French gastronomy. They offer a sumptuous menu that includes Beluga caviar, foie gras, and wagyu beef.
9 La Cantine du Faubourg
La Cantine du Faubourg is a restaurant specialized in French cuisine in Dubai, and the place is famous among jet setters and A-list clients.
The restaurant has several dining areas, including a terrace, a bar, or a more private space. The menu includes Wagyu beef, one of the most expensive in the world, for approximately $270. The most expensive item on the menu is probably the Beluga caviar for $530.
La Cantine du Faubourg is a famous place for people who also want some status. The location is also popular on social media and has thousands of followers.
Enigma is a restaurant at the Palazzo Versace. The place started with the concept of changing the head chef in every three months, what put the restaurant under the spotlight. However, since last year, they focus on Persian cuisine, and it seems to be working out. The famous Chef Mansour Memarian is responsible for creating the dishes.
According to Gulf News, the prices of appetizers and the main course is approximately $100 per person. The Enigma has the whole menu available on their website, so customers won't be surprised by the prices.
7 At.mosphere Burj Khalifa
At.mosphere Burj Khalifa is at the iconic hotel, which is the tallest building in the world. People can pay $35 and go straight to the top and admire the skyline of the city. But some people can also enjoy the exclusive restaurant that has a fantastic view. But be prepared: it comes at a high price.
According to their menu, they have several caviar types that can cost up to $1,000. The place is specialized in seafood and has options like scallop ceviche, king crab legs, and oysters.
Pierchic is one of the most delightful experiences you can have in Dubai. The place is at the end of a pier and offers a jaw-dropping view of the Arabian Gulf. Just that would be enough to pay a visit to this restaurant. But they also provide an elaborated menu, which also makes an impression of its prices.
It is possible to buy a brunch pack that costs $100 per person without drinks, $165 with selected cocktails, and $200 with champagne. The three-course meal also costs $100 for lunch or dinner.
5 Social by Heinz Beck
The Social by Heinz Beck is at the impressive Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and is specialized in Italian cuisine. The place belongs to Heinz Beck, the chef behind La Pergola( Rome), that has three Michelin stars.
With the vibrant gastronomic scenario in Dubai is no surprise the city attracts famous chefs from other countries. The restaurant has several options on the menu, but one of the most popular among clients is the four-course menu. According to the BBC, dishes with wine pairing can cost over $500, and the meals only cost approximately $260.
4 Cavalli Club Dubai
Cavalli Club Dubai prides itself on being the best Italian restaurant in Dubai. The Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is one of the partners, and they keep it high-profile in every way. The menu includes exotic dishes, like Wagyu beef, that, according to CNN, costs $685 and also crispy frog legs with polenta. The menu is available online, but they don't reveal the prices.
Dubai is also known for its vibrant nightlife, and the Cavalli Club is one of the best places to enjoy it. Usually, the DJ starts playing at 11 pm.
3 Nobu Dubai
Dubai is known for having some of the best Japanese restaurants in the world. Zuma, for example, is considered one of the best in the world. Nobu is also one of the most famous in Dubai, known for its quality and also astronomical prices. According to TripAdvisor and some sites, each person spends at least $120 to eat in this exclusive restaurant. Although most of the reviews are positive about the food, most people also consider it overpriced.
The Nobu also offers cooking classes every Saturday. It costs approximated at $360.
2 Billionaire Mansion Dubai
Billionaire Mansion Dubai is one of the most exclusive clubs in Dubai. It was created in the late 90s by the billionaire Flavio Briatore and is located in the just as exclusive Taj Hotel. The restaurant serves Italian and Japanese dishes. There are often live shows during dinner time.
On the menu, there are options like Beluga Caviar. The clients must spend at least $120 per person at the restaurant. They also seem to be very restricted about the reservation, and there are several rules to follow. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the favorite places of A-list people in the country.
According to some sources, Ossiano is the most expensive restaurant in Dubai. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the price for an eight courses meal is approximately $245. But the sky's the limit for guests. They have Beluga caviar, the most expensive caviar in the world that costs nearly $1,200 on their menu.
The prices are not the only impressive thing about Ossiano. The restaurant is in the legendary Atlantis The Palm, and it is under the water. That means guests will have their meal surrounded by all sorts of fish, including sharks.