Elevate your Dubai dining experience amidst aerialists, acrobats, singers, and dancers.
Dubai is all about glitz, glamour, and unforgettable experiences. And when it comes to combining a delicious dinner with a side of entertainment, this city knows how to do it right. FACT has scoured the scene to bring you the lowdown on the best Dubai dinner shows that promise to tickle your taste buds and dazzle your senses. From upscale venues serving culinary masterpieces with a side of world-class entertainment to immersive experiences that transport you into another world, these Dubai dinner shows will add an unforgettable twist to your next dinner outing.
Billed as the highest dinner show in the region, 53 pairs a refined culinary approach with world-class nightlife and entertainment at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. The dinner shows occur across several elevated stages, allowing guests to become fully immersed in all of the elements of the venue. The 53 draws inspiration from the Mediterranean and features Latin American flair and Asian-fusion touches.
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Embark on an Arabian Nights adventure with Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort. Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Arabia set amidst the beautiful dunes and immerse yourself in one of the most popular Dubai dinner shows within the walls of a traditional fort where dazzling falconry displays, camel caravans, horse shows and Tanoura dancers come together for your entertainment. Complementing the experience are the mesmerising dancers who weave their magic underneath the beautiful starry sky to the sounds of a live band.
GO: Visit www.babalshams.com for reservations and more information.
Step into a slice of Lebanon’s vibrant history at Antika, where the past comes to life amidst exquisite interiors and a stage that sets the scene for unforgettable live shows. Inspired by the hidden theatres of 1950s Lebanon, Antika is effortlessly classic with rich antique details and carefully thought-out seating. The venue serves Levantine cuisine and enticing drinks that encapsulate the warmth and hospitality of the Arab world.
GO: Visit http://antikabar.ae for reservations and more information.
This elegant yet delightfully entertaining hotspot draws inspiration from the Mesopotamian city, renowned as one of the ancient world’s wonders and celebrated for its unabashed love of pleasure. At Babylon, you get to experience a night of indulgence with avant-garde cocktails, a refined dining experience, and live entertainment that’s sure to keep you captivated. Keep an eye out for the male belly dancer.
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Spice up your nights with a unique Middle Eastern twist at Bazaar. From the moment you step through the doors, you’ll be immersed in a blend of classic charm and funky vibes. Bazaar has something for everyone, offering themed nights with live shows that perfectly complement a top-notch dining experience. Originating from the vibrant streets of Beirut, this venue boasts a diverse menu featuring various cuisines, but you can bet on indulging in some delicious Mediterranean flavours.
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Get ready to be wowed at Billionaire Dubai. They’ve got a world-class team of dancers, singers, and acrobats, all set to deliver a show that’s pure, unadulterated fun. And that’s just the beginning. Picture yourself indulging in Italian and New-Asian dishes personally crafted by chef extraordinaire, Batuhan Piatti Zeynioglu. It all adds up to a hedonistic evening of pure extravagance inside Taj Dubai.
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Inspired by the various stages of dreams, this transformative Dubai dinner show transports guests into a dream-like trance. Immerse yourself in a world of 3D mapping and mind-blowing performances featuring magical displays and enchanting music. And let’s not forget the Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied by a mixology bar to satisfy your every whim.
Flashback Speakeasy Bar & Lounge
Step into the 1920s at Flashback Speakeasy Bar & Lounge. Located behind a bookcase inside Paramount Hotel Dubai, this secret speakeasy transports you back to the prohibition era. Sip on classic cocktails, craft beverages, botanist gins, and smooth whiskeys served in vintage tea cups while solving a murder mystery, enjoying live jazz, or indulging in the music of Motown. Grab some appetisers from the bar menu, settle into a comfy Chesterfield, and groove to the smooth sounds.
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Let yourself loose in the soulful sounds of classics at Jass Lounge. The interior here pays homage to the 1920s with a lavish yet cosy ambience, providing a haven of jazz, wonder, and magic where you can disconnect from the outside world. Under a mystical, hand-painted ceiling, you’ll find a remarkable selection of the world’s finest spirits. Enjoy exclusive cocktails and classic favourites in a space where everything, from the atmosphere to the warm service, aims to provide a genuine jazz experience backed by the sultry sounds of a bygone era.
At Koyo, the magic of Japanese highlife comes alive. This chic, oriental-inspired restaurant and bar blends modern fine dining with the rich traditions of kabuki-style Japanese culture that’ll take your breath away. As you step in, prepare for a sensory-driven journey. It’s your escape from the daily grind, where you can connect, engage, and unwind from day to night.
Krasota is a fusion of visual arts and fine dining, where reality and artistry blend seamlessly. The dining theatre here is a spectacle with a circular table for 20 guests and a mesmerising 3D multimedia performance enveloping you. Chef Vladimir Mukhin has crafted unique dishes for each act of the gastro-show, and let’s just say, this experience has been going quite viral on social media, so you might want to try it out.
La Casa del Tango
Step into La Casa del Tango and be transported to a different time and place, where pleasure, dance, and fiesta reign supreme. This tango steakhouse whisks you away to the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires. While you indulge in the food, don’t forget the tango itself – the music, rhythm, and soul that infuse every corner of this charming establishment.
GO: Visit https://lcdtango.com for reservations and more information.
Every night, the Nova stage comes alive with musicians, singers, aerialists, and contortionists from around the world. Nova’s multi-sensory dining experience offers a stylish 170-seat dining room, a big focus on live entertainment, and art deco stylings to set the tone for an evening of sophistication. As the chef creates exquisite Mediterranean dishes, guests can indulge in life’s finest pleasures – from drama and music to thrilling acrobatics.
GO: Visit www.novarestaurant.me for reservations and more information.
Play Restaurant & Lounge
At Play Restaurant & Lounge inside the H Hotel, you’ll experience a delightful blend of Mediterrasian Cuisine and a renowned dinner show. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by lavish decor and a cosy atmosphere before indulging in a decadent selection of delicacies and signature cocktails. Expect wild mushroom risotto prepared in a parmesan wheel while you enjoy the original Dubai dinner show.
Q’s Bar & Lounge
Our FACT Award-winner for the ‘Dubai’s Best Dinner & Show’ in 2022, Q’s Bar & Lounge, doesn’t just bear Quincy Jones’ name for show, it’s the place where musical magic happens. Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by an intimate living room vibe, Versace-designed leather couches, mahogany tables, and impeccable acoustics that transport you to another era. With fine cigars, delectable bar bites, and a drink selection inspired by Quincy’s legendary achievements, it’s a night out fit for royalty.
GO: Visit www.palazzoversace.ae for reservations and more information.
SOLA Jazz Lounge
Dubai’s jazz scene often leaves much to be desired, but SOLA Jazz Lounge is changing the narrative, one tune at a time. Located at the luxury beachfront resort Raffles The Palm Dubai, the venue caters to jazz enthusiasts through the likes of funk, soulful jazz, gypsy jazz and Latin music, each complemented by a delicious selection of cocktails and finger foods. Set in an ambience that’s intimate, relaxed, and embellished with rich jewel tones, SOLA is open until late, offering a rotation of talented musical artists to keep even the pickiest of jazz fans captivated.
Make your way to Sonara – the ultimate oasis right in the heart of the Arabian Desert that’s powered by solar energy, so you can soak up the beauty of the desert guilt-free. Set on a plateau amidst the dunes with a web of lights spread across the outdoor dining space, it’s a magical place for a memorable meal. Without a buffet in sight, the fully plated three-course meal offers a selection of Arabian delicacies such as hummus, fattoush, kibbeh, fish sayadiah and madfoon. Each course is punctuated by performances from musicians, acrobats, aerialists and fire dancers to bring the setting alive.
GO: Visit www.nara.ae for reservations and more information.
Taikun Restaurant & Lounge
Step into this venue where everything screams luxury and modern chic. Taikun will blow your mind with world-class entertainment, sizzling DJs, curated cocktails and a marvellous menu of Mediterranean cuisine while celebrating classic and modern cabaret. Picture dazzling dancers from Europe, scenes dripping in sequins and feathers, and a stage that’s home to some seriously tremendous talent.
Featuring different staging areas and multiple acts, TABŪ on the 23rd floor of The St. Regis Downtown Dubai subverts your expectations regarding Dubai dinner shows. Combining modern Japanese cuisine and theatrics, the multi-faceted venue boasts an impressive outdoor terrace with views of the Burj Khalifa. The menu offers sea urchin and caviar, gold gyoza with burrata and truffle, Japanese Wagyu steamed buns, and traditional Yakimono and Ishiyaki stone bowl dishes. The energetic entertainment includes sumo shows and agile acrobatics.
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The Theater Dubai
Winner of ‘Favourite Dinner & Show‘ in Dubai at the FACT Dining Awards 2022, The Theater’s here to satisfy all your diverse cravings. We’re talking about a thrilling mix of vocalists, musicians, dancers, and even aerialists, all coming together to whisk you away on a musical adventure. The show is directed by the Middle East’s very own showman, Lebanese-Armenian musician, composer and pianist, Guy Manoukian. The production draws inspiration from different themes, which have ranged from Alice in Wonderland to the disco era.
GO: Visit www.thetheaterdubai.com for reservations and more information.
If you’re on the hunt for an extravagant night out, look no further than Yume – the go-to spot for Asian dining in Dubai. They have a lavish spread of flavours and dishes that’ll make your taste buds sing. And the atmosphere is top-notch. With chic, cosy decor live entertainment and the possibility of spotting a celeb, Yume sets the stage for an upscale Asian experience you won’t forget.
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