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Dining options in Dubai are fantastically diverse, but Forbes Travel Guide’s editors feel these are five of the best places to eat in Dubai:
1. Gaucho. This new Argentine restaurant (sister to several of the same concept in London and throughout the U.K.) is located at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It’s fast becoming a trendy central meeting place for the growing expat population that drives much of the city’s international dining scene.
2. Table 9. Located within the Hilton Dubai Creek at Deira, Table 9 is the new version of Verre by Gordon Ramsay, a restaurant that for many years was at the forefront of fine-dining here. The new concept, from the same crew that worked with the tempestuous celebrity chef, is still one of the top tables around.
3. Hakkasan. Head to Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road to dine at Hakkasan, the top new Chinese spot in town that’s won accolades from the local press for its fabulous dim sum offerings, and has been regularly named one of the top 50 restaurants in the world by international publications. Try to grab a seat on the stunning outdoor terrace.
4. Icho. In a different setting it might be little more than a glorified Benihana, but Icho, spanning the 49th, 50th and 51st floors of the Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai, sparkles thanks to its jaw-dropping views of the city and a great brunch scene on weekends. Sushi lovers should strongly consider splurging on the Musou, which includes 12 pieces of nigiri and 3 pieces of maki selected by the chef.
5. Eauzone. Don’t mind this top-notch restaurant’s somewhat strange-sounding name: Fronting the Gulf at the One&Only Royal Mirage, this international restaurant serving Asian-inspired fusion cuisine is better than it needs to be given its stunning setting on the beach, surrounded by palm trees.