As the city celebrates with its futuristic displays and outlets, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Dubai’s culinary scene is thriving with flavors and unique dining experiences. The city exudes unparalleled luxury with a long list of the largest shopping malls and tallest skyscrapers. Travelers and residents can also experience the legendary riches of the emirate underwater.
Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab, Nathan Outlaw
This is one of the most luxurious underwater restaurants in Dubai, owned by celebrity chef Nathan Outlaw, a Michelin star owner. When you enter their premises, the staff greets you through a 180-degree domed aquarium with various exotic fish. The floor in the dining room is decorated with a seashell pattern that adds to the look and feels. Al Mahara is considered the flagship restaurant for delicious exotic seafood dishes. All cutlery is gilded, and the staff is very polite. If you’re curious about some of the marine life you see in the restaurant; the team will tell the same story. Some of the menu’s top items include squid ink and sea bass risotto. The atmosphere is fantastic, perfect for a wealthy family meal or a romantic date.
There are several attractions currently under development in Dubai. Some are in their early stages, while others are nearing completion. The latter is Venice’s ambitious floating project, which is about to launch on the world archipelago. The islands are artificial archipelagos about 4 kilometers off the coast of Dubai. About 300 small islands have been dug out of the sea, forming islands that will soon have hotels and restaurants. One of Dubai’s most up-and-coming attractions, this floating resort features an underwater deck of rooms, shops, bars, and restaurants offering an “authentic Venetian experience” in Dubai. This is largely due to the Italian design, which includes a replica of St. Mark’s Basilica and gondolas, floating beaches, and pools. In addition to dining underwater in Dubai, you can also see plenty of marine life and coral nurseries on floating resorts.
Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
Ossiano, Atlantis the Palm is one of Dubai’s most romantic, luxurious, and sophisticated underwater restaurants. Enjoy a delightful feast as sharks, rays, and Nemo fish swim past your table. The hotel’s lobby is huge as the reception of a water park, and everything is decorated with a nautical theme. The restaurant is known for its seafood delicacies such as Hokkaido scallops, Canadian lobsters, and snapper. This place has more to do with the atmosphere than soothing music and food curving in an aquarium with over 13,000 unique fish species. Ossiano delivers top-notched service and hospitality. Ossiano offers its guests a unique and relaxing experience that everyone should try.
Atlantis The Palm Underwater Suite
This underwater suite offers a luxurious aquarium experience with a floor-to-ceiling window that houses approximately 65,000 exotic fish species. It’s more like an underwater resort with a fully equipped kitchen, an elegant dining area, and 24/7 service. Guests can dine in the overhead swimming pool. You can try authentic Lebanese food as well as their signature drinks. Atlantis The Palm offers first-class dining and accommodation with excellent food, atmosphere, and hospitality.
Speaking of Atlantis, guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy an underwater experience in the Poseidon or Neptune Suites. Guests of these Arabian-style suites can not only watch the thousands of fish in Ambassador Lagoon but also take a dip in the floor-to-ceiling aquarium. Each underwater suite at Atlantis The Palm boasts over 1,700 square feet of water views, even from the private bathroom. While not technically Dubai’s underwater restaurants, the Atlantis Suites feature fully equipped kitchens, 6-hour dining rooms, and 24-hour personal butler service.