Dry Dining in Dubai

Dubai’s dining scene offers up a vibrant selection of some of the best local cuisine from cultures around the world – from the flavors and décor to the ambience and customer service.

Always delicious and enjoyable, warm and hospitable, there are endless options, including dry dining at many of Dubai’s popular hot spots.

Read on to find out more about some of Dubai’s best non-alcoholic establishments.


Millenium Plaza Hotel

04 387 7777 

This 5-star luxury hotel has the perfect location in the heart of Dubai.  Close to the Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai Mall it offers luxury and comfort and great views from 65th floor.  There are great facilities for guests including 3 dining venues but alcohol is not served within the hotel as it is an alcohol-free establishment.  At the Atrium Café, there is everything for a mid-afternoon break or a late-night snack. The Infinity Pool offers the perfect escape for you lounge pool side with a fruit cocktail in hand and you could also indulge in soothing massages in your own private cabana and swim up to the edge of the infinity pool facing the Jumeirah Beach.  If you want Mediterranean cuisine Metro! It"s an all day buffet restaurant with live cooking stations.  Enjoy mouth-watering delights from North Africa, Spain, Italy and France.



Arjaan by Rotana

04 436 0000

An iconic Moorish style hotel in the heart of Dubai Media City! Arjaan by Rotana contains 167 serviced apartments offering business and tourists comfort and leisure all in one place. The complex includes an upscale office tower and a courtyard with a food court.  It is close to the Dubai tram which offers direct access to major shopping malls, Jumeriah Beach and Dubai Marina.  For dining you have the Veranda pool-side snack bar and Arabesque restaurant which opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  There’s also a Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Centre with a swimming pool for adults and children. 


Al Ghurair Rayhaan Dubai

04 293 3000

The award winning, Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana is a 5-star alcohol free and family oriented hotel in the heart of Dubai.  It is connected to the Al Ghurair Centre which makes it the perfect location for shopping and access to a wide range of restaurant.  It is close to the Gold Souk, Dubai Heritage Village and Dubai CreekThe third floor includes Yasmine Lobby Lounge, Liwan All Day Dining Restaurant and Shayan Specialty Restaurant.  Liwan restaurant offers daily changing buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as variety of a la carte choices.  With numerous live action cooking stations to enhance the dining experience and extensive selection of creative and traditional non-alcoholic beverages, this restaurant offers attractive dining options for every occasions.  We at CitiSpi love the Little Chef’s Family Brunch every Friday too!  Shayan restaurant combines the best of two ancient cuisines with a contemporary modern setting. Elegant fittings and luxurious interiors combine with the succulent taste of Persia & the Mediterranean Lebanese flare. Don't miss the Meter Kebabs selection serving Shayan's finest Joojeh Kebab, mouthwatering Lebanese and Iranian Grills  


Atana Hotel Al Barsha Heights

04 356 6666

The Atana Hotel is in the Al Barsha Heights district of Dubai and offers central access to Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and The Beach.  It is a huge hotel with 828 rooms.  It recently won Best Business Hotel Gold Award 2016 from the Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards.  There are 3 dining options in this alcohol-free establishment.  The Garden Restaurant. Freejna Restaurant and Olives Restaurant offers guest a wide range of the finest cuisine in a very luxurious setting!  The location and the restaurants are why this hotel has won awards!


Jood Palace Hotel

04 223 2222

The Jood Palace is an icon of Dubai.  Here you get to experience the warmth of Arabian hospitality at Jood Palace Hotel situated in the heart of Deira. Five-star accommodation, culinary delights from 3 great venues, Jood Spa and fitness.  Close to the traditional souks, Dubai Museum, Dubai Heritage Village or you can indulge in retail therapy at Deira City Centre. Four amazing restaurants are available at the Jood Palace. Breakfast at Le Rendez-Vous.  If you are seeking inspired traditional food from across the Middle East, Al Waha brings you the finest Arabic specialties.  Enjoy Jood hospitality in a captivating setting as you indulge in a selection of traditional hot and cold mezze, mains and desserts. Handi offers sizzling flavours of authentic North Indian cuisine served with flair at our award-winning restaurant. Complete with a show kitchen and Tandoori oven, the restaurant specialises in Tandoori breads, grills and biryani.  Finally, at Sakura sample excellent Japanese cuisine with artfully prepared sushi and two Teppanyaki tables. An interactive and exciting culinary experience.

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The CitiSpi Team