Newly opened restaurants in Dubai

Here are some new restaurants you should try this weekend.

Chloe Hoffmann
January 7, 2022 2:04 PM

Dubai has some exciting news for food lovers, who can look forward to grandly starting the new year 2022. Here are some new restaurants that inspire you with the best location, food, and entertainment.

1.Piatti by the Beach

Offering a ravishing view of the Palm Jumeirah, Piatti by the Beach is a place to hotfoot with your family and friends. The restaurant is set in the lavish setting of Raffles The Palm Dubai. Soak up the winter sun enjoying your favorite food from a Mediterranean menu featuring a combination of classic and experimental dishes. Try their special grilled langoustines, Insalata Amalfi with Mazara red prawns, sea bass ceviche, and spicy scallops. They also offer you a range of pizza and pasta inspired by the Italian Amalfi Coast. The place is open for lunch from 12 pm to 4.30 pm and dinner from 7 pm to 11.30 pm. 

2.The Farm House

This farm-to-table live-fire kitchen has opened its doors at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, offering residents of Dubai a rich collection of meat, seafood, flavor rubs, homemade sauces, and sides. You can enjoy sharing-style plates of limited quality signatures, like bouquet de boeuf, brisket platter, and reverse-seared tomahawk. Try their oak-smoked wings served with BBQ and peri peri dip. Enjoy feteer and shakel freshly prepared at the live station on the terrace overlooking the Madinat Jumeirah waterways. The restaurant is open from 6 pm until midnight (from Monday to Thursday) and from 12 pm to 12 am on Saturday and Sunday.  


If you are looking for a Mediterranean dining destination inspired by Greece, Spain, and the west part of Turkey, you need to be at Urla. The restaurant has its location on the Fountain Level in the Address Downtown Dubai Hotel, offering amazing views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Serving contemporary Aegean food with a traditional twist, Urla offers sharing-style plates themed on ‘Share the Sea’ and ‘Share the Mountain’. The menu features lobster confit, seabass ceviche, oysters, braised beef rib, beef carpaccio, and Tulum cheese eriste. Gather your friends and be at any time Urla from noon to 3 am. 


For a perfect way to start New Year 2022, visit the newly opened Basko at The Opus, Business Bay. The 1960-inspired speakeasy-style bar, Basko, is renowned for its classic Mediterranean dishes and stunning views of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Basko inspires you with its artistic details and clashing colors, which give an aesthetic appeal to the place. The menu features the specialties like prime rib, langoustine risotto, and lobster fregola. It also offers you the best handcrafted cocktails from world-class mixologists. You can be here with your family from 12 pm to 1 am every day.

5.Tamoka Dubai

Taking you across the stunning shores of the Antillean seas, Tamoka inspires you to rich Latin American culture and flavors at its location in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, JBR. Experience specialty seafood and traditional dry-aged meats and pork dishes with a modern twist. If you are looking for a laidback destination, be here with your family or friends for the best food, drinks, and waterfront views. The venue is open from 12 pm to 1 am on weekdays and from 12 pm to 2 am on weekends.    


For those who want to experience Italian cordiality, you can be at Belcanto on the rooftop of Dubai Opera. The venue is an ideal place to start your food experience in Dubai in 2022. The world-class chefs will take you through a ‘classic European experience’, offering traditional Italian cuisines with a modern twist. The venue is a sure treat to your eyes with quintessential Italian styling, including a grand piano.     

7.Ula Dubai

There is no need to look for any other laidback destination other than Ula Dubai, which is located on the pristine sands of Palm Jumeirah. The beachside restaurant is a place to relax and holiday from day until the night. Those who want to embark on a culinary journey can gather here with friends and family to treat themselves to a three-course meal under the Ula-experience menu or a range of dishes under a la carte menu. Ula Dubai is open from 5 pm until midnight every day.   

8.Santè Ria Dubai

For the residents of Dubai, especially those in the vicinity of Jumeirah Village Circle, Santè Ria Dubai brings the exciting flavors of Latin America. The place offers a great aesthetic appeal through colorful murals, furniture, and hanging plants inspired by a new Latin American concept. The menu has a variety of dishes, including the chef’s grandmother’s collection for you to try with. Try Brazilian sea bream moqueca and Argentinian Hereford steak and ceviche Nikkei or Tuna Tiradito con Jalapenos. Gather your friends to be at The First Collection from 6 pm to 2 am.  

9.Jolie Dubai

Jolie is a French restaurant that has opened its door in the heart of Dubai to offer a rich Gallic dining experience. The venue is designed to have a chic terrazzo floor, Carrara marble table-tops, and Burmese teakwood chairs, which bring the qualities of grandeur. You can enjoy the beauty of French fine dining with breakfast, business lunch, and main menu options. Try their Truffle Tart or Escargots, Bluefin Tuna Carpaccio or Beef Tartare, Lobster Linguine or Creamy Truffle Risotto, and Grilled Rib Eye or Marinated Lamb Cutlets. Jolie Dubai is open from 7 am to 11.30 pm every day.

10.The Cheeky Camel

Your search for an evening meal with new dishes or late afternoon drinks stops at the Cheeky Camel, which is an art-cum-music inspired restaurant. You can enjoy the great food of Middle Eastern flavors from a vast menu of nibbles, salads, mains, sides, and cheese & dessert. You can also find Dibba bay oysters on ice and grilled, roasted steak, and tandoori. Located in JLT’s Cluster J, the Cheeky Camel is open from 5 pm to 2 am. 

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