How to enjoy every minute of a fine dining experience

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Even once in a while everyone needs, and clearly wants, to treat themselves. Whether it’s a day at the spa, some sweet treats, or best of all, going out for a top-notch dinner. Sure, you could always stay at home, prepare something yourself (which you don’t do often, let’s be honest here) or give up, order some Chinese food or pizza, and get it over with.  But, that becomes a bit of a rut, and your stomach will begin to ask for better. So, treat yourself to a great night out and enjoy every minute of it. 

Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your fine dining experience.


Get out of your comfort zone and experiment. Forget Chinese, pizza, cereals, ice-cream, baguettes or whatever you are feeding yourself with on a daily basis. For once – treat yourself, and your girlfriend or boyfriend or a friend to something different. Something you wouldn’t usually try. Try those odd taste combinations that you wouldn’t expect to go well together. The chances of it not being delicious are small, and it will make the evening more memorable and special.


When you finally decide to go out for the night, one question remains – where to go?  Of course, there are lots of places you can turn to for ideas (Dine in the City being the obvious choice!) and where you can search for a specific cuisine or location, and read reviews to get an idea of what to expect. We’ve listed a few ideas at the bottom to get you started.

Dress up

Make a bit more effort to look your best for the evening. Fancy places respect those who make the effort, and you will be rewarded with even better service, and staff going the extra mile. And for you and your company it makes the evening a bit more out of the ordinary. And of course, when you feel beautiful or handsome, it shows!

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Reward for a Great Night Out

Tip. If you had the time of your life and had an amazing meal, tip. They may have helped you choose that one dish you’ve enjoyed the most or they may have done their best to find the perfect wine combination for your choices. They made sure your glasses were never empty, and made you feel like a VIP, and all those things together make for a great night out, not just the food. So, reward those that have made it happen!

Enjoy Before, During and After

Revel in looking forward to the evening, and getting ready for it. Savour every bite and moment. And afterwards, go home and digest not just the food but the whole experience. And don’t do it too often – or it will make it less special. Fancy the fancy!

Here our Top Picks


Delicious Pan-Asian food, with great bar snacks and over a dozen Japanese shochu cocktails crafted from homemade and all natural ingredients. The simplest way to explain it is just with their slogan “COME. EAT. DISCOVER. LOVE”.


With an emphasis on seafood dishes, CATCH comes complete with an open kitchen and several serving stations, with everything from hot and cold to raw, rolled and grilled. It has an amazing staff, chef and their hospitality is beyond any comparison. 

Armani / Amal

The place to have a meal of a lifetime for a fair share of money. But it is all worth it. No one can rival such a wonderful menu, the beautiful views of the Dubai Fountain and the elegant design and décor.

Indego by Vineet

Excellent Indian food from a Michelin Star chef.  The menu is not only traditional Indian, but also has some interesting modern and exciting combinations. Fine cuisine and fine service for very fine dining.

La Petite Maison

Fancy some great French cuisine? Then you should definitely try La Petite Maison. True French ambiance, all the traditional dishes like their snails are cooked phenomenally and the service do their best to add to the overall taste of the place.


Known as one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai, it is a high-end Mediterranean seafood restaurant inspired by the signature style of three Michelin-starred French chef Laurent Gras. Located at the end of the pier at Al Qasr, it offers an over-the-water dining experience which is unique in Dubai.

At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa

The highest restaurant in the world is worth visiting. With excellent service and views it is worth staying hungry for the rest of the days until your next paycheck after eating here.

Bice Mare

Italian contemporary fine dining and seafood inspired cuisine right in the heart of downtown Dubai. It has breathtaking views of the iconic Burj Khalifah and grand Dubai Mall fountain show.

Al Nafoorah

Located in the majestic Jumeirah Emirates Towers it offers an authentic Lebanese fine dining experience with matching hospitality.

Don’t miss: The Essential Ladies Night Dubai Guide For 2017

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