Finding Mediterranean food in Dubai is as easy as finding hamburger in America. Every street and corner in Dubai is lined with small Shawarma joints or chic bistros in love with the regional flavour. Streets are filled with aroma of spices and sizzling meat, making our mouths water in anticipation. Mediterranean cuisine is majorly influenced by middle-eastern roots, hence, it’s dominated by luscious kebabs, falafels and shawarmas. Dubai which is home to many global flavours find its deep love for regional food i.e., Mediterranean. From swanky fine dining restaurants to street side cafes, Mediterranean food is readily available on all kinds of rates. We have compiled a list of the best eateries in town dedicated to excel in this cuisine, beginning with ‘The Beach House’ of Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa at Palm Jumeirah. This fancy beachside restaurant is relaxed in attitude but don’t compromise in elegance or quality.
On the lobby level of posh Armani Hotel in Dubai is a sprawling all-day dining establishment called ‘Mediterraneo’, which caters exclusively into Mediterranean cuisine, although expensive. It’s stylish and classily decorated. Another of Armani Hotel’s fancy Mediterranean restaurant is ‘OASI’, just as good-looking and equally stylish as its counterpart. Menu is completely focused on Mediterranean cuisine even if one finds it a pricey establishment. At ‘Ossiano’ you can enjoy modern take on Mediterranean food in a romantic and glamourous setting. Dine next to the life size aquarium for an even more enjoyable evening. It’s very exclusive and very expensive. ‘Nasimi Beach’ is spread out beautifully in the courtyard of Atlantis The Palm, with a magnificent view of the white beach. What is tranquil in daytime, becomes a lively nightspot in the evenings.
‘Ayamna’ tempts the upper crust diners with its plush, sophisticated outdoor setting graced by live performances that elevates the magic of this upmarket nightspot. Its exclusive location, Atlantis The Palm, certainly does it justice. ‘Sketch’ of Carlton Palace Hotel is a popular sit-down spot for important businessmen who finds the elegant lounge like setting of the place a fabulous getaway. For a formal sit-down Mediterranean feast, ‘Butterfly’ of Carlton Tower Hotel is a sought after choice by the locals. They keep their diners entertained with live music and a traditional striking décor. Crowne Plaza Dubai’s all-day dining venture ‘Zaytoun’ woos its diners with a scrumptious Mediterranean menu and a stunning view of Dubai’s skyline. ‘Flooka’ at Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa deals in authentic Mediterranean flavours along with a breath-taking view of the sea.