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\nBur Dubai’s Majestic Hotel Tower has added to its diverse appeal (it houses Greek institution Elia and the award-winning Music Room) with the launch of this funky new Asian eatery. Expect volcano shrimp, teriyaki beef sliders and apple pie wontons, plus a range of inventive mixed drinks and regular live music.
\nOpen daily 6pm-1am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2567).
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\nAnother day, another much-hyped import from Lebanon’s capital city. From Mar Mikhael to City Walk, Enab promises arty interiors and classic Levantine salads, mezze and grills.
\nOpen Sun-Thu 9am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-1am. City Walk 2, Al Safa Street (04 343 2707).
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\nRenowned Australian-Lebanese chef Greg Malouf’s new restaurant is now open at The H Dubai. Having previously led Michelin-starred restaurants, we’re expected big things from dishes including salmon kibbeh and “knife and fork” ice cream.
\nOpen Sat-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri 2pm-6pm, 7pm-2am. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8606).
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\nWith a stunning, secluded plot overlooking the waters surrounding the Palm Jumeirah, this Italian eatery opened quietly but has quickly set stomachs rumbling. With fresh salads, traditional pizzas and classic mains from all over the boot of Europe, the menu looks as promising as the setting.
\nOpen daily noon-midnight. Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah (04 568 3137).
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Jekyll & Hyde
\nQuirky British pub Jekyll & Hyde has opened its doors in DIFC. Offering up classic UK pub grub, the venue is banking its rep on homely, good honest food and everyday value, such as bottomless ladies’ night deals including unlimited free drinks when dining, a Dhs99 rolling roast at weekends and a British brunch for Dhs350 promising a real taste of the UL. Oh, and don’t forget the craft and curry night for Dhs99.
\nOpen daily from 8am-2am. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, (04 343 5518).
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\nThe floral-themed joint prides itself on being a natural haven, a spring-time jaunt into a relaxing dining experience. The boutique café will put on tea-time spreads, cakes, coffees, freshly made bakes and even offer flower arrangements for guests to purchase on their way home.
\nOpen daily from 9am-11pm. The Boulevard, City Walk, (50 170 5657).
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\nOne of the newest hotspots hitting Emirates Financial Towers, 7 Elephants is a smart indoor-outdoor haunt where the fun lies in its stock-market based pricing system for beverages. Keep an eye open for price fluctuations and get a bargain, just don’t lose track.
\nOpen daily midday-2am. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. (04 354 4354).
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\nClassic New York export Le Cirque has hit Dubai’s shores, offering up its classic Franco-Roman fusion style in DIFC, thanks to the family of founding chef Sirio Maccioni. Expect fresh, light and contemporary dishes combining French fare with an Italian twist.
\nOpen daily from midday-1am. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, (04 372 2444).
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\nFrench-American fusion jazz lounge Moes on the 5th is also now open, located, funnily enough, on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Grand Hotel. This is a joint based on the musical connection between Paris and New York, and a place worth of dressing up a bit nice and pushing the boat out for an evening. Expect oysters, caviar, truffles, cheese, charcuterie and other bits of loveliness.
\nOpen daily from midday-3am. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 333 3055).