23 New Restaurant, Bar & Club Openings in Dubai in 2018

Intro

2018 will be a very exciting year for Dubai as it continues the stream of imported names in dining and entertainment with concepts from London, New York, Las Vegas, Ibiza, Tokyo, Miami, San Francisco, Cannes, Rome, and Monte Carlo take the city by storm.

Here’s a list of new restaurants, bars and club openings in Dubai.

1OAK

1oak Dubai

The NYC born celebrity frequented nightclub taking over the VIP Room venue in Dubai. This will be 1OAK’s 3rd international venue after Tokyo and Mexico City (now closed).

Location: JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay
Opening Date: TBA

Alice Pizza

Alice Pizza Dubai

With over 140 locations in Italy; the Roman’s pizzeria’s first outlet just opened on the beach in Dubai serving pizza “Al Taglio”- by the piece.

Location: La Mer, Jumeirah
Opening Date: Open
Contact: Website

Avli by Tasha’s

Natasha Sideris

The latest concept by Tasha’s Natasha Sideris after launching Flamingo Room last year.

Location: Four Season’s DIFC
Opening Date: TBA

Axe House

AxeHouse Dubai

Taking over Cocktail Kitchen’s venue, Axe House is a craft beer bar concept delivering an East London feel with eats inspired by the UK capital’s Borough Market.

Location: Armada BlueBay Hotel,Cluster P, JLT
Opening Date: Open
Contact: Website

Barbarey Deli + Cocktail Club

Barbary dubai

A 1930s Paris speakeasy inspired deli, bar, and club has already taken Barsha heights to a new level in the short time it has opened right before Christmas.

Location: Tryp By Wyndham Hotel, Barsha Heights (TECOM)
Opening Date: Open
Contact: Website

Beefbar

Beefbar DIFC

A Monaco born carnivore concept, created by Riccardo Giraudi, opens its 6th global location in DIFC taking over the venue of Cle. They’re also eyeing an opening in Riyadh later this year.

Location: Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
Opening Date: TBA
Contact: Website

Crab Market

Crab Market Dubai

A seafood concept with a focus on Crab curated by White Rabbit Chef Vladimir Mukhin.

Location: Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
Opening Date: TBA

Crazyfish

Crazy Fish Dubai

Monte Carlo’s recently opened fresh fish concept has decided to launch its second branch in the heart of DIFC. Taking up the location originally meant for Le Specialita (now to become part of Billionaire Mansion).

Location: Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
Opening Date: TBA
Contact: Facebook

Dolce Sky

Dolce Sky Dubai

A new destination on top of the latest Address addition to downtown Dubai featuring 2 restaurants (La Vie and Takumi) as well as a private members lounge – Electi.

Location: Address Bouelvard Hotel, Downtown Dubai
Opening Date: TBA
Contact: Website

Drai’s

Drai's Dubai

Las Vegas’ beach/night club venue is set to open as part of Soho Garden in Meydan.

Location: Soho Garden, Meydan Hotel
Opening Date: TBA
Contact: Facebook

Gotha

Gotha Dubai

The Cannes born club concept will be the latest addition to Dubai’s booming nightlife scene promising celebrity acts and appearances.

Location: Radisson Blu, Business Bay
Opening Date: TBA
Contact: Website

Il Bar

il Bar

Beach view luxury bar within the recently opened Bulgari Hotel.

Location: Bulgari Hotel, Jumeira Bay Island
Opening Date: Open
Contact: Website

Luigia

Luigia Dubai

Swiss-born authentic Italian home cooking restaurant opens its 6th overall location and 1st international one in Dubai.

Location: Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR
Opening Date: Open
Contact: Website

Masti

Masti Dubai

Indian inspired, global cuisine and cocktails from US-based Indian Chef Hari Nayak.

Location: La Mer, Jumeirah
Opening Date: Open
Contact: Website

Mina Brasserie

Mina Brasserie Dubai

Egyptian-American, Award-Winning, Chef Michael Mina is launching a new concept in DIFC. This will be his second go at launching a restaurant in Dubai after his first restaurant, Firebird Diner, closed down last year.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC
Opening Date: January, 2018
Contact: Facebook

Morimoto

Morimoto Dubai

Japanese Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto, pilots his first restaurant in the Middle East nowhere other than in the center of now.

Location: Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Opening Date: February, 2018
Contact: Call: +971 4 512 5577

Pizza Express Live

Pizza Express Live Dubai

The “Live” edition of Pizza Express offering, well, live music, stand up comedy and more is opening for the first time outside the UK, following the success of the “Jazz” edition in JLT.

Location: Doubletree By Hilton, Business Bay
Opening Date: TBA
Contact: Website

Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger Dubai

The popular UK eatery that has been open in T3 at Dubai Airport only for quite some time now is finally making its first location within the city.

Location: Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
Opening Date: TBA
Contact: Website

Scalini

Scalini Dubai

London’s Chelsea original Italian fine-dining restaurant will open its doors for the fist time outside the UK after 30 years of operation.

Location: Four Seasons Beach Resort & Hotel, Jumeirah
Opening Date: January 2018
Contact: Facebook

Seaspice

Seaspice

A Miami seafood classic import which will be adding to the growing list of beachfront fish concepts in Dubai.

Location: La Mer, Jumeirah
Opening Date: TBA

Stars N Bars

Stars N Bars Dubai

The popular American sports bar (originally from Monte Carlo) that has had a home in Yas Island, makes its first debut in Dubai.

Location: La Mer, Jumeirah
Opening Date: Open
Contact: Website

STK JBR & Downtown

STK Downtown Dubai

The NYC popular steak concept has 3 locations planned for the UAE (2 in Dubai / 1 in Abu Dhabi). The first of which already opened in JBR, with the second location set to open in a few months with a huge seating capacity and views of Burj Khalifa.

Location: JBR: Rixos Premium Hotel / Downtown: Address Downtown Dubai Hotel
Opening Date: JBR: Open / Downtown: April, 2018
Contact: Website

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