Restaurants suitable for groups

Dubai and other emirates offer large culinary possibilities for groups. Below are some suitable restaurants for groups in different categories and locations. Most restaurants only offer buffet or set menus for groups over 10 people, not à la carte. If prepayment is required, most restaurants can invoice the meals, but usually drinks are paid on consumption directly to the venue at the day of the booking. Some restaurants demand a credit card (incl scan of the card) in order to confirm bookings for groups. Credit card is then only used for guarantee purpose until the invoice is paid.

  • Burj Al Arab – afternoon tea or lunch/dinner in the ”sailhotel”.  Only possibility to get in to the building.
  • Madinat Jumeirah – large number of restaurants and bars from many different cuisines, in fantastic surroundings. Steakhouse, Italian, Asian, seafood, Lebenese, Japanese, American kithcen etc.
  • Certo Restaurant – top class Italian at Radisson Blu hotel i Dubai Media City och Radisson Blu Dubai Creek.
  • Al Dawaar Hyatt Regency – “All you can eat”-buffet with great views in Dubai’s only revolving restaurant.
  • Atlantis The Palm resort – Several FnB outlets incl several great culinary locations for larger groups.  Kaleidoscope and Saffron are excellent buffet choices for groups.
  • Westin hotel – several good restaurants by the water in Dubai Marina, incl Italian Bussola and Blue orange buffet rest. Good value pizza menus at Bussola!
  • Dubai Golf – great for functions and events. Meal arrangments can be made in accordance with events on Emirates Golf Club or Dubai Creek golf club.
  • Marina Walk and The Beach in JBR – walking areas along the yacht harbour in Dubai Marina + by the – public beach. Very popular with locals. No alcohol unless inside hotels.
  • Yas Viceroy hotel Abu Dhabi– both buffet restaurants and set menus for groups in different cuisines.
  • Shangri La Hotel Abu Dhabi– Sofra Blvd- one of the best buffet restaurants in UAE in our opinion
  • Rivington Grill, Karma kafe and & Mango Tree in  Souk Al Bahar– British,  and Asian restaurants with views over Dubai Fountain. Mainly set menus for groups
  • Meat & Co – Steak restaurant in both Madinat Jumeirah and Souk Al Bahar
  • Asado The Palace Hotel– Argentinean steak restaurant close to Burj Khalifa.
  • Spice Island– open kitchen all you can eat buffet at Crown Plaza hotel, Deira. Good value, nice drink packages.
  • Bateaux Dubai– both afternoon tea, dinner cruises and exclusive lunch cruises available while cruising on Dubai creek. Recommended!
  • Boardwalk by Dubai Creek Golf Club– great international restaurant by the creek with nice atmosphere
  • Zuma in DIFC– fine dining trendy Japanese cuisine- best for smaller groups
  • Trader Vics- great polynesian set menus in Souq Madinat or Crown Plaza Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Jumeirah Zabeel Saray– several nice restaurants on the palm also suitable for groups incl Turkish, French/Vietnamese and Indian cuisine.
  • Beach Bar and Grill– nice set menus on the beach of the stunning One and Only Royal Mirage hotel.
  • Kan Zaman Heritage Village
  • Qbara– Arabic/Asian fusion kitchen. Innovative & creative. Close to Wafi Mall and Raffles Hotel.

Abu Dhabi:

Yas Viceroy Hotel-several nice restaurants, view over F1 course.

Saadiyat Beach Golfclub– great cozy restaurant overlooking Saadiyat golf course.

Sofra Blvd i Shangri- La Hotel– of of our favorite buffet restaurants in Abu Dhabi. View over the mosque and an amazing dessert selection!

Eastern Mangroves promenade

Yas Marina

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotell– several restaurants- Frankies, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Cuiscene buffet. Very good Friday Brunch.

Ritz Carlton Grand Canal/Venetizan Village

Vasco’s at Hilton Corniche.

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