To this day, the Burj Khalifa holds the record for being the tallest building in the world. Indeed, this iconic landmark has become one of the most famous symbols of Dubai — its towering structure a testament to the city’s rapid development over the past few decades.
Citizens, residents, and tourists — including renowned celebrities — often visit the Burj Khalifa during their trips to Dubai. And even though a trip to the very top would be an incredible experience, many are happy and content to simply gaze upon this magnificent structure. In this article, we have gathered a list of restaurants that offer not only delicious food, but breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa as well!
Top Restaurants with Views of Burj Khalifa
Since the Burj Khalifa is situated right next to the Dubai Mall, it’s not surprising that some of the mall’s restaurants and bars include terrace views of the famous landmark. Likewise, there are some hotels in Dubai with restaurants that feature captivating views of the city’s skyline… including, of course, the tallest building of them all.
Here is a list of Dubai restaurants where people can dine while looking at spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa. For each restaurant, we have included a brief description, along with contact information and location maps:
1. Din Tai Fung
In 1958, Din Tai Fung started out as a cooking oil retail shop in Taipei, Taiwan. Several years later, in 1972, it became a full-fledged restaurant, serving noodles and dumplings. Eventually, the restaurant expanded and gained recognition from all over the world, with branches in Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, and the United States.
Today, Din Tai Fung is proud to be a Michelin-starred restaurant; is has also been voted by the NY Times as one of the Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World!
In Dubai, Din Tai Fung is located on the ground floor of Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue, which is situated near the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa. Popular dishes include spicy dumplings, truffle dim sum, xiao long bao, beef noodles, and fried rice chicken.
Address: The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 320 0477
2. Wafi Gourmet
Wafi Gourmet is a Lebanese restaurant located on the lower ground floor of the Dubai Mall. It is situated next to the Dubai Fountain, and features views of the Dubai Opera and Downtown Dubai — including the Burj Khalifa.
Among the restaurant’s most popular dishes are kebabs, shawarma, fish dishes, and a wide array of mezze. There’s also a great selection of hot and cold drinks!
Address: The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 330 8297
GIA is an all-day dining restaurant located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, specifically at the mall’s New Fashion Avenue. It serves Italian cuisine with a modern twist, featuring popular dishes such as seafood spaghetti, chicken, and tiramisu. It also has a terrace that offers amazing views of the Dubai Fountain as well as the iconic Burj Khalifa.
Address: Unit GF, 320 New Fashion Avenue, Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 234 9986
4. Joe’s Cafe
In 1984, Joe’s Cafe was founded by Joseph Ettedgui in Sloane Street, London. Many years later, in 2008, BinHendi Enterprises brought Joe’s Cafe to Dubai. These days, the brand currently has a franchise of 8 restaurants — 7 in the GCC region, and 1 in the Far East.
Here in Dubai, Joe’s Cafe is located at the Dubai Mall, offering gorgeous views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. The restaurant serves mainly European (including Italian) cuisines. The menu includes a mix of meat dishes, seafood, and vegetarian options — so there’s something for everyone! Interestingly, the restaurant uses only fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers.
Address: Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue First Floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 434 1439
This restaurant is inspired by Dubai’s oldest and most beloved neighbourhood park: Al Khazzan Park. Interestingly, Al Khazzan Park was built in the 1980s. Back then it, was one of the few community parks around Dubai. Today, the park has been rebuilt into a “zero energy” park. Everything, including the night lights and irrigation system, is powered by solar energy.
As for Parker’s, the restaurant is located in the Dubai Mall. It offers a casual dining experience, while the decoration resembles that of a quaint Parisian park. Showcasing international cuisines, the restaurant serves dishes like mac and cheese, alongside shrimp taco pizzas, truffle fries, and the signature Parker’s burger. Diners can enjoy their meal at Parker’s wrap-around terrace, where they can enjoy the Dubai Fountain show and capture views of the Burj Khalifa, too.
Address: Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 50 238 9625
Did you know? The term “trove” means “treasure box,” and this restaurant certainly lives up to its precious name! Situated on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, Trove features international cuisines within a classy, dynamic, and art-filled setting. There’s an outdoor terrace that provides views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain — making this restaurant the perfect place to enjoy good food, be it for lunch or dinner!
Address: Ground Floor, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 347 7444
7. Abd El Wahab
Abd El Wahab is a restaurant located in Souk Al Bahar, which is an “Arabic-style” shopping mall situated right across a bridge from the Dubai Mall. It is named after the street where the original restaurant is located… in Beirut, Lebanon.
Offering authentic Lebanese cuisine along with a variety of Middle Eastern dishes, Abd El Wahab is known for its grilled hamour, hummus, jumbo prawns, spicy potatoes, and tabbouleh. Diners can also have their meals while enjoying incredible views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.
Address: Downtown, Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, 3rd Level, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 423 0988
8. BiCE Mare
BiCE Mare is a fine-dining Italian seafood restaurant in Souk Al Bahar. Its prime location comes with beautiful views of the Dubai Fountain show and the Burj Khalifa. Featuring seafood, Italian, and international cuisines, BiCE’s most popular dishes include pasta, ravioli, risotto, and seafood dishes.
Address: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 423 0982
9. Hotel Cartagena Restaurant
Hotel Cartagena restaurant is named after a city in Colombia, in South America. It is located on the 72nd floor of the JW Marriott Hotel, where guests can marvel at the Dubai skyline, including the towering Burj Khalifa. True to its roots, the restaurant features a colourful, tropical interior and serves Latin American cuisine. Among the top dishes are chicken anticuchos, empanadas, guacamole, prawn tacos, and yucca (cassava) fries.
Address: JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 50 119 7743
Thiptara is a restaurant located in Palace Downtown, a hotel in Downtown Dubai. It serves authentic Thai cuisine, featuring dishes such as avocado salad, beef tenderloin, pad thai, Thai mango, and Thai vegetable curry.
Notably, the term “thiptara” means “magic at the water” — a fitting name since the restaurant offers an enchanting ambience, delicious food, and breathtaking views of the city!
Address: Ground Level, Palace Downtown 9770, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 428 7961
Also located at Palace Downtown is Asado, a restaurant that serves Argentine cuisine. Diners often come to enjoy dishes like empanadas, lamb meat, scallops, steaks, and many more. Asado is also known for its “parilla,” an open grill where traditional Argentine dishes are prepared. Here, you can expect to enjoy delicious food while marveling at fantastic city views.
Address: Palace Downtown 9770, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 428 7961
12. Buhayra Lounge
Another restaurant that you will find in Palace Downtown is Buhayra Lounge. It’s not your usual lounge, though, because the decoration is uniquely Arabian. Traditional tents are placed beside a majestic pool, and the views of Burj Khalifa are simply breathtaking!
As for the menu, Buhayra Lounge serves Arabian and Middle Eastern dishes, including a wide variety of mezze as well as refreshing beverages. If you’d like to try shisha, go ahead and enjoy some “hubbly bubbly” as you relax in this magical place!
Address: Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai 9770, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 428 7961
Some Final Thoughts
What’s better than having a delicious meal in Dubai? A delicious meal while enjoying spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa, of course! After all, it’s only in Dubai where you can have a meal while looking at the tallest building in the world! What’s more, if you’re dining near the Dubai Fountain, you can look forward to watching the world’s largest performing fountain!
Speaking of the Burj Khalifa, every night it lights up to a unique theme or occasion. There was even a time when it lit up with the Philippine flag as part of the Philippine Independence Day celebrations! Check out this article to see pictures of the said event.