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Dubai is a city that never stands still. Even after a busy year, it keeps evolving and new venues keep popping up. We bring you inside information on some of the most exciting bars, restaurants and beach clubs to open in Dubai in 2021. Bookmark this list as we will keep it updated.
The rest of 2021 is turning out to be a great year….
Asia Asia Business Bay
In December 2021, a new Asia Asia will open in Dubai’s Business Bay. The new Asia Asia offers space for 500 people on 750 square meters. Much like the original outpost, which overlooks the Dubai Marina from its Pier 7 terrace, the next location will offer both a dining room and al fresco options overlooking the Dubai Canal. Asia Asia Business Bay will offer semi-private lounges, a DJ booth, bar, dining area and a sushi bar from its location in the Grand Millennium Hotel.
Asia Asia, Grand Millennium Business Bay, opens December 2021. @asiaasiadubai
Famous nightclub Beirut’s Dubai export announced plans to open ahead of the pandemic. The venue has finally broken ground on level 42 of the Media One Hotel in Dubai Media City. The wheels are in motion to create the same unique Lebanon experience in a completely new destination. The venue, which is slated to open in October 2021, will be split into two parts, a sophisticated cocktail bar and an atmospheric underground-style club.
B018, Level 42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, opening October 2021. @ b018.dxb
The famous Parisian restaurant Caviar Kaspia will officially open an outpost in Dubai’s DIFC in October. Judging by the name, it’s no surprise that the restaurant is known for its top-notch caviar and smoked fish, along with other luxurious seafood. Caviar Kaspia Dubai serves lunch and dinner and has a restaurant, as well as a bar, lounge and terrace. We promise an intimate and inviting interior with classic elements mixed with modern aesthetics.
Caviar Kaspia Dubai, Gate Village 2, DIFC, Saturday to Wednesday 12pm to 1am, Thursday and Friday 12pm to 2am, opening in October. kaspiadubai.com
DIFC will soon be welcoming Chic Nonna, a luxury Italian concept from Mine & Yours Group. The two-story room will house an elegant gourmet restaurant Osteria on the ground floor and a lively lounge bar on the upper floor. Guests can choose a place next to the open kitchen to watch the culinary artists at work. For an even closer look, there will also be a unique chef’s table experience in the kitchen itself.
Chic Nonna, DIFC, opening August 2021. chicnonna.com
Clay is the name of the new Japanese-Peruvian themed restaurant that is due to open in Bluewaters in mid-November. The Clay restaurant currently exists in Bahrain so we have a good idea of what to expect for the new venue. The kitchen of the new restaurant is called ‘Nikkei’ and is also the name of the group of Japanese who settled in Peru over a hundred years ago.
Clay Dubai, Bluewaters Island, mid-November 2021 …
Palm Jumeirah will soon be welcoming its own McGettigan’s and (also a Trader Vic’s). Factory by McGettigan’s is the newest venue for the Irish bar chain’s long-running opening at the Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah hotel, but the opening date has not yet been set. Factory by McGettigan’s is described as “the perfect mix of an intimate cocktail bar and a sociable, comfortable neighborhood bar”.
Factory by McGettigan’s, Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, coming soon …
February 30th is the name of the brand new beach club and restaurant that opens in October in the popular Palm Jumeirah destination, West Beach. Renderings of the new venue show it has a sultry edge than some of its West Beach neighbors with a red, black, and white color scheme and a cool round bar outside in the sand. Watch this room …
February 30th, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, opening October 20201. @ february30dubai
If you’ve spent the last year or so dancing the night away in a huge club, there isn’t long to wait. Float is the huge new outdoor club that opens aboard the QE2 ship. And when we say huge, we really mean it.
Float, QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai, opening soon. @floatdubai
When you think of Italian restaurants in Dubai, you often think of Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and Alici brought to us by Orange Hospitality. The group is back with a brand new concept, this time on their way across the pond to France. Promising a glamorous Parisian experience, the new Josette restaurant will open its doors in the DIFC’s ICD Brookfield Place, which also houses The Arts Club and is soon to open The Guild.
Josette Dubai, ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC, will open in the fourth quarter of 2021. @josettedubai
L’Amo Bistro Del Mare
L’Amo Bistro Del Mare, an Italian seafood restaurant, will open its doors later this year. Dubai Harbor will be home to the region’s most modern cruise terminal and largest marina, so expect a nautical influence at the waterfront restaurant. The interiors of the restaurant will feature terrazzo tiles and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Marina skyline. Inspired by southern Italy, the spot presents the best Italian seafood amid rows of moored yachts.
L’Amo Bistro Del Mare, Dubai Harbor, opening winter 2021. @lamobistrodelmare
Stylish look back at the Italian Riviera in the 1960s and 1970s at Loren. The restaurant, which is located above the SĀN Beach Club, which is still to be opened, in front of the SEVEN Palm on West Beach. The venue is slated to open at the end of December and offers sophisticated Italian-style coastal dishes and a chic ambience.
Loren, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, opening at the end of December …
O Beach Dubai
The export of the world famous Ibiza Beach Club, O Beach Ibiza, O Beach Dubai is set to open in the fall of 2021 at Palm Jumeirah’s hot new beach destination, West Beach. With incredible views of the Dubai Marina skyline, this is going to be the hottest new place to party. When it opens, the day-and-night beach hangout can be found in front of the up-and-coming Seven Tides Hotel and Residences, and next to the Fairmont, The Palm. The huge 6,000-square-foot space will have a 600-square-foot pool and all of the signature O Beach Ibiza aesthetics.
O Beach Dubai, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, opening fall 2021. @obeachdubai
Papa Bar Village is the really chic new venue that is about to open in Dubai. It brings you eight dynamic concepts and themed bars under one roof, creating a one-stop destination for drinking, eating, socializing and entertainment. The venue will transform from a sophisticated and immersive dining experience to a chic after-party venue with DJs and entertainment. The bars include a Tiki Bar, a Spritz & Vermouth Bar and a Japanese menu.
PAPA Barvillage, Atrium in Al Habtoor City, Business Bay, coming soon …
SĀN is going to be a gorgeous new beach club slated to open on West Beach in front of SEVEN Palm at the end of December. It is described as a “culinary experience, beach destination and soul refuge”. It has a distinctly low-key Mediterranean feel and looks like an ultra-chic place to hang out.
SĀN, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, to open at the end of December …
We’ve been looking forward to it since it was first announced in 2019, but SushiSamba will officially open in September 2021. The sky-high venue will sit on top of the Palm Tower and offer breathtaking views with its Latin American-Japanese cuisine. Expect flavors from Brazil, Peru, and Japan as you look out over the Dubai skyline.
SushiSamba, Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah, opening September 2021. @sushisambadubai
The London Project (second venue)
Loved for its botanical and Instagram-worthy interiors and cool cocktails, The London Project has established itself as a firm favorite on Bluewaters Island in Dubai. A second outpost is scheduled to open in Marina Walk, Dubai Marina, in March 2022. The huge new venue will be equipped with brand new licensing concepts on three floors. Each concept promises to offer something beyond a bar or restaurant through theater, entertainment and more.
The park is presented to you by Tom Arnel, owner of Tom & Serg. The Bull & Roo concept is to extend over three floors with a roof terrace. The family-friendly venue will have a grocery store as well as an Australian-influenced market cafe and plenty of space for the little ones to play.
The park, JLT, Dubai….
The guild in DIFC promises to be different from anything else we’ve seen in Dubai. Bull & Roo has signed up for the mammoth project conceived by Managing Director Tom Arnel. On an area of 15,000 square meters, The Guild in DIFC will unite eight homemade food concepts under one roof and form a gourmet collective with a huge dining room as the centerpiece.
The Guild, ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC, opening 2021. icdbrookfieldplace.com
A new beach club in the Mediterranean style ULA is to replace one of the most traditional steak houses in Dubai: West 14th. When the renovations are completed, which is expected to be in October, ULA will be located in front of the Dukes, The Palm Hotel with incredible views of the Dubai Marina skyline and the beach, and next to the hotel and residences’ stunning infinity pool. Solutions Leisure, the team behind Lock, Stock & Barrel, Baby Q and STK have taken over.
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ULA, Dukes, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, opening October 2021 …