When it comes to doing business in Dubai, the DIFC is at the heart of it all. But as many locals will tell you, it's not just the boardroom where the action happens. The business lunch is a big part of the game. Which is precisely why there's a 10% authority on top of meals in the Dubai International Financial Center. While you might not be able to get around that tax, you can make sure you eat at the best spots in the DIFC. Take a look at Dubai’s best business lunches below.
Top of Dubai’s fine dining scene, Zuma is Japanese cuisine at its best. Contemporary, classy, and seriously popular, the impeccable menu includes favourites like beef tataki and prawn and black cod gyoza, spicy tenderloin and yuzu pepper jumbo tiger prawns. Comfortable seating, elegant service, and a consistent top tier experience make Zuma among the best places for a business lunch in Dubai.
Offering up both an express lunch and business lunch menu you can choose from starters like salmon carpaccio and beetroot with goats cheese with everything from risotto to slow cooked ribs for mains. There’s also tasty soups of the day for those in a rush.
Super stylish, Roberto’s is a trendy joint famous for its relaxed Friday brunch. Mountains of seafood and shellfish are a popular option, but there’s also tasty appetizers in the form of wagyu cold cuts and pastas. Then there are Italian pastries and other handpicked selections for dessert. Surprisingly, children are welcome and the service is top notch with quick seating and their wait staff are always ready with a smile.
Elegant décor and a stylish business lunch primarily consisting of award winning Indian cuisine. The menu evolves week to week, but what doesn’t change is the reasonably priced two and three course business lunch. There’s vegetarian and non vegetarian offerings as well, making it suitable for everyone in your party.
Located in the Four Seasons DIFC this sophisticated business lunch spot has both a dining area and a stylish lounge setting that’s friendly to smokers. Business lunch is a four course affair that's sure to delight the tastebuds. While the staff are suitably deferential.
Flavours of the east blend to classic European fare, enticing you back to the chic and stylish Dusty’s. With both two and three course business lunches, it’s hard to go wrong. Favourites include the North African tagine, lamb burger and prawn fettuccine. There’s also a robust dessert menu of chocolatey, velvety treats.
Hot and cold appetisers, mains, sides, and desserts are all served as part of an unlimited a la carte menu to a backdrop of chilled beats provided by live DJs. The food here is a combination of fun and fancy. Wagyu beef and smoked salmon nestle against mac and cheese popcorn balls and creamy spinach. There’s also a bar for shorter stays when a cocktail and some snacks is all you need.
Known more as a stylish night spot, Okku’s business lunch is excellent value, with tasty black cod donburi, ebi gyoza starters and a variety of seafood mains. Sticking to the nightspot theme, the service here is top notch, with fast, professional service that’s ideal for time pressed business luncheons.
Top tier beef and an eye catching interior inspire confidence for the classic business lunch. With two menus for lunchtime, diners can choose from the ‘Be Good’ menu (less calories) or the ‘Be Great’ menu that offers something a little more robust. Favourites include baked gnocchi with truffle cream and poached salmon salad. There’s also drink pairings and a totally reasonable price point means you can enjoy a business lunch every day of the work week.
Tucked away on the third floor of the classy Capital Club, there’s probably no better place in the DIFC to grab an authentic South American meal. Business lunch is a terrific selection of five starters, five mains and two desserts. Bursting with flavour, it’s reasonably priced with a great selection of cocktails if you feel the need to extend the experience into the afternoon.
Another great business lunch spot located inside Four Seasons DIFC, this chrome heavy, retro style diner offers upmarket appropriations of American classics. Philly cheesesteaks, foie gras sliders, lobster rolls and grilled cheese are all served up by welcoming staff dressed in classy diner inspired uniforms. There’s also a jukebox to cap it all off.
Recently revamped, this business lunch menu spot offers up seven dishes from around the world. Great for sharing with colleagues, this relaxed spot is located inside the Emirates Financial Towers in DIFC.
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