Oct 19

17 Gourmet Restaurants With a Waterfront View at Al Seef

Relish a symphony of flavors while feasting your eyes on the magnificent waterfront views of Dubai Creek.

Relish a symphony of flavors while feasting your eyes on the magnificent waterfront views of Dubai Creek.


Adjacent to the mesmerizing Dubai Creek is the Al Seef promenade – a popular leisure retreat in the city. Dotted with sandstone buildings and traditional wind towers, this picturesque waterfront spot has preserved Dubai’s vibrant heritage. Along with its enchanting historical architecture, Al Seef also offers an extensive range of dining options that elevate the overall experience here. As you walk down the Al Seef promenade, you will encounter a plethora of dining options every few steps. From traditional Emirati cuisine to international dishes, this historic district brings together flavors from across the globe to offer a delightful dining experience overlooking Dubai Creek. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular restaurants with a view at Al Seef.

  • Skafos
  • Nestled on the banks of Dubai Creek, Skafos is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with authentic Greek, Italian, and Spanish dishes on the menu. Sip on refreshing beverages and relish lip-smacking seafood to capture the true essence of coastal dining here.

  • Sabaa
  • Immerse yourself in Emirati culture at Sabaa, where traditional recipes come together to create a delightful culinary experience. Visit this restaurant to enjoy the traditional breakfast of Dubai locals.

  • Doors Freestyle Grill and Steakhouse
  • Doors Freestyle Grill offers an enticing array of traditional dishes with a modern twist. You can bask in the captivating views of Dubai Creek as you taste the distinctive, yet delectable flavors of fusion cuisine here.

  • Kailash Parbat
  • Explore the taste of authentic Indian food at Kailash Parbat, a restaurant with a scenic view that heightens the overall dining experience. This restaurant has an all-vegetarian menu.

  • ILA
  • Want to taste Middle Eastern Cuisine with a hint of modern twist? Satiate your curiosity at ILA. This restaurant also has a variety of pizzas and pastas on the menu.

  • Chapters
  • A gastronomic adventure awaits you at Chapters, a restaurant that will delight you with its signature recipes. Here, global cuisine takes the center stage with an eclectic array of dishes such as Club Sandwich, Chickpea Masala Wrap, Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake, and many other scrumptious dishes.

  • 961LB
  • 961LB is known for its lip-smacking Lebanese food and salads. From wholesome breakfasts to satiating dinners, this restaurant has a range of mouthwatering options to suit every meal. This restaurant is also known for offering events such as lyrical programs and dance performances.

  • Sul Fiume
  • Indulge in a unique fusion of Lebanese and Italian cuisine at Sul Fiume. Head over here to enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu will delight you with its range of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, burgers, and hot and cold appetizers.

  • Al Fanar
  • Transport yourself back to the 1960s at Al Fanar, a restaurant that captures the nostalgia of the past through its rustic ambiance and authentic Emirati dishes. This restaurant is especially popular for its Khabees, Bathith, and Luqaimat.

  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Explore authentic Indian food at Chokhi Dhani for an immersive dining experience that takes you to the vibrant land of Rajasthan. Enjoy traditional delicacies such as Dal Bati Churma as you savor the warmth of Indian hospitality.

  • Hakiki
  • If you want to tame your sweet tooth, head over to Hakiki. Here you can enjoy delicious Turkish Baklavas and Turkish ice cream.

  • Halleb W Heil
  • Halleb W Heil is a restaurant and café that serves authentic Kuwaiti cuisine at Al Seef.

  • Khaimat Jumeirah
  • Dine like a local at Khaimat Jumeirah, a haven of Emirati cuisine. Here, you can savor an authentic preparation of traditional dishes like Luqaimat and Madrouba.

  • Starbucks
  • Nestled by Al Seef's enchanting promenade is the globally renowned coffeehouse – Starbucks. If you find solace in the nutty and smoky aroma of coffee, this is the destination for you. So, drop by Starbucks to sip coffee and unwind.

  • Nablus
  • Nablus is an eatery that brings the flavors of Palestine to your plate. With Dubai Creek as its backdrop, this restaurant promises one of the best culinary experiences at Al Seef.

  • Wokyo Noodle Bar
  • Wokyo Noodle Bar brings Asian cuisine to Al Seef. With dishes like ramen and wok-tossed noodles, you can relish the true flavors from the Far East here.

Al Seef is more than just a promenade; it's a culinary destination that offers a symphony of flavors and experiences. Take your pick from this curated selection of restaurants for a gastronomic delight.

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