7 culinary journeys that await when visiting JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

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Jun 19, 2021

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is home to the UAE’s most beloved restaurants, bringing guests flavours from around the world.

If you are anything like us, proximity to must-visit restaurants and fine dining outlets is non-negotiable when deciding upon a hotel for an upcoming trip. Exploring a new destination is an adventure for our taste buds equally as much as our other senses, after all.

But when you choose to stay at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai – the tallest five-star hotel in the world, located in the heart of the emirate of Dubai – there is no need to add any additional research to your trip. With numerous dining outlets and a reputation of being a Destination of Exceptional Taste in Dubai, you’ll already be guaranteed a list of unforgettable dishes, restaurants and dining experiences. With brunch, sundowners and dining deals, it’s a favourite among locals in the city, too.

Whether you’re visiting for just an evening dinner or planning a week-long trip, here is the what, where and why of dining at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.

Explore the many dining venues in this central Dubai hotel. Image | JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Explore the many dining venues in this iconic Dubai hotel. Image | JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Explore authentic Thai flavours at Tong Thai

There are many reasons to travel to Thailand, not least the country’s world-famous cuisine. But if travelling to the likes of Phuket or Bangkok is out of the question, then Tong Thai will bring the flavours of Thailand to you. Open daily between 6pm and 12am, the award-winning restaurant serves up dishes from different regions, so diners can experience everything from the street foods of the cities to the lesser-known dishes beloved in smaller villages.

Raise the steaks with a Friday brunch at Prime68

When it comes to social calendars, there are few events more cherished in Dubai than Friday brunch. And as the sun begins to put on its best show with temperatures in the forties and fifties, a venue with an inviting à la carte menu, enveloping atmosphere is the ideal indoor escape. Elegant yet modern, Prime68 offers all the above with panoramic views of the city from the 68th floor, and a menu comprised of delectable dishes. Brunch takes place Friday between 1pm and 4pm, and guest can enjoy top quality meat cuts, the restaurants’ most popular signature dishes and carefully crafted cocktails all from just AED295.

Tuck into endless pizza at Positano

Weekends are made for indulging, and tucking into slice after slice of cheesy, saucy and doughy goodness is the way to do it. To experience authentic coastal Italian cuisine here in Dubai, visit Positano on Tuesdays and Saturday between 6pm and 12am for unlimited pizza from a selected menu, starting from just AED95.

Head to Positano on Tuesdays and Saturdays for bottomless pizza. Image | JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Sip on sundowners from the 72nd floor at Vault

Being the tallest five-star hotel in the world located in the heart of Dubai, JW Marriott Marquis offers stunning views of the cosmopolitan hub. For many Dubai dwellers, the best way to experience the sites the city has to offer is from above, and by sunset – and we couldn’t agree more. When visiting the iconic hotel, head up to the 71st and 72nd floors to sip on drinks while soaking in panoramic views, as the sky transforms from hazy orange to indigo blue. There’s no better way to end a busy day.

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea at La Farine

Afternoon tea is a must when in Dubai, and La Farine’s offering is a worthy contender. From just AED195, couples can head to the contemporary café and bakery to enjoy delicious and visually pleasing sweet and savoury treats, alongside tea infusions and expertly crafted barista coffee.

Enjoy midweek bubbles and sushi at Izakaya

Sometimes, an evening calls for light bites and bubbles rather than seven-course steak dinners. Should those cravings appear on a Tuesday, then Japanese restaurant Izakaya is the place to be, as unlimited sushi and free-flowing bubbles are available for just AED300. For dinner any night of the week, guests can venture to the fifth-floor restaurant to experience a true teppanyaki adventure, watch Izakaya’s quirky ‘Wasabi Girl’ prepare the paste fresh at their table, and enjoy a range of delicious dishes.

Experience true teppanyaki dining at Izakaya. Image | JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Wake up to a breakfast buffet at Kitchen6

When you take advantage of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai’s Summer Staycation offer (with rooms from AED470), breakfast served at Kitchen6 is included. With endless food options and an awe-inducing range of traditional breakfast dishes from around the globe, ferrying between inviting cooking stations to satisfy your palate is all part of the staycation fun.