Beat the Heat: Dishes to try this summer in Dubai

There's no shortage of delightful options to tantalize your taste buds in Dubai

by Staff Reporter
Discover the best summer dishes in Dubai's restaurants

As the summer heat intensifies in Dubai, the city’s culinary scene is abuzz with a delectable array of dishes designed to help residents and visitors beat the soaring temperatures.

From refreshing mango-infused creations to nourishing summer salads and indulgent desserts, there’s no shortage of delightful options to tantalize your taste buds.

Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply looking to stay cool while enjoying the vibrant flavors of summer in Dubai, here are some of the hottest dishes to try in Dubai this season.

 ‘Aam – The King’ at PINCODE

The arrival of summers, a time that stirs a deep sense of nostalgia and anticipation. It’s a season that beckons us to relish the succulent and unparalleled delight of MANGOES.

Prepare to let your inner child resurface and surrender to the enchantment of the beautifully crafted menu, inspired by the epitome of this season’s fruit – the magnificent MANGO. At Pincode, curated by the visionary Chef Kunal Kapur, allow yourself to be transported to a realm where “AAM – The King” reigns supreme.

As the sun-kissed days of summer unfold, immerse yourself in a symphony of flavors that evoke memories of a simpler time. Picture a table adorned with the light and refreshing Mango & Cucumber Summer Salad (AED 39), a perfect blend of sweet and tangy. Indulge in the soul-satisfying Chunda Paneer Tikka (AED 49), its succulent paneer infused with the essence of mango chutney.

Allow the tantalizing aroma of Tandoori Aamras Aloo (AED 49) to transport you to the bustling streets of Bombay, where the mingling scents of spices and ripe mangoes filled the air. And as the sun begins to set, surrender to the allure of the Stuffed Mango Kulfi (AED 19), a nostalgic treat that encapsulates the essence of summer in each frozen bite. Every mouthful is a testament to the enchanting flavors that beckon you to return, time and time again.

Pan Asian summer desert

Indulge in the tropical delight of Mango Pudding with choco chips & caramel sauce. This refreshing Pan Asian summer dessert- Buddha Fu combines the creaminess of ripe mangoes with a delightful crunch of choco chips. Drizzled with decadent caramel sauce, it creates a symphony of flavors that will transport your taste buds to paradise.

Don’t miss the chance to savor this heavenly treat. Head over to China Bistro across its six outlets spread across Dubai & Sharjah and experience the perfect blend of sweetness and tropical freshness in just one bite.

Mango Summer Menu

Varak, the renowned homegrown luxury pâtisserie brand based in Dubai, is proud to offer a range of delectable cakes that are meticulously handcrafted with an unwavering dedication to using the most exceptional and fine ingredients available.

Whether you find yourself organizing a lavish summer soirée or simply seeking to indulge in a moment of pure bliss with a sweet treat, Varak is your ultimate destination for unparalleled culinary delights.Mango Summer Menu at Varak.

At the heart of the menu lies a true masterpiece: the extraordinary Mango Trifle. Available in small, medium, and large sizes and served in a glass tray, this dessert is a delightful combination of moist vanilla cake soaked in the richness of mango pulp, layered with mango chunks, and custard cream, providing a refreshing journey with every bite.

The Mango Trifle starts from AED 110. Another highlight of the summer menu is the Mango and Cream cake, which harmonises the juiciness of succulent mango chunks with the delicate allure of vanilla Chantilly crème and is adorned to mimic an edible mango flower. This seasonal delicacy starts from AED 110.

Delight your own senses and impress guests at an elegant gathering. These cakes serve as a centrepiece that embodies the season’s essence, elevating any occasion to new heights of culinary excellence. Every occasion deserves a touch of elegance, which is why Varak takes immense pride in curating a collection that transcends the ordinary.

Salads and Drinks

RAW Coffee Company, Dubai’s favorite homegrown coffee roastery, is excited to introduce new menu additions designed to beat UAE’s summer heat and tantalize taste buds. With temperatures soaring, RAW’s team of talented chefs have curated a selection of hearty and cooling summer salads and drinks.

As part of their summer specials for the upcoming months, RAW is delighted to serve up their customers two nutrient-packed salads and two thirst-quenching drinks.

Keeping it clean, healthy, and nutritious, the first offering is the Beetroot salad with lemon sour cream, featuring a delightful combination of pomegranate, strawberry, grape, and sesame, priced at AED 48.

The second salad, Fig and Kale, combines the rich flavors of fig, mescaline, kale, gooseberry, goat’s cheese, mint, and a delectable blueberry dressing, priced at AED 49.

To quench your thirst and cool down during the scorching summer days, RAW has introduced two refreshing beverages. The Passionfruit Mojito, a chilled concoction bursting with tropical flavors, is priced at AED 39. For those who prefer a classic, the Old-Fashioned Lemonade offers a tangy and revitalizing option at just AED 29.

Levantine delicacies in Dubai

As the UAE weather starts to heat up, finding the perfect lunch spot to unwind in comfort at the weekend – (with great food of course) – is now on everyone’s wish list.

Relax… Asil at Rixos Premium in vibrant JBR has devised an authentic menu of sumptuous Levantine delicacies to be enjoyed at leisure.

Levantine delicacies in Dubai at Asil RestaurantsFor AED175 every Friday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm tuck into a Set Menu featuring:

Hommous – Chickpea purée, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil.

Kopoglu – Fried cubes of aubergine, buffalo yoghurt garlic, candied tomato jam.

Prawns Marine – Poached prawns marinated with dill mayonnaise, garlic yoghurt and mustard.

Fattoush – Mixed fine chopped vegetables, herbs, crispy pita bread, pomegranate balsamic dressing Tabouleh – Finely chopped parsley, diced tomatoes and onions, burghul and lemon oil dressing.

Dine Around Dubai Creek Resort

Embark on a culinary journey and awaken the hidden gastronome with a tantalizing array of gourmet experiences at a selection of renowned F&B venues located within the esteemed Dubai Creek Resort.

Enjoy a month-long extravaganza of delectable deals that promise to take everyone’s taste buds on a sensational adventure through the world of extraordinary cuisine. Guests can explore seven highly acclaimed restaurants and take themselves on a voyage of an irresistible dining affair with ‘Summer Flavours by the Creek’ at the resort’s dining venues.

Throughout June, ‘Summer Flavours by the Creek’ allows guests to indulge in gastronomic adventures and showcases set menus for both casual and premium dining options at the resort’s diverse dining destinations.

Dubai Creek Golf Club’s epicurean scene is set to captivate the city with exceptional restaurants, including ONZE, Boardwalk, Lakeview, and QD’s which are sure to be among guest favourites, while NOÉPE, Twiggy by La Cantine and The Thai Kitchen in Park Hyatt Dubai are also among the notable participants of Summer Flavours by the Creek, all set to offer a unique opportunity for guests to savour the vibrant flavours and lavish cuisines from around the world while enjoying breath-taking views of the creek.

Summer Flavours by the Creek caters to all tastes, from laid-back dining to extravagant gourmet encounters, indulge in the finest Creekside summer dining experience at the luxe resort, with exclusive deals that offer astonishing delights.

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