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Spend A Day In Downtown Dubai - Best Spots From Sunrise To Sunset

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November 14, 2023

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Ready to dive into the Downtown Dubai scene? Spend a day in Downtown Dubai with Playbook as we take you on a journey from delightful breakfast spots to a lively nightlife experience. Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch or drinks, we’ve got everything you need for an unforgettable day in Downtown Dubai.

Spend A Day In Downtown Dubai At These Venues

FRNDS Grand Cafe

First stop is one of the best places in Downtown for breakfast, FRNDS Grand Cafe. Located at the Address Fountain Views, this gem offers a top-notch Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine in an atmosphere that strikes the perfect balance between casual and elegant. It’s the ideal spot for you and your friends to spend a day in Downtown to savour a fusion of flavours in a relaxed, yet refined environment. Their breakfast is available daily between 9am to 12pm where you can relish their breakfast delights such as truffled scrambled eggs, cottage cheese pancakes and the Grand french toast. Their lounge is so welcoming that it may leave you wanting for more, but we’re just getting started!

Three friends toasting
Address Fountain Views Hotel, Downtown,, 04 564 2399

Café Beirut 

Where to next? We’re taking you back to the golden age of Beirut - the 1950s. Located in Al Murooj Complex, Downtown, you’ll find the vibrant culture of Café Beirut with an outdoor garden and an indoor see-through dome ceiling showing a breathtaking view of the Burj Khalifa. This spot is the best place in Downtown to have a business lunch. Cafe Beirut offers a 3-course meal for just AED69 from Monday to Friday between 12.30pm to 3pm. Elevate your experience by upgrading with a flavourful shisha for AED96. It’s a journey through time and taste that you won’t want to miss!

Decoration inside of Café Beirut
Al Murooj Complex, Downtown,, 04 422 5211

Reef & Beef

After lunch is served, prepare yourself for a delightful brunch, and if you're a fan of fine steaks and seafood, Reef & Beef is your next go-to destination. Situated in the prestigious Al Manzil Hotel in Downtown Dubai, Reef & Beef serves up mouthwatering dishes made from fresh ingredients in a chic and sophisticated setting. Every Saturday you can indulge in their brunch from 1pm to 4pm. They offer three packages that you can choose from - AED200 for Soft, AED300 for House, or AED400 for Premium. This is the perfect place to unwind in the afternoon and ease into the night.

Dining area at Reef & Beef
Manzil Downtown by Vida, Downtown,, 04 835 8164

Karma Kafe

Hold on tight because next on our list is an absolute must! Karma Kafe is a multi-award-winning dining destination, making it the perfect spot for a delectable Pan-Asian dinner. Located at the foot of the iconic Burj Khalifa beside the enchanting Dubai Fountains, indulge in their “Brunch By The Burj,” every Friday & Saturday between 8pm - 11pm. Choose from their indoor packages starting at AED355 (Soft), AED475 (House), or AED575 (Sparkling) where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant indoor ambiance. To get the best views of the Burj Khalifa you can opt for the outdoor packages starting at AED400 (Soft), AED520 (House), or AED620 (Sparkling). But the night doesn’t end here, we’ve got one more surprise in store for the ultimate nightlife experience in Downtown!

Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa views from Karma Kafe
Souk Al Bahar, Downtown,, 04 565 7220

Secret Room

To wrap up your night, head over to the Secret Room in the Address Fountain Views – where the party never stops. Secret Room is the perfect lounge for a night of R&B and Hip Hop and nonstop fun with live DJs, offering you the best nightlife experience in Downtown Dubai - a real hidden gem in Dubai! Open exclusively on Wednesdays and Thursdays, dance the night away from 11pm until 4am and get ready for an unforgettable night in Downtown.

DJ playing for a crowd at Secret Room
Address Fountain Views, Downtown,, +971 52 885 7207

Finding the best places in Downtown has never been easier. With over 2,700+ restaurants and bars across Dubai listed on Playbook, it's something not to miss out on. Visit our website or download the app to discover 4,000+ food and drink offers such as Happy Hours, Ladies' Nights, Saturday Brunches, Sunday Roasts, Redeemable Pool Days and more. Make sure to follow our social channels to never miss any event, celebration or happening in Dubai!

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