Why these Instagrammable eateries are the only ones you need on your Dubai Mall radar

We’ve investigated the best foodie pit stops so you don’t have to...
Why these Instagrammable eateries are the only ones you need on your Dubai Mall radar

Serious question: The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the world. It's home to more than 150 restaurants. So how do you pick just one place to dine during a casual eight-hour day of shopping at the weekend?

Enter Grazia: We’ve created a guide of, in our humble opinion, the five most mouth-watering eateries with great atmospheres to help you refuel. We’ve also noted where to find them. You’re welcome.

Social House 

The casual eating spot is located on the ground floor and is perfect for people watching. In terms of the menu, think spicy soups, juicy chicken and hearty pasta with a vibe that features chalkboards, hanging lights and shelves crammed with purchasable goodies.

Recommended hashtag: #letmetakeashelfie

Operation Falafel 

The super-popular, Dubai-born eatery opened its 10th branch on the first floor of the mall in January. Happy days. Dig in to a variety of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine including falafels, heaps of hummus and fresh salads. Sorted.

Recommended hashag: #guesshummusiloveyou



This spacious, airy spot is a cut above the rest. Fact. Freshly baked bread is made throughout the day and the thin-crust Italian pizzas are ultra-moreish. You'll find it on the lower ground floor. 

Recommended hashtag: #grabbingapizzatheaction

Manga Sushi

Location wins for Manga Sushi. The terrace outside has stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera and fountains. Inside, the first floor restaurant is designed to resemble a futuristic space ship. Obvs.

Recommended hashtag: #theyseemerollintheyhatin

Shake Shack

Yes, we’re basic. But sometimes a burger with fries really is all you need in life. A snap of the creamy milkshake and crinkle-cut chips will go down a treat with your followers. Find it on the first floor.

Recommended hashtag: #havingacheatday

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