When you crave Asian food in any one of ts guises, nowhere does it better than the award-toting Mekong (+971 4 567 8304) at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Its lengthy menu includes myriad Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese highlights (the duck curry is a big hitter), which you enjoy on rickshaw-style seating.
From the team behind the globally renowned Taiwanese chain Din Tai Fung (the Dubai branch of which you'll find in Mall of the Emirates) comes Asian fusion gastropub Han Shi Fu (+971 4 0228 1075), a funky spot in the Aloft City Center Deira hotel, where the handmade din sum is divine. Whatever you choose to order for mains, be sure to plump for a side of Grandma Han's ginger-laced chicken rice.
Taking her culinary direction from the many varied street foods of Korea, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan, Miss Tess (+971 4 438 3121) brings an element of fun dining to Taj Dubai, where the eclecticism of the menu is matched by that of the interiors.
Over at the world's tallest five star hotel, JW Marriott Marquis, you'll find the buzzing Seven Sisters (+971 56 775 4777), the Dubai offshoot of the Beirut-based original. The extensive offerings from the raw bar are a highlight here, but if you're sharing dishes then don't overlook the appropriately named truffle heaven flatbread 12-hour slow-cooked short ribs with a well balanced yakitori sauce.