Looking for Dubai’s most ‘shelltastic’ foodie experiences? From New Orleans-inspired seafood boils to Valencian Paella nights, it’s time to try something new with these unique seafood experiences in Dubai!
1. Crab Shed
If there’s one hidden gem in Dubai that everyone needs to know about, it’s Crab Shed. Located inside the popular breakfast spot Happy Egg, you’ll find Crab Shed cooking up a Cajun-flavoured storm every day from 1.30pm to 11pm. It’s a south Louisiana/New Orleans inspired seafood boil concept that’s all about getting hands on!
Where: Umm Al Sheif Road, Umm Suqeim
Price: AED 199 for the Cajun Seafood Boil and AED 54 for the Cajun Crab Boil
2. Paella Nights at The Fish House
Every Saturday from 7pm to 11pm, head down to The Fish House in Dubai Festival City for a unique Paella-filled experience. Tuck into traditional Valencian seafood Paella, paired with Sangria and homemade apple pie.
Where: Dubai Festival City
Price: AED 110 per person
3. Aprons & Hammers
Aprons on and hammers at the ready… it’s time to smash your way to seafood heaven! Aprons & Hammers is an award-winning seafood restaurant in Dubai, serving up everything from seafood Paella and grilled oysters to shrimp buckets and so much more.
Where: JBR and La Mer
Price: Around AED 285 for a cold seafood platter
4. Claw BBQ Crabshack & Grill
If you’re looking for top-quality seafood, lively vibes and Insta-worthy cocktails, Claw BBQ Crabshack & Grill is the place to go. You’ll find everything from steamed black pepper clams to cold seafood platters packed with shrimps, oysters, clams, mussels and more.
Where: Downtown Dubai, JBR and La Mer
Price: AED 299 for the deluxe seafood platter and AED 329 for a bucket of king crab
5. Bu Qtair
A no-frills dining spot that has some of the best seafood in town, Bu Qtair is guaranteed to hit the spot. Super casual and laid-back in all the right ways, you’ll find this place jam-packed with seafood lovers waiting for their fresh catch of the day.
Where: Umm Suqeim
Price: Around AED 90 for a large hammour and AED 125 for a full shrimp platter