Shisha lovers in the city — this one’s for you. If you’re looking for awesome shisha in Dubai, we’ve got 11 hotspots you need to check out. Enjoy!
1. Al Hamidieh Restaurant
What’s on: Syrian restaurant Al Hamidieh at Al Seef gives you the chance to enjoy shisha by the Creek. It’s also a charming spot for authentic Levantine cuisine under the moonlight.
Location: Al Seef, Dubai Creek
2. 7 Elephants
What’s on: In the heart of DIFC you’ll find 7 Elephants, a restaurant-lounge that doubles up as a popular nightlife destination. Come for drinks, shisha, bites and live music — the venue is gorgeous and always packed with energy.
Location: Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
3. Sapori di BiCE
What’s on: Italian restaurant Sapori di BiCE is a must-try if you’re hanging around City Walk. Grab a table on the outdoor terrace for shisha, pizza and people watching — the atmosphere doesn’t disappoint.
Location: City Walk, Al Wasl
4. Tea Junction Café
What’s on: Located near Meena Bazaar, Tea Junction Café is a no-fuss shisha spot serving Desi street food and a range of teas and juices. It’s nothing fancy by Dubai standards, but you’ll love it just the same.
Location: Close to Dubai Museum, Meena Bazaar
What’s on: For a shisha session with picture-perfect views of Downtown, grab a seat on the terrace at Awani, a Levantine restaurant serving homestyle bites including their best-selling beef shawarma.
Location: The Dubai Mall
6. Almaz by Momo
What’s on: You can’t go wrong with contemporary Moroccan restaurant and cafe, Almaz by Momo, where shisha, tea and bites are served by the beach – and the views of Ain Dubai ain’t bad either.
Location: The Beach, JBR
7. The Backyard
What’s on: A popular hangout for drinks, movie nights and foodie specials, get cosy on the terrace at The Backyard for shisha sessions that come with killer views of Business Bay.
Location: Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay
8. Abyat Restaurant
What’s on: Come down to Abyat restaurant with an appetite and tuck into their tasty Lebanese menu, served alongside cocktails and shisha. For al fresco dining on the Palm, this charming venue is an easy choice.
Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
9. Barefoot Lounge
What’s on: Leave your shoes at the entrance of Barefoot Lounge for a relaxing shisha session on the sand. Well-known for their BBQ nights every Thursday, come down for grilled prawns, sizzling steaks and drinks under the stars.
Location: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
10. The Kana Cafe
What’s on: Head down to The Kana Cafe in Downtown for everything from juicy mocktails to freak shakes. The outdoor terrace is great for group catchups and the shisha service is stellar.
Location: Fifty One Tower, Business Bay
11. Ayam Elezz
What’s on: Funky Lebanese hotspot Ayam Elezz does everything from ladies’ night to karaoke – not to mention awesome shisha selections. This throwback restaurant is also a great place for enjoying retro Arabic music nights, complete with live band.
Location: Jumeirah Road, Opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, The Mall
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