Nothing quite beats an extraordinary dining experience. After all, food fuels our daily lives and it is always more enjoyable in a stand-out setting. What better way to experience the wonders of Dubai through a five-star culinary journey from the top of the Burj Khalifa at Atmosphere Dubai.
When we talk about experiences you simply cannot miss, At.mosphere stands at the top of our list. The iconic Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – sits as the centerpiece for Downtown Dubai and is home to the incredible restaurant that is At.mosphere. From the dizzying height of the 122nd floor, you have the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience at 442 meters (1450 feet) in the sky. Elevator access takes you straight to the top in 60 seconds with ease. Once the elevator doors open up the view will surely take your breath away! Downtown Dubai’s skyscrapers can be seen through the hazy sky, along with a birds-eye view of the famous Dubai fountain. It’s the perfect vantage point to enjoy an afternoon; now it’s just time to enjoy the food.
A proper welcome from the restaurant’s maitre d‘ brings us to a table set just aside a large window pane. If not for the presence of other diners, we could swear we were in another world. Although great city views can be seen from other vantage points in town, the ambiance at Atmosphere sets it apart from anywhere else. After being introduced to the menu items, we were faced with the task of what to order. Our waiter gracefully made suggestions, which truly did not disappoint. Each dish presented was very well plated and could borderline be considered art.
With so much for the eyes to take in, it’s time to turn our senses to taste. The wine pairing to start was a False Bay Sauvignon Blanc that held a citrus note with a refreshing energy. It was a fitting choice to start off our meal, pairing delightfully with the appetizers. A highlight of the meal had to be the cold seafood tower – a tri-level platter with an assortment of king crab legs, poached prawns, scallop ceviche, oysters, balik salmon, poached lobster tail, a fennel citrus salad and assortment of sauces. If you have a penchant for seafood you simply cannot miss this! Each of the seafood were so well prepared with rich flavor and complemented incredibly by each other. Further, from a foie gras lover to another, the foie gras parfait by far beat out any other that we’ve tasted or seen. A selection of other dishes including the Organic Salmon, and Beef Tenderloin also carried a beautiful texture and exciting mix of flavor.
Last but certainly not least, we could not leave Atmosphere without a taste of dessert. We let the house decide what was best, and again were not disappointed. Perhaps most memorable of the desserts was the box of Atmosphere chocolates presented with a fog coming out. Altogether the dining experience was one not to be forgotten and that we highly recommend.
If you would like to learn more about Atmosphere or book your reservation, we encourage you to visit their website at AtmosphereBurjKhalifa.com.