Dinner at RARE Wood Fire Grill Restaurant in Desert Palm Dubai

We woke up from a short but sufficient nap after we checked in the resort, and our first agenda was to have dinner at RARE restaurant, the fine dining wood fire and grill of Desert Palm Dubai.

RARE is located just at the lobby area of the resort and this place offers a variety dishes from South American and Mediterranean cuisine including fresh seafood and chargrilled meats. During our meal, we noticed how beautifully crafted the food were.

RARE dinner at desert palm dubai


RARE Wood Fire Grill Steakhouse Dubai Desert Palm Resort

RARE restaurant

RARE Restaurant Review in Desert Palm Dubai

As it was summer, we stayed indoors while still having a view of one of the polo fields in the resort. RARE also offers a relaxing place to dine and you can have an intimate dinner away from the noise of the city.

While new to the place, we asked for help from the staff to which they happily shared their recommendations.

RARE dinner dubai

kitchen counter

rare dinner desert palm resort dubai

inside the restaurant

Chargrilled menu

Here are photos of the food.

Appetizer / Soups

For starters, my wife ordered the Atlantic Lobster Bisque while I had the Seared Diver Scallops. We loved the creaminess of the soup as well as the freshness of the scallops.

RARE Dubai restaurant - Seared Diver ScallopSeared Diver Scallops – 80 AED
fennel shavings, charred leek puree

lobster brisque RARE resto dubai

Atlantic Lobster Bisque – 55 AED
Tarragon scented creamy lobster

Main Course

For Main course, I had the sirloin steak while my wife had a baby octopus. The steak was very tender and I coupled it with mashed potato and mushroom sauce. It was delicious. It was also my first time to eat an octopus. It has a texture similar to that of a chicken as opposed to a squid.

RARE sirloin steak dubaiSirloin Steak – 220 AED

RARE resto dinner dubai

Baby Octopus – 65 AED
garlic and lemon oil


RARE offers a variety of drinks including alcoholic beverages, wines, cocktails and mocktails. We sampled 3 of their mocktails and I really liked the Peacock which is composed of blueberry, pineapple, fresh lime, sumac, soda.

cocktail drinks at RARE restaurant dubai

The Peacock – 35 AED – blueberry, pineapple, fresh lime, sumac, soda
Autumn Cocktail – 35 AED – strawberry, fresh lemon, honey, non-alcoholic sparkling wine
Feathers & Fauna – 35 AED – basil leaf, watermelon juice, mint fresh lime, jallab syrup


Lastly for desserts, my wife ordered the chef signature cheeseboard set while I had a serving of their tiramisu. We were quite full at this moment and we were surprised by the huge servings that they provided us. We slowly finished them with tea.

RARE oak wood fire grill dubai cheeseboard

RARE Cheese board – 85 AED
Chef’s selection of imported cheeses with condiments

tiramisu rare steakhouse dubai

RARE’s Signature Tiramisu – 45 AED)
Deconstructed, crunchy cashew meringues

Great job to the chefs and crew of RARE. My wife and I had a really wonderful dinner during our time there. The food was delicious and the overall experience was really pleasurable.

RARE restaurant chefs chefs

View from the Terrace

Aside from the food, one of the things you should check out is the view from the terrace especially before the sunset. Albeit a faint one, you have a view of the Dubai skyline as you relax in their comfortable couches while ordering a drink or two. This is definitely a great experience come winter time.

dubai skyline terrace view desert palm dubai

view during sunset

terrace area rare restaurant


Contact Information

RARE Restaurant
Address: Desert Palm Dubai, Al Aweer Road (E 44 Road) – Dubai
Opening Hours: Opens 7pm to 12midnight except Sundays
Phone: 04 323 8888

Google Map Location

Below is a Google map which shares information on the location of RARE restaurant. The hotel is located just at the lobby area of the Dubai Desert Palm Hotel and Resort.

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