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Dinner at Ruya, Grosvenor House

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Tuck into Dubai’s new Turkish delight, Ruya.

Headed by the partners behind Coya and Zuma (I know, what’s not to love already?), Dubai Marina’s new haunt Rϋya, which translates as ‘dream’ in Turkish, is an upmarket restaurant with a menu full of Anatolian classics with a contemporary twist.

My sister and I headed down on a Thursday night and, on arrival, made our way straight to the ridiculously stunning terrace area to start sipping on some cocktails (seriously, this terrace is amazing). With fab views of the marina and an abundance of twinkling, Arabesque lights placed around the terrace, we were immediately impressed. Eventually we were showed to our seats, which were nestled in the corner of the super stylish Mediterranean interiors.

The chef had already planned what dishes we were to be served, so I sat back with my surprisingly tasty glass of red from Lebanon and enjoyed. For starters we absolutely loved the quinoa with pomegranate, lahmacun with spicy lamb, the sashimi and the chicken skewers. But the dish that really stole the show was the slow cooked lamb shank in a clay pot, which totally and utterly melted in your mouth, and was served on a bed of risotto-style rice.

When this place launches a ladies night, I can promise you I’ll be a regular here.

For more information or bookings, visit

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