Go For Gold

Discover some of Dubai's flashiest gold-encrusted dishes worth their weight in gold...

Golden Cappuccino

Armani Hotel is serving up a signature gold cappuccino, sprinkled with real gold flakes! Head to Armani Hotel's lobby lounge to try their signature gold cappuccino - a blend of luxurious Arabica beans generously topped with real 23-karat gold flakes and served with dark chocolate squares. It doesn't get more luxe than that! This only-in-Dubai drink can be yours for just AED 80, available throughout the day. 

Golden Tomahawk

The Nusr-Et steak restaurant in Dubai, owned by Turkish celebrity chef Salt Bae - known for his theatrical salt-sprinkling antics, is offering guests gold-plated hunks of steak for $1,250 AED a serving. The lavish steak - a Golden Tomahawk – is a bone-in wagyu 400-gram ribeye encrusted in edible 24 karat gold leaf. The Nusret Golden Steak is one of Salt Bae's signature dishes and available in his restaurants spanning the globe.

Supreme Dim Sum

Hakkasan invites diners to indulge in a luxurious menu - highlighting the best of Chinese ingredients and flavours - and have also been known to pimp up its dim sum offering with luxurious truffle, garnish dumplings with edible gold leaf - as available in the Abu Dhabi branch - and take Peking duck to the next level with a special Golden Duck - coated in edible 22-karat gold (with an optional caviar upgrade) as part of a recent three-course menu. 

Golden Burrata

The Dubai outpost of New York City's Marea features Chef Michael White's Michelin-starred ode to Italian cuisine. The newly launched Golden Burrata comprises of handmade burrata flown in from Southern Italy, coated with 24 karat gold leaf, accompanied by fresh tomato, taggiasca olive & salsa verde. Priced at AED 220. In addition to their signature dishes such as the fusilli pasta with baby octopus and bone marrow, you’ll also find a Dubai exclusive on the menu such as the Passera Di Mare, a flake-fish crudo topped with caviar and gold leaf.

Gold Cocktails 

Gold cocktails take center stage at Gold On 27, a bar bedecked in gold leaf, situated on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai - 200 meters above sea level. The hotel uses up to 700 grams of gold - sourced from Italy and India - each year including in their iconic cocktail - named Element 79 which consists of flakes of gold, food coloring mixed with pure gold and a golden piece of sugar. Other gold-infused items on the menu include white chocolate mixed with gold, a specially crafted pepper mill to grind "gold snow" on top of food or cocktails, gold sugar cubes for tea-inspired mocktails and a pure gold decorative spray. 

Ideal For

Bling bragging rights, consuming gold