Al Mahara, Dubai from 10 Must-See Underwater Restaurants Around the World (Slideshow)

10 Must-See Underwater Restaurants Around the World (Slideshow)

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Al Mahara, Dubai

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is an ultra-luxurious, seven-star, sail-shaped hotel located on a manmade island in Dubai, so of course one of its restaurants, Al Mahara, is located underwater. The name translates to “the oyster shell” in Arabic, so expect seafood aplenty on the menu, including poached oysters in cucumber and apple broth, Alaskan king crab, and sea bass with jus piperade (there's also seared waygu beef for landlubbers). The restaurant also has an impressive wine list, winning a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2014. There are no overhead views, but the high walls are completely made of (very thick) glass, giving an aquarium-like experience as all sorts of sea life swims by. Hopefully they won’t recognize any friends on your plate.