the darling of discerning crowds across the planet, japanese master chef nobu matsuhisa opens his first restaurant in the middle east, and where else but in dubai? located at the new multi-million dollar atlantis resort on palm jumeirah, this fine dining spot's interior is equally lavish as its sister establishments elsewhere. maintaining the emphasis on craftsmanship, natural materials and storytelling, the dubai restaurant features walls and ceilings surrounded with curvilinear abacá panels and vernacular architectural details from the region. the vibe is a stylish fusion of the master chef's rural japanese background and dubai's seaside environment. location: atlantis resort, palm jumeirah.