The best spots for high-end Chinese cuisine outside of China.
Elaborate hanging installations of fluttery bird sculptures and lots of brocade fabric deliver a striking Asian aesthetic to complement the menu of Sichuan and Cantonese dishes at Dubai’s most popular Chinese restaurant. Executive Chef David Pan Lieng Huat is known to add unexpected twists on classic fare, like adding a crisped pear to the sweet and sour chicken and pairing an oven-roasted Chilean sea bass with a honey-infused soya sauce. Yuan has also been a top choice for Dubai’s indulgent Friday Brunch, when they offer 40 different types of dim sum. Crescent Rd.; 971-4/4426-2626; atlantisthepalm.com.