March 7, 2021

Serafina: Amazing Restaurant on Outdoor Terrace

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In the heart of downtown Dubai, sits the most amazing restaurant called Serafina. With a perfect view of the Dubai fountains, this restaurant not only provides an amazing atmosphere but also delicious food. I would highly recommend checking this place out if you are strolling through Downtown Dubai. 


The story behind Serafina is pretty interesting. The story goes that Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato were lost at sea. While suffering from the cold air, ferocious weather, and intense hunger pains, the two men dreamt of indulging in perfect pizza. At this moment, the idea of the Serafina was born. If they were to survive, they swore to open a restaurant serving the best pizza and pasta in the world. Well, in 1995, their dreams came true, and they opened the first Serafina.

Serafina is located right outside the famous Dubai mall. The outdoor terrace overlooks the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest skyscraper in the world, and the Dubai Fountains. We sat on the outdoor floating dock with a great view of the light show that is projected on the side of the skyscraper. We also had the opportunity to watch the water show on Burj Khalifa Lake, which was also a phenomenal experience.

The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, also known as the Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The height of this magnificent structure sits at 2,717 feet with 160 floors, making the Burj Khalifa the tallest tower in the world. Every fifteen minutes, there is a light show on the outer side of the skyscraper, which was incredible. It was so fun to watch while indulging in great food and company.

View of the light show from the Serafina

The Dubai Fountains

The Dubai Fountain is a fountain system located on Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of Downtown Dubai. The amazing Dubai Fountain water shows are free to watch and are visible from every point near the lake. The most popular spot to watch the fountain show is from the Waterfront Boardwalk. However, we had an incredible view from Serafina.

View of the water show from the Serafina


The Serafina had terrific food. We were very impressed with the tasty flavors and excellent quality. The menu consists of authentic Italian cuisine. We ordered the Lasagna, Spaghetti bolognese, Brace-meat, and the Tagliatelle Parmesan, which were all delicious. 

In conclusion, the Serafina was such an amazing experience. With beautiful views of the fountains, fun entertainment from the light and water shows, and excellent service, this restaurant far exceeded our expectations. Thanks for joining me on this journey. I’ve been so fortunate to be able to travel the world through this tough time. If you’d like to know more about me and my passion for traveling, you can read more here

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Share This Post

Big Guy Big World is a travel blog, following Mark Jacoby’s journey as a big guy on a bigger journey, exploring the world during a global pandemic. Follow along as we experience some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic places.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments