With more than 5,500 restaurants and cafes in Dubai, you will find inevitably the culinary style you are looking for. Be aware that most of popular restaurants in Dubai are in hotels and it will be the only institutions allowed to serve you alcohol (which will swell the note in a major way, but given to the luxurious surroundings and chic it would be a shame to do so stingy).
Restaurants in Dubai usually offer a good price / quality
ratio (with exceptions for very high-end and highly specialized
kitchens), and will remain the most affordable ones serving
food from the Indian subcontinent.
restaurants and luxury :
Pierchic (more than 350 AED - located in the Jumeirah complex)
Al Hadheerah - (about 450 AED - Diner / Spectacle - located in desert with a camel walk)
Table 9 of Nick & Scott (it's the old "Gordon Ramsay's Verre" - more than 350 AED - Hilton Dubaï Creek)
Al Muntaha (Located on 27th floor of Burj Al Arab Hotel - more than 350 AED)
Traiteur (at Park Hyatt of Deira - more than 350 AED)
Rib Room (On Emirates Tower - For meat lovers - more than 350 AED)
Wox (In Grand Hyatt of Dubaï - more than 350 AED)
Spectrum on One (Restaurant of the Fairmont, Introduce a Brunch with champagne... more than 350 AED)
Seville's (On the roof of Wafi at Bur Dubaï - 150-350 AED)
Pai Thai (Inside the Jumeirah complex, you need to take a taxi-boat to get there - between 150-350 AED)
Spice Island (At Crowne Plaza Hotel - 150-350 AED)
Bussola (Great Italian on Dubaï Marina - 150-350 AED)
Boardwalk (Restaurant of the Dubaï Golf - less than 150 AED)
The Noodle House (Located on the Emirates Tower - less than 150 AED)
Circle Lobby Cafe (Restaurant of Al Murooj Rotana Hotel - less than 150 AED)
You will also find many restaurants in the galleries of Shopping Centers (Dubai Mall etc ...) at excellent prices!
In case of Emergency, there is a McDonalds on Sheikh Zayed Road (close to the Emirates Towers).