I have been hounding these boards and there do not seem to be very many recent threads on restaurants in Dubai.
Possibilities so far include
Zuma (Timeout #1 Japanese 2014/San Pellegrino Top 100 #77)
La Petite Maison (Timeout #2 French 2014/San Pellegrino Top 100 #81)
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire (Timeout #1 French 2014)
Aramani/Amal (Timeout #1 Indian 2014)
Indego By Vineet (Timeout Indian #2 2014)
Al Nafoora (Timeout Middle Eastern Nominee 2014)
Tagine (Timeout Middle Eastern Nominee 2014)
Shawermama (Lebanese Fast Food Chain)
I would really like to find more middle eastern/arabic restaurants to visit.