Al-Mahara is one of the many restaurants in the Dubai luxury hotel, Burj al-Arab. I imagine it must be spectacular to eat in any of the seven restaurants in the hotel, but we chose this because its an underwater restaurant and we thought that it must be particularly spectacular. What a better way to end a few days in Dubai than by enjoying a special treat (a big treat as it is very expensive) and leaving with a bang. It's an amazing feeling to be eating dinner while you watch the fish. The food's really no big deal, but just to have the surreal experience is worth it.
Everyone thinks that Dubai is a very expensive place and you can not eat well without spending much money. But the truth is that you can. I've been to Dubai three times, and this is one of my favourite restaurants, on the terrace of Wafi mall. It's a very nice place, especially during happy hour. It's not a particularly traditional Spanish restaurant, but if you want some drinks and tapas, it's a good option. The tortillas are all very good.
The restaurant was very cozy but the food is pretty poor for the price. The staff was a bit too laid-back and didn´t even ask if we wanted a beer and when we finally ordered one, they charged us double. I think there are many better and cheaper places.
A restaurant on the water! Pierchic is actually located in a hotel, so you must go along a long walkway before sitting down to a meal with one of the most beautiful views in Dubai. The food is excellent.
I loved this place! In a city with expensively decorated and over-serviced restaurants, it is refreshing to discover a small, lunch-only restaurant where the customers are greeted and served by the chefs themselves.
It's a true gem of a restaurant: it is a testing-ground for a reputed catering company called Marta's Kitchen. They use the restaurant to test new concepts and hear the feedback from the guests. If it works, they put it on the catering menu.
I had a great lunch and will definitively return.
During our Thailand trip, we really enjoyed the gastronomy and thai cuisine. Pad Thai and Green Curry were our favorite dishes.
We decided to visit a Thai restaurant in Dubai and I recognize that Mekong was a super experience. Food as in Thailand!!
The menu is divided starters & main courses and you can identify flags with countries so you can taste different cuisines.
As an starter, we chose dim sum (China) - normal dim sum. You cannot compare with Hong Kong dim sum and it is expensive for the quality. You can find better dim sum in Dubai with a better price.
Main Course - Pad Thai and Green Curry. Great! As in Thailand, same flavour and you can choose from 2 types of rice. Price-wise between 80-95 AED.
The atmosphere was great. We were outside facing Bur Al Arab; although it was a great view, it was a little chilly and the noise of the cars can be annoying. Chairs are as Tuc-tuc seats! Really nice deco!
Staff were well-educated and with full knowledge of the dishes.
I highly recommend this place if you want to taste Thai food as in Bkk!!
We celebrated our company Christmas Dinner at Traiteur. A nice french restaurant located insied The Park Hyatt Dubai.
The deco of the place is super: live cooking and beautiful decoration. Depends on the location of your table, they will ask you a minimum consumption amount ($$$) per person. Ad example, we asked to have dinner in a beautiful table but they required 500 AED per person! We decided to have dinner in a normal round table.
The set up of the table was nice with welcome bread and fish appetizer. As an starter, I chose burrata with tomato. It was a nice dish mixing the colours and shapes but not really the best burrata of Dubai. You can find at Carrefour a better burrata done by an italian enterperneur in Sharjah. Price of the starter 80 AED.
Between starter and main course, they offer a basil sorbet. Honestly, the best sorbet ever!!! I tried to guess the ingredients: lemon sorbet with basil but something else was inside... It was the best!
As a main course, I had seabass with a walnut sautee spinach and black trumpet coulis. A really well-deco dish and good quality ingredients. As a con, the filet was a dry even with the sauce. Price-wise was expensive 180 AED.
Dishes are not big so I decided to have a dessert, Fondant au chocolat. It was nice and, probably, the best that I have tried in Dubai but you cannot compare with a fondant in France.
The BIG CON of the dinner was: we were 10 people and they forgot the main course of one of us. At the beginning we wait thinking that maybe the dish was a little late but when we asked they informed us that they forgot!!! (maybe that´s why my seabass was dry due to the waiting). The prepared something without asking to accompany the rest but... it was not enough. It was a big mistake that it cannot be justify in so expensive restaurant.
Final notes: it is a luxurious restaurant with a really nice deco but price-quality was really poor. You can find better dishes in other french restaurants.
PD. As it was a company dinner, I didn´t take pics of the food :(