Best for: Burj views without Burj prices.

The view: You’re so close to the Burj Al Arab you can almost smell the decadence. Shimmers also offers views of Atlantis and a few palm trees in the foreground.

The food: It’s only polite to order seafood when you can see the sea (try the calamari), or try a rib-eye for that proper surf-and-turf experience. With great food and a view this good, you can’t help but feel a little smug.

Also look out for: The lighting (or lack thereof) – we found it difficult to read the menu properly.
Average price of a meal for two with soft drinks: Dhs400-499. Open daily 11am-5pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).