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Levantine, Atlantis The Palm
Highly Commended for Best MENA
2016_ayamna
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Diners at Levantine make an entrance as they are escorted down a grand, sweeping staircase by the friendly hostess. Seating is varied, but avoid the super-low tables in the middle of the room unless you want to be part of the entertainment. The interior isn’t overly Arabian, with swirling patterns, bright colours and mosaic-tiled walls ensuring that guests know they are still firmly in the Atlantis hotel. Entertainment is provided by Arabic and English singers and Russian belly dancers, who actually studied the art in Lebanon and are quite entertaining. When it comes to food, there’s a lot to choose from as well as a varied collection of set menus.
Open daily 7pm-2am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2626).


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