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The Terrace, Park Hyatt
Nominated for Best Barfood
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The Park Hyatt’s al fresco spot is perfect for a romantic drink. Sitting behind a marina in the Creek, there are pleasant views towards Downtown Dubai and the atmosphere is one of relaxed serenity. Obviously, being located in a posh hotel, drinks aren’t as cheap as other alternatives, yet considering the quality of the food, prices are surprisingly reasonable. It’s the small touches that most impress us – bread arrives warm with delicious French butter, for instance, the cutlery gives a sense of posh occasion and the staff are quietly efficient and attentive. Admittedly some dishes do work better than others (the burger is only okay), yet try the mussels, washed down with a cold drink, and you’ll find little to fault.
Open daily noon-2am. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

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