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Trader Vic’s
Nominated for Best Bar food

With a strong Polynesian theme throughout, the restaurant also features a large glass smoke house in the centre of the dining area as well as a sushi counter. From light bites such as calamari and crab rangoon up to dishes like Cantonese steamed sea bass and Mongolian lamb, you’ll find an enticing international range here. Service is excellent, with the staff very attentive.
Open Sun-Sat noon-2am (last orders for food: 11.30pm). Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City, (04 255 9000).Other locations: Souk MadinatJumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5646). Al Fattan Towers, The Walk, JBR (04 386 5646). Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 305 6399).

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