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Al Mahara
Highly Commended Best Seafood
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Located on the lower level of the iconic Burj Al Arab, Al Mahara is an intimate and romantic restaurant with a stunning central aquarium. The seating circles the dominating tank, giving everyone a stunning view of the marine life. The novelty of the restaurant may be the remarkable aquarium but the enduring quality is the food. Here every plate, even the bread, is like a work of sculpted art. Dover sole is delicately wrapped into roulades and the sauces applied to the plate with flair. There’s a great attention to detail here, down to the cutlery and glasses and staff are willing to accommodate requests and make you feel special.
Open daily.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

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