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Pai Thai
Highly Commended Best Thai
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The Jumeirah Group is renowned for its culinary capabilities and hosts some of the best restaurants in the city. While Pai Thai offers a special dining experience, it doesn’t quite live up to expectations. Things start special, with a touristy abra ride through the twinkly waterways of Madinat Jumeirah to reach the quaintly decorated restaurant, which boasts an inviting outdoor terrace. The experience remains strong when dishes start arriving, with traditional soups and salads offering an authentic, warm and zesty first course.
Open daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Dar Al Masyaf Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).

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