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This huge restaurant is named after the Arabic instrument of the same name and its motto is ‘where food and beverage meet to compose a splendid melody.’ And Nay takes food and entertainment seriously. It is a great place to come to on weekday evenings with a large group to share mezzes and enjoy the Brazilian dancers who perform live. The outdoor terrace is vast and vibrant with white chairs complete with aqua coloured cushions that match the venue’s logo. Service is exemplary, with the staff attentive, observant and happy to offer recommendations. Dishes contain contemporary Mediterranean influences. The hummus green rihan is a refreshing mix that contains pesto and basil, while the home-made Lebanese white cheese comes mixed with dried mint and basil and topped with a light ratatouille sauce, playing on tart, fresh and zingy flavours that each combine expertly. We’d return to Nay for the great service alone, but the food also ensures this restaurant is definitely worth a visit.
Open daily 12.30pm-3am. Emirates Financial Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 351 6660).

By Time Out Dubai staff

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