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Zheng He’s is an indisputably stylish venue with beautiful, elegant decor and a wonderfully romantic setting on the Madinat Jumeirah waterways, complete with distant sea views and glimpses of the Burj Al Arab. It’s a shame, then, that the ambience outdoors is spoiled in the evenings by the noise and loud dance music from Bahri Bar directly above. Dining indoors, in the company of framed Chinese paintings and textiles and the interior’s intricate wood detailing, is a pleasant solution, yet you can’t help feeling the problem could have been avoided altogether through better planning. The excellent staff will happily talk you through the menu, which includes a separate live seafood section. Little additions, such as truffles and caviar with your dim sum, elevate the dishes above your standard fare, yet you may wonder whether such touches are enough to justify the high prices. Nevertheless, the delightful surroundings make it easy to put aside such thoughts, and you’re celebrating a special occasion at Zheng He’s, the high-class experience will duly impress.
Open daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com (04 366 6730).
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