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To make the most of Malecon, a visit must be paid as the night grows old and the bar and restaurant grows thick with smoke and chatter. Any earlier than 10pm and you will find you’ve got the place to yourself, which is great for service and private conversations, but a little intense (not to mention awkward) when it’s just you, your dining partner and a very lively band. Though for many, this Cuban spot is for drinking and dancing, there’s also a reasonably authentic menu to explore. Unfortunately, starters are largely forgettable, and overpriced for the pleasure. Unless you opt for a steak when it comes to mains, you won’t be much better off – the seafood options in particular, despite costing more than Dhs100 each, are particularly dull in flavour and dubious in texture. Your best bet is to skip the meal and stick to drinks to get the best out of this fiercely nocturnal spot.
Open daily 7.30pm-3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Road, www.dxbmarine.com (04 346 1111).
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