Majlis Al Bahar
Nominated for Best Romantic 9 Comments
Grab a golf buggy for the short ride from outside the iconic, 'seven-star' sail-shaped hotel down to Majlis Al Bahar, the eatery set at the hotel's idyllic beach club. Decor is thus a lot simpler than inside the rainbow-coloured '90s-daydream of the Burj Al Arab itself: think wide white wooden chairs, orange cushions and white umbrellas. Service is fast, although certainly not as immediate as it is 'indoors', and the menu too is more casual. Typical appetisers span marinated burrata and Greek salad, while you can usually pick from tapas, pizzas and platters, as well as barbecued prawns, chicken or steak for your main, followed by more creative dishes (chocolate pizza!) for dessert. This can all be washed down with creative fruity concoctions. All in all, a more relaxed romantic venue, which works best during the slightly warmer months (though not at the height of summer). Request a table right next to or on the beach if you can.
Open daily noon-midnight. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600)
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