Aprons & Hammers
Nominated for Best Seafood 24 Comments
Aprons & Hammers is the only crab shack on a dhow in Dubai. The dining process involves, should you wish to select it (there are regular fish, chicken and fish burger à la carte dishes too), smashing open a bucketful of crab and lobster morsels with mini hammers, and allowing the 'roadkill' to splatter onto your handily-provided apron. Fun, huh? Don't write it off as a novelty: fortunately the service is friendly, the fresh fare is tasty, portions are generous for their price, and the walk up the jetty offers one of the most impressive views of Dubai Marina you can find (point out the twisty building to visitors). The only issue is that its destination-location means it is sometimes rather quiet. Still, it only takes a few tables seated closely together to provide a fun atmosphere, and there are so many members of staff manning the ship you never feel lonely. Smash it, say we.
Open daily 12pm-12am everyday 11.30pm (last orders Sun-Wed; 12am Thu-Sat). Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort www.apronsandhammers.com (04 454 7097).
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