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Located about 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai, Rare offers an escape from the hubbub of city life: the Desert Palm Resort boasts lush green polo fields and a hushed, relaxing ambience. Make the most of the serenity by taking a seat on Rare’s picturesque terrace for sweeping views of the greenery and Dubai’s skyline – but watch out for the ‘aroma’ if the sprinklers are on. Alongside steak (Aussie black angus and wagyu), the kitchen also offers a great selection of mains, from grilled seafood, lamb and duck to veal and steak Rossini. These more unusual dishes enable the chefs to showcase their flair and presentation (after all, there’s not much you can do with a lump of meat). The meat itself is pleasant: while not as flavour-packed as some we’ve tried, it’s nonetheless well cooked, and the veggie and potato side dishes provide a nice complement. Service is thoughtful and subtle, with staff offering multiple amuse bouches and even a take-home gift for ladies. Worth the drive for a low-key, romantic meal.
All major credit cards accepted. Open Mon-Sat 7pm-11pm. Desert Palm Resort, Al Awir Road, past Dragon Mart www.desertpalm.peraquum.com (04 323 8888)
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