Shimmers

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  • Shimmers

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Location: - Umm Suqeim
Tel: 04 366 6730
Travel: Al Sufouh Road
Cuisine: International
Experiences: Alcohol available, Shisha, Beachside, Outdoor seating, Romantic, Family friendly, Great view, Smoking permitted
Times: Open daily noon-4.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
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  • Sidhartha Nov 04, 2012 12:42 am
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    Even with the odds against it, reading the reviews here, I took the risk and went to Shimmers for my wife's birthday. I would rate the overall experience pleasant. The place was almost fully occupied, even on a saturday night- so that says a bit. Agreed, that the service could be sloppy at times, but once it got going it was pleasant a bit slow though....and the food was not at all worth what you pay for. But that's not why you go to Shimmers, as the review above says. Where it really scores is the ambiance. The romantic setup clearly is a heart warmer and soothes you to the core. So if you are not too finicky about food just go there during the perfect weather and watch yourself being mesmerized by the charm of the place. Perfect for couples.
  • Faisal Nov 22, 2011 07:42 pm
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    Absolutely disgraceful with the service they provided whilst we were celebrating our birthday, after making a reservation in advance, the staff including the manager did not at all bother to make an effort.
    Our food arrived 1 hour later but was tasteless, drinks arrived after 35 mins later and cake that was promised did not turn up :(
    Apart from the view everything including the manager was awfully wrong.
    The worst part of it all was that the manager spent most of his time on the phone!
    I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and definitely would not go again!
  • Katherine Nov 02, 2011 10:33 am
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    After dinner in another venue, we recently went for drinks at Shimmers. A very disinterested waitress made a half hearted attempt to find us a table where we waited more than 10 minutes before eventually going and getting menus ourselves. We then hijacked a waiter and forced him to wait while we ordered our drinks…. After 35 minutes we gave up waiting for the drinks that had never arrived and just walked out! During the wait, we asked several waiters to follow up but just got confused, shrugged responses. Even the restauarant manager just said he would ‘follow up’ before running off to then spend 10 minutes on the phone. As we left one of our party went back to the manager to inform him we would be leaving and he simply shrugged and said ‘ I was on the phone, I will find out now about your drinks’…. As this had been already 30 minutes, we didn’t bother waiting any longer! No one bothered to come after us… Two ladies sitting at the table next to us were also experiencing the same and had been sitting for more than 2.5 hours and had only just managed to get two main courses and were still waiting for a dessert menu when we left.
    Disgraceful!
  • Moza May 25, 2011 08:32 am
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    Horrible food and service, NONE of what we ordered was good!
    BUT location wise is amazing, It might be a better place for drinks that food!
  • carahedding Nov 02, 2009 01:33 pm
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    This place has it all... lovely beach side dining with a stunning view of the Burj al Arab, gorgeous food and attentive and friendly staff BUT this is NOT a destination for a quiet and romantic dinner despite the lovely setting... it was as if we were having dinner in a playground despite our Sunday 21:00 booking. Family friendly restaurants are great and I will be sure to return if I ever have family in town as the place is great for the kids to run around on the beach while the adults have a relaxed laid back meal, but if you are looking for a quiet and relaxed venue this is not it! There were children running, falling, screaming, jumping, parents calling...maybe we just had bad luck or maybe it is school holidays in Holland/Russia/Germany at the moment but the noise and chaos was almost too much!

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