From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009
Saffron is probably not one of those places anyone intends to eat at. It’s more of a last resort kind of place, where you go if every other restaurant at the Atlantis has turned you away for lack of a reservation.

But, as last ditch efforts go, Saffron isn’t all that bad. The breadth of live cooking stations is repulsively massive. There is a station for sushi, curry, Thai salads, carved meat, Mongolian barbecue, pasta, puddings, and just about any other culinary category you could think of.

If you’d like to know from the staff exactly what it is you’re putting on your plate, however, you’re out of luck, and nothing is labelled. But most of the grub hits the spot, in the same way that large portions of standard fare often do. The biggest disappointment, though, is the dessert station.

The sweets look delicious, but are, by and large, saccharine and sickeningly creamy.Saffron would be a spot-on choice for brunch. Unfortunately, they don’t serve it. However, if you can’t wait until the weekend to enjoy gobs of pricy food a stone’s throw from a gimmicky aquarium, then by all means give up the pretence of caring about Michelin stars and let yourself be fed at Saffron.