Asil, meaning noble in Turkish, promises to bring the vibes of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon to JBR. Decked out in Turkish-style furnishings, fabrics and chandeliers, there’s also a large terrace. The terrace looks out over JBR beach and Ain Dubai, so will be ideal in winter months.
Signature dishes include Köpoğlu – fried cubes of aubergine in a buffalo yoghurt dip with a candied tomato jam. Main courses include an Ottoman lamb shank and the Asil kebab, while a classic Turkish kunafa with pistachio ice cream stars on the dessert menu. There will also be a selection of inventive mixed drinks.
Entertainment comes from resident DJ DJ Mustech, who will be playing house-inspired Arabic and Turkish beats, while there will also be free henna for ladies.
Watch this space.
Open daily 1pm-2am. From Jul 15. Rixos Premium JBR (04 520 0055).