Al Fayrooz Lounge
Time Out Says
We’ve rarely seen a hotel lobby look as elegant and inviting as this area at the entrance to Al Qasr. With high ceilings, vintage-style wooden ceiling fans and a glorious view out to the shimmering sea, the Burj Al Arab and also the walkway of Pierchic, this spot feels like a luxurious holiday destination, but also sparks feelings of ‘last days of the Raj’ colonial glamour. The room is laid out with mismatched soft seating, giving it a warm and homely touch. First to arrive are a few Arabic sweets, followed by a refreshing bowlful of fresh fruit salad. Next to appear are sandwich and patisserie items. While bread-based, most of the savouries are a more creative interpretation, with items such as a delicious roulade of smoked salmon (topped with fish roe), and a pretty little layered creation of sliced cucumber with a caraway kick. Patisserie items here are all utterly different, skilful, pretty, and full of surprises, just as patisserie should be. Finally, the scones are very small, and a little overly crumbly, but that is really all forgiven when a private chocolate fountain appears at your table. Staff here are attentive and polite. However, once they feel you are all set for the afternoon, you may feel a little left to your own devises, but this makes the ambience perfect for a long, drawn out and undisturbed afternoon of indulgence.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 26 Apr 2015
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