Dubai diners are spoilt for choice in many ways. But even eating out in our great city you’re unlikely to find a selection of dishes from seven different countries in one place.
Enter 7 Elephants. Ideal for the indecisive, or perhaps those who just want a bit of variety, the menu boasts cuisine from seven places around the world. It’s still fairly concise, though, with just a handful of dishes from each country, meaning you’ll be able to pick and choose a few for your culinary tour.
Dishes hail from India (think malai kofta and vegetable pakora), Bali (chicken coconut salad and kale quinoa salad) and Mexico (shrimp tacos, beef chilli et al). But if you’re after something simpler, try the pizzas (in the Italian section, of course) or good old-fashioned Brit-style fish and chips.
The Middle Eastern selection is the one that’s most intriguing, however, boasting burak bil jibneh (a Middle Eastern cheese puff), a classic shish taouk and raw beef kibbeh served with pomegranate molasses (pictured). Prices are reasonable, too, ranging from Dhs10 for olives to Dhs99 for full Mexican, Spanish and Middle Eastern platters.
Set in Emirates Financial Towers, the bar also operates a stock market-style idea, making it a hangout for the post-work crew. When you download the 7 Elephants app you’ll get access to a range of prices for drinks, which change depending on demand. Those most popular will become more expensive, and vice versa, so choose wisely.
Dhs29. Open daily noon-2am. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 354 4354).