Dine with the fishes

Try two stunning seafood restaurants with mesmerising aquarium views

Dine with the fishes

For the ultimate seafood experience, what could it be better than enjoying a five-star meal surrounded by a giant aquarium filled with marine life?

You can enjoy wall-to-ceiling views of exotic creatures while you sample fine food brought fresh from the sea to your plate at Ossiano (pictured right, bottom), the super-fancy, perennial Time Out Dubai award-winner at Atlantis The Palm. It’s hard to beat this classy restaurant for a special night out, thanks to its atmosphere and simply stunning culinary creations.

If the feeling of dining under the sea under really floats your boat, the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is host to another splendid seafood venue. Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara – led by the eponymous British celebrity chef – has proved a big hit since Outlaw took the reins in 2016.

Guests dine around a central aquarium while enjoying superb seafood selections, such as Scottish scallops, Cornish oysters and shrimp all the way from Madagascar.

Neither place is cheap, but for a romantic evening out that will linger long in the memory, you will be in for a treat.
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com (04 301 7600); Ossiano: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2626).

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