Dubai Restaurant Review Al Dawaar – the competition is now closed
4th April 2016 THE WINNER IS NICAELA NICASIO! Well done, voucher on it’s way to you by email.
I was asked to write a Dubai restaurant review for Al Dawaar, Dubai’s only revolving restaurant. Based in the Hyatt Regency in Deira, it certainly wasn’t in my normal radius of Dubai restaurant reviews. But nor was it a million miles away from Meena Bazaar where I had some errands – so here it is, my Dubai Restaurant Review for Al Dawaar – a 35 year old restaurant.
Food at Al Dawaar
We visited for lunch and I was impressed with the quality of the food. We started with succulent whole prawns and some sushi, a must for any buffet lunch in my book! I always have a good look around what a buffet has to offer before I choose my main course. I settled on Shrimp Biriyani with some sides and a good portion of a spinach pasta bake dish. Both were excellent.
There were a wide variety of Indian, Arabic and Mediterranean main courses all of which were very well put together. I loved my shrimp biriyani, which had just the right amount of authentic spiciness. The shrimps were well cooked but not chewy as they can so easily become if overcooked.
Desserts didn’t disappoint either! It’s said that you eat with your eyes first and in fact I am sure one of their chocolate cakes was baked almost Instagram Ready! The crème burlee was just right in taste and portion size, but I didn’t have room for more!
Ambience of Al Dawaar
Al Dawar is Dubai’s first and only (so far) revolving restaurant based on the 25th floor of the Hyatt Regency in the older part of Dubai. It’s recently been completely refurbished and actually it reminded me of Windows on the World by Galvin in London’s Park Lane at the Hilton hotel. I liked the crisp white linen tablecloths, the silver ware and the delicate single roses and carnations in vases on the tables.
Fortunately for us diners, the Hyatt has been very clever with the way that it has arranged the windows in the restaurant. Firstly ensuring everyone gets a spectacular view but secondly ensuring they get a really clear view as the windows aren’t tinted at all, so well done for that! Currently you’ll see the Deira Islands development evolving alongside traditional dhows transporting goods up and down the Creek. But there is a still a vast amount of blue sea to take in while you eat. Do take your cameras!
Is it worth trying Al Dawaar
The restaurant windows have a large curved type structure to them that really lend themselves to good viewing. Some of the tables are traditional rectangles but they also have some intimate, oval tables with banquette seating. This is quite unusual to find in Dubai but is so apt for this kind of restaurant. Moreover it’s ideal for an evening meal to catch all the lights of the city, especially if romance was in the air! The food quality is also good and it is Dubai’s only revolving restaurant (as of March 2016) But you do have to get to Deira.
Prices at Al Dawaar
Lunch is available at a very reasonable AED 185 without beverages while Dinner costs AED 235.
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