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Al Arish

Al Dhafra-Mina Free Port, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“fish market” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Seafood, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Al Dhafra-Mina Free Port, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing experience! This restaurant was booked for a group I was hosting through our agent, and it was well worth it. Decor and chairs are quite over the top, but the food is exceptional. The flat bread delivered to the table is warm...More

Thank J0andCraig
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A friend of mine knows I'm a huge foodie and so he was determined to show me this hidden gem. Location is awkward which makes it hard to find around the back of the fish market. Also the name on the outside of the restaurant...More

1  Thank MissNC
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Recommended by the manager of our hotel this restaurant is certainly different from the modern hotel restaurant and as such a very worthwhile experience. A mix of diners both tourist and local. You are asked to pick your own seafood which is then cooked how...More

1  Thank rugbyreevers
Reviewed 26 September 2016

variety ofEmarati dishes , Arabic and international cuisines. very tasty I like, as well the sweets and salads and the place inside the restaurant and the view outside seating area are wendrfull I advice you to go there and the prices are resonable

Thank mamh77
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Our tour group of 35 went there for lunch this afternoon. The salad bar was full of a variety of selections. I tried a little of all of them. Also had a cup of homemade seafood soup. Then there about 20 dishes you could try,...More

Thank RSpicer
Reviewed 11 December 2015

First of all you need to know this restaurant has a new name - Al Dhafra Restaurant. Find your way to the fish market and maybe someone can help you get there from there - it's not far. This is a buffet meal that is...More

3  Thank Nikki E
Reviewed 16 January 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and it turned out it was a quite popular place. Its location is not very convenient though, it is in the fish market and you have to go there and return by taxi since there is...More

Thank Heathcliff_83
Reviewed 10 January 2014

The Al Arish and Al Dhafra restaurant in Mina Zayed (Port Zayed) just off the Corniche is truly a wonderful and unique dining experience you can have in Abu Dhabi not to mention the U.A.E. First off, the restaurant is by the Fish Market and...More

Thank Ernbo6
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Many hotels in Abu Dhabi only recommend other hotel restaurants to their guests. This is partly because some of the stand-alone restaurants are maybe not very good, the staff do not speak English or, very often, because taxi-drivers will have trouble finding it. The latter...More

1  Thank LondonIsis
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24 September 2017|
Response from MissNC | Reviewed this property |
It does a little bit but not hugely. It's also in Abu Dhabi which is an hour away from Dubai, and I would say you find better options in Dubai.
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  • Address: Al Dhafra-Mina Free Port, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 9712673226688
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