wonderful! The hotel's 5 reputed restaurants, which all have a bar, are mostly open for dinner only. The Italian restaurant 'Boccaccio' is set over several floors, and the atmosphere is gentle, friendly and warm. Bottles of wine, mainly French and Italian, are nicely arranged on a set of shelves and even the music is good.
The brand new 'Yacht club' is really worth trying out and is very popular with the local 'jet set', which is understandable when you see the decoration and the very elaborate cocktail and liquor menu. Fruit cocktails are the highlight, thanks to the mixologist who can prepare cocktails according to your very own preferences. They are therefore a complete surprise! That will be for the more adventurous ones among you, others can choose from classic international cocktails, mocktails and other liquors. If you like vodka, you will be delighted with the choice of 54 different types. There is also a selection of 40 to 50 wines that can be ordered by the glass. As far as the ambience is concerned, you would not talk of a DJ here, but rather a 'mood guru'. The ventilator in the place, built over several levels, is 24 ft wide. Boat masts, sails and plasma screens are the setting of the 'Pacific dream', which is ready to take you on a voyage of Polynesian cuisine, prepared by a French chef who has been awarded two Michelin stars.
The brilliant and brand new 'Chamas' restaurant is unique in the United Arab Emirates, and it uses the Brazilian concept 'Rodizio.' This restaurant is so successful that it is always full! 6 tons of meat are wolfed down every month and a selection of 15 different types of meat can be seen roasting in the flames of the oven at any one time. You can have as much as you can eat in this restaurant, the chef of which is Brazilian. The bar is on the ground floor, all clad in black leather, where you can listen to a Latino band playing before you go up to eat on the first floor. There is no menu here - salads are created according to the guests' requests, and served with oriental specialities. The chefs' bustling activity and the sight of the meat cooking away makes for a real spectacle. The Caïpirinha is prepared right in front of the guests, who are comfortably seated in dark green, semi-circular sofas.
Don't forget that out on the beach, the 'Fishmarket' restaurant serves Thai cuisine and all sorts of fish.
'Selections' is the hotel's main restaurant though and it is the only one which does not have a terrace as it is on the third floor, next to the pool. However, its large bay windows allow plenty of light in, which is a real plus, and its view of the marina is very pleasant - having breakfast there is a real treat. The hotel's largest restaurant, it offers a wide choice of salads, served as a buffet, which is laid out in the centre of the elongated, peaceful room.
Its wine menu also has a great choice of wines and liquors from all over the world.
Indeed, it is possible to eat something here 24 hours a day.