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Al Dhafra

Madinat Zayed Freeport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (10 reviews)
“fresh catch” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Middle Eastern, Halal
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Madinat Zayed Freeport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were concerned about what we might find at this restaurant. It is located within the port area and is far from being in the more opulent areas for tourists. As the saying goes: "Fortune favours the brave" so we ventured inside the mock fortified...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Choose either a well stocked buffet or, better, choose the fish you want have cooked and pay by the pound. Great selection of extremely fresh local fish which will be grilled to order with the addition of a broad choice of spice. The homemade flatbread...More

Thank Eeper55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for banquet of seafoods to dine with? Check out this restaurant located in the city of Abu Dhabi. It was a good thing my colleagues and I had our sumptuous meal in here. We get to chose the freshest seafoods there was and on...More

Thank nicehue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was pre set but it was Delicious.... along with Arabic Coffee and Moroccan tea served before and after the meal while bobbing gently on the ocean as it travels along the corniche from the Port to Marina Mall and back. The Staff are...More

Thank Derick D
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We ordered lobster, calamari and fish in the indoir restaurant that was brought to our table outdoors on the opposite side of the street. Sitting by the harbour with the sound of a fountain. Excellent food, fantastic seasoning. Best of all were the large shrimps/langoustines,...More

Thank Albedonis
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Lots of fresh fish on display...You choose..they weigh and you tell them how you like it made and choose from the 6 types of sauces available. Give them 20 -25 mins and voila you have it. Out of the all fishes and shell types we...More

Thank timmyjt
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I went there with my friend as we read the reviews on TripAdvisor! And it is truly amazing place! We went there at 6 pm, but staff was not ready as they served buffet, which opens at 6.30 pm. But after 10 minutes they found...More

Thank Nadya_kulikova
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I went there for a job dinner, but I found out one of the better restaurants that I ever test. the atmosphere is very quite and the location reminds me of past times in Muslim style, the staff is very gently and always available. Definitely...More

Thank Stefano G
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The food is always outstanding. We usually chose the fresh fish at the entrance. The seafood soup is delicious and the buffet have a wide variety of food. Big thank you to Chef Borhan!

Thank Khederos
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Buffet, fish market, arabic traditional style... what else? The waiters are very kind, the bread with the sauces is amazing and, please, the fish is the best in the city!

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Questions & Answers
Ruth C
12 July 2016|
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Response from Louis A | Reviewed this property |
No wine and no BYO in local restaurants. Alcohol only served to non-Muslims in designated hotel bars.
6 December 2015|
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Response from Miss N | Reviewed this property |
we went there without any reservation and we still got a nice table. but its always good to call before and check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madinat Zayed Freeport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 6732266
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