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Al Arish

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Al Dhafra-Mina Free Port, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Doha, Qatar
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 is not the actual name of the restaurant apparently! No idea why. Anyway upon entering... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 you like it and served after you have had a starter salad from a buffet.... More 

Thank rugbyreevers
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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
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402 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
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, which were all delicious.

Thank RSpicer
Santa Monica, CA
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 spectacular. You can read about it in the Lonely Planet but I can't explain how... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 nothing else interesting around and it is far from everything else. It is a quite... More 

Thank Heathcliff_83
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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 at the docks so the freshest of sea food is readily available as is the... More 

Thank Ernbo6
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 certainly applies to Al Arish. The best way to get there is to ask the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Mediterranean, Seafood, Middle Eastern
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Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?