Date Night in Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant and Lounge | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Nov 14, 2017

Date Night in Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant and Lounge


Over 10 years of "dating", Ed and I unconsciously created a Date Night Bucket list. We don't talk about it, but this list of dining venues seem to pop up whenever we decide where to celebrate a special occasion.

One very unique restaurant on our list is Al Dawaar - a revolving restaurant and lounge perched in the 25th floor of Hyatt Regency Dubai.

Date night in Dubai revolving restaurant

Al Dawaar is a prime date night venue in Dubai since 1981. It remains to be the only rooftop, revolving restaurant and lounge in the city. This year, it has undergone a major makeover, and recently it re-opened with a fresh new colonial look!

A few weekends ago, Ed and I finally had the pleasure of dining at Al Dawaar. An express elevator whisked us directly from the hotel lobby to the 25th floor. There, we were welcomed to a romantic and intimate atmosphere. 

A staff ushered us to a table for two by the window overlooking the corniche. We were seated next to the decorative wooden blinds; hence, I innocently asked if we can transfer to the table with an unobstructed view next to us. She smiled and told me not to worry as we are dining in a moving platform. We will have a better view in no time. Gosh! How can I forget? We are in a REVOLVING restaurant! Hahah!

view from Al Dawaar revolving restaurant
spectacular view of the corniche and the skyline of Dubai's neighboring emirate

dining in Al Dawaar Revolving restaurant Dubai
Colonial and tropical elements bring warmth to the chic dining venue 

views of the city skyline with Burj Khalifa from Al Dawaar
sweeping spectacular views of Dubai skyline
Can you spot Burj Khalifa?

Lady in Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
date night with a view :)

view of dhow wharfage from Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
view of the dhow wharfage and the Arabian gulf 

The circular dining and lounge venue rotates around a stationary bar and buffet. For starters, Al Dawaar has a vibrant selection of salads, sushi and sashimi, Arabic mezze, cheese and cold cuts. I personally love the crisp nachos and chunky guacamole in this section. The sushi rolls are also worth mentioning, but I wasn't surprised with its goodness as we have already known that Hyatt Regency Dubai is also a home to the authentic Japanese restaurant - Miyako.  

Arabic mezze at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
Arabic mezze

starters at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
tossed salad. bread. nachos.

homey ambiance at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
homey vibe in a fine dining restaurant

seafood at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
cooked and raw seafood

bread selection at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
assortment of breads

An open kitchen offering an array of international delicacies is manned by master chefs! Beside the live kitchen are meat lovers station and "catch of the day" seafood dishes. Here we had succulent US prime rib, juicy lamb kebab, roasted duck and a whole lot more! Oh! Did I mention the seafood section has fresh and delectable oysters? 

dim sum at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
Guests are well-taken care of at Dawaar. A chef can even open crab claws for you!

dinner buffet at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
seafood x meat

live kitchen at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
live kitchen 

prime rib at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
US Prime Rib and whole red snapper

Finest wines, handcrafted cocktails, and a lavish dessert counter completed the fine dining with a view experience. Our table was next to the dessert station and I couldn't help but eye on the well-presented sweet treats in between the courses! 

pannacotta at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
Pannacotta

dessert selections at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
more dessert selection

fancy desserts at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
Fancy presentation!


Overall, our date night in Al Dawaar is “an experience like no other.” We were excited to dine in the restaurant mainly because it revolves;. It is unique; definitely not like other dinner venues we have been to. But then, we realized that there's so much more to love about Al Dawaar. The hospitality is fantastic. The food selection is wonderful and of great range. The view, of course, is spectacular!

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We were invited to dine at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant and Lounge. 
Opinions in this blog post are my own. 

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Opening Hours
Lunch: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (12:00 Midnight on Thu & Fri)

Prices 
Lunch: AED 179 per person (excluding beverages)
Dinner: AED 199 per person (excluding beverages)

Friday Brunch
Friday Brunch: From 12:30pm to 4:00 pm, priced at AED 199 including soft beverages, AED 299 including house beverages and AED 499 with champagne

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