It’s unlikely you’ll find a restaurant with private dining that offers as much choice as Dandana. This family-friendly restaurant is extremely well-equipped to host private dinners for birthdays, corporate meetings, celebrations and any other kind of occasion you can think of. Located just by Al Raha creek, the restaurant is easily accessible from the rest of the city, or even the airport if you are just arriving. The space boasts a premium TV system and a top-tier sound system, which is put to good use when there is live music. Families are more than welcome here, with special areas for children and playgrounds nearby.
If you choose the morning for your private meal at Dandana Gourmet Restaurant, you will be spoiled for choice. Options include fried or boiled eggs, potato with eggs or grilled halloumi. Alternatively, choose the Syrian Dandana breakfast, which includes falafel, foul mudames, hummus, makdous, halloumi and shelal cheese, along with orange juice and tea or coffee. International breakfast options, meanwhile, include classics like eggs Benedict, English breakfasts, French toast and omelettes.
Later in the day, you can start off your meal with cold appetisers like hummus or moutabbel. Again, there is a house platter that showcases the best options, featuring fattoush, tabbouleh, hummus, mutabbal, muhammara, mixed yalange and green foul with oil. The hot platter, meanwhile, includes fried kebbeh, chicken liver, cheese sambusek, naqanek mutfayeh, meat sambusek, chicken wings and grilled halloumi. After your appetisers, you and your guests can move on to the main event: the grill. There you’ll find signatures like arayes and kebabs, alongside more western options like veal with mushroom sauce.
Finish with a mixed baklava selection, or choose from other options like a fresh fruit platter or Arabic ice cream. There are also various set menus to make things a little easier, as well as a children’s menu for the little ones.