Al Hadheerah

Middle Eastern·
Dubai, P.O. Box 8168 ·Website·Call+971 4 809 6194

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Middle Eastern
Cool, Glamorous, Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating
Special Features
Live music / dancing
Celebrations, Special occasions


In the exclusive location of the Bal Al Shams desert resort, dining at Al Hadheerah promises an experience like no other. Feasting under the stars amidst rolling sand dunes guests will feel truly immersed in the sights, sounds and tastes of Arabia. The decor of the alfresco restaurant is a stunning mass of fairy lights, lanterns, colourful garlands and traditional Arabic rugs furnishings. Every night diners can look forward to a show of live entertainment as they tuck into their meal with everything from belly dancing to Arabic bands, camel and horse caravan shows and traditional Tanoura dancing. On Thursdays and Fridays a firework display adds to the magic and the restaurant also runs daily camel and pony rides as well as a falcon show.

The food itself is equally as impressive and takes the form of an extensive Middle Eastern buffet. The kitchen features ten live cooking stations set up like a market where guests can wander and peruse the options available to them, with the chefs at work adding to the theatre of the venue. The menu comprises authentic Emiriti fare. Alongside the hot options from the buffet guests can also choose from a deluxe selection of cold mezze plates, served to the table with an array of freshly baked breads. Dishes include hummus, a freshly chopped tabbouleh salad, chargrilled aubergines with tahini and garlic, mixed Arabic pickles, fattoush salad flavoured with sumac and topped with fried pita croutons, and a classic labneh yoghurt with mint.

Hot mezze options include falafel; chicken livers sautéed in garlic, chilli and lime; Sambousak – light pastries filled with either Arabic cheese and parsley or minced lamb and pine nuts; and kibbeh – traditional fried meat balls with crushed wheat and spices. For something more substantial guests can choose from a range of grilled meat and seafood options including kofta kebabs, lamb chops and chicken shwarma. For something extra special don’t miss the restaurant’s signature ouzi dish – a whole marinated lamb wrapped in palm leaves and cooked for up to 24 hours underground in coals.


Al Hadheerah, Al Qudra Road, Dubai, P.O. Box 8168

+971 4 809 6194


Opening Times

Mon 19:00-23:30
Tue 19:00-23:30
Wed 19:00-23:30
Thu 19:00-23:30
Fri 19:00-23:30
Sat 19:00-23:30
Sun 19:00-23:30


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