Al Khayma is located in the historical neighbourhood and is part-restaurant, part-museum which only contributes to its elegance. Guests will get to dine in an air conditioned courtyard with a central tree taking pride of place and giving the interiors a splash of colour.
The menu takes you on a gastronomical journey across the Middle East. Dishes are designed to share in order for diners to experience the traditional, social side of Middle Eastern culture.
In the selection of cold mezze dishes, there is a traditional hummus as well as a taste of Lebanese cheese with the creamy labneh. Moving onto the hot mezze, guests can enjoy some vegetarian options like falafel, french fries and spicy potatoes while meat eaters can indulge in chicken livers, chicken wings and some hot, crispy calamari. Pair these small plates with one of the menu's fresh salads or Arabic tabouleh for a great sharing feast.
If you fancy a main all to yourself, there is a huge range of grilled meats and kebabs including a classic kofta kebab, lamb chops and grilled shrimp. Of course, the mixed grill and mixed seafood mains are standout dishes for their variety.
If you still have room for dessert, indulge in a traditional rice pudding that is sweet and creamy, or opt for the Middle Eastern staple of Muhallabia. A cold, refreshing dessert, muhallabia is a milk pudding that is delicate but rich.
With a wide range of fresh juices on offer, Al Khayma covers all bases. The ambience is certainly one of glamour and elegance with bread freshly cooked within view of your table and live music to accompany you and your guests. Served by welcoming staff in traditional robes, rustic Emirati dishes are truly packed full of flavour and beautifully presented, bringing an authentic experience to the restaurants diners.