Amal is an Indian fine-dining experience to add to your bucket list. This stunning restaurant, situated in the luxurious Armani Hotel in Dubai, is an experience to be had. The views are stunning and the food, somehow, is even better.
Located in the mesmerizing, architectural feat of a building, The Burj Khalifa, Amal awaits. Live music performed in the traditional Indian style, replete with sitar and percussion instrumentalists warmly welcomes punters in through its doors. The warm smell of burning incense adds to its charm.
The restaurant is elegantly dressed in muted golds and ivory whites, and deep browns for a high-luxe vibe, and of course stunning views of the Dubai skyline. Every hour, the spectacular fountain show erupts in a mystical shower of lights and music.
The restaurant features a wonderful terrace area, perfect for the balmy nights, the main restaurant area, and an open kitchen where you can watch the food be prepared. The award-winning restaurant is very unique as a converted Indian marketplace and is perfect for fueling up on luxurious eats before a night on the town – there’s the exclusive club downstairs to get the night started.
Head Chef Rohit’s menu celebrates Indian cuisine from each region, and offers a contemporary twists on traditional techniques and flavours. Punters are taken on a flavour journey from the South to the North, with the tasting menu. Rohit manages to delicately pack in lots of complex flavours, with each dish from starter to dessert, beautifully presented.
Seafood and meats are often highlights of the menu, the masala black cod and the south eastern style sea bream are moist and tender renditions of classic flavours. The meats are slow cooked and buttery, the chicken tikka and tandoor salmon are popular items on the menu, while the lime lobster is an exciting flavour explosion.