Sayad means ‘fisherman’ in Arabic – a befitting name for this award-winning seafood restaurant situated within the lavish, five-star Emirates Palace Hotel. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace is the epitome of opulence in both its design, facilities and dining provisions. Boasting over a kilometre of pristine beach, landscaped pools and a private marina overlooking the bay, the Emirates Palace is the perfect destination for a once-in-a lifetime vacation or for a sumptuous meal at the likes of Sayad.
Stylish lighting diffused through clear blue aquariums gives the restaurant an elegant under-the-sea aesthetic, heightened by the panoramic sea views visible through the large windows. For those who like to dine alfresco, Sayad’s beautiful terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf is a tranquil spot in which to enjoy the city’s freshest catch.
With its beautiful year-round sunshine and ideal location by the sea, Sayad seafood restaurant offers discerning seafood fans a daily evening menu of light and delicious fish and seafood dishes, cooked to perfection, and given a modern twist. From oysters, clams and crustaceans cooked to your liking, to Lobster Thermidor and the catch of the day, guests will be wowed by the quality of the fare. Those desiring something other than fish are catered for too, with items such as corn-fed chicken breast, grilled dry-aged rack of lamb, and roasted wagyu beef tenderloin. Vegetarians won’t find much, but this restaurant makes no apology for the abundance of fresh fish and seafood on offer, since this is its mainstay.
Any diners with a sweet tooth will be pleased to know that there’s a decent dessert menu at Sayad, featuring the likes of chocolate fondant with tonka bean ice cream, and New York cheesecake. Whether you’re dining with friends, family or business associates, Sayad is a great setting for a seaside feast.