Set on a plush poolside terrace, Zeta is Dubai’s answer to the sophisticated beach clubs of Southern Europe.
The surrounds will immediately allow you to relax and unwind, with comfortable armchairs dotted around under soft lighting that comes on as the night draws in. Elsewhere there are warm globe lanterns lining the path, neutral-coloured loungers to lay back on and widely-spaced counter seating to allow everyone the perfect spot to perch, whatever sort of thing they’re after. The central leaf sculpture adds a bit of drama that is only exceeded by the incredible view of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the infamous dancing Dubai fountains. This incredible water feature creates a theatrical display for you to enjoy while you’re eating and drinking at Zeta, setting things to a background symphony of rushing water.
If you’re travelling with children you can bring the little ones along for complimentary dining if they’re under five, and those over five and up to eleven are treated to 50% off the standard menu prices - ideal if you have some mini culinary connoisseurs on your hands.
The menu is an extensive roundup of Asian inspired dishes, which caters to all kinds of tastes and budgets. Begin with an unusual organic salad of palm hearts, tomatoes and sprouts with a ponzo dressing, or tuck into crispy fried squid with green chilli and lime for starters. In keeping with the sharing concept of the restaurant, the next course could be a delicious selection of fresh sushi and sashimi, the likes of which pay homage to the classic American twists on this Japanese delicacy, with Philadelphia and California rolls both present and correct on the lineup.
For those who prefer their own plate there is also a well-rounded mains section that highlights beautiful ingredients like scallops and black cod, as well as seafood platters, Wagyu steaks and large grilled prawns with a spicy mayo and jalapeño salsa.
The dress code is urban chic.