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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM


5 reviews
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$50 and over
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Middle Eastern
Top tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Authentic
Designed to recall an airy Bedouin tent, Emirates Palace’s award-winning Emirati restaurant, Mezlai, serves dishes with ingredients derived from the sea, mountains, oases and desert that evoke the region.

A meal in Mezlai is a window into Emirati culture, a warm welcome to the long history of Arabian hospitality and a journey into flavours as old as the sands of time, which taste as fresh and inspired as this city of tomorrow. No stopover in Abu Dhabi is complete without sampling the local flavours and dining as the locals do.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sun: 1:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
02 690 7999
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area
What People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Reservamos el restaurante y no nos indicaron que estaba cerrado! No sé de quién es la culpa, pero era mi luna de miel y viajamos desde Dubái para esa ocasión. Queríamos almorzar comida típica árabe y el único restaurante abierto solo tenía comida internacional. Todo un papelón con mi esposa. Pésimo!

5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Beautiful restaurant in a fabulous hotel. They accommodated our party of about 15 in large room where we were the only people dining. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Awesome place.

2.0Dined on 15 January 2018

The restaurant was nearly empty when we went at 6pm. The service was generally warm and helpful, and we sat beneath a canopy outside with a heat lamp to keep us warm. The appetizers were excellent -- a carrot-ginger soup which was simple and delicious and the fried spinach cakes which were very tasty when topped with various chutneys and sauces. The main courses - lamb chops, chicken, and a fish curry - were largely a disappointment. The portion sizes were enormous (the chicken dish had an entire chicken, a heap of mushrooms and chickpeas, and a mound of rice), and while the flavors were good, the food lost much of its appeal after the first few bites. Overstuffed, we were not able to finish some of our food and naturally did not order dessert, which is a bummer because the dessert options looked intriguing. Overall, the meal was not worth the very high cost.

3.0Dined on 5 January 2018

The food was not worth the price, although they were large portions. You pay for dining in the grounds of the majestic Emirates Palace. I was expecting more flavours and more from the food for the price I paid, but it didn’t live up to expectations.

5.0Dined on 4 December 2017

El lugar fantástico, la comida excelente y el servicio muy bueno