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Al Dhafra

Madinat Zayed Freeport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (13 reviews)
“lobster” (11 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
All hours
Seafood, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
€€ - €€€
Madinat Zayed Freeport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent valuable seafood restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Great service and comfortable place whit really a great choices of fresh fish offered, well done and well presented. Really a nice dinner.

Thank Gianpaolo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Al Dhafra is placed near the fish market and you need to go there by car or taxi. The restaurant inside is well organized and comfortable. A nice dinner combination is to choose the salads buffet and some fresh fishes, that can be personally selected...More

Thank lsanfy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is really beautiful but hospitality is zero. We sat under the sun no cover as it was the only small table , there were ants all over the place and i sat on food on the chair staining my new top . We...More

Thank Einas M
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Visited with my girl a total of 3 times during our stay in Abu Dhabi. Recommend lobster with Lemon and garlic + spicy. Also mussels are amazing. Muhammad the Tea server is so nice. I recommend this place to all

Thank Gabriel O
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We arrived here looking for a great seafood with reasonable prices and the place delivered! It also added with a charm, ambiance and excellent service. We went there for a lunch on a work day (while we visited Louvre in Abu Dhabi). Although the restaurant...More

Thank Prekovici
Reviewed 31 December 2017

First we chose the fresh fish, shrimps, squid, and scallops that we wanted to eat. The waiters were very kind helping us to choose among the different kind of fishes. The meal was prepared in the kitchen while we had excellent typical middle east starters....More

Thank Dage S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I went there for dinner after many years with my visiting family from Amsterdam and the US and boy were they thrilled. The ambience was authentic Arabic touch. We were welcomed with local dates and coffee / tea (very yummy). We choose the fish and...More

Thank timmyjt
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Have been looking for a place like this for a while now but Al Dhafra has now become a firm family favourite. Lovely fresh seafood and Arabic buffet. Good price too

Thank tocasson
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We were concerned about what we might find at this restaurant. It is located within the port area and is far from being in the more opulent areas for tourists. As the saying goes: "Fortune favours the brave" so we ventured inside the mock fortified...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Choose either a well stocked buffet or, better, choose the fish you want have cooked and pay by the pound. Great selection of extremely fresh local fish which will be grilled to order with the addition of a broad choice of spice. The homemade flatbread...More

Thank Eeper55
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Muhammed F
11 January 2018|
Response from nicehue | Reviewed this property |
Prices for fish are reasonable. It is slightly costly on prawns and lobsters.
29 December 2017|
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Response from nicehue | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! There are red meat like chicken and lamb. And there a whole variety of seafoods you can try.
Ruth C
12 July 2016|
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Response from Louis A | Reviewed this property |
No wine and no BYO in local restaurants. Alcohol only served to non-Muslims in designated hotel bars.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madinat Zayed Freeport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 6732266
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