5 8
S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
E
ntering Sayad you instinctively get the sense of the sea. The interior
design has been deftly curated to be evocative of the ocean. Cool
blue lights flood the space, which seats around 100 people, with
the option of staying inside in the cool and contemporary surroundings or
stepping outside to dine under the stars and with a view of the water. There
are also two private dining rooms seating up to 10 guests but we decided
to stay inside in the super cool atmosphere of the main room.
Sayad translates from Arabic as fisherman and the restaurant specialises in
the very finest fruits of a fisherman’s labours. This is the Emirates Palace
principal seafood restaurant and so accordingly the finest quality and
freshness is guaranteed. We sat with a great view out over the marina and
the hotel’s white sandy beach and enjoyed a refreshing mocktail while we
perused the variety of delights on the menu. Arnie went for a Moskito,
which comprised lime, mint, brown sugar, and ginger ale. I tried an Apple