Eat in Dubai: Bab Al Yam in the Burj Al Arab

Bab Al Yam at the Burj Al Arab with AdventureFaktory

One of the most famous buildings the world is located right here in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Thousands of people a year go and visit it, with thousands more taking photos along side it. It is famous for it’s architectural brilliance and being the world’s most luxurious hotel, rated at 7 stars. As a resident of the UAE or tourist, you have to make a stop at this landmark hotel.

Beautiful night view from inside the Burj Al Arab.
Beautiful night view from inside the Burj Al Arab.

To get a seat at one of their amazing restaurants, you will need to book in advance. There is no public access unless you are a guest at the hotel or at their restaurants. If you are booking, make sure to consider Bab Al Yam restaurant on the list. It has reopened its all day dining with a significant upgrade to its interior and exterior design. During a sunny day, this place can be a definite must for Instalovers.

The AdventureFaktory Duo had to go check out Bab Al Yam on a Friday evening!

Walking inside, we were greeted with exceptionally friendly and happy staff, who gave diners a walk through of the menu, pointing out some of the chefs’ specialties. The restaurant’s new menu is created by Maxime Luvara, Executive Chef at Burj Al Arab, and Mohit Bhragava, Bab Al Yam’s Chef de Cuisine. They focus on fresh, seasonal produce and the flavours are inspired by Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern accents.

Don't get too excited with the delicious selection of breads; keep your tum tum for the other delicious dishes!
Don’t get too excited with the delicious selection of breads; keep your tum tum for the other delicious dishes!

The venue has a contemporary look with a breathtaking spacious terrace and plush shisha lounges. It was very windy and dark so we couldn’t enjoy some time outside, to gaze the views of the Arabian Gulf and downtown Dubai.

We recommend you to join Bab Al Yam‘s delicious culinary experience both at night, but also during the day, so you can enjoy through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows, the majestic view of the sea, complimented by the nice pool by the deck.

For the shisha lovers, the outside lounge perfectly complements the relaxing ambience with stylish sun loungers and umbrellas. Looking forward to share with you some day pictures in the future!

Burj Al Arab's outside deck where is situated Bab Al Yam Restaurant. The view is stunning. We have to share with you picture from the day as soon as we can!
Burj Al Arab’s outside deck situated at Bab Al Yam Restaurant. The view is stunning. We have to share with you the picture from the day as soon as we can!
These guys were amazing! Suggesting us what we should try according to our preferences. Without being intruding at all, they made our dining experience much more special!
These guys were amazing! Giving us suggestions on what we should try according to our preferences. Without being intruding at all, they made our dining experience much more special!
The Tapas station is incredible. We had to try all 4 of the dishes served that night by the chefs! Can't even chose a favorite.
The Tapas station is incredible. We had to try all 4 of the dishes served that night by the chefs! Can’t even choose a favorite.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab Dinner

Ain't no perfect buffet without a seafood station with delicious lobster and oysters, oh man the oysters were good!
Ain’t no perfect buffet without a seafood station with delicious lobster and oysters, oh man the oysters were good!
Presentation of the food at the stations were too perfect you didn't even want to touch them! I eventually had to be the first to destroy that and try it. It is delicious shrimp and eggs. Super different from anything we have tried before!
Presentation of the food at the stations was so perfect you didn’t even want to touch anything! I eventually had to be the first to destroy that and try it.
Mitch patiently waiting for a scoop of that!
Mitch patiently waiting for a scoop of that!
You guys should know by now that Mitch is a huge sugar fan. He has a real sweet tooth. This desert station was calling him all night. This is not even al of it...
You guys should know by now that Mitch is a huge sugar fan. He has a real sweet tooth. This desert station was calling him all night. This is not even all of it…
Ain't no real buffet without a chocolate station!
Ain’t no real buffet without a chocolate fountain station!

Burj Al Arab Dinner

Apple Tatin... we couldn't NOT try it.
Apple Tatin… we couldn’t NOT try it.
This almond tard also looked too good to be touched, but guess what, we were the first ones on its case haha!
This almond tart also looked too good to be touched, but guess what, we were the first ones on its case haha!
Okay, let's settle a thing, if you come to Bab Al Yam, you should almost call and make sure that day, they will serve their carrot cake. The definite favorite of Mitch! I was too full to eat anything at the end, but the staff brought me a piece and insisted me to eat it. I was maybe more than full, but I remember every bite of it!
Okay, let’s settle a thing, if you come to Bab Al Yam, you should almost call and make sure that day they are serving the carrot cake. The definite favorite of Mitch! I was too full to eat anything at the end, but the staff brought me a piece and insisted me to eat it. I was maybe more than full, but I remember every bite of it!
Ok I lied, the carrot cake wasn't the last food I ate. We saw last minute the savoury waffle station and decided we just couldn't leave the place without trying it. Again, simply ... no words... so good!
Ok I lied, the carrot cake wasn’t the last food I ate. We saw last minute the savoury waffle station and decided we just couldn’t leave the place without trying it. Again, simply … no words… so good!
As we were into the fresh juices, the staff showed up with amazing juice mixes. A healthy combination of fresh fruity elements. Big Yum!
As we were into the fresh juices, the staff showed up with amazing juice mixes. A healthy combination of fresh fruity elements. Big Yum!
My oh my that wasn't easy on the tummy. I wished I was as big as Mitch to have enjoyed more! Look at the size of my latte. Bab Al Yam, you made everyone in the restaurant very happy in the tummy!
My oh my that wasn’t easy on the tummy. I wished I was as big as Mitch to have enjoyed more! Look at the size of my latte. Bab Al Yam, you made everyone in the restaurant very happy in the tummy!

Burj Al Arab Dinner

Evening buffet opens at 7. We made sure to be the first ones there to take some snaps of the perfectly displayed food!
Evening buffet opens at 7. We made sure to be the first ones there to take some snaps of the perfectly displayed food!

Mitch & I are big “brunchers” and foodies. We travel the world not only for the adventure, but for the food. From all brunch and buffets, Bab Al Yam definitely is now on top. Our guess is that if there is something better than this, it must be only from an other restaurant of the Burj Al Arab!

Tips: 

  • Don’t eat too much before Bab Al Yam!
  • The Burj Al Arab has golf carts running back and forth to keep people out of the heat during the summer, but also you can request them to drive you a little bit out so you can get a stunning shot of yourself with the Burj Al Arab! It was too dark, so we passed. Next time it is, perhaps another visit to see the famous Sky View Bar!

Have you ever been to the Burj Al Arab? Share with us your experience.

To join the Burj Al Arab experience, send an email to [email protected]. They are very responsive and will tell you your options and handle the booking. Enjoy the glam!

Ma'a as-salaama

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