There are many places to eat in Dubai. The amount of food and types will have you in a dizzy attempting to choose. Buffets and brunches are very popular in Dubai. With all of the many choices finding a great place to eat isn’t the easiest, but in a city like Dubai it also isn’t the hardest. Recommended by a gentleman who lives in Dubai, we decided to have dinner at Ewaan in Downtown Dubai.
Ewaan is located inside The Palace Downtown Dubai hotel. It is a beautiful five star hotel. Ewaan allows for a dining experience throughout the day, everyday, however we went on a Saturday night for their buffet. Originally we choose them because we were told by someone we would have a direct view of the fountain show as we were eating. However once we arrived we found out that was not the case. Even though our reservation was with Ewann the hostess was happy to accommodate us at another restaurant that did so, but we declined as we were looking forward to eating there.
It is a casual dress restaurant. The service was very good. Many different waiters and managers came over to make sure we were doing well. I ordered some water and a strawberry non alcoholic drink that was frothy. It was very good. My mother ordered a Coca-Cola. The buffet was made up of Arabic and Oriental food. There were many different amazing stations to choose from. I took a little bit from each area. They also had a gentleman carving different meats.
I took a peak at the salad station and got some salad with balsamic. Meat, rice, chicken. I also put some california rolls, meat, calamari, and more on a plate. I love buffets. I am always piling my plate with a plethora of different things. I went back a couple of more times to try different food.
The california rolls tasted so fresh! I got a crab leg thinking to myself I don’t have a cracker and I typically don’t eat crab legs unless I’m home. It is a messy ordeal. Once I sat down I realized there was no need to worry about a cracker or a mess. The crab leg already had part of the shell stripped off. All I had to do was pull the meat out. Amazing!
Of course the best part was the dessert! They had a couple of stations for dessert! There was candy, ice cream, mini cakes, dates, a chocolate fountain, and more. I of course got some strawberries dipped it in the fountain and put it on a plate with a ton of mini cakes. I went back again to try some more. Some of the cakes had real gold flakes on them. There was cheesecake, red velvet with fondant, chocolate mousse, and more. I also tried some traditional Arabic sweets which tasted so good.
There was also a fruit and cheese station, soups, breads, tea, and more. My mom ordered some coffee, but ended up not finishing it because she didn’t like it. From my seat I could see dancing outside. I asked a waiter and discovered there was a huge wedding going on. Once we finished eating we went outside and saw everyone dancing. We walked towards the fountains and sat down.
We had just missed the fountain show, but knew another would be starting shortly so we sat and waited. There was an amazing view of the Burj Khalifa lit up. The fountain show was beautiful and reminded me of the one at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The gentleman who designed the one in Las Vegas also did the ones on the Burj Khalifa Lake, just in true Dubai fashion…bigger!
It was a great experience. It isn’t cheap, especially when you begin to order any type of drinks including water! See the fountain show, restaurant, and more here!
Have you been to Ewaan? Does this seem like a buffet you would want to try?