I am strong because I am weak. I'm beautiful because I know my flaws. I'm a lover because I am a fighter. I'm fearless because I have been afraid. I'm wise because I have been foolish & I can laugh because I Have known sadness...
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind! -Dr. Seuss
A favorite of mine, simple truth! We should never push aside who we really are and what we want out of life, because of what someone else might say or think!
There is an entrance charge of 1 Dirham (AED) There are a couple of basic food/cafes outlets at the aquarium end. It's basic stuff (coke, burger and chips variety). The walks, gardens and fountains are very nice. There is also a small train to take you round if you don't want to walk (I think there may be a small charge).
Treat your palate to a delectable marriage of old world taste and modern flair, where flavours from Mediterranean and Arabian regions are given new life in the hands of our talented chefs. Offering a far more extensive menu than most Arabic Abu Dhabi restaurants, Atayeb features stews, tajines and couscous dishes from Tunisia, Lebanon and Syria, all of which are cooked over charcoal grills and stoves. As the perfect accompaniment, we also serve a large selection of Moroccan and Lebanese wines. Embrace the warm hospitality of this Pan Arab Abu Dhabi dining spot, and discover the region at its most delicious.
The menu offers a number of cooking methods – think sautéed, steamed, deep-fried and charcoal-grilled – with the diner selecting his or her preference. If in doubt, efficient staff are on-hand to offer advice and explain Blues’ fish market concept.
While chefs prepare your chosen main, keep any munchies at bay with mussels marinière – a bowl of large, delicious shellfish smothered in a creamy garlic sauce. Alternatively, the lightly grilled calamari arrives perfectly cooked in tamarind and basil, avoiding any trace of a rubbery texture.
High standards are kept up with the red snapper. Sautéed in ginger, spring onion and oyster sauce, it stays melt-in-the-mouth tasty without drowning in sauce.
Charcoal-grilled hammour is another solid bet. Basted on Far Eastern herbs and spices, a fork glides easily through its pearl-white flesh. Fine food, even if the location is less than inspiring.