Tides is mainly a buffet restaurant, but it does have a delicious a la carte menu, which we tried out. We arrived at the hotel just as the buffet was ending, so we were able to go try out the dishes from the menu.
Although the menu is not too extensive, they have many different types of cuisines. We flipped through the pages and saw many things that caught our eye, but I opted for a Ciabatta Beef sandwich, while Little Khalifa got fries (because it’s literally the only thing he eats).
My husband was a bit hungrier than me; after all he was the one who did all the driving, so he got calamari for starters and then Murgh Makhani for his mains.
I had some of his calamari and it was cooked perfectly! He really enjoyed his Murgh Makhani dish, which is a curry that comes with white rice and a salad.
I also liked my ciabatta beef sandwich, and the portion size was very generous, so I got full before being able to finish it up.
I did see something on the dessert menu that really made me crave it, so I had to save some space for the Creme Brûlée. The creme brûlée was absolutely divine, and I was so glad that I later found out that it is also served in the buffet menus.
- Staff/Service: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Food: 4.5
- Value for money: 4
Overall Rating: 4.6
Worth Trying?: The restaurant is great for full meals or even light bites after the beach. I would recommend you try to make it in time for the buffets, but even if you can’t, the a la carte menu is good as well.
For more information, call Danat Jebel Dhanna at +971 (0) 2 801 2222.