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Al Shams

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 801 5400
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (6 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“biryani” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Bar, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
LOCATION
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had ordered some nibbles by the pool side and they were all delicious.. The chicken satay and chicken quesadillas 👍More

Thank NoorT
MatthewF2923, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear NoorT Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! We offer our International pool menu for the lunches & Arabian for the evenings and happy that our poolside lunch options were to your liking. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Nice international food with reasonable price. With a pool bar beside it. One of 3 restaurants in the desert resort. The other two are palm which is nice Arabian food and grill. And the nearby amwaj the sea food restaurant.More

Thank sdfhassan2001
Matthew F, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Dear sdfhassan2001 Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! We offer our International pool menu for the lunches & Arabian for the evenings, Amwaj for our seafood delights, on your next visit I would suggest taking a short...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Nice setting and given the fans we were even able to sit out during the middle of summer. Enjoyable Arabic food. The cold mezze starter with fresh bread is enough to be the main meal. Caesar salad with prawns was bland although my guest really...More

Thank MarcusWillTravel
Matthew F, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Marcus Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! I'm delighted you enjoyed your Arabic mezze & biryani dining options with us in Al Shams Restaurant. Our team is always available to help with your expectations and I...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious. Chefs r professionals. Staff r exceptional. We ate arabic mix grill, soups,pizza.More

Thank dianaZ3446QT
Matthew F, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Dear Diana Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! I'm delighted you enjoyed your dining options with us in Al Shams Restaurant. Our team is always available to help with your expectations and happy that your menu choices...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I ate all vegetarian and vegan dishes which were all fresh and delicious. Wonderful staff and views. Heavenly.More

Thank Suzie R
Matthew F, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Suzie R Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you enjoyed our vegetarian & vegan offers. Looking forward to seeing the movie when it's...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It's tasty good but the menu is poor and needs more varieties , the food was served fast and it has a nice viewMore

Thank Nadabara
Matthew F, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Dear Nadabara, Greetings from Sir Bani Yas island! Thank you for the comments, seeing that al Shams restaurant is located on a remote location we are constantly increasing the selection and balancing the selection with our need to only use the fresh / best products...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Al Shams overlooks the pool and the sea, and offers a relaxing atmosphere. We have tried it on lunch and dinner the food was amazing. The service was really awesome.More

Thank Syed Ashar A
Matthew F, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Dear Syashar, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that the team trilled you with the meal and service, We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

Al Shams is a good place for a quick bite. It overlooks the pool and the sea, and offers a relaxing atmosphere. The menu is not very creative, but you should be bale to find something that entices you.More

Thank MHSV_MG
Brayno B, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! Indeed, Al Shams offers a very relaxing atmosphere near the pool side! During the lunch periods, our menu tends to focus more on classic international fare and pool bites....More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Tried the arabian barbeque stile dinner under the stars! Can only recommend. Amazing atmosphere and a lot of food. We liked the starters most!More

Thank manuela k
Brayno B, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Mrs Manuela, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Arabic theme night on the Al Shams beach! Indeed, it is a very special experience, which allows you to enjoy...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

The restaurant is located in an ideal location, right beside the pool , and in-front of the beach. Nice variety of nice Arabic cuisine, and very friendly staff.More

Thank firasabdalla
Brayno B, Manager at Al Shams, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Mr Firas, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, especially the warm hospitality of our team! I will be sharing your feedback with my colleagues and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Phone Number: +971 2 801 5400
  • E-mail
Description
Al Shams Restaurant & Bar: Dining at Desert Islands Resort & Spa is defined by the casual elegance and zesty world flavours of Al Shams Restaurant and Bar (an Arabic name which means 'The Sun'). Featuring an exotic menu of Arabic dishes punctuated with international favourites, breezy island evenings come to life at this poolside venue. Choose to dine casually poolside throughout the day with snacks served to your sun lounger, and by night the restaurant transforms into a trio of romantically lit venues, whether it be at the bar with a signature cocktail or sundowner, indoors in temperature controlled comfort, or alfresco with the kiss of the sea breeze on your skin.
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