I have been travelling for a week staying in different properties between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and having dinners in a lot of properties around. I can definitely affirm that the Emirates Palace was the worst one. Even I can say that it was one of the worst dinner experiences in my life. I was in the Sayad restaurant (specialty seafood and fish). The location is very good and the ambience is very nice but the food is terrible. We ate a platter of seafood for 750AED and it was totally disgusting. It should be a selection of the food that they have but this is what I found: The lobster was not fresh at all; I think it was in a freezer for weeks. The selection of fish almost the same, even they served cold. The mussels were very small, most of them even empty, and they hide all of this with a lot of prawns in between. The waiter realized that we didn’t like it because we had bad faces and almost all the food in the table. He didn’t ask for a feedback and even he left us along us we were one of the last tables. We paid the bill and we left, of course everything very expensive. We felt totally ripped off.
Conclusion: nice building, poor service, bad food and expensive hotel.
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