When the weather is nice in Dubai there are many places you can sit and have a nice plate of food. But if you want an experience when it comes to food and your view, go to Doors Freestyle Grill, Umm Hurair.
It's a bit of a task getting there. So make sure you know where to park. If you're driving, know that the parking is located at different corners of the giant boardwalk at Al-Seef, Deira. If you are coming by cab, which is the easiest, most convenient option, you can just ask the cabbie to drop you at the 'modern side' of Al-Seef. The structures around the area pay homage to the 'old' and 'new' Dubai where older half has shops and restaurants Baskin Robbins in a baroque setting and the newer side of the boardwalk include Doors.
Lavishly decorated and designer plated from the word go, Doors' decor is curated in gold. The live cooking experience adds to the realistic value and the outdoor sitting gives a gorgeous view of the creek itself.
The real treat, however, is the food.
Doors offers you to experience your food through live cooking at your table. The meats are grilled to perfection and the drinks are gorgeous. Especially the Silk Road that is tangy and subtle, both at the same time.
Silk Road - photo by author
The meats are cooked beautifully and in front of you. The knowledgeable servers are happy to enlighten you about the variety and the technique of the meat cut and served.
We got to speak to the Mexican chef who had prepared the dessert tray for us. It was a gorgeous collection of various treats dramatically engulfed in smoke and flowers. Interestingly enough, the tastes were extremely familiar even if some of the names were outlandish for us.
Dessert at Doors - photo by author
Doors is definitely recommended if you want a high-quality dining experience with a view.
Phone number: 04 5260071 (Table booking recommended)
Timings: 1 pm to 1 am
Average Cost: AED 740 for two people
Address: Al Seef, Al Seef Street, Umm Hurair, Dubai
Website: Doors Webpage