Designed to recall an airy Bedouin tent, Emirates Palace’s award-winning Emirati restaurant, Mezlai, pays homage to Abu Dhabi with décor and a vast menu steeped in the heritage and geography of the UAE.
Mezlai’s tent motif elicits a millennia of Arabian culture and hospitality under which diners emerge as royalty. In planning its menu, Mezlai creates dishes with ingredients derived from the sea, mountains, oases and desert that evoke the region. The menu features decadent updates on staples of the Arabian diet accenting expected ingredients, such as za’atar, camel and dates, and introducing the unexpected flavours of saffron, rosewater and hand-picked wild oregano.
A meal in Mezlai is a window into Emirati culture, a warm welcome to the long history of Arabian hospitality and a journey into flavours as old as the sands of time, which taste as fresh and inspired as this city of tomorrow. No stopover in Abu Dhabi is complete without sampling the local flavours and dining as the locals do.
Mezlai has closed as of the 5th of May 2019 and it will be reopened for Eid-al-Fitr with estimated dates being on the 3 June 2019.
- Opening hours:
- All day dining:
- Mon - Sun 13:00 - 22:30
- Restaurant style:
- À la carte, Private Dining, Lounge
- Dress Code:
- Smart Casual
- 87 (Indoor)+ 48 (Outdoor)
- Allowed at the terrace only