4 The Foodie Dubai

Dinner At Ewaan in Downtown Dubai

There are many places to eat in Dubai. The amount of food and types will have you in a dizzy attempting to choose. Buffets and brunches are very popular in Dubai. With all of the many choices finding a great place to eat isn’t the easiest, but in a city like Dubai it also isn’t the hardest. Recommended by a gentleman who lives in Dubai, we decided to have dinner at Ewaan in Downtown Dubai.
Dinner At Ewaan
Ewaan is located inside The Palace Downtown Dubai hotel. It is a beautiful five star hotel. Ewaan allows for a dining experience throughout the day, everyday, however we went on a Saturday night for their buffet.  Originally we choose them because we were told by someone we would have a direct view of the fountain show as we were eating. However once we arrived we found out that was not the case. Even though our reservation was with Ewann the hostess was happy to accommodate us at another restaurant that did so, but we declined as we were looking forward to eating there.

Lobby of The Palace Hotel  © 2015 HollyDayz
Lobby of The Palace Downtown Dubai Hotel © 2015 HollyDayz

It is a casual dress restaurant. The service was very good. Many different waiters and managers came over to make sure we were doing well. I ordered some water and a strawberry non alcoholic drink that was frothy. It was very good. My mother ordered a Coca-Cola. The buffet was made up of Arabic and Oriental food. There were many different amazing stations to choose from. I took a little bit from each area. They also had a gentleman carving different meats.
Strawberry drink © 2015 HollyDayz
Strawberry drink and the Coca-Cola © 2015 HollyDayz

I took a peak at the salad station and got some salad with balsamic. Meat, rice, chicken. I also put some california rolls, meat, calamari, and more on a plate. I love buffets. I am always piling my plate with a plethora of different things. I went back a couple of more times to try different food.
First plate © 2015 HollyDayz
First plate © 2015 HollyDayz

The california rolls tasted so fresh! I got a crab leg thinking to myself I don’t have a cracker and I typically don’t eat crab legs unless I’m home. It is a messy ordeal. Once I sat down I realized there was no need to worry about a cracker or a mess. The crab leg already had part of the shell stripped off. All I had to do was pull the meat out. Amazing!
Part of the dessert area with chocolate fountain  © 2015 HollyDayz
Part of the dessert area with chocolate fountain © 2015 HollyDayz

Of course the best part was the dessert! They had a couple of stations for dessert! There was candy, ice cream, mini cakes, dates, a chocolate fountain, and more. I of course got some strawberries dipped it in the fountain and put it on a plate with a ton of mini cakes. I went back again to try some more. Some of the cakes had real gold flakes on them. There was cheesecake, red velvet with fondant, chocolate mousse, and more. I also tried some traditional Arabic sweets which tasted so good.
Some desserts © 2015 HollyDayz
Some desserts © 2015 HollyDayz

Desserts, Cheese, and Crackers © 2015 HollyDayz
Desserts, Cheese, and Crackers © 2015 HollyDayz

There was also a fruit and cheese station, soups, breads, tea, and more. My mom ordered some coffee, but ended up not finishing it because she didn’t like it. From my seat I could see dancing outside. I asked a waiter and discovered there was a huge wedding going on. Once we finished eating we went outside and saw everyone dancing. We walked towards the fountains and sat down.
Burj Khalifa © 2015 HollyDayz
Burj Khalifa © 2015 HollyDayz

We had just missed the fountain show, but knew another would be starting shortly so we sat and waited. There was an amazing view of the Burj Khalifa lit up. The fountain show was beautiful and reminded me of the one at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The gentleman who designed the one in Las Vegas also did the ones on the Burj Khalifa Lake, just in true Dubai fashion…bigger!
Dubai Fountain Show © 2015 HollyDayz
Dubai Fountain Show © 2015 HollyDayz

It was a great experience. It isn’t cheap, especially when you begin to order any type of drinks including water! See the fountain show, restaurant, and more here!
Have you been to Ewaan? Does this seem like a buffet you would want to try?

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  • Janelle McLeod (@IAmLadyJays)

    OMG! What an AMAZING spot. BEAUTIFUL!!! Why??? Ugghhh.. DROOLS!!! No seriously, everything looks totally fab and the foods are to drool for. Thanks for always sharing such beautiful places to travel and eat.

    • Holly Dayz

      LOL..I was thinking about how the food was while writing this. I am surprised I didn’t drool. Thank you for taking the time out to read about them!

  • The Caffeinated Day Tripper

    Yikes! Those desserts look amazing! I gained ten pounds just reading this post!

    • Holly Dayz

      I know I wish I had some of them now. lol your eyes ate the food huh

  • Kristi

    Thank you for sharing your experience in Dubai! What are your thoughts on the service, and general attitudes towards women?

    • Holly Dayz

      Your very welcome. Thank you for reading and see the journey! The service was great. They treat women well as far as I saw. No issues whatsoever.

  • ntbrewer

    I haven’t been to this restaurant but am glad to learn about it. I tend to go to the malls to eat but this sounds like a nice buffet in Dubai!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was amazing. I wish I could go right now. I could understand that, the malls have so much.

  • Kay's Ways (@OdashKay)

    I can definitely appreciate pre-cracked crab legs, this buffet would be right up my alley! Sounds like a great experience because food can be hit or miss when on vacation.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was so very much appreciated! It was too good. I wish I had gotten more of certain things. That always happens after I leave a great place to eat.

  • ChiChi

    The restaurant and food both look so beautiful and delish! My sister will be in Dubai this week and will pass your post along to her in hopes that she tries out the place for herself.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was very beautiful and the food extremely good. I hope your sister has a great time! I am positive she will, Dubai is amazing! I hope she does try it out, please let me know.

  • thesophislife

    funny the more I read your Dubai posts it does remind me of a Arab version of Las Vegas! Buffets and the water show! The desserts look yummy. California rolls-funny. And I would never think there would be good seafood in the dessert!

    • Holly Dayz

      lol I told you! Its Vegas on steroids, so you know I loved it! They have a fish market near the souks. The food was amazing.

  • lawswrites

    Wow, wow, wow, really exciting Holly! I am kind of jealous right now, lol, in a good way if that is possible, its inspiring, and as someone who enjoys trying new things the food looks like an adventure

    • Holly Dayz

      I understand lol…the food was amazing. The seafood tasted so fresh. I always use buffets to try out new stuff.

  • kp3reloaded

    Your pictures are amazing as usual! Everything looks and sounds so delicious!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you so much! Oh it was truly amazing!

  • Paula McInerney

    We used to race through Dubai, until we had a job working as travel writers there last year. No I want to discover more, and will add Ewaan to my list

    • Holly Dayz

      That is awesome. This place is delicious.

  • Denise Browning

    Such an amazing city with great eats, entertainment, and shopping.

    • Holly Dayz

      I loved it. Great place.

  • Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Totes leaned in for a sniff and cheeky screen lick. I want it all in my person. 🙂

  • Rosemary

    Great pictures and what an amazing restaurant. Wow! That’s interesting that buffets and brunches are very popular in Dubai! I’ve seen the fountain show in Vegas, I can only imagine what it was like in Dubai!! Happy travels and eating:)

  • Amelia

    That dessert looks soon good.

  • Ms Frugal Ears

    I love a good buffet as well. This looks yummy and heaps of fun.

  • fivebeansfood

    Looks like an impressive spread of food

  • Rosemarie

    Looks and sounds great!

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    the dessert stations sounds like a good place to start!

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