Wow wow wow. There is really no other word to describe it. If you want ambience you can't find better than Al Mahara. The aquarium is amazing and so beautiful. Soft lighting and peaceful music make you forget you are in the busy city of Dubai. Although they could have fit many more tables into the restaurant they did not. Instead left plenty of room between tables. The tables were a great size big enough that you didn't have to move your glass every time they brought something to the table like so many other restaurants.
We ordered a seafood platter that serves two. The serving was very generous and included, fish, salmon, prawns, oysters, crab, lobster and scollops. It was all cooked to perfection.
We took our 2 children as we went for lunch. The children's menu was amazing. Not just seafood but chicken, pasta, lamb etc. The quality of the kids meals were better than some other restaurants I have eaten at. They each received a lovely book explaining the fish in the aquarium which they could bring home as a memento.
The waiters were just brilliant. They were well informed and could answer any question we had about the menu.
Al Mahara was awesome and I would highly recommend it for a romantic dinner or a special family lunch. Well worth every cent.