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Amala

#90 of 5,773 Restaurants in Dubai
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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray: | Right Wing of the Lobby, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 453 0444
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: From the moment you step inside Amala, you'll find the welcome is warm and...
From the moment you step inside Amala, you'll find the welcome is warm and authentically Indian. The cuisine, known as Mughlai, is strongly influenced by Persia and Turkey and is known for its richness, with exotic spices, dried fruits and cream. Every evening, Amala serves an exceptional a la carte menu where guests are able to order as many dishes as they like at a set price. Dine within the magnificent interiors or outside on the terrace, as you sample the varied flavours of North Indian cuisine through this truly extravagant dining experience.
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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, attentive service, a hidden gem

Dined here tonight with a colleague and dear friend after reading a mention in Time Out Dubai. Located in the architectural splendid Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, which is a bonus. Food was excellent. Good selection, freshly cooked with great flavour. The taster menu is extremely good value at AED325... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Simon B
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Dined here tonight with a colleague and dear friend after reading a mention in Time Out Dubai. Located in the architectural splendid Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, which is a bonus. Food was excellent. Good selection, freshly cooked with great flavour. The taster menu is extremely good value at AED325 per person. Service was very good. Staff made us feel welcome and... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing . The head chef came into the restaurant to check that everything was ok and that we were happy with the service. We were the service was excellent

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Bromley, Kent UK
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187 reviews 187 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed an excellent meal in Amala last night. The food is amazing and the service was excellent. We will certainly visit again when we return to the Zabeel Saray in December. Thank you

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Swindon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We have eaten in this restaurant twice this week and both times the service was second to none. The staff there were fantastic from the moment we were greeted by the manager to the moment we left. We had the taster menu on our 2nd visit and the food was excellent. We let Ishan guide us with recommendations on what... More 

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leicestershie
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have just retrned from a holiday in Dubai and while we were there we had a very enjoyable meal at the Amala restaurant. The food tasted really fresh and authentic, the samosas we had as a starter were excellent. All the staff were very attentive and professional with a special mention to Janaka who was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We had no expectations of this restaurant as tripadvisor had some mixed reviews. A friend recommended it so we thought we wouls give it a try. WOW we were SO glad we did!!!!!! We were completely blown away by the experience there, it was outstanding. Firstly the staff were wonderful, everyone friendly, smiling, always happy to oblige. My husband and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We had visited Amala to celebrate my Wedding Anniversary... Ambience was good and gave the feel of a palace... Service was amazing... We were attended by Mr. Aby. He was very helpful and assisting us from the time we stepped into Amala... As I have a daughter who is 10 months old... She kept dropping things on floor... And everytime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very nice and calm atmosphere.. foods are very tasty......... especially same india's taste..... staff Mr.Aby was very friendly...

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Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

While staying at the Jumeirah, we had a wonderful dinner at the Amala. We both are Foodies and really enjoyed this authentic Indian cuisine very much. The food was fresh, very tasty and with the right amount of spices to make this a memorable Dubai dinner for us. The service was quiet but there and very friendly. We also want... More 

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Norway
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed the half board winter flavour offer included in our stay at The Jumeirah hotel Al qasr. This gave us The possibillity to Select from 50 different restaurants. Amala was the only indian choice and since we love indian food our expectations where really high. Amala is located in The sabeel zaray hotel on The Palm. The restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray: | Right Wing of the Lobby, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 453 0444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

From the moment you step inside Amala, you'll find the welcome is warm and authentically Indian. The cuisine, known as Mughlai, is strongly influenced by Persia and Turkey and is known for its richness, with exotic spices, dried fruits and cream. Every evening, Amala serves an exceptional a la carte menu where guests are able to order as many dishes as they like at a set price. Dine within the magnificent interiors or outside on the terrace, as you sample the varied flavours of North Indian cuisine through this truly extravagant dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?