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Trader Vics

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Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
03-7545111
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best food experience in UAE

It is the best restaurant you can eat or drink in Alain city and in UAE in general, the variety of the food and the quality of the different dishes make it superior to any other restaurant, the welcome of the staff and the royal service they are serving , as well the nice background of the latino... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
ahmedfarhoud
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is the best restaurant you can eat or drink in Alain city and in UAE in general, the variety of the food and the quality of the different dishes make it superior to any other restaurant, the welcome of the staff and the royal service they are serving , as well the nice background of the latino band coming... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is indeed smoky and the food is average; however, Al Ain doesn't really have a lot of options. Because of this, Trader Vic's has really grown on me. If going for dinner, the chateaubriand for 2 people is a nice choice. The 2 times we have ordered it, it has been cooked perfectly. I also like that it... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I went to Trader Vics while waiting for Moodz to get started. We initially had no intentions of having dinner there, but boy-oh-boy, aren't we elated that we did! We ordered the appetizer sampler and the Singaporean noodles. Both were delicious and more than enough to fill us up. We also had drinks from the bars ~... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited the hotel with friends for a relaxing Saturday afternoon dinner and drinks. The setting was really lovely outside overlooking the pool. The food was very yummy and had very generous portions. The cocktails were delicious too and there was an excellent variety. Our young waiter for the night, Clay, did an excellent job of looking after us and... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited the restaurant on our last night in Al Ain with my sister in law (she lives in Al Ain) the menu offered a great selection and in the end I opted for a curry, it was amazing! Huge portions and really good freshly cooked food. We also had cocktails that were reasonable priced and really really good. Parking... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having read some of the other reviews on here, perhaps my standards are lower than thiers, or maybe I'm just a bit more realistic. Myself and a colleague got a taxi here from our hotel (10 minute ride) on a recomendation from a friend who has recently returned to the UK after 3 years in UAE. We were offered a... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a great place to go for a cocktail after work. The service is a bit slow but the drinks are great. The bar food is really good too.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I've been in Al Ain for 9 years and I always go to Trader for my crispy duck. We just had dinner tonight and as usual we were very pleased with the food. My husband and I had crispy duck and is always a pleasure to have there, I never get tired of eating it. Trader is one of the... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been in Al ain 5 years and am always happy to introduce friends and family to the restaurant. The staff are friendly and welcoming, with special reference to Fonseca for his great cocktails. I have always found the food to be of excellent quality. Once again cannot praise the staff highly enough they are a credit to the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Al Ain not exactly awash with decent restaurants so Trader Vics is a good option if you find yourself in the city. Food and service gloriously predictable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Al Ain
  • Phone Number: 03-7545111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polynesian

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