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Trader Vics

Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
03-7545111
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Ranked #7 of 259 Restaurants in Al Ain
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Polynesian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

By far the best food in Al Ain! We eat here regularly. Alex and her team of staff endevour to make your meal an experience every time. The staff are super friendly, remember customers by name and their preferences. Extremely responsive to individual requests every time. Lovely atmosphere and the music still allows conversation.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Always enjoy Trader Vic's! There is a wode variety of delicious cocktails, served in a decorative cup. The band was entertaining and played some fun music to dance to. We also tried their lunch/bar menu, and had delicious sandwiches with a great view of the hotel pool.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Normally a good place to eat yet has recently started the slippery slope to being a one off visit place for self and friends. Food is nice yet now getting the regular cold food, under / over cooked food. Portion sizes vary visit to visit. Yet worst of all the service is taking a dive. Why do they only have... More

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The menu is good, and some of the choices are very good. The atmosphere in this place creeps me out. It's too noisy to hold a conversation for this 50-ish American, owing to the loud drunks and the volume of the music. I ate at the adjoining Lebanese place outside, and that was spoiled too by the obnoxious drunks sitting... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is not just a drinking bar! I love going here as you are guaranteed to meet interesting people. Dancing music and a great atmosphere. What more do you need? Food is a bit pricy and the drinks are inconsistent but when it works it is a great night out.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Trader Vics restaurants have been a Rotana Hotel staple for many years. The menu offers a predictable variety and the quality of the ingredients is pretty good. They also offer special menus at certain times of the year to promote a seasonal food item e.g. mushrooms, asparagus etc… Remember this is Al Ain we're talking about and as far as... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Good food. You can eat in the restaurant, bar area or outside. Wine selection and service are also good. Music most nights.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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20 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great atmosphere and good service. Live band most nights I think. One of the better UAE branches of Trader Vics. Not to large and rowdy. Pretty good food and cocktails. Beats most of the other options in Al Ain.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

this is a very fine and good restaurant and bar , also the Mai Tai there is very good made by barman s who are very professional and very good aknowledge of the cocktails ( I was many times served by a Mr Fonseka) he make the cocktails with very good ways and presentation really first class I would also... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Trader Vic's is one of the few restaurants in Al Ain that can make a decent steak. They have an adequate wine selection and a variety of cocktails. It is a pricey but if you have a rewards card you can get a discount. It is annoying that they allow smoking both inside and outside the restaurant. Most people smoking... More

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