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“Shimmers by the Pool!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shimmers

Shimmers
Mina A'Salam Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 366 6730
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Ranked #340 of 5,604 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Barbecue, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lunch and Dinner , Fabulous setting with the close view of Burj Al Arab. Perfect place to have a casual dinner with family and friends or romantic dinner with your partner. Place for relaxing with many different flavors of Shisha while watching the sunset.
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“Shimmers by the Pool!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our goddaughter treated us to a day pass for the facilities and beach area which are part of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort....what a fabulous treat the pool and surrounding areas were fantastic and the beach was beautiful white sand as far as the eye could see the sea was warm and inviting and the view of the Burj was awesome.....there is building work going on next door which was a distraction but we still had a great day and would highly recommend spending a day or two here......the staff were attentive and the bar food at Shimmers was excellent.....

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great view of the Burj”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Here on a days pass for some pool time at the Mina A Salam part of the Madinat Jumeirah Arab Resort.....great location next to the beach and a great view of the Burj Al Arab Hotel next door. Stayed at the hotel on a previous visit but first review this forum..
Atmosphere somewhat spoilt by building works close by but an altogether delicious lunch at Shimmers and some nice cold drinks while taking in the view and some very good photo opportunities.
Prices are reflective of Dubai...well recommended...

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Loved the laid back ambience ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a great place to relax by the beach. They have nailed the setting and ambience. I think one should visit the place for just this... Beach side casual dining in a 5-star setting

Food was good, I'd say. Well cooked and tasty. We were not disappointed. Beer was overpriced though... Served in one of the smallest beer glasses, at full price :))

But the service has a long way to go. Since other reviewers don't seem to complain about the service, I'm presuming we were unlucky to get a 'not-so-friendly', 'not-so-competent' one for our table. It took ages to take our order (that too on prompting) and ages to get the food too.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Amazing view !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I googled best place to have a shisha and this place came up, so I caught a taxi from dubai mall when I arrived I was amazed at the views of Burj al arab and the sea. Wow wow wow. One of the most amazing places I have been in dubai I arrived at sun set that was just luck, make sure you go there at sun set wow. I sat down got a shisha and watched the sun go down into the water. Then ordered a beautiful mushroom risotto. A must see in dubai. Take your wife or girl friend there at sunset for a meal you will be in the good books for sure

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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Perfect for the sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went there mainly to appreciate Burj Al Arab view. It very relaxing observing the sunset sitting in a chair or table on the carpets they put on the sand. The atmosphere is young and there were a group smoking narguile making the night even more special. The food was very good and they have a friendly staff.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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