Dubai Ramadan Iftar Review: Abd El Wahab The Fisherman

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I must admit that it was a strange day full of awkward moments and situations for both me and my expat friend! Walking towards the newly opened Abd El Wahab The Fisherman restaurant at Pier 7 in Dubai Marina felt like a competition of who had more weird stories that day.

I couldn’t wait to tell her about my – hair salon appointment gone mad – story while she was showing me the cat bites on her foot! yes, it was one of those days when nothing seems to be going right I guess.

Despite our frantic and manic Monday stories, we still managed to have a great time at Abd El Wahab and were also rewarded with freshly prepared sea bass fish for our main courses. In addition to an extra fish that we couldn’t dream of having because we were simply too full.

My friend thought that the food served was enough to serve three more people. And was amazed at how our table was completely full of a spread of delicious Lebanese mezza plates.

The restaurant has a nice view of the Dubai Marina skyline…

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Iftar Menu

The Iftar at Abd El Wahab The Fisherman comprises of a set menu that includes Ramadan drinks, soup, Lebanese Mezza, Main course, and Dessert. For the main course, you get to choose between a plate of mixed grills or a daily dish. Today’s daily dish was “kharoof mahshi”.

Since my friend is vegetarian and can only eat seafood, and since we were both looking forward to trying the seafood at this new Lebanese seafood eatery, we asked the supervisor if we could have fish for our main course instead of the grills or daily dish. To our surprise, we not only got two sea bass pieces of fish for our mains, they even served us an additional fish 😀

Lebanese Mezza for starters
Lebanese Mezza for starters

 

Lebanese Mezza at its best at Abd El Wahab The Fisherman
Lebanese Mezza at its best at Abd El Wahab The Fisherman

 

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Freshly Prepared Sea Bass Fish
Freshly Prepared Sea Bass Fish

 

Colorful Fruit Plate
Colorful Fruit Plate

 

Scrumptious Baklawa
Scrumptious Baklawa

 

If they could work on enhancing one thing, what would that be?

My friend was beyond shocked when a waiter took away her starter plate while she was still eating her hummos! throughout our Iftar, the servers seemed to be in a rush to clear our plates or the table, bring in the next course, or simply offer us some refreshing napkins!

I repeat, during Iftar, it is highly important for the servers to take into consideration that us clients have been fasting all day and would need to take our sweet time in eating and taking breaks between courses! It’s even more agitating when you can sense that there is someone watching over your shoulder to see if you are done with your plate, so that they can take it and bring in the next one! It really takes away from the whole – meant to be relaxed – dining (or in this case Iftar) experience!

So please have some mercy on us and let us take down our meal slowly and with ease.

Abd El Wahab The Fisherman at Pier 7
Abd El Wahab The Fisherman at Pier 7

 

Cost

The Iftar set menu at Abd El Wahab The Fisherman is at 135 AED per person. It includes soft drinks, Ramadan drinks, soup, starters, a main course, desserts and coffee or tea!

Conclusion

After our superb Iftar, we had a short stroll at nearby Marina Mall before sitting down at Cafe Nero to chat. To help us digest our huge Iftar even better, a live band were playing the Oud at the mall’s main lobby. The chilled tunes helped us relax and unwind after a long and unusually awkward day!

 

Ramadan Decor at Dubai Marina Mall
Ramadan Decor at Dubai Marina Mall

 

Oud Player at the center of Dubai Marina Mall
Oud Player at the center of Dubai Marina Mall

 

Live Arabic Band at Dubai Marina Mall
Live Arabic Band at Dubai Marina Mall

 

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Nada Al Ghowainim

I am a 30-something Dubai-based Saudi female lifestyle blogger and writer. I am on an endless journey of self-discovery and self-development. Learn More About Me

50 thoughts on “Dubai Ramadan Iftar Review: Abd El Wahab The Fisherman”

  1. as always like the natural shots….Nada, you do have a good habit of blogging frequently…keep it up.
    Good luck
    Faisal
    Barajeel Bloggers Lounge Dubai
    ( A Meetup Dot Com Group for bloggers and writers in UAE)

  2. Nice review, wish I was in town to try that one. The sea bass looked lovely.

    The taking away of plates when you have barely finished or when your co-diner is still eating is a Dubai thing. it is a regular complaint of mine. So infuriating.

  3. Again as always u surprise me with your good choice of food .Me as a fact never thought of trying fish for iftar.but will truly consider it now after seeing these yummy pics. On the other hand i cannot agree more on how some staff in restaurants insist on spoiling your peace ambiance my constantly looking over ur shoulders and looking at ur plates as if they are in a competion who is going to collect the biggest number of empty plates first ! i really wish they could give us a peace of mind while we are enjoying our meal. xxx

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