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“Beautiful place, but not worth it for vegetarians!”
Review of Arboretum

Arboretum
Ranked #301 of 10,109 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$101
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Part of the famous Grand Friday Brunch at Jumeirah Al Qasr, recently awarded Ahlan's Best Brunch in Dubai, not only is the Arboretum at Madinat Jumeirah something of an ambassador for Arabian dining culture and cuisine, but it's also a hub of great international food. Sumptuous all-day dining takes place in a light, airy and spacious environment. You can dine alfresco on our wide terrace - bordering the busy waterway and with spectacular views of the sea - or inside, under the ornate and cavernous ceiling with its iconic palm columns.
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Very impressed with the decor of this buffet restaurant inside the Al Qasr hotel (which is stunning)! So I had high expectations! Our party of 9 included 6 vegetarians, and the good friend of ours who booked assured us she mentioned this at time of booking. However, for both starters and main, very limited choices for vegetarians. I asked one of the chefs on the live stations, what was available for vegetarians and he said the Asian stir fried vegetables - that's it!!! Really? Come on, in this day and age this is not acceptable! There was some plain tomato based sauce pasta and margarita pizza, for kids I suppose! So our host quite rightly complained about this, and after an hour and a half they brought us a veggie curry and some lentil Dahl, with naan bread (all of which should have been available in the first place!!). However, apart from one person we had all eaten. I'd had the Asian stir fried vegetables with some rice, and my daughter had that too with some more tabouleh from the starters section which she loves. We did have a mouthful of the curry/dahl, and it was delicious - SUCH a shame that it came too late for us to enjoy!! Dessert choice was good, and if you eat meat (chicken/lamb) or fish choices not too bad (saw only salmon and large prawns). Overall, I would probably not return, even though setting is beautiful and we did have a lovely evening with our friends, although if you eat meat and/or fish, you'll probably really enjoy it! Also we waited well over an hour for someone to take our drinks order - we ordered water quickly but then no one came back to take any further drinks order.

Thank Diane J
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We ate here regularly as part of a half board option from the villas in Dar Al Masyaf. Although there are many options for restaurants on this half board basis, it would be hard to beat the choice and quality here. Breakfast or dinner, so many options, from French, middle eastern, Japanese, Russian dishes. Fantastic!

Thank SallyTWales
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Nelma S, Manager at Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Dear SallyTWales,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Arboretum.

The entire team is delighted with your kind words.
It is with a big smile that we read that our daily variety of food made you choose us during your stay and that you enjoyed your meals with us.

We are looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to the Hotel.

Best Regards,
Nelma Santos
Assistant Outlet Manager

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We had breakfast each day of our stay in the Arboretum. The selection was amazing and the service excellent.

Thank Jill H
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Nelma S, Manager at Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Dear Jill H,

Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us.

It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed each day of your breakfast at Arboretum during your stay at Al Qasr.

We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future for another excellent experience.

Best regards,
Nelma Santos

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

used every day for breakfast , a great choice ,always well stocked and fresh produce coming up all the time .staff really good . we had a half board package .well worth it .

Thank janetread
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Nelma S, Manager at Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Dear janetread,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about Arboretum.

We are very happy to read that we made your experience well worth it! The Chefs and colleagues are delighted to contribute for such a great experience.

We are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.

Best Regards,

Nelma Santos

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

It is inside in one of the most beautiful hotel of Dubai and lunch buffet was exceptional you can have even sushi... If one can eat many of the things available there he will have calories for the next 7 days.

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Thank drcakmur
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Nelma S, Manager at Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us.

Arboretum team and Chefs are very proud to know that you consider our Restaurant as exceptional and it is also a pleasure to see that you enjoyed your experience with us.

We are looking forward to welcome you back.

Sincerely,
Nelma Santos
Assistant Outlet Manager

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