Top choice seafood in Marina Breakwater

With a patio overlooking the Gulf, hospitable staff and a delicious seafood-focused, fine-dining blend of regional and international cuisine, it's not surprising reservations are recommended. The Vasco twist to the menu is a good reminder of the early Portuguese influence in the region (Iberian-spice grouper, seafood cataplana); and the chilled lobster gazpacho is a revelation in this heat.

Adjacent to Hiltonia Health Club & Spa, it's a perfect place to enjoy a lazy lunch – especially for weekend brunch, when Dhs199 feeds you and gives you pool and beach access (noon to 3.30pm).