Seafood in Marina Breakwater

With a patio overlooking the Gulf, hospitable staff and a delicious seafood-focused blend of regional and international cuisine, it's not surprising reservations are recommended. The Vasco menu-twist is a good reminder of the early Portuguese influence in the region with Iberian-spice grouper and cataplana (mixed seafood dish cooked in a copper pot, hailing from the Algarve region) both featuring.

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). Entry is next door to the Hiltonia Beach Club.