Brining Thai-inspired design and hospitality to Abu Dhabi, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is our destination today for a day filled with fine food and relaxation.
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi boasts a selection of dining options including the hugely popular Benjarong, serving classic Thai cuisine and The Capital Grill, the renowned steakhouse. As well as these awarding winning restaurants Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi also offers elegant and stylish rooms, Namm Spa and DFiT Fitness Centre.
To begin we make our way to Namm Spa. As we enter the spa we are warmly greeted by the therapists. Here we have a brief consultation with the therapists about areas we would like them to focus on, we decide to experience the 90-minute-deep tissue massage. We’ve selected the deep tissue massage as we have been advised that this is the best for releasing chronic muscle tension. Given that we spend hours typing away on a computer we have extremely stiff shoulders and the deep tissue massage promises to release that tension.
Namm Spa offers a variety of treatments including signature journeys starting at AED 850, massages staring at AED 500 per hour and facials starting at AED 490 for 60 minutes. Namm Spa also offers an Arabian honey and milk bath and for AED 300 which sounds extremely relaxing and one treatment we plan to try.
After 90 minutes we are left feeling relax, the massage is performed perfectly. The therapists are highly professional and clearly have a deep understanding of massage techniques. You don’t have to be a hotel guest to experience the spa just simply book an appointment.
Next, we head over to our dining destination, The Capital Grill. This award-winning steakhouse serves a selection of premium aged cuts from farms across the USA, Australia and Ireland. The décor of the restaurant is chic with deep red and purple tones. The open show kitchen adds a sense of theater to guests dining experience whilst the lounge area offers a place where guests can relax and enjoy a pre or post-beverage in a smoke-free setting. The restaurant also has a separate private dining section, tastefully crafted for an exclusive dining experience where luxury, space and privacy comes second to none.
For appetizers I opt for the classic Prawn Cocktail. The Prawn Cocktail is beautifully presented on a bed of ice, the prawns are plump and scrumptious. My dining partner selects the Duck Foie Gras Terrine, Foie Gras, spiced plum, port gel, smoked duck and pecan granola. The Foie Gras is divine, rich and creamy, a perfect choice.
From the main menu we opt for the Grilled Wagyu Capital Burger. The large burger is filled with homemade pickles, aged cheddar, gem lettuce, smoked tomatoes, foie gras and comes with a side of house cut fries. The burger is cooked well done, as requested, the portion is huge and we do struggle to finish our dish.
My dining partner opts for the 1824 Australian 120 days Grain Fed Tenderloin 220g complimented by béarnaise sauce. This tenderloin is cooked well done, a great tasting tenderloin, flavorful and appealing. For sides we opt for garlic mash and crispy calamari both compliment the steak perfectly.
For dessert we choose the Classic Baked Cheese Cake with strawberry coulis and seasonal berries. Presented beautifully on a slate plate the cheese cake is light and fluffy. My dining companion opts for the Sticky Toffee Pudding, a date pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream. Served warm this dessert is perfect for the cool nights.
Overall Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi impressed us. The spa team were professional and knowledgeable and the restaurant offered a variety of dishes at good prices. If you are looking for a relaxing day at the spa or a succulent steak that wont break the bank check out Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, 02 698 8888