Scape Dubai is the new restaurant and bar behind the Burj al Arab. I was very impressed with the setting, food and affordable prices. This is must visit place if you’re taking out friends or family. Welcome to Dubai’s classiest restaurant – Scape Restaurant and Bar.
The setting of Scape Dubai
Scape Restaurant and Bar was previously called The North Gate I think. This is the newest, largest extension of the terrace behind the Burj Al Arab. This is separate to the newish Bab Al Yam restaurant that opened earlier this year. There are 3 dining areas, 2 outside and one inside that would seat almost 300 people in total. We went to the launch party on Thursday the 12th October 2016 and were very impressed.
Just driving up to Scape is video worthy! The night we attended, the Burj Al Arab was illuminated with the words SCAPE Restaurant and Bar. The areas were set in front of a very large swimming pool, but you can’t eat at the pool as far as I could tell. There are plenty of spaces to eat on the terrace though.
The food at Scape Dubai
I liked the fact the menu was short and focused on modern dishes. There’s a definite Californian influence at play here. The menu has a raw section with different ceviches and oysters.
Pizzas again are very Californian featuring toppings like dill cream, smoked salmon and capers, that’s the pizza bianca. There are also cooked seafood dishes, we tried the sea bass with vegetables, but I really wanted to try the chilli crab burger with avocado and plantain chips but this had run out at 3pm the same day! I’ll have to go back…
I liked the thyme ice cream and poached apricots that accompanied my chocolate tart for dessert.
Prices at Scape Dubai
I LOVED the fact that Scape was affordable, that’s not to say it’s cheap though. Truffle fries as a side for AED 35 and a good sized sea bass with vegetables will cost you AED 170. Similar dishes for nearer AED 220 are available at Catch Dubai. The crab burger I’m craving is AED 125, again an affordable option, the pizzas are priced at AED 90. You definitely need to book ahead for this restaurant. As far as I know it’s open for lunch and dinner at the moment, lunch is from 12pm to 3.30 pm and dinner starts at 6pm and carries on till 11pm. There is a dj but thankfully the music isn’t too loud at all! This would make a perfect place for those Californian style breakfasts as well, if they decide to offer them.
You want to spend the day on the terrace and use the pool and beach
If you just want to spend the day, you could take a cabana either a regular one or a royal one. Here’s the deal:
Regular Cabana on a WEEK DAY costs AED 2500 for 2 people but includes tea/coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruit, expect to pay AED 3000 for a week end.
Opt for a Royal Cabana on a WEEK DAY and pay AED 3750 for 4 people, this goes up to AED 4500 at the week end. There will be plenty of room at 75 square metres! Or you could just walk on the public beach behind the Burj Al Arab and take a dip in the deliciously warm (at the moment) Arabian Gulf, for free. Parking is AED 2.00 on the street.