Imagine the scene, sun kissed sand, the swishing of the sea, a gentle breeze, beach loungers, cocktails, glimpses of the sun setting behind the Burj Al Arab, soft music playing in the background. The atmosphere is enough to induce tranquility and a sense of zen. This is the scene that greeted us as we stepped into Jumeirah Beach Hotel outdoor lounge Ocean Blue for our Zomato CraftnChill event.
Walking to Ocean Blue we were lucky enough to see the most beautiful parrot. What better way to get me even more excited.
There is a shaded dining area with dining tables and a bar if you do not fancy sitting out on the wicker chairs on the beach. The al fresco area is simply stunning with spectacular views of the sea, yachts and the hotel. They were kind enough to organize slippers at the entrance, this was a much welcomed gestures to all the ladies wore high heels.
A variety of mezzes labneh and hummus decked the tables.
We were offered a selection of cocktails, mock tails and wines. The Mango Tango was delicious and refreshing but a little on the sweet side.
Various delicious Arabic foods were laid out for us to nibble on.
The craft part of the event came when we had to take part in making our own manakish.
Many of us tried our luck in mimicking the chef who made flinging the dough from hand to hand look so effortless.
Let’s just say my attempt was far from gracious and seamless, luckily the chef came to my rescue. The round base of dough was then placed on the saj machine and baked for about 3 minutes,
The final product was a deliciously gooey cheese oozing manakish made partially by your truly. Can’t say I didn’t work for my dinner lol.
The regular menu, although limited, has a nice selection of salads, sandwiches, snacks, seafood and extensive drinks menu. I hear the wagyu beef burger is really good. I will make sure to try it the next time I visit. The prices seem reasonable considering its location. Shisha is served at Ocean Blue which is great outdoors to add a little flair to the entire experience.
The service was excellent and professional, with the waiters ever so helpful and pleasant.
I will definitely return for a sun downer and some shisha at this amazing place
Thank you Jumeirah Hotel for hosting us and a brilliant event. It was a fabulous night in a gorgeous location. And a Big thank you to ZomatoUAE for making this possible and massive thank you to Pallavi Sangatanifor making this a great night.