Company Profile

Al Dhafra Restaurants


The Restaurants was founded in 1993 and named Al Dhafra Restaurants upon the wish of his Royal Highness the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan . The concept stated with the dream of transforming a ship they owned into a floating restaurant, offering Emirate, Arabic & International Cuisine in an effort to preserve the great ancestral heritage of this country.

Al Arish Restaurant in Mina Zayed was the first step which then followed by the Al Mina restaurant & Coffee shop, an outdoor expansion positioned directly on the docks.

Following came launch of our Wedding Hall concept. And from that time on, Al Dhafra became a landmark till date for meeting prestigious weddings & gala dinners. Our ballrooms expanded to include 3 unique halls catering for the different needs of our clients.

As the years passed & UAE prospered, the dhow floating restaurants & wedding tents became a symbol of outstanding success as the visitors of Abu Dhabi truly admired this great vision.

Al Dhafra Restaurants