Since the beginning of time, food and eating has taken its place as the central activity of all of mankind and one of the most significant trademarks of any culture.
Like pizza is to Italy, truffles to France and saffron to Persia, we want the world and our guests to discover the UAE through our cuisine.
At Seven Sands, food is never only about satisfying the appetite. It’s about sharing, about honesty, and above all, it’s about identity. We couldn’t agree more.
Owned by Dubai World Trade Centre, the Emirati cuisine specialists, Seven Sands represents a blend of ethnic flavours and inspirations.
With an unsurpassed reputation catering to royal events and celebrity galas, there are great expectations surrounding Seven Sands.
We hope to live up to every single one of them from starter to dessert.
However far we move forward, we will always respect where we came from. This land, this region, and the produce we receive from it.
Emirati cuisine is composed of recipes handed down from one generation to the next and shared amongst friends. Steeped in oral tradition, they are truly communal and our chefs are no different.
Coming from various backgrounds, the kitchen is abuzz with conversation and opinion, all in the interests of enhancing the taste and experience we offer.
Set in a beautiful seaside location, Seven Sands is an effortless presentation of the traditional and the new. Authentic cuisine served in a quintessentially modern, light and contemporary Dubai setting.
It is our mission to offer you an unforgettable exploration of our rich culinary traditions. Local recipes. Local produce. But always, extraordinary taste.
Meet The Chef
Chef Rabah Samra was supposed to be an engineer. But then gastronomy found him. He remembers the day well. He was with friends at a hotel in Damascus when his food epiphany came to him.
He watched enthralled as dish after beautiful dish came carried on high from the kitchens. The energy. The intensity. He knew his calling when he saw it. The rest as they say is history.
Engineering’s loss has been the restaurant world’s gain. Chef Samra pursued his culinary dream at some of the region’s leading hotels and restaurants until finally arriving at Seven Sands where he leads the kitchens.
With a reputation as impressive as his achievements, Chef Samra brings his love and passion for food to our table.
The United Arab Emirates is made up of seven regions, each with a variation in culture, tradition and cuisine. Seven Sands is a celebration of all the seven Emirates and the rich heritage and values that unite this nation as a whole.
As desert, mountain and coastal people, we have been shaped by so much. Not least of all the wandering, trading and bartering nature that has made us a community of sharers right from the very beginning.
Our heritage and history is defined by this generosity and for us, there is no greater joy than to remain true to this sentiment. It is with warmth and pleasure that we invite you to dine at our table.
Ahlan wa sahlan.