During our 2 nights staycation at Fujairah Rotana we got to try 4 out of 6 eclectic bar and restaurants. I must say that all of what we ate last weekend was so comforting and made us really pleased. No doubt, good food can make everyone happy. Let us take you to our gastronomic adventure and a slightly food coma 🙂 experience in this beautiful resort.

Sharkey’s Bar (Beach Bar and Restaurant)

First meal to kick-start our food adventure was at Sharkey’s Bar on a Thursday night. Laid back beachside setting in a comfortable sofa pillows, beach waves sound, under the moonlight with dim lighting, and when it gets cold there’s warm heaters. Accompanied with live music and entertainment by a singer and a belly dancer after – it was a perfect venue to chill and enjoy the night away. What are more tempting were the snacks and bites, innovative mocktails, cocktails and more beverages options from their menu!

We ordered pizza pepperoni, chicken caesar salad, spicy curly fries and fried calamari. Complemented with mocktails – pink melon for me and peach daiquiri for the husband. We love how the pizza, calamari and fries are crispy and hot. The mocktails are so refreshing and all of these are accompanied with the cheerful service of Diogo! 🙂

Mozaique All Day Dining Restaurant (International)

Morning came and we had our buffet breakfast at their all day dining international restaurant – Mozaique. Bright and airy space with touch of warm wood colors serving good range of breakfast menu and a live egg cooking station. Salads, cheeses & cold cuts, turkey bacon, sausages, baked beans, pancakes, cereals, fresh baked pastries are some of the options. The buffet has a decent range of breakfast food for guests and is more on the functional side with items from the Western countries.

Tropicana Bar (Sunken pool bar)

At around 2 pm, we had our lunch at Tropicana – Fujairah Rotana pool bar. We saw most guests are sipping their cocktails or juices in their sunbed or in the pool. While for us, we chose to sit at one of their wooden benches and just enjoy the surrounding resort gardens. We ordered mozzarella breaded sticks, wagyu beef burger, mocktails – honey basil mash and watermelon fresh juice. Ended our meal with toblerone cheesecake since we forgot to have one the night before :p And as expected, were delighted by the wagyu beef burger, this beef never fails to pleased our taste buds! 🙂

Waves Beach Restaurant (Seafood)

Our second night dining experience was very similar of what we’ve experienced in Maldives – romantic. As much as we wanted to be seated outside, the wind was a little harsh that night so we opt to sit inside the restaurant and glad we did as it was a private dinner in a romantic setting! Aaron our wait staff was well versed with the menu options. He explained that every Friday they have this seafood market wherein you can choose your food, how you like it to be cooked, weigh it to know the price. Prices are listed per 100 gram of each type of seafood. Range from 30 to 40 AED. Mussels cost 1kg for 110.

From the “market”, we selected bizri as our starters which according to him are exported from Chile or Germany, hammour and shrimp. Since my husband was allergic to some seafood, we also chose from their à la carte menu, he ordered a ribeye steak and I asked for a tom yum soup and dessert. Mocktails were called Innocent mai tai (a mixture of pineapple, carribean syrup, lemon and orange) and Berry brainstorm (a blend of strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, apple lemon and vanilla ice cream).

The starters arrived, the soup and fried bizri. The soup has the right amount of spice and the bizri tastes really good that my husband finishes most! I tried to stop him as he was allergic to it but he insisted! I cannot blame him as it was crispy and delicious. So the same night, he feels a bit itchy :p

All the main courses are accompanied by steamed vegetable, potato cooked to your liking (we chose wedges) and rocca salad. We asked them not to put any mashed potato with the steak as we felt like overeating already with the mere sight of each dish 🙂 Each is beautifully plated by their great Chef. The husband loves his steak and I like the hammour partnered with lemon and garlic butter sauce. YUM!

Ended our meal with the mouth-watering Trio desert – small portion of tiramisu, chocolate lava cake and strawberry cheesecake. Did I make you hungry now? 🙂

Other Dining Options at Fujairah Rotana

Though we haven’t tried to dine in here as we’re really full, we gladly shared the other dining options in this resort so you have an idea on where to indulge. The property also has the Bar Muda Lounge Bar and Terrace where one can sample different beverages blends, enjoy a casual drink or dine al fresco with live entertainment in a sociable atmosphere. They also have a center area café with cool fountains, naturally lit by a beautiful glass skylight, the Al Falaj Lobby Café for light snacks and beverages. And if you don’t like to leave the comfort of your room or private balcony, you can try their international 24-hour in room dining.

The Staff

Good ambiance, lovely atmosphere, fun entertainment and delicious food are nothing if the service is a turn off. That is why we would like to commend all the restaurant/bar staff especially Diogo and Aaron for without your attentiveness and assistance, each gastronomic adventure wouldn’t be complete and enjoyable. From the moment you received us, take our orders, present the food, timely visit to our table to know if the food was fine, clearing of plates, and as we leave the place – everything was done warmly and prompt! Also to Mr. Khalil who gladly visited us every time we’re around having our lunch or dinner. Thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts! 🙂

Overall Experience

So if you’re looking for a beach resort with good food menu options and endless array of innovative mocktails, cocktails and more beverages and spirits in a casual, romantic or family setting accompanied by a live music and entertainment, you know where to find it 🙂 We’d like to thank the whole Rotana team for this one of a kind gastronomic adventure that we had in your lovely resort!  We’ll surely return one day 🙂

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*We were invited by Fujairah Rotana. However, all opinions are our own.