Retracing your steps to the left side of Marina Mall, follow the esplanade’s curve around to Pier 7. Rising from the water on its own jetty, Pier 7 is an unmistakable landmark. Housing seven different restaurants – Atelier M, Asia Asia, Abd El Wahab, The Scene by Simon Rimmer, Cargo, O Cacti and Fume – it’s an eclectic mix of eateries serving up anything from Arabian mainstays and British bistro bites, to pan-Asian sharing plates and after-sunset drinks. Each venue makes use of the cylinder-shaped building’s ceiling-to-floor glass walls, and ample outdoors balcony space.
While taking in a roast dinner on The Scene’s al fresco terrace is a delightful daylight experience, it’s after sunset that the fine-dining restaurant, Atelier M, really shines. Take the elevator to the seventh floor and step out into an exquisite Art Deco-inspired entryway, before following the wide mirrored staircase up to the rooftop terrace. Here, you’ll discover spectacular sweeping 360-degree views of the Marina and the Arabian Gulf.