Al Mahara,’The Oyster Shell’ in Arabic, offers a dining experience that stimulates all your senses. The stunning floor to ceiling aquarium inside the restaurant sets the scene for a meal where only the best will do. Sink into the soft seats and be mesmerised by the world of colourful sea life swimming beside your table, while our team of award-winning chefs prepare you something very special from the freshest ingredients. The selection of fine wines perfectly complements Al Mahara’s mouth-watering seafood and other delicious dishes.


“Castello d’Albola is a true representation of what Chianti is about – finesse, perfume, freshness and a great partner for fine food or a glass of wine in the afternoon. Rocca di Montemassi, a youngster that is pushing to break loose, will soon be among the top pretenders for the Super Tuscan title.”


Dimitar Dimitrov
Head Sommelier
Burj Al Arab

The twin souls of Tuscany

The tradition of Chianti Classico VS the innovation of the Maremma


Dimitar Dimitrov
Head Sommelier – Burj Al Arab

Alexander Arestides
Sommelier – Conrad

Sacha Daniel
Operations Director – Asia Asia / Karma Kafe

Jan Liska
Assistant Beverage Manager – Boca

Olivier Gasselin
Head of Wine Middle-East and Asia – Hakkasan

Madan Perisswamy
Head Sommelier – Radisson Media City

Carlo Tinelli
Head Sommelier – Casa Mia

Michal Novak
Head Sommelier – Waldorf Astoria

Luca Gagliardi
General Manager – Solo

Bahaa Hariri
Assistant Beverage Manager – Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Anca Lazaroni
Sommelier – La Serre

Tamas Mikula
Sommelier – Roberto’s

Garth Beer
Wine Consultant

Sheldon Rodrígues
Wine Director – Junoon Dubai

“Castello d’Albola Acciaiolo 2004 Deep ruby, intense spicy notes, smoky, gamey, meaty, with great ripeness, silky tannins, long finish.”

Olivier Gasselin
Head of Wine Middle-East and Asia