The poolside common areas are great with chairs and umbrellas for free. Also the servers are ever present to provide whatever you like from their cafe menu. My wife is hard to cook for since she has to special order for low salt. The chef nailed it perfectly. That was memorable.
Very lively atmosphere, superb range of choice from a round the world selection of dishes from far east Chinese noodles and Japanese sushi to roast beef Yorkshire puddings of the west. Must try their lobster and seafood buffet selection. Sadly they will absolutely startle you with the ridiculous prices on the drinks. A can of Coke around £5 per can. Most drinks are nearly 5 times their retail prices. If you are Ok with that then it's fine otherwise bring your own drinks preferably the free water bottles the hotel gives out for free for hotel guests. Tip.... Keep them in your room fridges and bring them down for meal times that way you'll have a cool beverage every time.
We visited on a Friday night, which was overly crowded and too noisy. Not suitable for a romantic dinner. The buffet has different cuisines but I wasn't impressed by the taste or the variety. I found it quite poor and enjoyed just a few dishes to be honest. The desserts station was ok but nothing too special. A bit expensive but we made it up by using our entertainer voucher. Free flowing beverages (soft drinks + water) can be added for an extra charge of 45 /person.
The worst brunch in Dubai. Incompetent management, awful value for money. Old seafood, excessively loud music. Stay away.
Reasonably good quality food, shame about the layout. It's overcrowded, a struggle to move and as it's a buffet, messy. Get raucous at brunches. But feels like a mid-range crowded cruise ship. Quantity over quality.