The Madinat Silk Route: Discover A Captivating Culinary Abra Experience


Guests are invited to a brand-new evening dining experience at Madinat Jumeirah as they explore the curiosities of the silk route mystique via a scenic abra ride, for a truly special night to remember.

As temperatures begin to drop and the sun dips beyond the horizon, embark on an exquisite culinary journey through the majestic waterways of Madinat Jumeirah. With the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah serving as the perfect backdrop, meander through the winding canals as you savour award-winning Asian flavours across Zheng He’s, Pai Thai and Bahri.

From reimagined Chinese flavours with tableside drama to the aromatic tastes of Thailand and rooftop world-class cocktails, step onboard one of Jumeirah’s iconic abras to discover the The Madinat Silk Route for an unforgettable dining experience. With two delectable journeys to choose from, there are plenty of options to indulge across Madinat Jumeirah.

Journey One | Start the night with an aperitif at the exquisite Bahri at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, sipping on the likes of the artfully crafted Barrel Aged Negroni and Yuzu & Elderflower Spritz, perfectly paired with a signature Bao. Next, be transported to Zheng He’s for a mouth-watering selection of starters. Savour the Signature Peking Duck served with pancakes and all the classic condiments as well as the Signature Dim Sum Sharing Platter, best enjoyed with a signature cocktail or mocktail. The journey ends at the waterside haven Pai Thai with indulgent mains such as Gaeng Khiew Wan Gai (Green Chicken Curry), Tom Yam Talay Phad Heang (Wok Fried Seafood), Nuea Yang Pai Thai (Grilled Australian Beef) and Phad Phak Ruam Mit (Wok Fried Vegetables). Accentuating the vibrant Thai flavours, quench your thirst with the Salika Lin Thong (Gin-based cocktail) or Khanom Bee (pineapple-based mocktail). For the sweetest end, Pai Thai’s Pandan Crème Brulee, provides the finishing touch to the evening.

Journey Two | Journey along the mesmerising waterways as you start your evening at the picturesque Pai Thai at Jumeirah Al Qasr. Indulge in the Khong Wang Ruam (Pai Thai Starter Sample) including Prawn Cakes, Chicken Sate, Pomelo Salad, Vegetable Spring Rolls and the Purple Chicken Dumpling. All served with the Salika Lin Thong (Gin-based cocktail) or Khanom Bee (pineapple-based mocktail). The charming abra then takes guests to the stunning Zheng He’s for a delectable menu of sharing mains including the Signature Peking Duck, Szechuan Pepper Spiced Tiger Prawns, Wok-Fried Black Pepper Australian Beef Tenderloin, Stir-Fried Broccoli and a choice of Egg Fried Rice or Vegetables Egg Noodle, paired with a signature cocktail or mocktail. For a sweet finish, discover the refreshing Sago Pearls & Fresh Mango. The final destination on the journey, Bahri, serves up the perfect digestif with the Cocoa Old Fashioned and Yuzu & Elderflower Spritz, enjoyed best as you overlook glorious views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

The Madinat Silk Route: Available daily from 6PM at AED 990 for two people | Journey One: Inclusive of two cocktails/mocktails and one bar bite at Bahri, sharing starters at Zheng He’s with one cocktail/mocktail and sharing mains and dessert with one cocktail/mocktail at Pai Thai OR Journey Two: sharing starters at Pai Thai with one cocktail/mocktail, sharing mains and dessert with one cocktail/mocktail at Zheng He’s and two cocktails at Bahri. | Booking required minimum 48 hours in advance and 100% payment in advance.


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