Take it outside

Doha has just got a brand-new backyard-style dining spot

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It’s the best month of the year and we’d be surprised if you are not dining outdoors excessively. And if the myriad al fresco options in the city are giving you real decision fatigue, we’ve got a brand-new spot to recommend. City Centre Rotana Doha in West Bay has just launched its newest gastronomic venture.

Not only can you dine outside in fantastic weather by the poolside, you can also take in top views of the West Bay skyscrapers.

Sama Lounge is the hotel’s first outdoor restaurant and it’s located right next to the pool on the seventh floor. There’s a diverse menu on offer, mainly with an Arabic theme, and you can find freshly prepared mezze, sandwiches and other international favourites on it.

Anticipate a spin on ingredients in all the classics such as tabbouleh, fattoush and mashawi. Aside from the meaty morsels, there are delicious options for seafood lovers. Try the crispy fried calamari or the garlic chilli prawns, but just be warned, you might end up ordering multiple plates of this.

The menus are specially created and Sama Lounge serves some healthy options, too. And with all the exotic dishes up for grabs, you’re probably wondering how much this is going to set you back. Luckily, the dishes are reasonably priced (as low as QR25) and you really don’t have to think twice before you stop by for a leisurely meal.

The restaurant has a warm and relaxing ambience. The background music, combined with comfortable seating and elegant tables, gives the restaurant a truly homey feel. There are candles all around and glow cubes emitting warm light. It almost feels as if you’re in a beautiful Pinterest backyard.

You’ll find us around after work, catching up with friends over falafel.
Open daily 6pm-midnight. City Centre Rotana Doha, West Bay (4445 8888).

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