Though the poolside views of the city and the smell of fresh bread baking in the brick oven are enticing, the real star of Aura is the modern Shami cuisine, a delightful mix of Lebanese and Syrian flavours, best enjoyed at night, when the lights reflect off the water and cast a beautiful glow.
- Every Day
- 7:00 am – 12:00 midnight
- Selection of Meze
- Eggplant Fattah
Rice mixed with herbs, eggplant and lamb
- Kouzi Al Sham
Lamb mixed with rice, peas, raisins, pine nuts and lamb sauce
- Meat Lebanese Mashawy
Meat and chicken kofta, shish kebab, shish tawook and lamb chops
My inspiration for my cooking has always come from my mother and grandmother – I cook with love and passion.Nidal El Hamoud Chef, Aura
More Dining Options
Dine with family or friends at our casual yet trendy bar, serving hot-off-the-grill gourmet burgers with an international flair. Enjoy paired with a cold beer or shake while your favourite match entertains on our flat-screen TVs.
Nairu & Nairu Lounge
Gaze out at panoramic Nile views while you explore the best of exotic Asian cuisine – Cantonese, Indian, Japanese and Thai – at our contemporary restaurant and lounge on the First Nile Boat.
Sink into a couch beneath the mesmerizing, circular, stained-glass window and enjoy colourful, handmade macaroons and Valrhona chocolates or fresh salads and sandwiches. Our pianist provides the perfect ambience in our third-floor lounge.
Stop in for a light, pre- or post-shopping meal in our contemporary French brasserie located within First Mall, where brick-oven pizzas, quiches and puff-pastry specialties are perfect for a quick lunch.
Whether you’re time-zone–hopping, feeding a hungry team during an impromptu meeting, or looking for quiet, private dining, you can choose from our extensive In-Room menu day or night.
Savour the finest cuts of meat at our Brazilian grill, also serving appetizers and fresh salads with bright South American flavours, and enjoy Brazilian-inspired cocktails shaken to perfection – all aboard the First Nile Boat.
Mingle with friends at our open-air pizzeria and bar situated in the First Nile Boat’s entrance, and savour fresh-out-of-the-brick-oven pizzas, cocktails and a vibrant selection of antipasto using the freshest ingredients from our Chef’s garden.