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.
- 9:00 am – 1:00 am
- All-day dining menu
- 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
- Poolside menu
- 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
- Shisha service
- 12:00 noon – 1:00 am
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, while a selection of fresh sushi and sashimi is served every evening.