Bab Al Qasr Hotel

Dining in the Dark 

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Offer Details

The exclusive restaurant, Fresh Basil – Pitch Black Dining, located on the 2nd floor of the hotel promises a one-of-a-kind tailored-made experience. Its unique look has been specially designed to assist with the transition from light to dark, from known to unknown.


The lack of distractions fosters the notion that dining in the dark sharpens diners' senses. It emphasis on taste, mouthfeel, fragrance, and sound, as well it promotes of the art of talking.



Diners will be seated in the pitch black room by night vision equipped waiters. Each dining experience lasts between 60 to 90 minutes, allowing guests time to adjust to their new surroundings before being served a 3-course dinner. Before entering guests can choose also their drinks. The meal package starts from AED 399 per person.



Arrival Experience: Upon arrival at Fresh Basil - Pitch Black Dining, our staff will welcome the diners with a welcome cocktail and canapes and they will explain the concept and the dining process in detail.

Before seated to the table in the pitch black room, they are asked to place all light emitting objects, such as cell phones, watches, lighters, and cameras into the secure boxes that we will provide. This policy is in place to make sure all of our guests have a wonderful censorial experience while dining in the dark with us.


Dining Experience: The Pitch Black Dining begins in a pitch black dining room where our friendly servers will guide and assist guests to the table. Once one became acquainted with complete darkness, their social awareness is heightened, senses are sharpened. During the dining experience, guests will enjoy a 3 - courses set menu, one course at a time. Each delicious course has been beautifully created to entice the taste buds and awaken the senses through flavours that flow from dish to dish.


De-briefing / The Reveal: After the Dining in the Dark is completed, the guests will be escorted to the de-briefing area where they will meet the Chef. Guests will be asked to guess the food they ate, after which the mystery will be revealed by uncovering of each course.


AED 399  included of Welcome Drink, canapes and a 3-course set menu

For further information or reservations call / Whatsapp 056 992 2078 or email

Terms & Conditions

  • Please note: limited seats, reservation in advance required. 
  • The offer is inclusive of all taxes

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