Taking its inspiration from the 1st millennium tribe that settled across Southeast Asia, LAO reflects the rich culinary traditions of the LAO people, heavily inspired by the natural beauty and intrinsic cuisine of Vietnam.

LAO aims to elevate traditional Vietnamese cuisine through Chef Mai's menu, fusing traditional cooking techniques with modern presentations developing unique flavors and sensory experiences.

LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens. A spacious and creatively designed private dining room is available for intimate parties and dinners.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hotel, UAE - Chicken noodle soup with chopsticks

Taste of Saigon

LAO | 1 October - 15 December | 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Experience an enticing culinary affair of traditional and authentic Vietnamese delicacies at LAO. Discover signature dishes from the region of Saigon and savour Vietnamese Rice Paper Salad, Broken Rice with Beef Short Ribs and Bubble Milk Green Tea, all prepared passionately by chef Mai.

AED 270 for a four course menu per person
AED 370 for a four course menu including beverage pairing per person

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hotel, UAE - Chefs cooking in kitchen

Bespoke Cooking Classes

LAO | Mondays | 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join Chef de Cuisine Mai and Sous Chef Trang for an exclusive interactive cooking class that takes guests on a gastronomic journey to the heart of Vietnam. The bespoke experience starts at the hotel's organic garden, selecting fresh herbs that will be used to compliment ingredients in the traditional Vietnamese dishes, such as mouth-watering fresh Vietnamese rolls and Pho. Guests can then enjoy their masterpieces accompanied by a signature iced tea.

From AED 650 per person

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hotel, UAE - Chef in kitchen

Chef's Counter

LAO | 21 July - 31 September | 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Hailing from Hanoi, join Chef Mai for an intimate dining experience at her "chef's counter" which overlooks the open kitchen in LAO. Enjoy this culinary journey through the heart of Vietnam with bespoke dishes cooked to your preference throughout your dining experience. Make this evening an unforgettable dining experience of unique flavours, and stories of each dish from Chef Mai and how she has elevated traditional Vietnamese cuisine by fusing traditional cooking techniques.

AED 380 for four course menu inclusive of ice tea and Vietnamese coffee per person

A Taste of Waldorf Astoria

Social by Heinz Beck, LAO, Peacock Alley, Serafina | 1-30 September

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other with an exclusive 3-course "Taste of Waldorf Astoria" dining experience at our restaurants and bars. Enjoy an Italian affair at the contemporary fine dining Social by Heinz Beck, a traditional Vietnamese journey at LAO fusing traditional cooking techniques with modern presentations, experience the legendary Peacock Alley or relax at Serafina while watching the stunning skyline of the iconic Palm Jumeirah Dubai Marina.

Social by Heinz Beck | Monday to Saturday | 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
AED 299 for a three-course menu with a glass of grape per person

LAO | Daily | 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
AED 199 for three-course menu with a glass of grape per person

Peacock Alley | Daily | 2:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
AED 99 for afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco per person

Serafina | Daily | 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
AED 160 for a platter of bruschetta bites with two cocktails for two people

Waldorf Astoria Dining Expedition

Peacock Alley, LAO, Social by Heinz Beck & Palm Avenue | Monday to Saturday | Available Upon Request

Discover four world-class restaurants in one evening on this exciting culinary journey. Start with aperitif and canapés in Peacock Alley as the sun starts to set behind the iconic Palm Jumeirah, then move to LAO for starters and signature cocktails. Experience a Michelin star-worthy main course with wine pairing in Social by Heinz Beck and finally, indulge in desserts, cocktails and shisha by the beach in Palm Avenue in a traditional Majlis setting.

AED 630 per person inclusive of soft beverages
AED 780 per person inclusive of house beverages

All prices are inclusive of 7% municipality fee, 10% service charge and 5% VAT.

Opening Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


For information and reservations, call +971-4-818 2222 or email dxbpd.restaurants@waldorfastoria.com.

Dress Code:

Smart Elegant


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