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.

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A Taste of Hanoi

LAO | Daily | 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Experience a culinary journey through Hanoi, with a daring exclusive three-course set menu overflowing with authentic flavours with a touch of avant-garde in a setting of understated elegance taking you on a dining expedition through the hills and delta area of the famous city of Hanoi. Savour dishes such as crab noodle soup, Bun Cha and crab roll Hang Manh.

AED 270 per person

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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

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Five of Chef Mai's Specialties in LAO

LAO | 1-25 May | 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Savour dishes inspired by the flavours of chef Mai's fresh herbs garden at the hotel, and relish Vietnamese lobster noodles, grilled speciality seabass or delicious wok fried beef tenderloin. An unforgettable dining experience at a special five-year celebratory price.

AED 55 per dish

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Chef's Counter

LAO | Daily | 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 385 per person (4 course) - ice tea and Vietnamese tea.

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Waldorf Astoria Dining Expedition

Peacock Alley, LAO, Social by Heinz Beck & Palm Avenue Tuesday 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. A dedicated butler will lead and serve your party throughout the evening. 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 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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