Derived from the Arabic word for “pairing”, Thanani’s culinary inspiration comes from the Powerhouse modern-day kitchens from across the world. Considering the region, they have blended Middle Eastern and Asian flavors with familiar international dishes, to tickle the taste buds of the modern market in Ajman. While staying well- rooted in traditional combinations, their signature twist to the dishes will defiantly be a highlight. Thanani is in a prime location and has spectacular views overlooking the 100-year-old natural mangroves plantation, which is buzzing with wildlife. The beautifully situated restaurant and modern casual service style is a breath of fresh air for anyone looking to relax and take a break from the Hassle and bustle of city life and enjoy an unforgettable Al Fresco dining experience.
Thanani chefs customize the dishes to create a unique style to the menu, it prides itself on paying attention that the ingredients are of the highest quality, such as incredible cuts of meat from livestock raised on lush pastures and sustainably sourced seafood and fresh fish caught both locally or imported directly to the UAE. The premise of Thanani is simple – clean, distinct flavors presented in a simple but beautiful way utilizing the finest ingredients to enhance rather than overpower their natural flavor profile. This is all perfectly complemented by a bespoke and well-crafted beverage menu that was created considering the surrounding area of Ajman, which provide refreshing takes on some classics.
The team at Thanani is led by the expertise of Head Chef Ricardo Menta who has proved his culinary chops by working for 12 years in London in a variety of high-end restaurants that specialise in everything from fine dining to tapas. The management team also boasts a proven track record with Amy Siviter-Smith handling the role of General Manager and Zdenka Spickova as Events Manager. Thanani currently has a core team of 40 employees of diverse nationalities from Venezuelan to Filipino, Sri Lankan, Indian, African, Pakistani and Italian.
Thanani is a unique sharing concept, serving modern European cuisine with an Arabic influence. Thanani offers an array of specially curated specialities including a bespoke Burrata trolley featuring imported flavoured Burrata from Puglia in Italy with infused sea salts and dressings, all dressed table side – totally unique to Thanani and the MENA region.
Air-dried Galician beef imported especially for Thanani, Spanish mountain lamb seared on Himalayan salt blocks, which are heated to high temperatures, oak plank baked Loch Duart salmon, focaccia sliders with Italian beef and smoked bone marrow, smoked mozzarella, Loch Duart salmon cured and smoked in-house and freshly baked baskets of focaccia and flavoured briocheare just some of the delicacies diners can savour at Thanani.
An urban sanctuary, Thanani is tucked away in Ajman’s idyllic Al Zorah Pavilion and boasts an amazing outdoor terrace area with a sweeping panoramic view of the Al Zorah creek and one of the region’s most prized natural mangrove forests. Al Zorah is also home to an unspoiled ecosystem that affords views of bird migration. Golfing enthusiasts can take in landscaped vistas of the 18-hole golf course and its fairway.
“Diners can also enjoy a lounge-style seating area and a dedicated smoking and seating area.”