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Thyme

#139 of 5,774 Restaurants in Dubai
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Oasis Beach Tower | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3154200
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Today
7:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Live music

We stumbled across this restaurant by accident due to an incompetent taxi driver who got lost looking for TGI Fridays. The food was good, carvery/buffet style. Live music was entertaining. AED 165pp including tea/coffee and water. Not the cheapest but Dubai is not cheap to eat out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
01Julian72
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant by accident due to an incompetent taxi driver who got lost looking for TGI Fridays. The food was good, carvery/buffet style. Live music was entertaining. AED 165pp including tea/coffee and water. Not the cheapest but Dubai is not cheap to eat out.

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear 01Julian72, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. Although it was with regret I learnt of your disappointment with regards to the public transport, I am indeed happy that it was fortunately brought you to experience our Mediterranean cuisine. I was delighted to know that we... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I had a cozy dinner. It was a lovely place for us to spend our weekend. Superb food and great staffs. We also love the live performance of the band, the music adds the delightful ambiance of the restaurat. We will definitely come back again and also recommend with my relatives and friends. Thank you "Thyme restaurant"!!!... More 

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear Kt E, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. My entire team were extremely happy while I shared with them your very highly rated review following your dining experience with us, and I am equally pleased to know that you would visit us again, as well... More 

Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was a buffet style restaurant, excellent food, themed nights and great choice, lt had the added benefit of excellent live music and a bar area serving alcohol. The staff were exceptionally attentive, always asking if we required anything that was not on the buffet. They were especially attentive to my 84 year old mother. Couldnt find any faults, very... More 

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear hotelreviewerspain, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. It is always a great pleasure to see some lovely and highly rated reviews which has also left a happy grin on my face. I was very delighted to read some honest feedback like yours, with very positive... More 

Dubai
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant, with a romantic atmosphere and a good service. I like their buffet, and the Mediterranean dishes they prepare... would recommend it.

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear Maurice A, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. At the restaurant, we welcome our guests with a refreshing approach to Mediterranean cuisine. It was nice to read your positive commendations about the atmosphere of the restaurant which you felt was romantic, the food served, as... More 

Dubai
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Yes I have visited Thymes before and yes I have given it a good review. However, it is still one of the best breakfasts in Dubai. I went there for breakfast on my birthday and it was not the fact that they had reserved me a table AND decorated it!, it was that the manager and every member of staff... More 

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Dear sandbasher, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. First and foremost, I would like to wish you a belated “Happy Birthday!” I was extremely pleased to know that you decided to celebrate your special occasion with us and to know that we managed to meet your... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The staff couldn't do enough for you, especially frazel. Always happy to help. The food choices were great and I enjoyed all my meals here. I would definitely go there again.

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear Claire19782015, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. I was very pleased that my team has been recognised once again because of their outstanding service and also made your dining experience special. I would like to thank you for the wonderful compliments you have written about... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went there recently with my family for dinner on Friday evening and had an awesome night. Great food, large selection and very fresh. Perfectly helpful and entertaining staff, I have to mention especially Mr. Fazil who was outstanding and made us feel at home. Our kids (1&3 yrs) loved it too. Live music. Nothing more we could ask for. Will... More 

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear JBR_resident, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. At the restaurant, we welcome our guests with a refreshing approach to Mediterranean cuisine, and I was indeed happy to know that you and your family had a chance to experience this and also had an excellent dining... More 

london
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

please see my overall review on the JA Oasis Tower for information & review on this wonderful restaurant.

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear hajbt, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. It is our aim to provide an environment which captures the generous spirit of heartfelt hospitality and casual luxury. I have read your wonderful and positive review which I was extremely happy to know that you were satisfied... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place is quite close to my apartment, so come here once in a while for a beer. Haven't had the food. The place is chilled, great service and the setting is good for a nice evening.

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear LONDONGENT87, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. It was always a pleasure to know that you had an enjoyable experience with us and that you were satisfied with the service that you received from my team. I hope you would also able to experience the... More 

England
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Although I am not a big fan of buffets we decided to try this restauant because of the good reviews on this site and we were staying at the Hilton across the road. We were so impressed with the food and service that we made this our choice for our last night in Dubai. There was an excellent choice of... More 

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Torsten O, General Manager at Thyme, responded to this review

Dear Teabag, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Thyme restaurant at JA Oasis Beach Tower. I was extremely happy to know that you finally decided to dine with us on your last day in Dubai and also to know that we managed to meet your expectation on making your dining experience a memorable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oasis Beach Tower | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: 04-3154200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

Neighborhood Profile
The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.