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Bayt Al Wakeel

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The Creek
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Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Had a relaxed break beside Dubai Creek

I had a great experience at this restaurant. I had a walking tour along the creek and found this place great for a break. I had Arabic sala which was tasty and inexpensive. The restaurant is at the waterfront so I enjoyed watching water taxis and boats sailing around, and having relaxing breeze... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
SweetAfrica
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Lilongwe
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Lilongwe
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I had a great experience at this restaurant. I had a walking tour along the creek and found this place great for a break. I had Arabic sala which was tasty and inexpensive. The restaurant is at the waterfront so I enjoyed watching water taxis and boats sailing around, and having relaxing breeze... I also charged my cell phone there.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times in previous years and have always found the food to be good and the views to be spectacular. It is a fairly small restaurant, considering its growing popularity (as it is now mentioned in guide books). Therefore, it is imperative to arrive early to avoid queuing for a table. The service... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant is so well located by the creek and has so much potential! It's a shame that their service and organization is terrible. We waited about 30 minutes to be seated and were handed the menu after about 20 minutes. Even then, the waiter hands it to customers that arrived after us and completely ignored us, despite those customers... More 

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Lofoten Islands, Norway
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My boyfriend read in his travel guide about this restaurant, where it was recommended and when we already were in the Creek area we thought we'd try it out. We searched a moment to find it, and as soon as we arrived we had to wait be seated. There was a waitress writing on a paper and she looked shortly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our last night in Dubai and found the restaurant in a stunning location. This was where our luck ended. The food came within minutes. Cold fries, dried out chicken and pre~packed flat bread. The hummous was over oiled and poor. If i did not know better, i would say the whole meal had been precooked and just thrown on the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We planned to have lunch at Bayt Al Wakeel restaurant in the heart of Bur Dubai. The restaurant has a nice location - right on the river - and is perfect after a day of roaming in the streets of Mina Bazaar. Even though this restaurant is listed and recommended by Time Out, I FIRMLY ADVISE TO STAY AWAY FROM... More 

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Singapore
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

take the 1 Dirham boat across the Creek and turn left. 200 mores down you will find a great view of the Creek and some good middle eastern food. We really liked this place and by the queues you know it is a good one. Easy to find. Busy. Great Views.

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Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A very nice view and not too expensive. Went there several times. Really good bread and hummus - A must try ! I would go back next time !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Drawn in by the location over looking the turn in the creek. He is what our 1:45 minute lunch composed of: 15 mins for menus to arrive 45 for our orders to be taken 1 hour 30 mins for food to arrive 30 secs to present the bill when asked could we pay I don't suspect many people will read... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The location is great, along the creek, however there is simply no sense of hospitality. Very bad service and clear lack of hygiene. This place needs a deep cleaning. Food is average, price ok.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighborhood: The Creek

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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Staying in The Creek

Neighborhood Profile
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.