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Bayt Al Wakeel

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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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  • 27
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  • 6
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  • 9
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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
Most recent review
Arabic Food on the Dubai Creek

Excellent position on the Dubai creek - right on the waterfront Very popular spot for tourists and visitors Open air seating Located right on the edge of the Bur Dubai souk and near te Heritage village Good authentic Arabic fare and wide range of fresh juices available. Shish Tawook is highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dubai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent position on the Dubai creek - right on the waterfront Very popular spot for tourists and visitors Open air seating Located right on the edge of the Bur Dubai souk and near te Heritage village Good authentic Arabic fare and wide range of fresh juices available. Shish Tawook is highly recommended Limited Vegetarian dishes available Only damper in the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely view, you sit outside on a balcony/terrace just over the river. We where there at 8 PM and a lovely scenery where taking place. Allot of boats with light up like Christmas trees passing just outside our table. The food - tapas - is very good, allot of alternatives on the menu to chose from,... More 

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Lille, France
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have been there twice in 2 years, the food is awesome, service quite fast and price affordable. The place is really nice, a bit windy, but you can have your lunch above the river watching boat going back and forth from one side to another.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Beautiful setting. Poor service. Dreadful food. We arrived at abou 2pm and were seated inside because the tables outside were reserved for VIPs. The friendly staff took our order and we waited.....and waited and waited. Unfortunately for us, the VIPs (Emirati) arrived shortly after our order was taken and our order was sidelined. After half an hour, I asked to... More 

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Dubai
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took a visiting friend here for lunch. It's a great venue and food was tasty. The service wasn't great though as we struggled to get the waiters attention several times. Would consider going back again.

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Pisa, Italy
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

the atmosphere along the creek is relaxing. we arrived at an unusual time (23.00) but we have a good choice of menu.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Straight forward Lebanese style food served quickly and quite tasty. What you would expect. While it was not a memorable dining experience from a food point of view, the location was very good and the atmosphere was relaxed. The parade of lit up creek cruise dining ships was interesting and convinced us threatening overlooking the creek was better than being... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We just loved this restaurant. It is located along the creek and you can watch the abras passing by. We ordered the seafood platter which was fantastic. Prices are reasonable considering the location. Only negative for us was the waiter who seemed to be in too much of a hurry and was rushing us with our order.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Views are great, you can sit there for hours watching boats and yachts passing by. Food is generally good but depends on dish. Falafal was very tasty, perhaps best we tasted in Dubai. Some Eggplant appetizer with pomegranate sauce was average. Seafood and veg fried rice were ok. We ordered meat platter which was horrible. Waiters were confused. After 5... More 

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Sydney Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

The food was acceptable, the service ok. We went there because we liked the look of the restaurant hanging out over the water as we crossed the creek in the Abra. But there are much better restaurants in the Creek area.

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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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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.