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The Courtyard

#46 of 5,827 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Downtown Dubai
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Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard | Manzil Downtown Dubai , The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 5888
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Courtyard, located in the centre of the hotel, has developed into one...
The Courtyard, located in the centre of the hotel, has developed into one of the most popular Mediterranean restaurants and shisha lounges in Dubai. Combining Arabic tradition with global multicultural tastes. The Courtyard offers spectacular al fresco setting. Masterfully blending colours, designs, tastes, and sounds, The Courtyard experience is unique. It is especially known for its relaxed ambience, good food and flavourful shisha, and has earned a reputation for its laid-back atmosphere, ideal for enjoying the company of family and friends. Bon appetit, or as we say in Arabic, hani'an
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  • 9
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  • 1
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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
A destination restaurant

Great location, a good shisha joint. Good food, specially the creme brûlée :)yummy:) The service is good, the staff is smily and welcoming. A good place to chat and relax. The music was good(DJ) . Would be nice if it is open until 3 or 4am. The restaurant closes too soon for my liking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Sachith S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great location, a good shisha joint. Good food, specially the creme brûlée :)yummy:) The service is good, the staff is smily and welcoming. A good place to chat and relax. The music was good(DJ) . Would be nice if it is open until 3 or 4am. The restaurant closes too soon for my liking.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Finally the Al Manzil Hotel opened after a major renovation. Although I do miss the coziness and intimate "old" courtyard, it is still a very nice place to hang out with friends or just with your other significant half, for a drink, mezze or shisha. The food is good, typical Arabic food, the drink selection is wide and service overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great chilled hangout with a wonderful atmosphere and I have been a regular customer since 2008 mostly for the great f&b and Sheesha and the hospitality and excellent service from the waiters and staff of the courtyard in particular : chamath, Oswald, Steve, William, Ellard, and Gina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The new dj in courtyard is awsome.I like to enjoy my Shisha with chill out music and nice glass of chill wine the way courtyard serving. Chamath special thanks for introducing me tothe dj

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great experience! Will surely return back. Will tell our friends about the experience we had. Everyone should try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Excellent service and the quality of food is good. Will visit this resto more often. I will recommend this to all my friends here in the uae.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Thanks to the awesome crew of Courtyard. Had fun drinking and eating with our friends. Thanks our waiter James for the superb service. Will definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Simply the place is wonderful and the staff will make it unbelievable. Its always Busy just go there and ask for abdel or ozy or kamal... All of them they will make you feel special

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I visited Dubai a couple of weeks ago. My cousin who is has been in Dubai for quite a few years treated me a dinner at the The Courtyard Restaurant. I had a busy Dubai tour that day and I was opting for a cozy place where I can have good taste of Arabic cuisine. We thought of eating at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I don't have words to describe my best experience. Courtyard is the plce where I got everything what I need for a proper rest. Thanks for all team to take care of customers. Service excellent, environment amazing. Guys keep it up and I am gonna be ur regular customer Inshaallah!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard | Manzil Downtown Dubai , The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 428 5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

The Courtyard, located in the centre of the hotel, has developed into one of the most popular Mediterranean restaurants and shisha lounges in Dubai. Combining Arabic tradition with global multicultural tastes. The Courtyard offers spectacular al fresco setting. Masterfully blending colours, designs, tastes, and sounds, The Courtyard experience is unique. It is especially known for its relaxed ambience, good food and flavourful shisha, and has earned a reputation for its laid-back atmosphere, ideal for enjoying the company of family and friends. Bon appetit, or as we say in Arabic, hani'an
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown Dubai

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.