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The Courtyard

#66 of 5,596 Restaurants in Dubai
#70 of 5,884 Places to Eat in 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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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Courtyard, located in the centre of Manzil Downtown Dubai, has...
The Courtyard, located in the centre of Manzil Downtown Dubai, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing restaurant and shisha

Im a regular customer in this place. Their food is delicious and the service is excellent. By the time you enter, their staff welcome you as if you are the only customer they have. Their shisha is the best in the city and the shisha guys are professional. They are friendly and they do their best to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Im a regular customer in this place. Their food is delicious and the service is excellent. By the time you enter, their staff welcome you as if you are the only customer they have. Their shisha is the best in the city and the shisha guys are professional. They are friendly and they do their best to make your time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

serving the hotel pool The courtyard has a center location surrounded lobby and the souk and the restaurants despite the fact of the hotel is none smoking hotel the Courtyard serves Shisha also they do serve the pool side which in the first floor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I'd like to compliment Jalil and his staff for the excellent customer service they provide me every week. I frequent The Manzil often, as well as Vida. The management and staff at Manzil provide superior customer service. They are warm welcoming, friendly, and appreciative. The level of professionalism is elevated. The Manzil staff is happy, energetic, always smiling, and they... More 

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Jalil2013, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Chandra, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience in Manzil Downtown Dubai. I am truly glad to know that, you enjoyed your experience and were pleased with the service provided by our associates in The Courtyard. Your very kind words will surely be passed on to our associates to continuously inspire them to provide... More 

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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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Address: Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard | Manzil Downtown Dubai , The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 428 5888
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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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 Manzil Downtown Dubai, 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
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Downtown Dubai
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