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The Courtyard

#77 of 5,660 Restaurants in Dubai
#79 of 5,950 Places to Eat in Dubai
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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 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly and relaxing

The lounge is positioned in the courtyard of a beautifully designed hotel depicting former Arabian style architecture that once spread on many Arab countries. The staff is very friendly and cooperative. We arrived without a booking and were attended to instantly. We sat at the bar until a table is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The lounge is positioned in the courtyard of a beautifully designed hotel depicting former Arabian style architecture that once spread on many Arab countries. The staff is very friendly and cooperative. We arrived without a booking and were attended to instantly. We sat at the bar until a table is ready and the bartender was professional and smiley. The wines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I don't know how they do it, but The Courtyard is an outdoor spot in the heart of Downtown Dubai that somehow stays cool even during the hot summer months. If you're looking for a place that has food, shisha, and alcohol (which is a difficult trifecta to come by in Dubai), then this is the spot. Centrally located, great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

That's a great location in the heart of Dubai downtown the center of tomorrow 😊. Staff is very welcoming and professional and service is just fantastic. I'll definitely recommend this place for dinner or even Moroccan tea with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I went here to try their Iftar buffet and i am fully aware that the food offering is most on arabian peninsula cuisines with slightly twist on the western palate. Consider that i am not fans of arabian food, but The Courtyard simply change my mind. Their iftar buffet start with beautifully presented of selection arabian drinks like morrocan iced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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 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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