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The Courtyard

#205 of 8,522 Restaurants 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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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice and laid back

I enjoyed the set up of this place. Dim lights, feels like you are tucked away. Literally in the center like a Courtyard. What I liked was that you could choose which restaurant you ate from on either side. We chose Nezesaussi. We had a traditional South African dish called a Boerewors Roll which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lolla2708
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United Arab Emirates
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United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the set up of this place. Dim lights, feels like you are tucked away. Literally in the center like a Courtyard. What I liked was that you could choose which restaurant you ate from on either side. We chose Nezesaussi. We had a traditional South African dish called a Boerewors Roll which was delicious but a bit expensive... More 

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Thank Lolla2708
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and ambience were terrific while the food was good and reasonably priced (however we learned that bread was not complimentary). We enjoyed the restaurant tapas-style opting to order several appetizer options and a few main dishes which seemed to be a good way to go. The hummus, meat kebbeh, and lentil soup were favorites among our group.

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1 Thank travelclown
Birzebbuga, Malta
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic dinner buffet to cater for all tastes - great especially if you love seafood and shell fish

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1 Thank Lorraine195
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I have been coming to the Courtyard several times a week since 2007, and it is far & away my favorite place in Dubai. It is so much like home that I hadn't thought to write a review until now. Great shisha, good food & drink, perfect ambiance and a micro-climate which allows for year-round outdoor dining and relaxation. The... More 

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1 Thank PJ_lifeonthemove
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I was there many times .everything was perfect the food is very delicious ,fantastic atmosphere , very good service only one negative thing. The style and the food of courtyard is arabic. But there is. Only waiters from India or Philippines especially supervisors i think more arabic staff

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1 Thank rachidnabhan
Shenfield, Essex, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

After almost a week of dining out without coming remotely near anything resembling middle eastern cuisine we decided this needed rectifying. You can't book at The Courtyard but we thought we'd take a chance as it's directly across the road from the Souk Al Bahar and the Dubai Mall where there are loads of restaurants. It's located in the middle... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

While we lived next door to this hotel for the past 4 years, and enjoyed dining in the Courtyard several times per month, the food and service have been consistently superior. We were quite disappointed after the hotel refurbishment, as that the water features and plants / trees were removed, presumably to make room for more tables and seating. It's... More 

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1 Thank James F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were taken here s few years ago and we had a great buffet meal. They didn't seem to do the buffet this time but he choice on the menu was really good. Also for Dubai/and an hotel, the prices were very reasonable. We had chicken skewers and they were perfectly cooked. The bread basket was plentiful with some nice... More 

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1 Thank Susanv82013
Phuket, Thailand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing everything. If you are nearby, you must go. The staff are incredible. Service is impeccable. You will definitely enjoy yourself.

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1 Thank reena737
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Whether it's for a ladies night, night out with hubby or friends. I love this place, it has a fun vibe to it, nice music, and food there is delicious. Perfect for Dubai's winter nights.

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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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  • 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.
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