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The Observatory

#254 of 5,596 Restaurants in Dubai
#264 of 5,884 Places to Eat in Dubai
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The Marina
Seafood, International, European, Grill
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Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai 66662, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 319 4000
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the 52nd floor of our hotel, The Observatory offers magnificent...
Located on the 52nd floor of our hotel, The Observatory offers magnificent 360-degree views across Dubai Marina. Stop by the restaurant and bar after work for a happy hour or indulge in a spectacular bubbly brunch buffet in Dubai.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little to noisy

We always eat here when we,re in Dubai because it is an excellent restaurant, however this time we were sat at the bottom of the restaurant near the lounge and the noise was deafening because of the people shouting and singing I could not hear when my husband was speaking to me. We will eat here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our third anniversary in this restaurant. Ana decorated our table with flowers and a great picture set up. It was just amazing. The whole experience was unforgetable. The food and drinks were really tasty and perfectly prepared. I could go on and on and on. We definately will not forget this evening. Thanks to the whole team for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited The Observatory restaurant in Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel. The food was excellent quality, with a superb views over Dubai Marina. Very enjoyable evening with amazing service, food and atmosphere.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing view and we had an excellent table. The food was very good and the service was matched. The wine I felt was very expensive but excellent quality. Go for the view at night

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We always eat here when we,re in Dubai because it is an excellent restaurant, however this time we were sat at the bottom of the restaurant near the lounge and the noise was deafening because of the people shouting and singing I could not hear when my husband was speaking to me. We will eat here again but will request... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The latest visit here was for our anniversary dinner & it was a lovely experience with friendly & personalised service. The veal chop is a real treat, juicy & tender. The fillet steak was also just as tender & delicious. The sides of country mash & (the outstanding) sweet potato fries completed the meal beautifully. We were treated to a... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I visit Dubai every year, and every year I go to the Observatory bar and every time it is by far my favourite bar and restaurant. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the service is exceptional. Happy hour means prices are more than reasonable and the bar food is absolutely amazing!! I literally can not fault this place... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We arrived just after happy hour started and managed to get the last tabel by the window with a great view of the Palm. The staff was very friendly and the prices ok. We had cocktails, the chocolate lava cake and the mini burger. It all looked and tasted good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I booked a lunch here, as I heard it offered good value food, and amazing views over Dubai marina, and the palm. My 3 course lunch was very good, 100dir about £20, so good value for money, something that's not always easy in Dubai. Staff were also very good. This is one of the few places where you can get... More 

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

In Dubai to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary and we wanted to book somewhere spectacular for our celebratory meal. We couldn't have chosen a better venue. Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful (taking photographs for us so that we didn't have to struggle with selfies!) We arrived just before sunset so that we could watch the amazing view from the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I visited here last week for happy hour which runs from 5pm - 8pm Sunday to Thurs. Wow so impressed. Arriving at 530pm I secured a window table which provided the most spectacular views of the Palm and Marina. Service was excellent and the Strawberry Margaritas were out of this world and at 28 AED each worth every penny. Returning... More 

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Additional Information about The Observatory

Address: Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai 66662, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 319 4000
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood, International, European, Grill

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai 66662, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 319 4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, European, Grill

Description

Located on the 52nd floor of our hotel, The Observatory offers magnificent 360-degree views across Dubai Marina. Stop by the restaurant and bar after work for a happy hour or indulge in a spectacular bubbly brunch buffet in Dubai.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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