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The Observatory

Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3194000
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Ranked #247 of 5,559 restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Palmerston North
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We were told about this place by our yellow boat tours captain , it has a great view of the Palm and lovely staff. Nice mock tails (it was Ramadan) and good to get some food before 8pm! Would be a great place to eat dinner, our metzes platter was very tasty.

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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went up to the famous sky bar, but wasn't really impressed. My Bloody Mary was so tasteless I had to fix it myself...asked a non-smoking table, and was put between two smoking ones. had to leave after a drink because it was spoiling our evening.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

When in Dubai we always try differant restaurants we love fine dining, this time our meal at the Observatory was the best of the holiday and it was up against some strong contenders including Voi on the Pam and Al Mahara at the Burj. The food was wonderful it was beautifully prepared and presented very well, The service was first... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place offers a Fabulous view of The Palm. The drinks are also really nice but the potato wedges are just excellent(A must have). It will always keep you coming back for more.

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Dhahran
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Fab restaurant in Marriott hotel with open vista of Dubai marina and emirate golf club. Fab food & wine at reasonable prices. Also very nice bar if you just want a drink Highly recommend to give it a try not heavily advertised but popular all the same.

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Dubai
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had dinner for fifteen based on a set menu. The service was good, the food well cooked and the atmosphere enjoyable. Cannot find fault.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A great find in Dubai - courtesy of a friend who lives there. The views from the restaurant and bar are magnificent. We were surprised (and pleased!) to find we had arrived during Happy Hour so all drinks in the bar were half price - great value! The food was delicious and very unpretentious. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would... More

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Calpe, Espagne
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69 reviews 69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Because of the view, we decided to have lunch at this restaurant but it was somehow disappointing. We had a thai beef salad wrap which did not taste thai, the tandoori wrap, chicken was dry, club sandwich which was ok, for dessert, the apple tart was fridge reheated and became mushy. The espresso creme brûlée was nice.

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Newcastle, UK
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18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Situated on the 52 floor of the Marriott Hotel in Dubai marina the Observatory offers excellent views and good food too. We paid using a buy one get one free voucher from the Entertainer book (try Ebay if you're in the UK and want similar) - this was happily accepted by the staff. Our meal, including drinks, subsequently came to... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited the Observatory at night and were greeted by a big bottle of champagne at the entrance and the flickering lights of Palm Island. Couples celebrated around the bar in a relaxed atmosphere, but we chose an intimate table for 2 at the window. The next day we returned for lunch, speculating that the view would be even better... More

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