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The Observatory

Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3194000
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Ranked #245 of 5,587 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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Willaston
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a business trip to Dubai and had to do a Friday brunch. Went with Dubai resident couple to The Observatory as not built when I lived in Dubai. Therefore the almost 360 deg views of The Palm and Marina along with brunch experience seemed a good choice. Views were stunning, the food less so unfortunately. It was ok but... More

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Wakefield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has wonderful views over the marina and we were able to watch the sun setting whilst eating dinner which was great. I had a steak which was huge and a little fatty. There were four of us and we each had a starter, main course, one bottle of wine and 2 bottles of water. We didn't have a... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

we visited the place about 2 weeks ago and its just amazing! me and my friends had a great time the view and the food was perfect! we'll come back soon!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Being fairly new to Dubai, we were excited to come for a Friday brunch. The view was truly spectacular, however the food itself was pretty disappointing. The starters were okay, however I found many of them lacked seasoning. The buffet mains were the big let down for me. I asked for sliced roast turkey and was given about 1/2 a... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wows excellent place with lovely views of Marina and the surroundings! They also have some very good happy hours! You have to enjoy that!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The view out of the restaurant was ok not great. The view in the bar of the palm is better. Food was ok Bacon was hard but pork ribs were very good The scallops were ok and lamb rack was good Wine selection was limited Service was below average for a pricey resturant. Overall. Go to bar have a drink... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I go as often as I can to this amazing spot in Marina. It´s a perfect after work top roof bar with great happy hour from 5 to 8 pm. Very professional but approachable service, specially from Jescar who gave us great recommendations and attention. Amazing views of the Palm as well as Dubai Marina. Incredibly beautiful during sunset, highly... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great Bar to watch the sunset and enjoy sundowners in the Marina... Drinks are quite expensive but happy hour is for 2 hours and makes it more affordable.... All in all a great way to start the evening...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Food and service here is excellent!! The views are amazing, maybe worth a visit at lunchtime too. Ask for a window seat on booking but to be honest the view is good where ever your seated.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After hearing so much about this venue, we visited The Observatory for a quite dinner and drinks. Located on the 52nd floor of the Marriott hotel at the Marina, this makes for great views of the Palm, Marina and surrounding areas. The night view was mainly lights, but I'm sure lunch time would be gorgeous! There are two sections -... More

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