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The Observatory

Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3194000
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Ranked #221 of 5,573 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was on the 52nd floor of the Marriott marina hotel and has incredible 360 views of the palm island. The atmosphere was great and the drinks reasonably priced although it was happy hour and staff couldn't have been more helpful, the look of the place itself was very sophisticated. We didn't eat here but I've heard the meals are... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Best location and best service which I ever can dream of. Nice parking space. A must visit place when you are going to be in dubai. Even after visiting this place in 2013 first. I can keep on visiting it every time when I come to Dubai.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here for drinks at happy hour and what a view this pace has. Totally amazing looking out over the Palm and we even seen skydivers freefall like we were right next to them. It was mobbed with people and the atmosphere was electric. We got table service for drinks and as soon as they saw our drinks nearing the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is the place to go to wow friends or a date with an amazing view, nice food drinks and ambiance without breaking the bank. The Observatory is divided between a restaurant side that has beautiful views overlooking Dubai Marina, and the Bar/Lounge side that overlooks the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah. I have been here numerous times, and the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Views make this restaurant an even better experience. Have been for bar meal and have also eaten in the restaurant both were excellent! If you go when happy hour is on it does get busy but I enjoyed the buzz of the place we went before going to a show and the staff were very accommodating ( the sliders are... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is amazing you have to get here in the afternoon. It has views over the water and palm islands. Happy hour 5-7 which is a added bonus. It is quite expensive place but it is worth it Waiter told us we were a bit late and missed the skydivers

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116 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went with a group of friends for drinks and light bites. We made sure we hit happy hour 5-8pm from memory. It was usual light bite fair, deco isn't the best in Dxb but you have great views over the Marina. Its a good spot especially in happy hour. Food is reasonably priced and its as you would expect. Service... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just had our anniversary dinner here and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was quiet as it was midweek, so we got a great window seat with a stunning view down the Marina. The food was specially prepared for my allergy so waiting time was slightly increased as the chef started my meal from scratch. The scallops I had were... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow this is an excellent restaurant. First took my team here for dinner three years ago and have been a regular since. It is worth noting if you hold a time out city card you receive a 25% discount on food and drinks. Atmosphere and view from the top of the hotel is amazing cannot be faulted, when reserving get... More

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