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The Observatory

#236 of 5,583 Restaurants in Dubai
#244 of 5,857 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: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Dinner

Been here countless times since moving to Dubai and the quality of food is always good. I went last night and it was so cold in the restaurant it was very uncomfortable. I asked for a pashmina which I got and it was great however it was still cold and the temperature made our food go cold too !

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Kamini M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Been here countless times since moving to Dubai and the quality of food is always good. I went last night and it was so cold in the restaurant it was very uncomfortable. I asked for a pashmina which I got and it was great however it was still cold and the temperature made our food go cold too !

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

52 floors up at the top of the Marriott Dubai Marina is Observatory. Order the ribs. They are fantastic. The mash that comes with them is fantastic. What more is there to say? Well, if you can fit in the sweet potato fries? Do it. Excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This bar is situated on the 52nd floor of the Marriott in Dubai Marina. Big panaromic windows overlooking Palm Jumeirah is one of the main features of the place. The food is good and non-alcoholic cocktails are quite original. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food along with view and the atmosphere of the restaurant make this place perfect for first date and the following ones as well as family dinner. Quality of the food is very good and and the dishes are delicious. Although amount of food is not very impressive especially for the people that used to eat big portion the cook... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been there many times over the last few years but our last visit was very disappointing, however we went back this week and were absolutely delighted that the Observatory brunch is now back to its exceptional standard of food and service. The Omani lobster cooked to perfection, succulent fresh prawns and perfectly roasted turkey so tasty were among... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We attended this restaurant as part of our honeymoon. I personally have been here numerous times as my father used to live in the building, so came to visit him. As part of our honeymoon I decided to take my new wife there due to my previous experiences being great. We went to the bar first for a drink. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The observatory Restaurant in The Marriot Hotel Dubai Marina is a fantastic place to enjoy a fabulous meal... Vibrant restaurant with lovely decor, great service and fantastic views... Set up on the 52nd floor of the hotel the restaurant is circular and therefore affords views across The Jumeirah Palm all the way around to Dubai Marina.... FANTASTIC!.... The menu is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I used Groupon voucher which was very good value for money. Went for lunch with 2 friends. The view was amazing. Food was a average. Starter was nice main course flank steak was good but not mouthwatering. Dessert was nice. Service not too bad. Very enjoyable visit.

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An excellent experience. This is a very pleasant restaurant in an excellent location with a wonderful view across the marina area of Dubai. There's also a spacious and comfortable bar area adjacent to the restaurant (with a defined smoking area). My food was excellent - some of the best I had during my stay, but one of my party was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Where do I start?? Great view, very friendly staff who let us take (without reservation) best table right near the window. Although not really much choice of food in the menu, it didn't bother me. Meat was exactly medium rare as I requested :) Put it on the top of Dubai restaurant list

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Restaurant Details

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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