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The Observatory

#273 of 5,827 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
Views make the difference

Took some visiting relatives to the Observatory for their last night in Dubai. Cocktails were tempting enough that we ordered a few more than we expected, with great views up the coast at sunset. Shifted to the dining room as it got dark. Again service was good, as you'd expect. Food had generous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Located on 52nd floor with a great view of Palm and Dubai marina.. Amazing drinks by bartender Akshay.. Very friendly staff with decent music.. Not a busy place but worth going..

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Took some visiting relatives to the Observatory for their last night in Dubai. Cocktails were tempting enough that we ordered a few more than we expected, with great views up the coast at sunset. Shifted to the dining room as it got dark. Again service was good, as you'd expect. Food had generous portions but was a little hit and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was a bit pricey, but as this was the meal we decided would be our splurge this trip, it was well worth what we paid. Everything was perfect, starting with the view and ending with the elevator ride to our room immediately after. The food was incredibly tasty and the waitress made the experience even more pleasant. This was... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a great evening with wonderful food and service, topped-off with wonderful views. Valet parking was also a nice touch. An expensive meal, but met the standards expected. Highly recommended.

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Waretown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took advantage od some free time from a tour and decided the Marriott Harbor Resort with the Observatory on 52 sounded really nice, We had a lunch reservation and had more than adequate time to relax, have a delightful Bellini and a prix fixe lunch. The best is the view of the palms. There was a lot to watch... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

my son had been asking me for ages if we could go to observatory so on his Easter break home (he is at boarding school in uk) we decided to take all the family there, we couldn't get a window table which was fine as it was a late booking but when we got there it really wasn't worth the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Like the title, it offers amazing views , topped up with delicious food with enormous portions and tasty drinks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Maybe choosing this 52nd floor, high-rise, high-gloss eatery as the location for a friends reunion now that we both have 2 kids 12 and under wasn't my smartest move. However, the restaurant came on a recommendation and the fact that they had kids menus and a great view did fill me with some confidence as our family arrived fashionably late... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Second visit here first was in the evening and I have to say the lunch menu is as superb as the evening. Had the lunch deal of a starter,a main and soft drinks for 99aed and was not disappointed. The service was absolutely fantastic too. Best thing about the day is the bars empty and the restaurant is the Palm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had one of the most memorale dinners, the view is fantastic, good food, nice cocktails, excelent service, the floor manager such a professional guy, we advised the restaurant about being late due to heavy traffic and he still provided us with the best available table for that time, next to the windows. Waitress extremely helpful and funny. Great quiet ambience,... More 

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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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Staying in The Marina

Neighborhood Profile
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.