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The Observatory

Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3194000
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Ranked #259 of 5,580 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Visited the Observatory for evening dinner with friends I hadn't seen for a while, the atmosphere was very calm and the staff were very attentive and helpful. The restaurant itself was very clean, very impressive to the eye! However - the menu didn't have a great choice and the portion sizes were very minimal. If you're expecting a hearty dinner... More

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Dubai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I chose the observatory to celebrate our 3rd anniversary, and I've informed them upon reserving a table 2 days before. I was promised with a cake ( which was forgotten ) and a minor clash happened very near to us between staff members over that cake. However, they brought the cake later and apologized nicely to us. My wife had... More

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jersey c.i
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the best meal we have ever had the pleasure to eat. The service was outstanding. Great atmosphere and stunning views. This is a must for visitors .

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Istanbul, Turkey
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177 reviews 177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Located on the 52nd floor of the Marriot hotel , this restaurant has two options ; Restaurant or Bar sides. I tried the Bar side for beers with buddies . All food were with average taste nothing special. Just good for beer during the sunset to observe the Dubai Marina.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant for visitors to the city. I loved the view. I was able to walk around the bar to see the view on the Palm side. I was happy I had a reservation at the restaurant so I could enjoy the more serene atmosphere of the restaurant. The bar seemed to attract louder groups of people.... More

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manchester
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The observatory bar/restaurant on the 52nd floor of the of the Marriott hotel at Dubai marina - amazing views of the palm, reasonably priced meals, we used entertainer voucher 2for1 which msde it a good priced lunch - food and cocktails excellent .

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Observatory is located on the 52nd floor of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel. It occupies the whole floor. On the one side there is a restaurant and on the other side (the more scenic side) there is a bar. From the bar you have perfect views of the sea, the marina and the Palm (including Atlantis The Palm Hotel).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I came here for our date night and were fortunate to have a window seat with a view of the Marina. The view is truly entertaining. We found the staff to be attentive and efficient. I had the fillet mignon and sweet potato chips which were very well prepared and delicious. My husband had the sea bream... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stopped by at the Observatory bar, initially just to have a few drinks, but we ended up getting a two course meal with soft drinks for about £15! The food was lovely too, I had shrimp salad to start, and rump steak for my main which was cooked perfect. I would definitely recommend going here just for the view!

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Wolverhampton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very glad that I heard about this place before our visit! Amazing views of the palm and the marina. We visited at sunset and views were breathtaking. Restaurant and bar were very quiet at the this time but really livened up after we'd finished our dinner. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. I suffer with a nut allergy and to... More

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