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The Observatory

#235 of 5,627 Restaurants in Dubai
#241 of 5,913 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Incredible views

A great place for cocktails with friends! Sometimes you just have to be patient to be seated. The view at night is fantastic. A great place to celebrate with friends! A busy place but all worth it! :) Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A great place for cocktails with friends! Sometimes you just have to be patient to be seated. The view at night is fantastic. A great place to celebrate with friends! A busy place but all worth it! :) Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were advised to check this bar out by the Kevin Yellow boat trip. happy hour from 5.00pm to 8.00pm on some food and drink, 29aed for bottle beer, 24 for vodka. 360• around the building, great views of the Palm and sunset. Arrived at 6.00pm and lots of tables. Staff were very helpful. This is a most visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We took another couple for dinner and drinks to celebrate and had a great night. Very busy bar but staff were so helpful in finding us a table before dinner. Lovely tasty food was the all round consensus but the only nagging comment was that some dishes such as the lamb should come with a side such a potato or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Try the observatory. It is not just a restaurant , bar and lounge. It can be a great place for the wedding ceremony, Honey moon, annual awards gala, birthday parties, as well potable place for conferences, high tea, cocktail functions for friends, families and professionals. Staff were so brilliant, food and beverages presentation is astounding. Most amazing being on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

14 of us were there during the happy hour & a bit beyond! We were full up & ready to go home after the drinks & small bites (some which very generous) so we cancelled the reservations for the dinner table. Shaumil Modi one of their seniors at the bar from their F&B dept & his staff took excellent care... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Talk about a room with a view – spectacular, even by Dubai standards. Located on the 52nd floor of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, The Observatory is a lounge bar as well as a casual, fine dining restaurant; each on separate halves of the same floor. The lounge bar, which I have visited several times, is fun and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's a beautiful place with an outstanding view, fancy people great food. A whole experience ! One of the best things was Angy our server, she went over the top to make a memorable experience , recommending beverages and food, she offered to take pictures of us all night and sang happy birthday to me with a delicious chocolate cake.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went here with my girlfriend, booked in advance. As its on the 52nd floor, the view is great. Palm view on the bar side and marina view on the restaurant side. The staff was delightful and very accommodating. Went there on a weekday, so the place was not overcrowded. Had a few drinks at the bar, then shifted over to... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Observatory is located at the 53rd floor of the Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel. One of the rare restaurant open for lunch during Ramadan (no alcohol though). The view is simply breath taking: sea and the palm on one side (ideal side for lunch) the dubai marina on the other side (ideal side for dinner). Went there on a friday... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My partner and I visited the Observatory last Friday as we had a 2-4-1 voucher from our Time Out Dubai Booklet. The view was absolutely incredible and we were lucky to have reserved a window seat. The lunch menu that was offered was of great value, it included a bottle of water, bread and pesto, starter and main with coffee... More 

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Additional Information about The Observatory

Address: Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai 66662, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 319 4000
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
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
Cuisine: Seafood, International, European, Grill

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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

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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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