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The Observatory

Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3194000
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Ranked #241 of 5,594 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

LOVED the view of Dubai Marina and The Palm from Observatory. If only Dubai wasn't so sandy/cloudy that day! The sunset view was one of the best I've seen (without having the Burj Khalifa). The food tasted fantastic as well. Enjoyed the tapas style food... the hot chocolate maybe not so much. There are happy hour prices on food as... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is one of Dubai's lower cost brunch options and represents very good value. But the main attraction here is the stunning view out across the Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. It is worth the price just for that. Menu wise the brunch is a slightly odd mix of a la carte and buffet. It isnt especially dressy which appeals... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I come here regularly past one year. It is a great place for Friday brunch and romantic dinner with your loved one. The view is absolutely stunning! And the food, mmmmmm, yummy!!!! Best risotto I ever had. Bravo to the chef!!!

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Willaston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

On a business trip to Dubai and had to do a Friday brunch. Went with Dubai resident couple to The Observatory as not built when I lived in Dubai. Therefore the almost 360 deg views of The Palm and Marina along with brunch experience seemed a good choice. Views were stunning, the food less so unfortunately. It was ok but... More

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Wakefield
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant has wonderful views over the marina and we were able to watch the sun setting whilst eating dinner which was great. I had a steak which was huge and a little fatty. There were four of us and we each had a starter, main course, one bottle of wine and 2 bottles of water. We didn't have a... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

we visited the place about 2 weeks ago and its just amazing! me and my friends had a great time the view and the food was perfect! we'll come back soon!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Being fairly new to Dubai, we were excited to come for a Friday brunch. The view was truly spectacular, however the food itself was pretty disappointing. The starters were okay, however I found many of them lacked seasoning. The buffet mains were the big let down for me. I asked for sliced roast turkey and was given about 1/2 a... More

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