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The Observatory

#238 of 5,661 Restaurants in Dubai
#244 of 5,951 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Dress code relaxed - beware if you go with under18s!

We really wanted to go and experience the views here but were rather concerned about the dress code. We were on holiday and had only very limited wardrobes with us. Had read stories of others being turned away or asked to leave. I phoned beforehand to clarify a few things and was told the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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yorkshire, uk
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Lucknow, India
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Located on the 52nd floor,this restaurant is a place to visit.The food was delicious(shrimp curry and butter chicken).If you request for a window seat,the view is beautiful overlooking the marina club and the sea...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Once of the best places to have a steak but the most amazing part of all is the view. Full view of the Dubai Palm and Dubai Marina Area

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yorkshire, uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We really wanted to go and experience the views here but were rather concerned about the dress code. We were on holiday and had only very limited wardrobes with us. Had read stories of others being turned away or asked to leave. I phoned beforehand to clarify a few things and was told the following: 'Smart casual' Long shorts ok... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An average bar with a decent restaurant, the restaurant having the better views. Without the view I would probably forget about both. The bar is expensive and not very well laid out, with some very poor service when busy (usually weekends). Lots of space but not many seats. Unfortunately my only trip to the restaurant was a poor experience due... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited as part of a large group and they coped very well. The food is good and a mixture of buffet and a la carte. Not a big seafood fan but a lot of my friends devoured their lobsters amid claims of greatness. There is a smoking area which is in the area with the best view and next to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a must visit place in Dubai for fabulous cocktails and views. Its a busy spot so head as early as possible to catch the views in daylight and grab a good seat and watch the sun go down. The bar food is also excellent with a great choice and very generous portions. I will definitely be trying the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Every time we have guests from abroad we make a point of taking them to the Observatory for lunch. The spectacular views leave everyone speechless for a few minutes. The food is fairly good, with a fair range of salads, sandwiches, and wraps. The quality of the service has been rather inconsistent, depending on who has been serving our table.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had taken a business associate for dinner and it turned to be the perfect choice. The ambience is pleasant and the view from the restaurant is awesome. The staff is extremely courteous and the service exemplary. We has some cold salads for starters and fish for the main course. The food is simply delicious and the price is reasonable... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Impeccable service, excellent food with good wines. I dined with 3 friends to bid farewell on my last night in Dubai, our original table seemed a bit large but we were promptly offered a perfect alternative. Located on the 52nd floor, in the Marina the night time view was beautiful. An added pleasure was the gesture of a dessert to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Our fourth time in Dubai but our first trying this place out. I wish we had been sooner! We booked on the day so we didn't manage to get a table at the window but even so you are not that far away, it certainly didn't spoil the experience. With the service being so good, the setting and the view... More 

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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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