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The Observatory

Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3194000
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Ranked #238 of 5,556 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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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is amazing you have to get here in the afternoon. It has views over the water and palm islands. Happy hour 5-7 which is a added bonus. It is quite expensive place but it is worth it Waiter told us we were a bit late and missed the skydivers

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139 reviews 139 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went with a group of friends for drinks and light bites. We made sure we hit happy hour 5-8pm from memory. It was usual light bite fair, deco isn't the best in Dxb but you have great views over the Marina. Its a good spot especially in happy hour. Food is reasonably priced and its as you would expect. Service... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just had our anniversary dinner here and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was quiet as it was midweek, so we got a great window seat with a stunning view down the Marina. The food was specially prepared for my allergy so waiting time was slightly increased as the chef started my meal from scratch. The scallops I had were... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow this is an excellent restaurant. First took my team here for dinner three years ago and have been a regular since. It is worth noting if you hold a time out city card you receive a 25% discount on food and drinks. Atmosphere and view from the top of the hotel is amazing cannot be faulted, when reserving get... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I brought a date up to observatory and it is a great setting, very sophisticated with an amazing view of the palm. However don't come for dinner on a weekend as the noise from the bar detracts from the atmosphere during the week. Food was excellent and service was on par. Reasonably priced menu. Recommended.

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Dubai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Having lived in Dubai for 3 years, the observatory bar is a favourite, with a good happy hour and fantastic views. Sadly the food in the restaurant did not live up to this. The menu is limited so you would expect a high level of food quality. However, having ordered two fillet mignon medium we had to send one steak... More

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Palmerston North
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were told about this place by our yellow boat tours captain , it has a great view of the Palm and lovely staff. Nice mock tails (it was Ramadan) and good to get some food before 8pm! Would be a great place to eat dinner, our metzes platter was very tasty.

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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went up to the famous sky bar, but wasn't really impressed. My Bloody Mary was so tasteless I had to fix it myself...asked a non-smoking table, and was put between two smoking ones. had to leave after a drink because it was spoiling our evening.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

When in Dubai we always try differant restaurants we love fine dining, this time our meal at the Observatory was the best of the holiday and it was up against some strong contenders including Voi on the Pam and Al Mahara at the Burj. The food was wonderful it was beautifully prepared and presented very well, The service was first... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place offers a Fabulous view of The Palm. The drinks are also really nice but the potato wedges are just excellent(A must have). It will always keep you coming back for more.

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