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Thiptara

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The Palace Downtown Dubai | Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 9770, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 7888
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Thiptara, which means 'Magic at the Water', specialises in Royal Thai...
Thiptara, which means 'Magic at the Water', specialises in Royal Thai cuisine with a special emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood. Surrounded by Burj Lake, the spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain at night transform this contemporary al fresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting.
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  • 44
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  • 19
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy Birthday spot

location of the restaurant was fantastic for my wife birthday party. We enjoyed the weather and fountains at night. In fact, am not a fan of Thai food, but had it with no objection 😷 With my thanks for the birthday celebration .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Salman A
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

location of the restaurant was fantastic for my wife birthday party. We enjoyed the weather and fountains at night. In fact, am not a fan of Thai food, but had it with no objection 😷 With my thanks for the birthday celebration .

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1 Thank Salman A
Gastonia
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254 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We completed our 12 day Tauck tour of the middle east in Dubai, and our farewell dinner was scheduled at the Tiptara Thai Restaurant. We were staying at the Palace hotel and it's one of their restaurants. The most important reason it was chosen is because it sits on Dubai Fountain and you can watch the waterworks throughout the evening.... More 

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Thank RSpicer
London
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FORS - Amazing view of fountains display - Brilliant suggested menu menu - Nice wines - Beautiful surroundings -Great views of Burj Khalifa light show AGAINST - £75 per person minimum spend on terrace - Wine very expensive - Odd scheme whereby each time I went (it was so good that I went back) I was told the place was... More 

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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most amazing blackened cod here , highly recommend. When placing order staff would discuss exactly the spice level you wished so everything adjusted for individual taste. Sat on balcony with beautiful fountain view. Staff lovely and one of the best Thai restaurants we have been in

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2 Thank woll
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely view from our inside window table. The food was delicious with good service. A little pricey But wouldn't deter us from visiting again. Was a little disappointed as we had booked the special meal to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Despite mentioning this on booking there was no reference to this special occasion. All in all... More 

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2 Thank Dashvictor
Hong Kong, China
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice setting, balconies are protected and face the fountain (so it can be a little loud sometimes). Food choice is enormous and offers everything you might crave for in Thai cuisine. Quality and Service very good as well. Book in advance to secure a nice table.

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2 Thank ALHongKong
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear ALHongkong, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for taking time to write your positive feedback following your recent visit in our restaurant. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience and indeed it is always best to book in advance and secure good seats. We look forward to welcoming you again in Thiptara. Have a... More 

dubai
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a minimum spend of 350 per person to be seated outside! I believe there are much better restaurants with similar or better views for that price !!! You get decent views of the fountain, even if you are seated inside. It's a real pain to read the menu. Real small font and the restaurant is quite dimly lit.... More 

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Thank ginuwine
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Ginuwine, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us. We appreciate the time and effort to write your honest feedback and with these comments, we are able to improve our service. I agree that at this time is our peak season so it is always recommendable to book. And yes, even inside there is a view due to... More 

Vancouver
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average, I think its better if the server doesn't come and ask if we're finished with the dish. Instead wait until we suggest to take away the dish

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Thank Fmdchic
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear FMDchic, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us and writing your honest feedback in Tripadvisor following you recent visit. Your comment of the service is very well noted and will discuss with the whole team to ensure that guests are not being disturbed by the staffs at a wrong timing and clearance is done in a timely... More 

Aalter, Belgium
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant serves great food in a great athmosphere. Book a table outside (Booking calls it smoking places) and you will get a very romantic experience! If you have to celebrate something, you will get a nice surprice for desert.

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Thank Edwin V
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Edwin, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for writing your feedback in Tripadvisor following your recent visit with us. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us. And we certainly hope to see you again in our restaurant. Have a good day Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I loved our dinner at Thiptara. We had a place at the balcony so you see every half an hour the fountains, which was just fantastic and very romantic. On top of that delicious food

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Thank CTervoort
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear CTervoort, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for visiting us and for taking time to write your positive feedback in Tripadvisor. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your experience with us especially the fountains. We certainly hope to see you again. Have a good day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Palace Downtown Dubai | Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 9770, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 428 7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Thiptara, which means 'Magic at the Water', specialises in Royal Thai cuisine with a special emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood. Surrounded by Burj Lake, the spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain at night transform this contemporary al fresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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