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Thiptara

#112 of 5,664 Restaurants in Dubai
#116 of 5,954 Places to Eat in Dubai
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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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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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
Good foood, Great view

I looove Thai food. They have good food, good layout and very nice fountain view. The best time is to have early dinner where there is still some light and you can see the fountain playing. Must try!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I looove Thai food. They have good food, good layout and very nice fountain view. The best time is to have early dinner where there is still some light and you can see the fountain playing. Must try!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited on Monday, for dinner, group of 7. It was an early dinner, so restaurant was very quiet when we arrived. It didn’t get too busy throughout the evening. The setting is nice, and the restaurant’s (probably only) asset is the view of the fountains. It’s good that now the music of the fountains is played inside the restaurant... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went to Thiptara with friends who were visiting. Despite living in Dubai for 7 years I've never actually eaten here before, this was my first time. The location is stunning, through the beautiful Palace Hotel in Downtown, and right on the water with Dubai Fountains in front of you. There the positives end. The food is extremely expensive (150 AED... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a Thai restaurant. Food is great and when you are eating you will have a panoramic view of the dubai fountain. This is perfect for company parties and meetings or if you want to take a tourist friend, it will blow their minds.

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Damien, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our location is known for group and company dinner due to our location, view and food offers. We look forward to welcoming you again. Have a good day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really great Thai food, can't recommend this enough, though it is a little pricey. Service is also excellent

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Rupert, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for taking time to write your comments in Tripadvisor after your visit. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the restaurant. Have a good day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Book ahead to get the best tables. Staff are fantastic and quick to help you get the most from your evening. The food was tasty and reasonably priced. Would recommend to anyone with friends or couples.

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Anderson, Greetings from Thiptara Thank you for your positive comments. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dinner with us. It is always recommended that you book in advance to get guaranteed seats and if you dont, we will do our best to accommodate our clients. We look forward to welcoming you again. Have a good... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Delicious food, great service and perfect views of the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa! No need to go anywhere else for a memorable dinner. A must do when you are in Dubai or have visiting guests.

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Sonarque, Greetings from Thiptara Thank you for visiting us and for taking time to write your comments. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you in our restaurant. Have a good day, Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Thai food is my favourite and this most certainly didn't disappoint on any level - amazing quality, extensive menu and big portions! You also couldn't ask for a better view of the Dubai fountains at night. The service was faultless and I was presented with a lovely, surprise birthday cake at the end of the evening. All in all, although... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Snoopy, Greetings from Thiptara Thank you for visiting our restaurant and we are glad to know that you have enjoyed your experience and celebrating your special occasion. Once we have the weather better, we will open the terrace and guest will surely enjoy the view. We look forward to welcoming you again in Thiptara. Have a good day. Kind... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The location is great and ambiance is also quite decent. Slightly on the higher side of pricing. The food quality was great but the non-alcoholic beverages were so-so! Nice and cosy environment for a relaxing evening. Fountain view was also very good from the restaurant.

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Mustansir, Greetings from Thiptara. Thank you for visiting us and for taking time to write your comments in Tripadvisor. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your dinner. Rest assure that we are always striving to ensure we provide a very good service and review our food and beverage menu. We look forward to welcoming you again... More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food is very good. Little expensive, but romantic beautiful restaurant and great view of the fountains. Sit outside

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Ms Angela, Greetings from Thiptara Thank you for visiting us. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us. We do look forward to welcoming 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: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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