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Al Mahara

Ground Floor, Burj Al Arab | P.O. Box 74147, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 301 7600
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Ranked #106 of 5,578 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $399
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Rich, sumptuous flavours, unparalleled taste and texture, and a truly remarkable setting.Al Mahara, 'The Oyster Shell' in Arabic, doesn’t just tantalise your palate; it’s a dining experience that will stimulate all your senses. The stunning floor to ceiling aquarium inside the restaurant sets the scene for a meal where only the best will do. Sink into the soft seats and be mesmerised by the world of colourful sea life swimming beside your table, while our team of award-winning chefs prepare you something very special.Attention to detail is something we particularly pride ourselves on at Al Mahara. Our selection of fine wines perfectly compliment the mouth-watering seafood, and you’ll enjoy only the freshest, most delicious ingredients in each and every one of our dishes.
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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The place was just beautiful. It has the big aquarium in the middle of the restaurant so we can eat fish and look at live fish at the same time. Our sea salt baked sea bass was just beautiful and very tasty. Alcohol can be very expensive if you order by bottle. The staff were very attentive helpful and polite.... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was amazing Oysters fora start, Wagyu Steak for main course, excellent wine list. Sensational atmosphere great waiters but at a price. Unless you are very wealthy a one-off

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Well, we booked lunch here, taking advantage of the special 2-course lunch available. The setting is very impressive, with the enormous central aquarium with tropical fish, sharks and leopard morays lazily going about their business as you eat. The food was exquisite (we chose starters and mains), although the portions were a little small. However, for the price we paid,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Al Mahara is one of the top exclusive dining restaurant in Dubai, and may be in Middle East. It has its own elegance and atmosphere. Though the prices might be considered too high for the value proposed and the variety of the menu is not so wide, the service is exceptional with very kind and knowledgeable waiters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had an amazing evening here...scenery was perfect seated right next to large fish tank...real underwater dining experience it was LAVISH...defo a must visit...real 7-star experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

the food is very nice here, particularly the tasting menu. The service excellent. The submarine ride is a bit silly. The prices are sky high which you expect from the burj. That said I have paid much less for much better food and I'm not sure the experience is quite there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

amazing food , amazing service , amazing waiters. But the table for a family with an infant , better to have a baby seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

the food was wonderful, the service extremely courteous and the wonderful surprise with the birthday cake Again thank you for the great evening at the Al Mahara on 09/14/14 with friendly greats family zorn

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went for the 7 course tasting menu, and were very impressed with the service and quality of the food. For reference, it's comparable to a 1 Michelin star restaurant in London. Even when doing the tasting menu, the portions are large, so turn up hungry! By the end of our meal, we honesty couldn't fit in another mouthful, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Such an amazing experience, lunch was delicious and the setting is incredible. The service was fantastic, and the aquarium is mesmerising! We were also taken around the outside of the Burj Al Arab by one of the porters in the hotel carts to photograph the building and settings in the best locations, couldn't have been happier. Superb service all round!

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