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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 #109 of 5,594 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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Fleet, Hampshire UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Myself and my mum had previously had Afternoon Tea at the Burj and it was amazing, so we decided to treat ourselves to dinner - the three course set menu (690 AED/head). Sadly, though the food was nice and the atmosphere great, the menu was very limited - only two choices per course. The Afternoon Tea delivered brilliant "bang for... More

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tikkilynn
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Booked dinner here while staying at the Burj Al Arab. Restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. We had the Sea Bass for two as our main course and it was beautifully served and well prepared. The service was excellent and the aquarium makes for a very unique dining experiencel. Very expensive but can't imagine anyone being disappointed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a great dinner with my fiancé and his brother and sister in law. It was probably the largest bill I have ever seen from a dinner for four but well worth it. The ambience was unreal and the food was fantastic; every thing was fresh and the dishes were creative, unique and delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We booked to have lunch at Al Mahara during our stay in Dubai. The setting is beautiful around a huge fish tank. Great service and food was very good. My favorite part was the dessert. A black forest cake which tasted beyond amazing. Lucky our host for the lunch was very helpful with the food options and generally service was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Dined here on 9/13 with a last minute reservation. The guy on the phone was very polite and straight forward about the requirements to dine at Al Mahara, i.e.; semi formal dress code, main course/appetizer or main course/desert, and instructions on how to get pass the gate to Burj Al Arab. From the moment we stepped out of our ride... More

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Sao Paulo
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80 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Built around a super aquarium and well spaced,. The menu us available on the net and you can decide before, a good wine list at fair prices. Avoid the 2 tables at the end with the larger seats otherwise you get a small view of the fish and a warped view, they will change if you ask.......the dishes are al,... More

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Lima Region, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went with my husband in our wedding anniversary and was a very amazing experience!!!! The food was good and the service is excellent!!!!! Seven stars is a correct number for the service!!! The restaurent Al Mahara has a beautiful Aquarium and everything was beautiful!!! We enjoyed it very much!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

the whole visit to the Burj al Arab was rather pretentious I waited 20 minutes and needed to talk to 4 different people just to have a before dinner drink in the Skyview Lounge the food was not particularly good and over-priced (which I already expected) service was good overall but our orders were not accurate the building itself is... More

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New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The restaurant has a huge aquarium that gives you the feeling of being in the ocean. The service is great. The food was good. Ask for the Crepe Suzette for dessert. You must go.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty. The ambience of the restaurant is incredible, the tank with all sorts of beautiful fish and sharks swimming next to you. The food was amazing, we had the business set lunch : I chose the Lobster entree and choice of steak and fish as a main. As the lunch... More

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