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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 #131 of 5,572 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, 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you haven't added Dubai to your bucket list..it is a 'must visit' destination and a dinner at the Al Mahara is worth every cent. Fine cuisine and extraordinary service at a venue like nowhere else...simply amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had the degustation and matching wines and they were all excellent. Only fault it was too much unfortunately could not finish it. The aquarium was beautiful.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A place for couples or date night with your love. The service and atmosphere are as good as it gets. His place is an icon of a Hotel with its restaurants to match. Whatever you choose will not disappoint, but it's recommended to be adventurous.

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northants
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Unique experience ,one off maybe but something you should try . Good food ,good service something to remember

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Benahavis, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I dined at Al Mahara with my partner and we both selected the "taste of Al Mahara"with wine pairing. It was the best choice for us as we wanted to try almost everything on the menu. All the food was fantastic and the staff were very knowledgeable about all the courses and wine. Our waiter was lovely, he told us... More

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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I recently dined in the Al Mahara while in Dubai for 7 nights. Its been something I was excited to do since booking my trip to Dubai. Ok first up, from the moment you step out of the car into the hotel you are treated fantastically. I cant fault it. Once inside the restaurant the ambiance and service is amazing.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My best friend and I dined at Al Mahara in June when we stayed at the Atlantis in Dubai. I was so impressed by the beautiful setting of the restaurant - staring at the lovely fish whilst dining. The service was also excellent and very attentive - but not fine dining. I was however disappointed by the food. For the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to this this restaurant for the experience. Well, you cannot see the whole Burj al Arab even if you dine there. You can only visit the lobby area. You cannot go into the hotel too early. Only about 30 minutes prior. When reach the restaurant which is down stairs, the guys were required to wear jackets. ( which they... More

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London
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We decided while we were staying at the burg that it was a must to make a reservation at Al Mahara as this is a much talked about restaurant. The setting was very impressive with a huge aquarium in the centre of the restaurant. We were given a seat next to the aquarium which enhanced our experience. We both started... More

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It felt weird eating seafood in front of a beautiful aquarium, however, the ambiance was amazing....service was very good....wine was expensive, more so than my meal...however, this is something you have to do once! I stayed at Al Qasr, so a golf buggy picked me up...I had to have my reservation letter with me to be allowed onto the property,... More

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