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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 #117 of 5,587 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is our first time in Dubai and we were recommended this restaurant for the experience. We sat at a table next to the tank and our waitress really made us welcome. We had ravioli to start with and this was the best ravioli we have ever tasted. Our main course was sea bass cooked in sea salt. This was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We loved our day in the Burj al Arab as we felt so well looked after from start to finish. The main attraction of this restaurant is of course the experience of dining next to the huge fish tank. We loved watching the colourful fish, sharks and, of course, George! The food was very tasty, although I wouldn't say it's... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Fabulous seafood in an outstanding restaurant. Absolute highlight of our day priced accordingly so don't expect less than 1000Dhs per person.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We chose Al Mahara in Dubai for two reasons. First, to experience a top seafood restaurant in Dubai - known for great restaurants. Second, to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We thorougly enjoyed our evening. Our experience went like this - drinks at the bar in the lobby of the Burj Al Arab, table up against the acquarium, unforgettable drinks and... More

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a bit of a must see experience but we weren't wowed by the food, not 7star food or even 5 star, but staff lovely. Pre drinks in sky bar disappointing if you are not lucky enough to get table near window you cant see anything, wouldn't say don't go as an experience, but lives on the icon and... More

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edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed at the Burj al Arab for one night and visited the sky bar for a drink after dinner. The setting is lovely and the staff are very friendly and served us well. £14 for a beer is a hefty price to pay though! I understand it's a luxury hotel but this did seem a bit excessive. Snacks or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

From the moment you arrive everyone at the hotel is available to help, smiling and very we'll presented. To get to the restaurant you must go up escalators and then to a reception area. The meal was planned as a surprise and every member of staff wished me a happy birthday, there was also a card on our table. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This restaurant has one of the most romantic ambiances in Dubai. We loved our night here. The staff at the entrance to the hotel personally escort you to the restaurant, your waiter knows the menu well and can answer any question you have. The food is prepared excellently and tastes great. Its a bit pricey even by Dubai standards but... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I had heard about the Al Mahara from a member of my family who is a frequent traveller to Dubai. He insisted we must visit as the experience and food would be amazing. We did what we were told and we were not disappointed in any shape or form. Making a reservation was easy, which we did via email. This... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

To be honest I was not expecting much. I've been to the burj al arab several times and it just never fully meets my expectations. Service is horrible. But this time it was different, we had a lot of luck. The restaurant layout and deco is fantastic, you can always see the aquarium and they have amazing variety. It is... More

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