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Ground Floor, Burj Al Arab | P.O. Box 74147, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 301 7600
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Ranked #113 of 5,604 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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Melbourne
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204 reviews 204 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Service was impeccable. If you want a special treat in life - go here. Wine list was extensive, medium to high prices. Menu was extensive, steak, seafood - something for everyone. The restaurant itself is situated around a large, very large fish aquarium housing fish, sharks, rays, corals and the main attraction - George. Our table was next to the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Expectations were high given the glory of Burj al Arab. The welcome in the lobby and restaurant was wonderful. Note that they have a really strict dress code for men, which must wear a jacket during dinner. I’ve forget mine but the good thing is that restaurant have plenty to lend for its clients. The food is as expected -... More 

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Brooklyn
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

lunch was amazing ,service outstanding, can,t miss that experience! One and only restaurant! We had a business lunch,appetizer,maim dish and desert.out of this world!

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riyadh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Just getting to your table involves being asked for your conformation number at the bridge and again before entering the elevator down to the restaurant. Having dined in a real underwater restaurant (Hilton Maldives) and at a larger aquarium (Atlantis) was not overly impressed with the fish tank. The first problem we encountered was the people next to us taking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As you walk in, you are instantly drawn to the in-built aquarium. This floor-to-ceiling circular fish tank dominates the restaurant and two layers of tables and chairs completely surround it. The food is as expected - perfectly cooked with the most premium ingredients and served exquisitely. Staff are highly attentive, professional, and very enthusiastic. A décor is good, but I... More 

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Expectations were high given the glory of 7 stars. We had dinner at the Al Mahara one evening during a recent trip to Dubai for some winter sun. You can’t deny being completely blown away when you walk into the hotel itself. It’s stunning. Jaw hit the floor stuff. The welcome in the lobby and restaurant was wonderful. The main... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The service was realy great! Girs on the entrance were super helpful as we didnt had jacket for our man, so they took care about it. The waitress that we had was also super helpful kind and nice, asked about our alergies and other staff, everyone is realy taking care of u, offers you best and most expencive ofcourse dish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was our last night of our minimoon. We really enjoyed the experience. The strict dress code for men seemed a bit pointless though - having to wear a jacket.Paul our waiter was great, he knew his stuff, but was fun and charming at the same time which made the evening slightly less stuck up and formal. We had a... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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131 reviews 131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

the restaurant is located in the Burj Al Arab hotel. It's renowned for the setting: all tables are set along the giant aquarium which makes you feel as if you were beneath the sea. Service is perfect. We had the salmon two ways which was correct and the raviolis with crab and foie gras (the crab was hard to distinguish).... More 

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Kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Having visited the Burj on many occasions once again I had an absolute beautiful meal . Presentation was first class as was the service and attention to detail . The hotel itself is breathtaking & opulent . I will be returning on my next visit to Dubai 😀

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Address: Ground Floor, Burj Al Arab | P.O. Box 74147, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 301 7600
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Average Prices: USD 0 - 399
Cuisine: Seafood

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