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“Great Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Observatory

The Observatory
Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites | Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3194000
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Ranked #264 of 5,610 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is a bar at the 52nd floor of a hotel overlooking the Palm. Perfect for sunset, we went on a Friday, get there between 5-5.30 for a table by the window to soak up the amazing view. Happy hour was 5.30-8.00 where a good selction of cocktails, beers, tapas and house wine were all half price.

Visited February 2013
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“Happy hour at the Marriott for a drink and a amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Alcohol is expensive in Dubai! So visit the Observatory at happy hour time for a nice pre-diner cocktail and enjoy the views!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“A good night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Went for the first time on a Friday night, the place is lively and the view is amazing - great views of the marina and the palm from the bar. Drinks are very reasonably priced and even better value during happy hour.

Had supper in the main restaurant - great table by the windows - not as good a view as the bar - jumeriah lakes and the golf course. Food was excellent - surf & turf and meatballs with tortellini - the fillet was excellent, perfectly cooked and the lobster was really fresh too. Not the cheapest thing on the menu but we had am entertainer voucher so the tortellini was free. Wine list is small but great value - the Malbec is particularly good.

Altogether a good evening and great value - certainly somewhere I shall be going to back too

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“Magnificent View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The restaurant is on the top of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel. We got there at 5pm when it was still daylight and had drinks in the bar before dinner at 6pm. The bar looks at the Atlantis and the Palms and was a fantastic view. It was also pretty at night, but you could see more in the daylight so go early. The food in the restaurant was excellent. The marina area around the hotel is also quite interesting to walk around.

Visited December 2012
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“Disappointed is a understatement”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

I have lived in Dubai 20 years and have had the pleasure of been wined And dinned in some of the amazing restaurants and had the most impeccable service.
Unfortunately this week has the displeasure of dinning with friends in the Observatory, The service was a disgrace.

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