Bayt Al Wakeel

Bayt Al Wakeel

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Mon
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tue
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood, Grill, Middle Eastern, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Does this restaurant specialize in Halal food?
About
Bayt Al Wakeel-a building where each intriguing corner holds some history of Dubai.Bayt Al Wakeel was the first location of Dubai imports and exports and the hub of significant activity during the early years of development. the building has been preserved by the heritage department and is a showcase for Dubai. in 1981 Gray Mackenzie and company was appointed as the licensed shipping agents in Dubai. the company contributed to the development of the UAE by providing services to trading,shipping,insurance and transportation and was later entrusted with the task of operating the port complex at port Rashid. Bayt Al Wakeel Means "Agent Home" in Arabic. was was originally built as shipping office in 1935 on the Creek.
CUISINES
Seafood, Grill, Middle Eastern, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles694 reviews
Excellent
228
Very good
315
Average
95
Poor
33
Terrible
23
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FloopySandlet101
Basel347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We were in the neighborhood when we happened upon Bayt Al Wakeel. It looks like a typical tourist trap to be honest, being on the river and boasting a history of ~85 years. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Service was good and rather efficient, the food was plentiful with the taste good enough (compared to the price) and all while being on the Dubai Creek. What is there really to complain about? Don't expect anything fancy and you'll most likely agree with this 5/5 rating :)
Written January 3, 2020
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written January 4, 2020
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Leigh-Harrington
London2443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Really enjoyed our visit here, it’s a wonderful location overhanging the Dubai creek so great views. The food was delicious my lamb just fell off the bone. Nice range of mocktail/cold drinks had a very refreshing cucumber cooler. Very friendly staff and good value.
Written February 1, 2020
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written February 2, 2020
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MichaelJLaw
Valencia259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
We returned to Bayt al Wakeel once again this year having had previous good experience. We were not disappointed. The location is great with views over the creek & river traffic. Food is largely Lebanese inspired but with wider options to suit most palates. We found the service attentive & friendly. We chose various platters to share, the portions were certainly ample, well cooked & nicely presented. The cost very reasonable by Dubai standards. Much better all round than eateries around Dubai Mall . I’m giving five stars for what it is, a delightful oasis just steps from a busy souk. We thoroughly enjoyed the friendly service & better than average Arabian food. Thanks to all the staff.
Written January 14, 2020
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written January 14, 2020
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KaizerRafik
Dubai485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
This is our 4 or 5 time inBayt Al Wakeel, everytime were receiving a guest this is one of our must do in Dubai, and we're never disappointed. Fish and seafood is always so fresh and so delicious , the restaurant inside is so charming, however we always prefer seating outside at the terrace for the view on the canal and the traditional boats crossing. If you're looking For a traditional emirati restaurant downtown (the old Dubai ) Bayt Al.Wkeel must be your destination as its located in the heart of the old souk of bur Dubai, so you can enjoy a delicious fish and seafood meal after a pleasant souvenirs shopp6at the souk.
Written February 3, 2020
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written February 3, 2020
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gillian k
Dublin84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
The finest spot for some lunch, or a Moroccan tea, after a day at Dubai Museum, the Fort Al Fahidi which dates from the eighteenth century, and the old Souk. Bayt al Wakeel is an old and very charming building. I suspect it may have been at one time the home or office of the Shipping Agent who dealt with the paperwork for the Dhows arriving and departing the Creek. The restaurant, which faces onto the Creek, is a pure delight. Having been refurbished inside and clearly under new management, there is now a happy and professional atmosphere and any grumpy waiters have been replaced. Although the menu is varied and caters for all tastes including children, my favourite lunchtime platter has to be the Arab Mezze, which consists of dolmades, hummus, falafel, samosa, and tabbouleh with Arab bread. This, combined with a pot of Moroccan tea, looking out over the Creek, is indeed Heaven...Our special thanks to Raza and lovely Maria, who treated us like royalty. Thank you folks - we shall return. Bayt al Wakeel Bayti Ayidan.
Written April 25, 2022
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written April 26, 2022
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HansMuc
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
When a restaurant is serving its customers since 1935, you know that they are doing it the right way. Excellent Arabic cuisine located in Dubai's old town at affordable prices. Covered terrace directly on the water with a beautiful view of the passing ships. We will come again for sure.
Written February 11, 2022
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again Show less
Written February 14, 2022
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EastofEngland
Suffolk1962 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Been twice, first time food was OK second time very poor - chicken was very tough. Complained about this & they offered to replace, we declined because it's probably the same chicken! So not worth the money & we will not return. Suggest Management reviews Chicken supplier
Written February 25, 2020
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mytwopenneth
Horsham374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We saw this restaurant from the taxi boat going to the gold souq. Friendly staff, authentic Arabic food and good prices. We had lamb chops, lamb tikka, chicken biryani and all were delicious. Lovely view of the pleasure boats going by too.
Written February 22, 2020
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written February 22, 2020
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Ariyya
476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 solo
I dined here after shopping in the nearby souqs. The location is excellent as it's easily accessible and right on the creek, making an evening meal rather special. I think the restaurant was recently renovated as it looks better than I remember. The food was good, plentiful, and at a affordable price. Staff were polite and quick with their service. I wasn't ignored despite coming alone as some restaurants do. Overall, I recommend it.
Written April 1, 2022
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written April 6, 2022
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Steve D
Peyia654 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
We stopped here while visiting the neighbouring Souks. The location right on the creek is great. We decided to have coffee and cakes, the coffee was lukewarm and the desserts were a bit underwhelming. As was the service. It was a busy time when we were there, the food going to other tables looked great, so we will visit again and try the food menu.
Written February 12, 2022
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your feedback that shall only aware of our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them up dated and maintaining their excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again Show less
Written February 14, 2022
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gordo
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Revisited this wonderful restaurant after 3 years and even better experience. Outside seating area overlooking the creek has been renovated; can watch the boating activity whilst enjoying your meal. Food and service excellent at sensible prices. Can be found at the end of the souk down a side entrance; worth hunting out.
Written January 9, 2023
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written February 12, 2023
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Sherin V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
The restaurant is a gem hidden in Dubai's historic neighborhood. We have experienced a relaxing, memorable culinary journey with a peaceful backdrop to unwind. Special mention to Mr. Rafi, the manager along with his team who works meticulously to provide exceptional service ensuring a warm welcoming ambiance for diners.
Written February 20, 2024
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Rafi Meethal
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written February 27, 2024
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David N
Brisbane1759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
We were pleasantly surprised as we were taken down the alley in the Old Souk and this lovely restaurant appeared overlooking Dubai Creek. The dining area overlooking the water (situated over the water) was perfect for a hot day away from the vibrancy of the souk traders. The staff were welcoming and friendly and provided good service. The food was delicious and served in good size portions at reasonable prices. A lovely relaxed experience
Written August 28, 2023
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Rafi Meethal
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written September 6, 2023
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MojaveMax
Fort Worth170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
I visited this establishment on my last trip to Dubai. And it was so good that I returned for a second helping. It was even better. I ordered the grilled prawns. They were absolutely great: split in half, buttered and grilled in the shell. A wonderful treat. We ended with a plate of knafe and Moroccan tea and it was outstanding too. Excellent and friendly service and reasonable prices especially given the wonderful setting on the creek. Highly recommended.
Written March 7, 2023
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written March 12, 2023
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redhead180
Holmdel205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The food is good, the location is fabulous, and the experience is wonderful It's in the middle of Old Dubai, on the canal, which is where Dubai Port began. The house behind is was the original counting house. While eating, you'll get to see the ferries carrying people across, and after dinner, this is the perfect place to get some things to take home.
Written January 9, 2020
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baytalwakeel
Dear Sir / Madam Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future Thanks Again
Written January 10, 2020
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