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The Courtyard

#280 of 8,599 Restaurants in Dubai
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Downtown Dubai
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Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard | Manzil Downtown Dubai , The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 5888
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the local food here. Atmosphere was great , busy with locals and tourists alike. Nearly everyone around us were smoking the sheeshas ( how do you spell that).... The lentil soup was the best!

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Thank Kathpot
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba Kathpot, The courtyard team would like to thank you for your feedback and honest review, Very glad you have enjoyed your time with us, Anyway you spell it is correct, looking forward to welcome you again at the Courtyard, Shoukran, Marcel M. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It cannot pass 2 days and me not being there. The iftar buffet is amazing, Ahmed the supervisor is an amazing supervisor with great customer service. The ppace itself deserve 5/5 the service if it s by Ahmed is 5/5 as well. Worth to try no matter what!!!!!!

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Thank Raluca D
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba Mrs. Raluca D, The courtyard team would like to thank you for your feedback and honest review, Very glad you have enjoyed your time with us, hopefully we will see you again soon at the Courtyard, Warm regards from the team, especially Mr. Ahmed, Shoukran, Marcel M. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Jamal for the amazing service and for introducing me to the "U By EMAAR" rewards card :) cherry kofta and passion on ice 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 amazing :)

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Thank Hind F
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba Miss.Hind F, The courtyard team, Especially Jamal, would like to thank you for your feedback and honest review, Very glad you have enjoyed your time with us, Welcome on board the "U by Emaar" reward system, hopefully we will see you again and again to enjoy the venue and the endless rewards the promotion offers, Shoukran, Marcel M. More 

dubai
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, good snacks, good shisha and drinks. A great place for people watching. You meet some of the weirdest characters in Dubai here and that's a good thing.

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Thank zekliv
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba MR.Zekliv, The courtyard team would like to thank you for your feedback and honest review, Very glad you have enjoyed your time with us, we would like to also inform you that we have recnetly launched a new modern dinner menu with an Arabic twist, offering a wider selection of Arabic comfort food, hopefully we will see you again... More 

United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I love this spot. The al manzil hotel is amazing. One of my favourite spots for shisha or hooker on the boulevard. Walk in no reservation required. Friendly staff. Drinks service are a little slow when busy. But over all I really like the place. Alcohol and non alcoholic drinks available.

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1 Thank Jess D
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba Mrs. Jess D, The courtyard team would like to thank you for your feedback and honest review, Very glad you have enjoyed your time with us, Deepest apologies for the drinks delay where i can assure that we appreciate your honest feedback and are currently working on improving all the aspects of our service timings and quality delivered, hope... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I usually hate all these brunches in Dubai where Everyone can Be drunk as Much as They want... Manzil Was suggested by My friend... No drunk people, Just A Classy venue With warm welcoming, exactely what we can expect from Dubai and Emirati people. The staff is really caring, special Thanks to Gamal and The rest OF The team that... More 

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1 Thank Ambre2020
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba Ambre2020, The courtyard team would like to thank you for your feedback and honest review, Very glad you have enjoyed your time with us, we would like to also inform you that we have recnetly launched a new modern dinner menu with an Arabic twist along side the Brunch buffet, would be delighted to see you back in our... More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Double apple shisha is the best in Dubai. I tried the Moroccan ice tea. I like it. Their deserts are very good must try. Food is good too. Overall the place is very good and trendy with traditional arabic touch. You will love it.

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3 Thank Abdulrahman A
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba Mr. Abdulrahman A, The courtyard team would like to thank you for your feedback and honest review, Very glad you have enjoyed your time with us, we would like to also inform you that we have recnetly launched a new modern dinner menu with an Arabic twist, offering a wider selection of Arabic comfort food, hopefully we will see... More 

Dubai
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I have been loyal to the courtyard because of the staff was there (oswald .Stephen. Abdelilah.chamat......) But now I can't even recognize anyone .the service became very bad and the new staff looks not professional. Ahmed galal . and the manager basant I think they shouldn't be in the courtyard. The man with the suit in the picture he is... More 

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Thank Jameel G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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413 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

The courtyard is located in Al Manzel hotel in downtown Dubai. Nice ambiance in open air, very good for having food or drinks with friends. They serving one of the best shisha in town. Friendly staff with high quality service.

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Thank Ahmed A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Very good service Arrange nice table Help me with ordering food & juices Specially from Ahmed (courtyard restaurant) One of the best brunch in dubai Shisha is goooooood Nice activities for the children Options of food, juices & sweet are amazing

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Thank Wessam E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard | Manzil Downtown Dubai , The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 428 5888
Description
The Courtyard, located in the centre of Manzil Downtown Dubai, has developed into one of the most popular Mediterranean restaurants and shisha lounges in Dubai. Combining Arabic tradition with global multicultural tastes. The Courtyard offers spectacular al fresco setting.

Masterfully blending colours, designs, tastes, and sounds, The Courtyard experience is unique. It is especially known for its relaxed ambience, good food and flavourful shisha, and has earned a reputation for its laid-back atmosphere, ideal for enjoying the company of family and friends.

Bon appetit, or as we say in Arabic, hani'an

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