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The Courtyard

#219 of 8,716 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Dubai
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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Manzil Downtown Dubai , The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 5888
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want an A+ environment and grade AA staff then go no further. Ask for Nanda he is the best patron in Dubai and I guarantee you will have the time of ur life.

Thank Husam Z
Washington Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great find in Downtown Dubai. It was quite busy but the service was quick and efficient. There was plenty of choice in the menu. I had lamb chops which were cooked to perfection and my friend had lamb biryani which was really nice. Overall we had a lovely night and there was a great atmosphere. I certainly... More 

Thank Janmcb
Doha, Qatar
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere. A bit of a hot spot due to the location and feel. Lots of people smoking shisha. The food was good. Pricing as expected.

Thank ashbLHR
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the hotel after invition from our friends they are guest there , we love the arabic coffe from the egyption guy in reception samir he was very funny and smiley and soo frindly , and he knows already our guests and he gide us to them he is very helpful, we like the place also and taste of... More 

Thank Mostafa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would like to send all my thanks and best wishes for Arabic guy name samir He is very supportive and helpful We were a large group and i remember samir how much he help us . Already the place is very nice tidy and completely wonderful We enjoy to much during our stay there But to be honest if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment you step in the place, is as if you are transferred to 1001 Arabian nights! Although I am not a Shisha fan but it's the best place to enjoy one. I did :) I would also like to mention one of the staff his name is Akil who made our time enjoyable. His cheerful smile, kindness and patience... More 

Thank Tjammal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely venue, good atmosphere, shisha is average but the venue makes up for it. slow service - takes ages to get coals changed. free valet. well worth visiting.

Thank Esskiboy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are plenty of shisha venues in Dubai but this is the best by miles. The reason for this is the staff who most have worked here for years. Ozzy, William, Steve, Akil, Johnson have been exceptional over the years. That's what keeps me coming back week after week.

Thank AdamAllison
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

courtyard one of the best in Downtown ever thing calling you to back again and again the service is fantastic especially the reception (Mza & Nrgeeza) Thanks for Emad and Khalid and the rest of the staff.

Thank Murtada A
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. Even in the hottest summer months it has a perfect temperature thanks to all the ACs. Team is very friendly. The hostesses are absolutely incredible ladies. Regular customers are always well recognized, and all the team members make effort to remember your favorite things on the menu.

Thank Paulina-V-K
MarcelHad, Manager at The Courtyard, responded to this review

Marhaba Paulina-V-K , I would like to thank you on behalf of the courtyard team for your honest review and feedback, very delighted that you have enjoyed your experiece with us, Awaiting your many visits to come, to experience the newly launched menu with a wider food variety as well as shisha flavors, Shukran, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sheikh 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
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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Staying in Downtown Dubai

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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