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The Observatory

#130 of 8,661 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
The Marina
As featured in A Brilliant Day in Dubai
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Al Sufouh Road | 52nd Level Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai 66662, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 319 4795
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been in Dubai a while and I have always enjoyed the great views from The Observatory. The happy hour is good value and its a super place to take new guests and to entertain clients. BUT last Friday was a horrible experience. We arrived at 5.30. Screaming post brunch groups of woman in a 'poor state' - doing... More 

1 Thank Bluebellapasta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brought my boyfriends parents here Sunday evening and to what started off not so good service (rude hostess who told me I was 7 mins late for my booking when the restaurant was EMPTY 6.30pm) was completely turned around by our amazing waiter Michael! He was attentive, chatty, and made sure our every needs were met! he was brilliant at... More 

Thank Charlotte J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a post dinner drink on Friday night so a lot of post brunchers having a party . Great views staff are decent and quick ... Very loud but that's to be expected on a Friday night with the dj etc. lively crowd.

Thank DawnOrmerod
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been coming to this place for a number of years. It's in the entertainer and has a nice view of the marina and over the barasti/palm. I was pleasantly surprised with the new menu, a little bit of something for everyone and an expanded pork menu and dessert menu. The wine was well priced for Dubai and the service... More 

Thank arthur M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my family which come over to visit! I'm very disappointed that I picked this place as there is so meany beautiful bars/restaurants with incredible views in Dubai! No one seems to know what they were doing! We went there on Monday for ladies night, walked in and been told that we can get a sit. Waiter then told... More 

Thank iwona14
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab views and a nice place to have a cocktail ! However if you think Happy hour a chance to have a cheap beer think again . The beer prices are exactly the same as normal prices . The happy hour price list leads you to believe they are cheaper when in fact ONLY the cocktails are reduced in price... More 

Thank foord007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very well situated on top of the hotel which gives an uninterrupted views of the Palm and the Marina. My family and I went for the Saturday brunch and the service was great, starting from our reservation till the end. Extensive buffet and good food choices. Grilled seafood can be ordered fresh in addition to the buffet... More 

Thank Ebonnie M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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134 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have decided I will not come here again. Typical of a venue with a view, no effort made with regard to anything else. Have not been to the restaurant. This time met with a big group of friends from 5pm. The whole place looks tired and a bit grubby. If you are facing the window the glare is blinding, if... More 

Thank SharonW2503
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was Ladies Night at the 52nd floor of the Marriott's Observatory Bar, so I got 3 glasses of wine for -not sure how much! But it was very affordable. My husband bought a drink, spun the wheel and got free bar food - bonus. But the main reason for visiting was the view which didn't disappoint. However, it is... More 

Thank gohomemumbai
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the visit for the view...maybe come for drinks and eat somewhere else. The food is very expensive for what is, in reality, like a chain restaurant. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Thank mikeyg624

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Bar, International, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Sufouh Road | 52nd Level Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai 66662, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 319 4795
Located on the 52nd floor of our hotel, The Observatory offers magnificent 360-degree views across Dubai Marina. Stop by the restaurant and bar after work for a happy hour or indulge in a spectacular bubbly brunch buffet in Dubai.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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