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The Observatory

#138 of 8,720 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
The Marina
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Al Sufouh Road | 52nd Level Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai 66662, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 319 4795
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

outstanding restaurant where you can have a great experience of fine dining in Dubai. The restaurant atmosphere is classy and romantic , the staff are very friendly and the view is beautiful, it is overlooking the marina and the twinkling lights view of Dubai, would be the perfect place to have a dinner with a date. I personally ordered their... More 

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Thank Shahed A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views are great. You can have a 360 view of downtown dubai here. In terms of food, i would say its decently priced for this establishment but it doesnt feel as posh or classy as you would expect. The food was fairly good but nothing mind blowing. You get decent portions as you'd expect from everywhere in dubai. We... More 

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Thank Femi A
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service and views were exceptional. One side of the restaurant provides great views of the Palm and the other, Marina bay so you're not lacking for scenery. You can also walk around the restaurant to enjoy the views. Service was great and the waiters/waitresses were friendly and attentive. The only real problem I had was the food - be... More 

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Thank Fabureezee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you for this wonderful evening bear window n specially thanks for the beautiful Cake which really made our evening special.Micheal our server was like a Cherry on the cake he really was a suggestive server, great knowledge on beverage and amazing personality to serve. Was really implecable at the service and really made our evening special by even singing... More 

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Thank Cecilia Sharon D
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I are regular visitors to this brunch and although the service can often be hit and miss (particularly getting a drink) the food is generally good. One of the main reasons we enjoy this location is because we all smoke and this has a separate smoking area so today we arrived. I went for a cigarette upon... More 

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Thank Willie A
Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beauiful restaurant is at the top of the Marriot harbourside hotel. The view is nothing short of spectacular and our table was right bedside the window. The food was superb. The menu was a wonderful choice of steaks fish veal and pork dishes. It was elegant and luxurious , the service was perfect without being overboard . The staff... More 

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Thank WendyinAscot
MarriottHarbour, Director of Food & Beverage at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear WendyinAscot, Thank you for sharing your great experience at The Observatory. We are glad to hear such generous comments from you and that you enjoyed our variety of food, service, and ambiance with the fantastic views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. We do have different promotions every day of the week. Thank you for highly recommending us... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at the bar for 15min because my table wasn't ready, finally the 4 of us got sat, waited another 15min till anyone bothered to ask us anything, though we were prepared to order. Very poor attention from staff, pretty much non existent, might as well went to McD. Food was pretty good though I asked for medium bone-in and... More 

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Thank cris_m123
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It gets a bit dizzy from the 52nd floor, but you cant beat the view! The ambience is terrific, the food is very good. Perfect time to go would be around sunset. You get a very good view of the palm islands from here.

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Thank anijaju
MarriottHarbour, Director of Food & Beverage at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear anijaju, Thank you for sharing your feedback and that you had a brilliant visit with us at The Observatory. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambiance, and the stunning views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Thank you for your patronage. Come and visit us again! Kind Regards, Ajmal Salim More 

Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very nice place on 52nd floor. nice food. Grilled artichokes are must. Steak is good. Visit bar and restaurant to check the view from both sides

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MarriottHarbour, Director of Food & Beverage at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Elina B, Thank you for visiting The Observatory. Thank you for your valuable feedback and am glad to know that you enjoyed our variety of food while gazing at the views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Come and visit us again! Have a great day ahead! Kind Regards, Ajmal Salim More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, great staff, great offers, overall just great! Good drinks menu with special offers. Amazing setting over 50 storeys overlooking the harbour and Palm. You can eat there too.

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Thank SarahBee69
MarriottHarbour, Director of Food & Beverage at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear SarahBee69, Thank you for sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you had an awesome time with us and have enjoyed the great views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Come and visit us next time! Have an amazing day ahead! Best Regards, Ajmal Salim More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
Bar, International, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

Neighborhood Profile
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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