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Qbara

The Fort Complex | Opp. The Raffles Hotel Dubai, Dubai 117253, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 390 4367
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Feb 4, 2018
“Outstanding experience!”
Jun 28, 2017
“Best ever night!”
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Contemporary, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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The Fort Complex | Opp. The Raffles Hotel Dubai, Dubai 117253, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

We came here for dinner while visiting family in Dubai. The restaurant is just opposite the Raffles Hotel. Easy to get to on the Metro. We arrived and the outside of the restaurant is fashioned to look like an Arabic style. Lots of candles and...More

Thank KT3821
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive comments about your recent dining experience in Qbara. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food, cocktails and music. I apologise that you felt that the staff were not friendly; I have passed...More

Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

The food is some of the best I've had. However I must say its not ideal for business. A vendor invited us here and it was noisy and not conducive to conversation. That said, the ambiance is great, perfect for enviable Instagram pictures,haha.More

Thank Sarah D
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2016

Dear Sarah, Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your dinner with us and that you were able to share your amazing night with your friends with envy inducing pictures. I hope to welcome you (and...More

Reviewed January 31, 2016

Been living here in Dubai for couple of years now, but never found a place with such curious but optimum combination of Jazz music and middle eastern cuisine! Couple of weeks back we were Invited for dinner (from a jazz loving buddy of mine) at...More

Thank Syed A
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2016

Dear Syed, Thank you for sharing your Qbara experience with me. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your evening with us, especially the band and the service from the team. I have shared your lovely comments with the team and I look forward...More

Reviewed January 29, 2016

had a wonderful family dinner we choose the tasting dinner option excellent selection and service dishes prepared well local and international cuisineMore

Thank 1210tgho
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your Qbara dining experience with us. I am glad to read that you and your family enjoyed our tasting menu; it is something we always recommend for our first time guests. I look forward to your next visit, as...More

Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Myself and six colleagues were in Dubai on business and decided to come here for my birthday. We weren't disappointed. The ambience of the restaurant is just about perfect. It is moody, with great service and the continuous screen show on the wall was mesmerising....More

Thank Andrew T
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2016

Dear Andrew, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to read that you had a lovely birthday with us; we are always proud to share these special occasions with our guests. I look forward to your next visit to Qbara. Best Regards, Piero...More

Reviewed January 26, 2016

This is a modern Middle Eastern Restaurant. The service is excellent, the staff are friendly, well informed and the food is absolutely fantastic. It doesn't matter if you want small, tapas style warm plates or a full tasting menu, the food is absolutely great.

Thank Jonathan2112
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2016

Dear Jonathan, Thank you for sharing your Qbara experience. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us, especially the food and service. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Piero Giglio General Manager

Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Music is amazing, especially violin ! It so unique to see a beautiful girls playing classic music mixed with Arabic music - I never see such an amazing combination, it makes me feel my heart bet along with this music! Food is very good, service...More

Thank Nataly N
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Nataly, Thank you for sharing your review of Qbara. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the entertainment as well as the food and service. I have passed on your comments to the team and look forward to welcoming you back on your...More

Reviewed January 25, 2016

Four of us had dinner. The interior is a bit like a nightclub but it makes it atmospheric and the DJ music was great. We shared all our dishes and they were delicious middle eastern in style. The staff were also very helpful. We liked...More

Thank alansok
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Alan, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your dinner with us and I have passed on your comments to the whole team. Kind Regards, Piero Giglio General Manager

Reviewed January 24, 2016

Qbara, very innovative and creative cuisine, it absorbs a lot of influences from a blend of Oriental ingredients and European cooking techniques. Not too many flavours, and not too authentic. It is absolutely delicious. That’s the secret of Fusion food. Ask for Jitu, our waiter...More

Thank HoudaParisAvenue
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Houda, Thank you for sharing your Qbara dining experience with us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed everything about your dinner. I have passed on your kind comments to the whole team, especially Jitu, and I hope to welcome you back in...More

Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Not going there again. This place is a ripoff. Prices are 10 times the prices of a Five star hotel restaurant.. The staff is just staring at your food. There were about 5 people standing around my tableMore

Thank Khaled A
QPiero, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Khaled, Thank you for taking the time to share your Qbara experience with us. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your dinner with us including the fact that you felt the staff crowded your table and were too intent. I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fort Complex | Opp. The Raffles Hotel Dubai, Dubai 117253, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 390 4367
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Description
QBARA WILL BE CLOSED OVER THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN (6 JUNE TO 5 JULY 2016)
Qbara Dubai at WAFI is the brainchild of JAS Hospitality - a Dubai-based hospitality development and management studio - dedicated to bringing compelling food, immaculate service and glamorous design to Dubai and the region. Enhanced by vibrant entertainment elements, Qbara will be adding a stylish and exciting new highlight to Dubai's increasingly sophisticated dining scene. The menu features passionately composed dishes inspired by the great Levant, Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisines with a focus on high-quality, fresh ingredients, the use of indigenous spices, contemporary cooking methods and careful presentation. The culinary vision is to set quintessentially authentic flavors into contemporary, modern context. Qbara's spectacular interiors have been conceived by award-winning Tokyo-based interior design Studio Glitt - Noriyoshi Muramatsu - who skillfully created a magical vernacular of traditional Middle Eastern cultural elements set in juxtaposition with a ultra-contemporary design philosophy. The venue's interiors lavishly spread over two floors with a focal stage bar and a cosy restaurant area forming the ground floor and luxuriously comfortable lounge seating areas on an elevated multi-level balcony above. The architectural centre piece is a two-storey tall vertical installation of carved timber panels that also serve as a projection surface for visual art displays. The ambience is distinctly high-energy, fashionable & sophisticated yet casual and fun. After all it's all in the Name.... 'Qbara' as such can mean 'large & generous' but spelt backwards could almost sound like 'Arabic' representing a departure from the traditional - not authenticity - and thus intrinsically an ancient word with a twist to encapsulate a wholly new and modern concept.
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