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The Observatory

#144 of 8,776 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
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 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The obsevatery restaurant, next to the bar, has smasing views of the marina and the palm from the 52nd floor, i usually prefer the croft but the new menue is pretty good. A combination of steak and sea food keeps most ppl happy. From aged wagyu passing throughirish kettyle to us Angus and dutch veal to australian saltbush, its heaven... More 

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Thank Zed Z
Midlands
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad I found this on trip advisor. Beautiful view of the palm from the observatory. Great to see the sunset over a drink. No need to reserve if just going to the bar but can get busy. Happy hour between 5 and 7 means selected drinks are discounted but they have spin the wheel offers from 3pm to 5pm.... More 

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Thank Annie S
United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been a regular at observatory for years. This January I returned to Tuesday night happy hour and then ladies night to find it was very different. No more 25 aed Malbec wine by the glass, no more 50% off bar menu either. And they charged for ladies night. 30 aed for three glasses. I am perplexed as the... More 

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Thank Jess D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on the yellow boats trip and the guide recommended us to visit this restaurant, it was a very nice experience not so expensive and awesome views for the palm. We had a great time!! For sure we will visit again and recommend to everyone.

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Thank Hitz M
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Uau What a view..! Come to enjoy the sunset and drink some alcohol (which is forbidden in almost all of Dubai) Nice atmosphere

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Thank Alan C
Brussels
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views! You can see the Jumeirah Palm, a glimpse of the world islands, ongoing construction on the Dubai eye and enjoy sky divers on the horizon! Great place for a cool beer whilst watching the sunset!

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Thank Bahbilon
Diamond Creek, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised of this gem by the Yellow Boats Skipper - truly the best view of Dubai. We went near Sunset and at Night time - you can't visit Dubai and not go here - we told everyone we met about this gem! You can sit with food and/or drinks and get lost in the view - it is... More 

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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the idea of this place but the hotel it's on top of is very dated now and the bar itself has seen better days. The views are OK but it's got the feel of a TGI Fridays bar that could do with a refit. Even the 'Happy hour' wouldn't tempt me back. There are so many better places in... More 

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

Dear Andrew T, Thank-you for your comments about the experience at The Observatory. Its disappointing that you felt the view was not the best. We have refurbished teh outlet recently and have got some very positive comments on the comfort, view & the sought after FnB Offerings. I would request you to visit us again, and am sure we can... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thei place is awsome as it offers you teh vie wof Dubai while you enjoy the delicaies of the world. The service is very perosnalised and makes you feel at home. A must do if you are staying nearby

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

Dear Wangz, Thankyou for your valuable feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Food & Beverage options while appreciating the stunning views of the Dubai Marina / The Palm Jumeirah. Thank-you for your kind compliments for the Food & the service, i will surely share this with the team. Look forward to welcome you back soon. Have... More 

Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Observatory has good food and spectacular view especially in the night time. To get a good table with the view a reservation is recommended because the place is quite popular.

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

Dear Eerosuomela, Thankyou for sharing your dining experience here at Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the Food & Beverage offerings while looking at the ever changing landscapes of Dubai Marina & The Palm Jumeirah. Thankyou for your continued patronage. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Have a great day ahead. Kind regards Ajmal... 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
US$40 - US$60
Cuisine
Bar, International, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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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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