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The Observatory

#143 of 8,885 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great photos of the 'twisty tower' next door and good solid food options, nice casual bar and relaxed atmosphere with great central location

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location Location Location!!!! Good offers, best time to visit before sunset to see the palm and Dubai eye. Service is exceptional, all staff very friendly.

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Thank Arth S
MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Arth S, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor. We appreciate your generous feedback about the level of service exhibited by the associates and that you had enjoyed our offers while gazing at the spectacular views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. It is... More 

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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is good however I would not say it is spectacular. What it makes me to qualify it as excellent is the quality of the food and the service. I had beef, very well cooked. And the service is outstanding. An excellent choice.

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Thank Daniel B
MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Daniel B, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor. We are happy to know we have exceeded your expectation in terms of service and food quality. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward seeing you again! Best Regards, Christian Aoun Operations Manager More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to celebrate my birthday in this place and I am really happy for my choice. In this palce you will find a combination between great service, exellent food and amazing view. As per my brother's request they surprised me with cake and song which made my evening even more special! For sure I would come back again and... More 

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Thank Albena B
MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Albena B, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor. We are proud to be a part in celebrating your special day and you had a memorable one. It is great to know from our valued guest that we have exceeded your expectation. Thank you for... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here for my wedding anniversary dinner. Me and my wife got the table next to the window with a beautiful view of Dubai Marina, the food was good, very attentive and friendly service from Micheal. He is a great asset of the team. However I booked for a wedding anniversary dinner, it would be excellent if my table... More 

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Thank Hai V
MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Hai V, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor. We are glad to know that you have chosen The Observatory in spending your wedding anniversary. I am glad that the team especially Michael made your night a brilliant one while looking down at the stunning... More 

Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch on last Friday. Place located on 52nd floor which gives you chance to observe Dubai Marina and palm Jumeirah. Food and beverages were good, however need to have more choice for main course. Service was excellent, thanks to Anton. We definitely come back to see how it looks in the evening.

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Thank BekRuz
MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear BekRuz, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor. We are glad to know you had enjoyed the brunch and services especially to Anton while gazing at the beautiful views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. We appreciate your feedback in regards to the choices... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on our first night in Dubai, and while the restaurant was reasonably quiet, we were welcomed by our lovely waitress Angie who was very attentive throughout the evening. We went with the all-you-can-eat grill night menu. While we initially thought this would be a buffet style option or ordering what you would like, she advised us that... More 

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Thank Adam T
MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Adam T, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor. We are glad to know you have enjoyed the variety of our grilled night menu and service exhibited by Angie while looking at the stunning views of Dubai Marina. We look forward welcoming you back at... More 

Riga, Latvia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Observatory is based on the 52nd Floor of the Marriott Hotel, where you can enjoy an incredible view on Dubai Marina. We came before 18 o'clock, so we had a possibility to enjoy the day and evening view! The restaurant staff is very polite and helpful. The food quality is great and the portion of the meal is huge.... More 

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MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Julija_Pan, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you for visiting and sharing your dining experience of The Observatory! It is great to know that our services and location of The Observatory have made guests like you enjoy the stunning views and the level of service exhibited by the Associates. We look forward to welcome you back... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marriot Observatory is open for any one to go to the 52 floor and either have a full on meal or just a drink. The reason for going all the way up are for the fantastic views of the Palm. A coffee is a reasonable price so why not go here and enjoy the view. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Giuseppe T
MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Giuseppe T, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience of here at Trip Advisor. We appreciate that you highly recommend us and that you had a wonderful time while gazing at the fantastic views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Come and visit us again! Have a great... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother-in-law booked this restaurant for my wife's birthday. She had been before and was really impressed with it so wanted to take us. I was really looking forward to it. I love a good view, especially when there is good food on offer as well. We got there a little bit early so had a chance to get a... More 

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MarriottHarbour, Operations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Dear Richard G, Greetings from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites! Thank you visiting The Observatory and sharing your experience of here at Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you have chosen The Observatory in celebrating your wife’s birthday and we were able to create a memorable day for her especially to you gastronomically. I am glad that... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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