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The Observatory

#137 of 8,721 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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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Bucharest, Romania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
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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Redditch, United Kingdom
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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 

Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Refreshing drinks with a very nice view! A perfect place if you just want to chill out. observe all you can :)

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

Dear lucille_anin, Thank you for considering us as a perfect place for chilling out. We are glad to know you have enjoyed the great views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Thank you for your patronage and hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Ajmal Salim More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Bar at The Observatory with my wife about a month ago. Aside from the stunning view of some of Dubai's landmarks, the floor manager and staff were very courteous, in particularly the young waitress from Indonesia who escorted us and made sure that we got a window seat after some guests left. We had the burrata, trio... More 

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

Dear Leon L, Thankyou for taking the time and writing about your experience at The Observatory. I am happy to know that you had a great experience on the first occasion. At the same time it is disappointing to know we were not upto mark during your second visit. Your feedback is very important to us and will help us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place on a recommendation from Yellow boat tour staff whilst waiting to go on our trip. Fantastic views of the palm and marina. The bar also offers a host of deals for all days of the week. We didn't try the restaurant although did look. Ice and good value.

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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
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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