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Al Awir Rd, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 323 8888
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 12:00
Fri 12:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 01:00
Sat 13:00 - 17:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here with my wife and visitors 2 - 3 times a year and it never fails to deliver. The brunch is superb with a buffet menu to cater for all food tastes. The quality of the food is amazing, with a high attention to detail and exemplary service from the team there always. Christmas brunch the team go overboard... More 

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Thank Francis D
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had 2 lovely meals in Rare. The food is excellent, a very high standard and the service is great.

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Thank AdrianShort
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Short, Thank you for your generous review of RARE and the service team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and to serving you again. Kind regards, James More 

Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The chilled Saturday BBQ Brunch is a must!!!!! Especially if you like Asian cuisine. A good variety of Food and Drinks!!! The Gin Cocktails were Amazing!!!! Thank you Brandon. The Customer Service was also Amazing!!! - Friendly, Efficient and Professional Thank you Daphne and Rowel The views of the Polo Fields make a lovely change, and if you're there when... More 

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Thank paulhN6724BE
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear paulhN6724BE, Thank you for coming and experiencing the new RARE experience and for your great review! You were one of the first guests to try the new concept and we are happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed it!. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you once again. Kind regards, James More 

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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you get the right table then it can be a very romantic experience indeed. The wagyu was the best I have experienced thus far. The desserts are superlative. Everything was perfect. Service is the usual high standard that you'd expect for Dubai.

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Thank AnOtherExpat2016
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear AnOtherExpat2016, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your positive review, we are happy to read that you had a wonderful evening and that you were well looked after. We closed RARE over the summer and re-opened a few weeks ago with a new look and menu that has been enjoyed by our diners. We look... More 

Aldershot, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

great restaurant with great staff and stunning food! nothing is too difficult, my friend has many allergies and they catered for her beautifully for our last nights dinner in this hotel!

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Thank Debs H
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Debs H, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your review, it was a pleasure having you with us. We have since completed updated the restaurant and menu and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you once again and kind regards, James More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This place is fabulous, great location over looking the Desert Palm Polo Fields an exceptional menu paired with exceptional wines , starting with the Bottle of Bubbles between 2 then on to great French and Italian wines to go with their food which was excellent from Oysters to Sushi to Foie gras to sliders to Meat from the Grill such... More 

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Thank Graeme L
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear BossMan1025, Thank you for joining us for brunch and for your great review. We have since closed and updated RARE over the summer and look forward to seeing you again for the new Polo season. We still have all the wine pairings, improved cocktails and an even better display of dishes. Thank you once again and kind regards, James More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The price of Friday Brunch looks high, but it really is value for money. There was a bottle of champagne per person on ice as we arrived. A few prawns in tempura batter followed by some oysters helped this down. Next, the freshly cooked fois gras with a sweet wine. You don't want a list of what I had, but... More 

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Thank DrMIkeG
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear DrMIkeG, Thank you for joining us for our Vintage Taittinger Champagne brunch and for your generous review. We have since updated the restaurant and look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, James More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

An amazing setting, the terrace overlooks the beautiful Cartier Polo fields at desert Palm. There is usually a game of sorts going on most friday afternoons. Huge green spaces of this quality are rare in Dubai and you really feel on occasions there is no desert out there at all. The food is absolutely amazing and the wine pairings are... More 

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Thank BigFoot W
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Big Foot W, Thank you for joining us for brunch at RARE and for your great review. We have updated the RARE experience after 5 months of closure and the new experienced has been well received. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you once again for your review. Kind regards, James More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We met precious friends for a good meal and a catch up - both were fantastic. The service was great, sitting in the alcove, overlooking the polo fields, the steaks melting in our mouths. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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Thank Tracy J
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Tracy J, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your wonderful review. We have spent the summer improving the RARE experience and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you once again and kind regards, James More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The restaurant is in the Desert Palm hotel. Great terrace. The chef slightly overcooked the duck breast, but was happy to offer dessert for free to compensate. The Australian steak was perfect. As was the service.

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Thank ParkPeople
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Mr. D, Thank you once again for choosing PER AQUUM Desert Palm. Please accept our apologies that the duck was not prepared to your liking and happy to read that the team took good care of you. The steak that we offer is from the two best cattle farms in Australia and I agree with you that it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Grill
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 12:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 12:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 12:00
Thursday
19:30 - 12:00
Friday
19:30 - 12:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 01:00
Saturday
19:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 01:00
13:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Awir Rd, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 323 8888
Description
Contemporary European Cuisine and Grill. Carefully selected ingredients, passionately prepared and matched to produce flavorful and elegantly presented dishes. Emphasis is placed on classic dishes with some modern twists as well as introducing some uncommon and interesting ingredients for guests to experience. Whether dining indoors or on the terrace, savor the view of the lush polo field and Dubai skyline beyond. Vintage Brunch is served on Fridays and Saturday's Two Chill Brunch is served on Saturdays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?