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Al Iwan

#487 of 8,878 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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| First floor, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 301 7600
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted great Arabic food and we got it here. The buffet was delicious and plentiful and we were always warmly greeted by the staff. One of our favorite restaurants in Dubai!

Thank Mark T
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything 100% first class!. Top service and friendly attention of all staff! Really a place to visit again!

Thank krisvo2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Iv been to Al Iwan restaurant in burj Al Arab for several times It is an Arabic buffet plus some Indian cuisines It open from 12pm to 3pm for lunch then from 6pm to 10pm for dinner In my point of view its better to have the lunch there rather than the dinner couse in the day time you will... More 

Thank Fatima A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I came with my family ( husband, son, daughter) on the 27th Dec, 2016 to have lunch .. my son just arrived from Canada & we were celebrating him .. on that day I forgot to mentioned in the phone that I want to celebrate my son's 19th birthday that I missed when he was in Canada ... Sara, the... More 

Thank Safoostar
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Rochi kindly showed us around the buffet and explained the mouth watering Abrabian delights, seated us at the best table and served a sea food selection of my choice to start with dips, breads and salads. Lamb Ouzi and Arabic mixed grille was outstanding, as was the friendly service. The luxurious surroundings of reds and gold make this a very... More 

2 Thank WorldClassOnly
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Although it's small restaurant but they have a very nice staff, decor with excellent lunch buffet The service is excellent every where in this 7 star hotel Thanks Anis and chef Tahseen for taking care of us

Thank DrTravel2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I took my mom and dad for lunch here.. the service was exceptional.. our server Joe was very attentive to our every need.. the buffet had great variety and deserts were delicious.. I would go here again!!!

Thank NSINGH12
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

To Chinese, food is so so as we were eating buffet at night. Soup was salty. Service was fine. Environment was pretty. Not easily to have reservation there.

Thank Chui Yee C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Took my husband for a surprise bday dinner and was unpleasantly surprised with how standards dropped. From not getting "welcomed and how may we help you " at the door, with no coffee and dates offer to the food at the buffet. Leaved in UAE long enough to understand what to expect from arabic buffet. However we got canned mushrooms,... More 

1 Thank Marina Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Booked dinner at Al Iwan absolutely amazing food and exceptional service. An experience I will not forget. Thank you for a very special evening.

Thank Claire S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Arabic, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | First floor, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 301 7600
In the heart of the world's tallest atrium, you'll find a restaurant that's just as notable.From its staggering sea view by day to the romantic flicker of candlelight by night, Al Iwan, "The Royal Hall" in Arabic, offers sumptuous Arabic cuisine within surroundings that are nothing short of spectacular.Step through the golden columns and savour the aromas while we plate up a masterpiece, using the finest possible ingredients for a truly extraordinary dining experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?