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Al Mahara

#720 of 8,721 Restaurants in Dubai
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| Ground Floor, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 301 7600
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12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
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Begnins, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To summarise, I include the email I sent to Mr Outlaw. No reply so far, and I don't suppose there will be! Dear Mr. Outlaw, During a recent Business trip to Dubai, my wife decided to organise a surprise evening at your restaurant to celebrate my birthday. I should point out that I am British, my wife Belgian and we... More 

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Thank Zuruk
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a reservation for pre birthday dinner and requested a birthday cake.The other staff are nice except the sommelier who has an attitude if you refuse to order a wine.The only good about the food is the lobster risotto.Sticky toffee pudding is too sweet.Btw didnt get a birthday cake idk cause maybe we dont order a bottle of wine... More 

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Thank Vanesa A
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unique restaurant. Based as fish restaurant, very high quality and amazing wine assortment. Be careful - look at the pricing. The wines are incredible expensive!

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Thank DanielRost
Scotland
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Treated like royalty as we arrived and certainly received a table with plenty of privacy and stunning views of the 'fish tank' ! The oyster dishes are wonderful as was the cured beef but much of the remainder of the menu was average. The risotto was , well rather congealed and the baked cod, well I would say the cod... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We made a reservation for this restaurant and were very excited not only for the experience of dining alongside the aquarium and seeing the Burj Al Arab from inside, but also because the menu looked fantastic. The staff was incredible. Impeccable service from them the entire time. The food was horrible. We didn't each the 1st plate or the 3rd... More 

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Thank ONewlove
Sharon M, Manager at Al Mahara, responded to this review

Dear ONewlove, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am incredibly sorry to hear that you neither enjoyed the food nor the wine. I have passed your comments on to Nathan and our head chef Pete Biggs as well as our head sommelier. Rest assured we will certainly use this feedback to improve on our future... More 

Meopham, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arriving it seemed that they could not find our reservation even though our name was checked when we arrived in the car before we even got as far as the hotel, so we were expected. After surviving that ordeal we had a drink outside and even though the view is fantastic it feels like you are sitting in a... More 

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Thank NickfamilyKent
Sharon M, Manager at Al Mahara, responded to this review

Dear NickfamilyKent, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. I cannot apologise enough for the mistakes that happened on this evening. This was incredibly clumsy on our part and we are currently tracing how we managed to go so wrong in order to improve for the future. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed... More 

Mexicali, Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is awesome, very nice place, excellent fish tank it is amazing. The food was expensive of course, but the price is not at the level of the dish, very poor quality, cold food (when it have to be hot), unsalty, bad presentation and very small proportions. The service was amazing, very pleasent experience thanks to the waitress that... More 

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Thank Fernando A
Sharon M, Manager at Al Mahara, responded to this review

Dear Fernando A, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am incredibly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food. I have taken your comments directly to Nathan and his head chef Pete Biggs so that we may improve on our future offerings. Thank you very much as well for your comments regarding the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Odd place to stick an Outlaw restaurant. Having been to his places in UK I think this is the wrong venue. Service was not good. Although we went in its early days the Burj should be doing better. Almost forced to have a glass of champagne when sitting down at table. Hadn't even been given a menu or a wine... More 

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Thank AF200
Sharon M, Manager at Al Mahara, responded to this review

Dear AF200, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with both the service and the food. While we may be a new team and new restaurant, our goal is to always provide our guest with the best possible experience and I am sorry that on this day, that... More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here about a year ago and as we arrived we were told the restaurant had been recently taken over by a famous English chef. We had not heard of him so had to google his name. Still have no idea who is is and cannot remember his name. The food was excellent but not as sophisticated as when... More 

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Thank Robintaylor1
Sharon M, Manager at Al Mahara, responded to this review

Dear Robintaylor1, Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. It is true that Nathan's style of cuisine is based on simplicity and yes I agree, much different than the previous chef however I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the dishes. I do hope to see you back soon.... More 

Makati, Philippines
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to cross it off my bucket list. It was Jaw droppingly gorgeous as soon as we entered the establishment. Not only was it Instagramgly worthy, but the experience of dining under with the fishes was unlike no other. Noise level, impeccable service, lighting, underwater view, and of course the cuisine, contributed to the entire dining experience. Yes,... More 

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Thank hernameiswendy
Sharon M, Manager at Al Mahara, responded to this review

Dear hernameiswendy, Thank you very much for your review. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves and thank you very much from us for the heartfelt 'thank you'. We are all very passionate about what we are doing and it really is our pleasure to create such a wonderful evening for you. Hopefully we will see you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 120 - US$ 230
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Ground Floor, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 301 7600
Description
Dubai's freshest catch has landed at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Nathan Outlaw is a two times Michelin-star winner from England, specialising in the very best seafood. Experience for yourself the critically acclaimed seafood connoisseur's unique cooking style and his deeply satisfying signature dishes. Rediscover Al Mahara, reimagined to accompany the new menu and new stewardship of Nathan Outlaw. Savour the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy signature beverages at one of the new open air waterfront patio tables.

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