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Bastakiah Nights

#680 of 8,721 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Creek
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| Bastakia, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 7772
Today
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Riverwoods, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here twice when in Dubai on cruises. We have brought groups of about 10-12 from the ship for a night out and all have loved it. The food is typical Middle Eastern, with welcoming drink of lemon tea (yummy, but no liquor) and fresh figs. The menu comes in a metal tube on a scroll. Lots of... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Lombardia, Italy
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Warmly welcomed we entered this place and we had a fantastic experience! Delicious mezzah, great kebab and digestive tea mixed with kindness of personell and a magic atmosphere! Need to come back again as soon as possible!!!

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1 Thank Christina090207
Taunton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Close to the creek this local restaurant is full of character as you can sit in a beautiful courtyard open to the stars with the locals being called to prayer at the mosque close by. Authentic food was fantastic and delightful fruit juice to accompany. Quiet unassuming and attentive service this was a delight. thank you.

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2 Thank chappo58
Turin, Italy
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Warm welcome and very good food, especially the mixed kebab. Price is reasonable. One of the best places in old Dubai.

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1 Thank Davide F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

i had a group of 100 pax excellent service , good atmosphere fantastic location. Bastakiah night still have the warm of Arabic traditional hospitality ,

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Thank TaniaDubai
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Such a gorgeous place..food was delicious and decor was beautiful.Cannot fault it,perfect for a romantic evening!By far our favourite restaurant in Dubai..sat outside in the courtyard..amazing setting and nice to be away from the crowds down town..100% recommend this place!

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2 Thank Derval O
Bengaluru, India
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

It is a great place to be transported back to the old world charm of Dubai away from all the hustle & bustle of the city! Excellent food & a lot of variety for vegetarians.

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Thank DChandan
Apeldoorn
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Not very expensive, nice courtyard, local cuisine, but do not think too much of the quality. Good enough after you have visited Bastikaya.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We enjoyed our meal at Bastakiah Nights as we were getting hungry as we walked through the Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Bastakiah Nights was perfect. We had some fresh juices, bread and houmous, and a delicious meat platter. We ate in the courtyard on the ground floor but I sure the ambience at night on the roof would be really nice!... More 

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

It was a hot day, we were visiting the historical district and we stubbled upon the place. The place had a good vibe though we seemed to be the only guests there. The food was amazing. Definitely recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
06:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Bastakia, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighbourhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: +971 4 353 7772

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

Staying in The Creek

Neighbourhood Profile
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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