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The Marina
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Al Sufouh Rd | Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 368 6505
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very rustic authentic food. A real twist on the Middle Eastern cuisine (Lebanese based) food. Try the "bottom of the pan" rice (fried) and the aubergine dish. Food was really good!

Thank Dan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely family dinner, maybe best lamb chops ever. Anar serves wine and their house rose tasted lovely even though ehnthusiastics might argue rose is not matching with food. Start with hummus and bread as the arabian bread here is fresh and homemade. The restaurant is most likely fully booked and noisy during high season with a lot of tourist passing... More 

Thank Heidi L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in Madinat Jumeirah overlooking the Gulf water. The place is cozy and they have indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant interior is nice and in Persian style. The service is good and the food is very delicious. They only thing that needs consideration is the high prices. Actually you can find same Persian food quality with... More 

Thank Ahmed A
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

** too many passing tourists destroy atmosphere *** food slightly above average **** staff well trained

1 Thank Thomas F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant on the waterfront in the heart of the Madinat. The food was delicious- the portions are huge- be careful not to over order. Service was good. We did not book and were lucky to get a table outside. Probably better to make a reservation in in high season.

1 Thank NJC-DRK
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is definitely worth recommending - Delicious food (lamb filet!) - chance to taste a rich Iranian cuisine - Exceptional setting by the canal - Great sense of hospitality from the team and outstanding Manger Mr Toufik - Thanks for making it a pleasant memory

Thank jen06g
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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315 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Excellent setting at Madinat Jumairah with an open view of the canal as well as indoor seating.... Delicious Iranian cuisine to complement the atmosphere as well as dedicated quick service... Overall very impressive...

Thank RSarkari6
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Not the first (nor the last) time we went there. Food is always good, great value for money and the home made bread is always sooooo nice. Great location in Souk Madinat. Ask a table near the water if available. 😀

Thank Philippe M
Toufik Y, Guest Relations Manager at Anar, responded to this review

Dear Philippe, We are very glad to hear that our food was and still up to your expectation . looking forward to welcoming you again at Anar, Regards, More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Good location. Very personable service. Portions are big so beware how much you order however it is all very good

Thank MelbourneJUSTME
Toufik Y, Guest Relations Manager at Anar, responded to this review

Dear Guest , We are pleased to know that our service and food have met you expectation, We are looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had dinner here and really liked the menu. We shared our appetizers and dinners. The service was friendly and efficient. They returned and asked if we needed anything regularly. We enjoyed our view of Burj al Arab by the creek side. Recommend!

Thank mhs2010
Toufik Y, Guest Relations Manager at Anar, responded to this review

Dear Guest , We are very happy to know that our service was friendly and efficient , and you have had a lovely meal at Anar, We are indeed looking forward to welcoming you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$75
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Sufouh Rd | Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 368 6505

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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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