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Bab Al Yam

Burj al Arab Jumeira Rd | Ground floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 301 7600
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Burj al Arab Jumeira Rd | Ground floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good food quality with a good choice of food. There are three cooking stations (pizza, pasta and grilled meat/fish). Very attentive staff. Thanks a lot to Cristine Zacarias that showed me around the hotel. She was so professional and kind answering all my question.More

Thank edom90
Satish D, Manager at Bab Al Yam, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience, Really glad to know that you liked our choice of food on the buffet and attentiveness of your server. As you mentioned Cristine is a star of our motivated team with great product knowledge....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Restaurant with mixed expectations as I was let down by the Hotel once before. And again they did not live up to their name. I was also surprised when I arrived that there where 2 buses full of tourists taking photos...More

Thank Robert D
Satish D, Manager at Bab Al Yam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback, sincere apologies for not exceeding your expectations. will definitely look into the details and take necessary corrective action. Best Regards, Satish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As surprisingly as it sounds - we had a terrible experience at Bab al Yam yesterday @ dinner. Extremely poor service. Bland tasteless food. The waiters were like sorry to say but just dumb and didn't understand anything we asked for. To top it all,...More

Thank Fariha K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband we had a great breakfast at there we both very happy with ur breakfast nice food, good view, staff very helpfully, breakfast very tasty...

Thank nimothy
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

When we saw the restaurant on the entertainer we JUMPED at the chance to go. I am probably one of the MOST pickiest eaters however I could not fault this place (believe me I tried). Staff were so attentive, the hotel was beautiful and the...More

Thank Lizstar09
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Having been visitors to Dubai for 17 years we always have to come here. The staff have become very special friends and we have seen many changes but the dream team now have it perfect. the food is wonderful with soooo many choices whether it...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is the world's only 7 star hotel/property, and has all suites inside (largely for dignitaries from all over the world). You have to have a reservation to go here, and if you do not have one, you will not get in. There is a...More

Thank PayneReviewsAll
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The view is breathtaking Situated on the pool level They have indoors and outdoors seating area. The buffet have a good selection of different cuisine I recommend it for lunch to enjoy the view.

Thank Nada W
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I've went there for drinks and sisha very friendly staff.Very tasty lemonade.Amazing views. Highly recommended!!!!Special greetings and thanks to@@@@

Thank Gabi G
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Just going to the Burj al Arab was special, having a meal there more so. The Bab al Yam was more than just a buffet, yes it was a self service however any extras where served at your table such as our steaks that were...More

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23 March 2017|
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Response from Niki L | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It's a beautiful hotel. After lunch we actually spent about an hour lounging at the pool area
10 December 2016|
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Response from Whakaangi R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hamed. With this you can definately walk around burj Al Arab, however wild wadi is not included unless you are staying at the hotel itself. Also the beach access I believe is for guests only- however there are very nice... More
8 September 2016|
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Response from Worldcitizen05 | Reviewed this property |
You wont regret any of them. The food theme and selection beside the fact is delicious, it depends on the day you pick coz its different from monday to sunday, make sure to call to find out when they have most of seafood... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burj al Arab Jumeira Rd | Ground floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 301 7600
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A more casual kind of luxury'Gate to the Sea' in Arabic, Bab Al Yam, is a retreat to our private poolside restaurant and experience the best of al fresco dining under the sun.Offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner, this leafy hotel oasis offers the perfect opportunity to savour a moment to yourself. It's also a prime spot to take in the stunning sea views just beyond the poolside cafe and sundeck.Lavish international cuisine is served buffet-style, offering you the freedom to try something new or a bit of everything. Each dish is prepared to the highest standards, making this a wonderful place to indulge in flavours from around the world.
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