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Al Iwan

#455 of 8,726 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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank Marina Z
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This restaurant is a great introduction to Arab food. It is a buffet and it serves all kinds of different food. The Mezze starter was awesome.

Thank WorldWanderer2000
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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281 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A very good experience while at the Burg al Arab. The food is good the service is excellent. Totally worth the time spent

Thank David A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I used the the Entertainer voucher to treat some of my friends tonight at Al Iwan restaurant in Burj Al Arab. But the manager of the restaurant created all sorts of obstacles to me with the excuse of my absence of having dinner there. Firstly, he refused to accept my advance payment, even after my friends started their dinner, he... More 

Thank 1062936873
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I organized a proposal for my cousin at this restaurant, and I was very pleased with the service and the food, everything was perfect , the staff did a great job helping me set up the proposal. I have the best memories about this place.

Thank angie z
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Having been to Dubai a few times I thought it was about time I went to the famous Burj Al Arab. Couldn't afford to stay there but made a reservation at one of its restaurants the Al Iwan . We decided to make a night of it so we hired a Cadillac Escalade to take us there and back. We... More 

Thank Steffen H

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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
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Buffet, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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Mashhad, Iran
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?