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Bab Al Yam

#208 of 8,716 Restaurants in Dubai
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Burj al Arab Jumeira Rd | Ground floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
97143017600
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the buffet lunch here. The staff were all fanrustic and attentive, especially Abdul (thank you for the strawberries and chocolate!). They even brought out a birthday cake for my mum and sangreen happy birthday to her. We sat in the outdoor area which had stunning views.

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Management response:

Dear Mr Mhuirin, thank you very much for kind review. We are very pleased to learn you have enjoyed your experience in Bab al Yam. Really appreciate your comments about our colleague Abdul. Hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, Monika More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to dine in to celebrate our wedding anniversary along with kids. You cannot ask about food service and quality as you are already in the 7-star hotel. We enjoyed the restaurant and the venue as this was a chance to go in a round to make memorial photos. With the entertainer vouchers, our budget was in line with... More 

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Thank Omar S
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Dear Omar S, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. Very happy to read you and your family had a memorable experience with us. Happy belated wedding anniversary! Kind regards, Monika More 

Riyadh
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice breakfast specially outside next to the pool in the great landmark of Burj Alarab Hotel service is great and very friendly

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Thank mza202
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Dear mza202, thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read you enjoyed the breakfast and friendly service provided by the team! Kind regards, Monika More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our experience and the food!! Wow! Delicious! The staff were very helpful and polite. The seafood was very fresh and the tapas to die for. Desserts were mostly cakes and ice cream as well as the chocolate tap! So glad to experience part of the world's only 7 star hotel. Thanks Bab Al Yam!

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Thank Whakaangi R
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Dear Whahaangi R, Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and for your kind comments in regards to the food and service. Both compliments will of course be shared with the culinary and service team! Hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Monika More 

Sarasota, Florida
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490 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually hotel buffets run anywhere from wretched to pretty good. This is an exception. We had breakfast and lunch there today. Entrees made fresh ongoingly even though they are housed in chafing dishes. Fresh fruit eye-poppingly fresh and at lunch they had a Carmel chocolate cake to die for to go with all the other wonderful baked goods. If you... More 

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Thank JordanS8
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Dear JordanS8, thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear you enjoy both breakfast and lunch with us and I will share your lovely comments with the culinary team. That caramel chocolate cake is dangerous! Kind regards, Monika More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice spread of food with good selection of deserts. Restaurant is bit small and cant be considered for fine dining.

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Thank Gaurav J
Management response:

Dear Gaurav J, thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Bab al Yam is indeed not be considered as fine dining- the concept is family orientated bistro chic and our aim is to provide a casual and relax dining experience. I am glad to learn you enjoyed the selection of food. Kind regards, Monika More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well what can I say?? A LOT!!! All of which is positive.. Firstly we booked this restaurant via Jumeira Beech Hotel as that is where i was staying. This was the second time of my visit and the hospitality I received was even better than the first. the waiter attended to every single needs of our (which wasn't a lot... More 

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Thank Dubai-lover123
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Dear Dubai-lover123, thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor. And what lovely feedback that is! Thank you very much- I am delighted that the team, especially Prashant was able to create a memorable experience for you. Now having seen more outlets, we might see you trying a different cuisine and atmosphere within the Burj al Arab soon! Kind... More 

cardiff
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you make a special visit to Dubai, then have a special visit to this Buffet restaurant. See my review on the hotel review

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I and glad I made the right decision and reserved a table last week to celebrate my anniversary with my husband during our vacation in Dubai. We arrived 15 minutes early and the restaurant was opened at 7pm, so instead of us waiting outside, they brought us to their outdoor area (facing the Marine) to sit down and had a... More 

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Thank keroppisonson
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Dear Keroppisonson, thank you very much for your feedback on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read that the team was able to make your anniversary a memorable one. Kind regards, Monika More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We treated ourselves to breakfast here and enjoyed it very much. The food was excellent and there was everything you would expect plus a lot more. The staff were very attentive but not crowding. They even remembered our anniversary and presented us with a cake.

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Thank gandt2000
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Dear gandt2000, thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed your experience with us and hope we can welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Monika More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Middle Eastern, International, Mediterranean, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
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: 97143017600
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?