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Bab Al Yam

#166 of 8,828 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Burj al Arab Jumeira Rd | Ground floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
07:00 - 00:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our anniversary lunch at Bab Al Yam. What an awesome dining experience! Everything was top notch - the view, the ambiance, the food and of course the service. We were walked through the buffet options by a staff before sitting down. All members of the staff were extremely courteous, especially Mr. Jomin who went the extra mile to... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here with my wife, son, sister and mom to celebrate our anniversary. It's a bit pricey but you get what you pay and i must say it's worth it. Food was top notch from dessert to main dish. I was supposed to be on a regular diet but i threw it out the window given the foos choices available.... More 

Thank Jonas L
Management response:

Dear Jonas L, thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon again! Kind regards, Monika More 

Bardolino, Italy
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch at this restaurant, and the view and the food was very good. Nice to be able to visit this famous hotel. By the way - service was - of course - excellent.

Thank trommetrond
Management response:

Dear trommetrond, Thank you for your kind feedback on Tripadvisor. Your compliments will be shared with the team! Best regards, Monika More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing experience. The ambiance was superb and the staff were very nice - excellent service though drinks are expensive.

Thank Janet102070
Management response:

Dear Janet102070, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Your compliments about the service team will definitely be shared! Kind regards, Monika More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

what else is there to say. this was the most amazing experience. we brought my mother visiting from outside of the country and we were so fortunate to have Mr. Jomin take care of us! He knew the menu inside and out, made us feel welcome, and went above and beyond our every expectation. it was clear that his manager... More 

Thank Ray W
Management response:

Dear Ray W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write on Tripadvisor about your experience. We are delighted that you and your family have enjoyed your visit. Jomin is certainly a superstar- thank you for this recognition and appreciation! Hoping to be able to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Monika More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our 2016 Christmas at Bab Al Yam and we found the sevice by Jomin was excellent, also the food and environment was amazing. We will fully recommend to the others, thumbs up!

Thank siukelkel
Management response:

Dear siukelkel, thank you very much for your feedback. I am very happy you enjoyed your Christmas celebrations with us! Your appreciation will be passed on to the team. Thank you very much again! Kind regards, Monika More 

Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic choice of breakfast, makes you stay and eat a little more than you planned. Service was great.

Thank TrixA68
Management response:

Dear TrixA68, thank you very much for your feedback! It is always a great compliment for us if guests put their 'rules' a side and enjoy our selection on offer and service! Hope to see you soon again! Best regards, Monika More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what an evening for my birthday ..at the most luxurious hotel in the world .totally outstanding ..food and ambience ..weather was beautiful .saw sunset with my family..had a sow around by the manager Mr satish dalal .a very courteous man .Christmas decorations were gorgeous in the lobby ....made my day a lot more luxurious with the cake n bouquet of... More 

Thank Suruchi G
Management response:

Dear Suruchi G, thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to learn you had an enjoyable time with us. I will make sure your compliments are passed on to our decorations team as well as Mr Satish. Thank you very much again, wishing you a happy 2017! Kind... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will be the best dining experience of your life. Firstly, expect to be greeted numerous times throughout your visit to the hotel. A staff member will walk through the food selection before sitting you down at your table. The views are amazing and we were lucky to have two firework shows off into the distance to watch whilst eating... More 

Thank isabellemkhoo
Management response:

Dear isabellemkhoo, thank you very much for writing such a detailed and informative review on your visit to Bab al Yam. Your compliments will be passed to our team, especially Sonam who you mentioned by name! The team- front of house and culinary- are very dedicated to create a special experience for all diners and I am very pleased they... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I celebrated Christmas Eve at Bab al Yam's lunch buffet. OUR MEAL: The food was great! There was a good selection, and it was just as the site described -- European with Mediterranean with Middle Eastern influences. Dessert and drinks were alright, but what made this meal so special was the incredible view. ATMOSPHERE: We chose to... More 

Thank AshleySusan17
Management response:

Dear AshleySusan17, thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled to learn you enjoyed your Christmas Lunch with us! Thank you very much for your so positive comments about your experience, the views and our colleagues who were looking after you. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon again!... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, International, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?