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Burj al Arab Jumeira Rd | Ground floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 301 7600
07:00 - 00:00
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Bab al Yam one night while staying at Burj al Arab and the food was delicious! My husband is a buffet person and loves having variety and large portions. This restaurant gave him both options! The food was plentiful, there were a lot of food choices to choose from and everything was delicious. I would definitely suggest... More 

Thank Adrienne J
Satish D, Manager at Bab Al Yam, responded to this review

Dear Adrienne, great to know that you enjoyed your dinner experience at Bab Al Yam, will definitely share your inspiring feedback with my team. Thank you and see you again, Regards, Satish More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service Best food Bab al yam has the best location to brunch Jomin - he served us best Ask for him when you visit burj al arab

Thank Ishani K
Satish D, Manager at Bab Al Yam, responded to this review

Dear Ishani, Really glad to know that you had wonderful experience at Bab Al Yam. Feedback from guests like you, motivates us to deliver ultimate service every time. Thank you very much and look forward to serve you again along with Jomin. Best Regards, More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was mediocre. Only one server was friendly with a smile on her face. The food was unbelievably bland and does not match to the price and reputation of Burj Al Arab. As my title says, I've traveled the world for food, this is definitely not worth the price of admission and travel. I wish we didn't waste a... More 

Thank Billy H
London, United Kingdom
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184 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location on the new Terrace. Decent selection of food from a buffet style counter. Can always order from waiters. Service sometimes slow but food always good. The place has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Excellent omelettes!

Thank WFN
Satish D, Manager at Bab Al Yam, responded to this review

Dear WFN, Thank you for the lovely feedback, happy to know that you enjoyed our food selection on the buffet, specially the Omelettes at the egg station. looking forward to welcome you again at Bab Al Yam, Regards, Satish More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant for brunch and special occasions. Appreciated their efforts in making my sister's birthday special. Foods were limited; but were all tasty. We really liked the soup, salads, pastas, and grills. Tea selections were also good. Warm and attentive staff, especially that they anticipate customers' needs. Good restaurant ambiance. Would definitely come back!

Thank mingming777
Management response:

Dear mingming777, thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed the celebration of a special occasion with us, Really appreciate your kind comment about our team! Kind regards, Monika More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
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: +971 4 301 7600
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?