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The Observatory, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Nominated for Best Business Lunch
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Lunch 52 floors up makes The Observatory an obvious, stylish place to take clients for a business meeting. The black marbled decor and far-reaching views of the Marina and Palm make it even more so. But you won’t just find corporate types here. Despite the classy fixtures and fittings, this international restaurant is just as popular during the day with people staying at the hotel, meaning you get an eclectic mix of business parties, families and tourists. Staff are slick and helpful, and the business lunch deal is a real bargain at Dhs120 per person for three courses and soft drinks – plus you can choose from many starters, mains, sandwiches and desserts from the à la carte menu. The starters and desserts are dependable, but the mains need a bit of work both in terms of taste and presentation.
Dhs90 for two courses, Dhs120 for three courses. Served daily noon-3pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

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