Marrakech

Sublime Moroccan food and wallet-friendly prices 58 Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

Marrakesh does refined and elegant dining effortlessly. From the immaculate service, down to its accomplished and authentic Moroccan cuisine, there is a fluidity to the whole dining experience. The elegant Moorish arches, twinkling lanterns and decorative tiling evoke a tranquil and sophisticated ambience, but don’t exactly shout ‘Arabian Nights’. That said, what the restaurant lacks in atmosphere, it more than makes up for in the kitchen. Start with the sumptuous tagines from the generous menu of Moroccan staples.

Take your pick from their roasted baby lamb, aromatic lemon and garlic chicken, or for a fruity number – try the quail tagine with walnuts and apricots; each bubbling cauldron is as mouth-watering as the next. The gourmet ‘pastila bil hamam’ deserve a special mention too; you'll love these blissfully sweet concoctions of pigeon meat, crushed almonds, runny egg and honey. If this restaurant could only shake off its slightly clinical hotel feel, it would be unbeatable for its sublime food and wallet-friendly prices.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 405 2703
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: MartIn on 25 Nov ' 11 at 02:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Wonderful food and outstanding service. All the dishes met expectations and brought back memories of the best meals we had on visits to morocco. Our toddling daughter was looked after in the most amazing way. The live music was excellent.

Posted by: Melissa on 09 Nov ' 11 at 02:39
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The food was sublime with intricate spices and flavors. The ambience was welcoming and the live music phenomenal. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. I will definitely go back if I have the chance.

Posted by: Mohammad on 24 Jul ' 11 at 05:34
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Had the sea food bastilla, royal cous cous, and tanjiya marakeshiyya. With a couple of soft drinks, the bill was about 210 with the 30% promotion that was available at that time. The food was as close as it gets to Moroccan home cooking, and I have had a couple. The service is great and the live music fits perfectly.

highly recommended.

Posted by: Sean W. on 17 Apr ' 11 at 07:03
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The meal deal on fridays is now 150 AED and you can eat only from the menus they give to you: Soup, Lamp with rice and orange salad. I went there expecting more food and I confess I was disappointed... On booking the table I was informed about this special menu only after I signed the agreement, and is not fair!

Posted by: Ashraf on 23 Jun ' 10 at 14:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It is an amazing restaurant, I love it so much and I adore Moroccan food

Posted by: Stépanie on 06 Apr ' 10 at 12:31
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We wer very disappointed by the quality of the food (the pastilla was too sweet and the couscous not the best we had).

Posted by: Maria on 23 Mar ' 10 at 12:08
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Posted by: Carlos on 23 Mar ' 10 at 12:07
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Dina on 23 Mar ' 10 at 12:01
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: james on 23 Mar ' 10 at 10:38
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Linda on 23 Mar ' 10 at 06:12
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: laila magribi on 23 Mar ' 10 at 06:08
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

excellent

Posted by: jaouad araki on 23 Mar ' 10 at 00:04
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great value for a pure moroccan delc tajins....amazing belly dancer

Posted by: samia alidrissi on 22 Mar ' 10 at 23:54
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i enjoyed the belly dacer...its real shakira ........good food

Posted by: gerard on 22 Mar ' 10 at 22:54
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

its very romantic place i like the buly danser she was good

Posted by: malika on 22 Mar ' 10 at 18:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best for all i like to go with my friend or my family i love the couscous royal the prenux tajine the harira soup also the ambience the music.
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss for morocco

Posted by: laila magribi on 22 Mar ' 10 at 18:02
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i mean that i will back 100% my best place in dubai

Posted by: naser on 22 Mar ' 10 at 17:42
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

im sorry i will back it my best place in dubai

Posted by: naser on 22 Mar ' 10 at 17:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

i love the food the chiken tajine and the couscous and also the maroccan red wine and service it great my best place to go with my friend

Posted by: laila magribi on 22 Mar ' 10 at 17:25
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I like evrything in Marrakesh the food the service and ambience the play a good maroccan music and great belly dancer

Posted by: Said albaraka on 19 Mar ' 10 at 00:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

it was a great friday lunch with unlimited champagne and cocktails....

Posted by: josiah nan on 19 Mar ' 10 at 00:17
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

as i expected the food was so delicious,,and the waiter exceed my expectation...i love the orio-dance...great

Posted by: Hind elass on 19 Mar ' 10 at 00:10
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

love to dine there,,,,best food and great staff...as well nice portion for good price

Posted by: khalid elass on 18 Mar ' 10 at 01:42
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Hassan almulla on 18 Mar ' 10 at 00:06
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great tajins,super belly dancer and moroccan music

Posted by: Peter patoliti on 17 Mar ' 10 at 23:53
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

the taste is there...orignal tagins,,,,lovely couscous

Posted by: younes lbab on 17 Mar ' 10 at 23:42
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

enjoy the moroccan music,and the delice of arabica,,,,,it reminde exactly of marakech the city..

Posted by: abdeladim on 17 Mar ' 10 at 23:36
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

good Music,best staff,,,,friendly place

Posted by: gerard on 17 Mar ' 10 at 19:05
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i like the food, belly dancer was nice, for sure i will back again

Posted by: Keven on 17 Mar ' 10 at 18:55
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

at least there is a good restaurant that we can eating and enjoying our time

Posted by: rose on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:26
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

the lunch in marraech more better coz i can have all the ind of food

Posted by: samara on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:21
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

good restaurant and good Ambience

Posted by: Samouel on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:20
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

it`s my favorite restaurant

Posted by: hussam on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:19
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

every friday i have dinner in Marrakesh with my family i like the place and the staff

Posted by: Mouny on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:12
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i had a nice experience in USA , but when i try the moroccan food in Marrakech with all the traditional ways a felt like that iam in morocco

Posted by: wassila hakim on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:12
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  • Best for: Romantic

I like the Music great Ambience

Posted by: samira zanati on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:08
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I like everthing in Marrakesh

Posted by: Cheikh Rida on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:03
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

it`s very good restaurant to have a romantinc dinner

Posted by: saad on 16 Mar ' 10 at 22:02
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

good Ambience and good service

Posted by: mohamed on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:58
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

lovely staff very good food i had my dinner today there with my girlfriend we realy like the Ambience and the belly dancer

Posted by: diana on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:58
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

it`s nice place to have a nice food

Posted by: Mss Himal on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:46
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

amizing service exactely from Jaouad he explaine for us all the recipites of the moroccan food

Posted by: Mr Chouqi on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:41
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My familly like the atmospher and the food also

Posted by: Malvi on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:35
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Iam very exited to vote about this Restaurant coz it has an amizing service, as well as the food very tasty

Posted by: Dounia on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:29
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It`s the best service in Dubai.

Posted by: Indah Sutika on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:25
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great food and excellent service!
The belly dancing was fantastic!!!!!!

Posted by: Abdi Surahman on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:22
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It was my first experience to try Morrocon food and actually it was recomended by one of my friend. It was very delicious, the service was superb and me and my wife love the atmosphere.
Surely we will come bac again to Marrakech.
By the way, we also love the tagine there!!!!!

Posted by: Ochi on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:15
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

when i came with my familly it was the first time but now it`s my 8th one, frunkly it`s a very good Restaurant.

Posted by: Chandra on 16 Mar ' 10 at 21:08
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I like to have dinner in Marrakech Restaurant with my husband because it`s very romantic

Posted by: said on 15 Mar ' 10 at 18:58
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I like evrything in Marrakesh food service Music and Decor

Posted by: jamil on 15 Mar ' 10 at 18:53
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I like to have the tajine and the couscuos staff are frindly the Ambience great

Posted by: kawtar on 15 Mar ' 10 at 18:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly

good food and Ambience i love the place

Posted by: olivier on 12 Mar ' 10 at 12:00
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

food was great i like the Ambience the music i would go back again

Posted by: syed Mashhadi on 12 Mar ' 10 at 11:48
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

the best restaurant in dubai Marrkesh shangrila dubai

Posted by: Farook al zeer on 12 Mar ' 10 at 11:43
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  • Best for: Romantic

I love the food the staff are friendly in the belly dancer great

Posted by: stephannie salasc berto on 12 Mar ' 10 at 11:29
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best moroccan restaurant in UAE

Posted by: Lorenzo Valencia on 28 Mar ' 09 at 08:29
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great Place to go,,, and the Decor is just amasing !!!!!!

Posted by: Pouya on 22 Dec ' 08 at 10:54
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The food was great, so was the service. Definetly would go back again.

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