Al Muntaha

Dine on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab Reviews

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An international buffet selection that changes each week, usually including pasta, sushi and foie gras stations. Dhs720 Timings: 10am-4pm (Friday)

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

‘I’m just popping to the Burj.’ There are few phrases that cry ‘I’ve made it!’ louder in this city. Even before you arrive, a dinner date inside the iconic building has a lot to live up to.

Cruise onto the ‘seven-star’ exclusive island (as long as you’ve made it past security with your pre-booking reference), sweep up the aquarium-flanked escalators and you’ll feel like you’ve just entered Narnia, but with more gold and garish carpets.

That is, until you reach Al Muntaha (or ‘the highest’) on the 27th floor – when you’ll feel like you’ve walked into a cruise ship, what with its marine colours, dated design and older crowd. Fortunately, the menu reconfirms diners’ feelings of superiority, since it’s slathered in luxuries such as oysters, caviar, lobster and foie gras.

The prices are steep, but the flavours are worth it, with the goat’s cheese espuma starter and steamed barramundi making particular highlights. Though the ambience is slightly stiff, most likely due to the crowd, the resident jazz band and the rumble of neighbouring

Sky View bar manage to lighten things a touch. But, of course, none of this matters. Merely mentioning you’re off to the Burj will have enough of an impact on everyone you tell to make the trip – and heart-stopping bill – worthwhile.

By Jeremy Lawrence

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 301 7600
  • Travel: Jumeirah Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: Bill Bailey on 26 Sep ' 13 at 12:02
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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I have been fortunate over the course of my career to travel the world and dine in a number of high-end, and Michelin Starred Restaurants. Unfortunately, dinner at Al Muntaha was truly disappointing - at best the food was mediocre, the only saving grace was the Foi Gras and thats brought in! Considering that this was a treat for my wife's birthday - the service was truly appalling. I am happy to pay for good food and good service, however, on this occasion - I left vowing never to go back and to tell all of my friends that Al Muntaha is very Dubai, superficial, over-rated, over priced and not worth the effort of making the reservation!

Posted by: Siddharth on 10 Jan ' 12 at 12:46
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: archie on 31 Jul ' 11 at 11:57
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Wanted to visit the Burj whilst in Dubai, so decided to take the family to the Al Muntaha, we have children and this resturant is not for kids, they moan at you if the kids are a little excited which obviously they will be, food is all hyped up with lots of sauce splashed around plate to make it look good and attractive, and standard of service lacks too, would not go again

Posted by: David Howells on 11 Oct ' 09 at 19:22
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I took my girlfriend here on 22nd September 2009 for the experience of eating at the Burj Al Arab. We have dined in many michelin starred restaurants together around the world and appreciate good food. The service at Al Muntaha is second to none and you are made to feel very special. The ambience is also wonderful. However, while the food was quite good, it was certainly not anywhere near the standard you would expect at a 7 star hotel. Our bill came to 2450 dhs, for two of us having three courses and two glasses of wine each, you expect a premium on price at an establishment such as this but it did not represent good value.

Posted by: hahu on 08 May ' 09 at 17:11
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No


Posted by: Jill Higham on 12 Jan ' 09 at 12:22
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have been to this restaurant many times as we take family and friends there when they are out here on holiday. Everytime i have gone the price has gone up and the quality of food has gone down! Very expensive but have to do it once for the view.

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