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Al Awir Rd, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 323 8888
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 12:00
Fri 12:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 01:00
Sat 13:00 - 17:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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548 reviews
533 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rare is a licensed, Latin American inspired, fine dining restaurant at the beautiful Desert Palm complex immediately past Dragon Mart, International City. Centrepiece of its kitchen is a woodfired grill and oven on-which the most amazing steaks are prepared. Rare in not just a steakhouse though, it’s menu includes a seafood section which is equally good. The best way to... More 

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Thank Ravenous-Xerxes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given that we chose to visit Rare on a Monday night, the restaurant was quiet with attentive staff but very disappointing fare. Bland and uninteresting starter of burrata and figs, soggy sourdough bruschetta, and sea bass fillet that sat on a bare plate with a little dish of lemon butter sauce. Norwegian salmon fillet even more boring as it appeared... More 

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Thank pwal2n
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear pwal2n, Thank you for joining us in RARE recently and for taking the time to write your first review on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies that we were unable to meet your expectations. The team had felt it strange that there was a request to order Pizza when you arrived; RARE a restaurant with a meat and seafood centric... More 

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325 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to look at the resort and stopped by in here for a drink. We found the service to be efficient yet unobtrusive, just how we like it. Great view of the polo field.

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Thank 679richardo
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been going to Rare for the past 4 years and i'm sad to say that my last 2 visits have been very disappointing. The food remains excellent however the wine selection has gone down, the service and staff preparation has been disappointing compared to what i have gotten used to in the last years. Don't get me wrong,... More 

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5 Thank Talal N
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Talal N, Thank you for your dining with us again at RARE and for your review. Rest assured that the wine list has not changed and it is still the same annually award winning selection of over 300 bins there has always been. The only thing that you may feel is different is the way the wines are presented... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have had dinner here before and took some friends to join us this time. They were blown away by the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff. We had drinks initially in Red, the adjoining bar and were allowed to transfer the bill to the restaurant. Starters were the prawn and chicken skewers and the duck ravioli....... More 

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Thank Sbdubs
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Sbdubs, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your generous review of your experience. We are very happy to read that you had a wonderful time and that the team took great care of you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, James More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Come here with my wife and visitors 2 - 3 times a year and it never fails to deliver. The brunch is superb with a buffet menu to cater for all food tastes. The quality of the food is amazing, with a high attention to detail and exemplary service from the team there always. Christmas brunch the team go overboard... More 

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Thank Francis D
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Francis D, Thank you joining us for brunch once again and for your generous review. We hope that also enjoyed the newly renovated look of RARE and brunch layout; we believe it is a huge improvement over the old space. The RARE team look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had 2 lovely meals in Rare. The food is excellent, a very high standard and the service is great.

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Thank AdrianShort
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Short, Thank you for your generous review of RARE and the service team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and to serving you again. Kind regards, James More 

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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The chilled Saturday BBQ Brunch is a must!!!!! Especially if you like Asian cuisine. A good variety of Food and Drinks!!! The Gin Cocktails were Amazing!!!! Thank you Brandon. The Customer Service was also Amazing!!! - Friendly, Efficient and Professional Thank you Daphne and Rowel The views of the Polo Fields make a lovely change, and if you're there when... More 

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Thank paulhN6724BE
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear paulhN6724BE, Thank you for coming and experiencing the new RARE experience and for your great review! You were one of the first guests to try the new concept and we are happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed it!. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you once again. Kind regards, James More 

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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you get the right table then it can be a very romantic experience indeed. The wagyu was the best I have experienced thus far. The desserts are superlative. Everything was perfect. Service is the usual high standard that you'd expect for Dubai.

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Thank AnOtherExpat2016
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear AnOtherExpat2016, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your positive review, we are happy to read that you had a wonderful evening and that you were well looked after. We closed RARE over the summer and re-opened a few weeks ago with a new look and menu that has been enjoyed by our diners. We look... More 

Aldershot, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

great restaurant with great staff and stunning food! nothing is too difficult, my friend has many allergies and they catered for her beautifully for our last nights dinner in this hotel!

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Thank Debs H
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this review

Dear Debs H, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your review, it was a pleasure having you with us. We have since completed updated the restaurant and menu and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you once again and kind regards, James More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 12:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 12:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 12:00
Thursday
19:30 - 12:00
Friday
19:30 - 12:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 01:00
Saturday
19:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 01:00
13:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Awir Rd, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 323 8888
Description
Contemporary European Cuisine and Grill. Carefully selected ingredients, passionately prepared and matched to produce flavorful and elegantly presented dishes. Emphasis is placed on classic dishes with some modern twists as well as introducing some uncommon and interesting ingredients for guests to experience. Whether dining indoors or on the terrace, savor the view of the lush polo field and Dubai skyline beyond. Vintage Brunch is served on Fridays and Saturday's Two Chill Brunch is served on Saturdays.

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