Thiptara The Palace, Downtown Dubai

ByAhlan! Live ReporterSunday , 17 May 2015
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Translating as ‘magic on the water’ the restaurant’s location is true to its namesake. Situated on the lake surrounding the Burj Khalifa, the restaurant offers spectacular unimpeded views of the Dubai Fountain.

Book a table for full-on romance. Thiptara is that ‘special restaurant’ to book for an anniversary or a perfect date with your significant other, with intimate tables dotted around the outdoor terrace and a striking wood interior complete with glass and gold.

A taste of true Thai hospitality. From the moment you enter the tranquil confines of Thiptara, extremely polite and courteous staff make you feel as if you are the only diner there, on hand to cater to your every need.

Expect a multi-sensory experience. The aesthetically pleasing dishes are so pretty, you’ll think twice before eating them! Take a bite, though, and you’ll soon be enticed into finishing every last morsel of each individual dish that explodes with flavour and spice. 

It’s all about sharing plates these days. And here this works a treat for perfectly sized portions. Whether it’s the dim sum, refreshing papaya salad or creamy green curry, one serving is more than enough for two, except for the dessert of lush mango with sticky rice, which you’ll want to keep all to yourself!


Starter Poh piah gai (crispy chicken spring rolls), Dhs65       
Main Gaeng kiew wan gai, (green curry), Dhs119 
Dessert Khao niew mamuang (mango with sticky rice), Dhs45


Address: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
Telephone:04 428 7888
Timings:  7pm-11.30pm daily
Facebook:  /thiptara
Twitter: @palacedowntown