You Can Now Enjoy a Friday Lunch on This Floating Deck!

Forget your typical Friday brunch… there’s a new weekend event to add to your Dubai bucket list! Thiptara at the Palace Downtown has launched a ‘Taste of Thai’ lunch menu that lets you dine at the Burj Lake with incredible daytime views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. With food, drinks and a new floating deck, we just had to check it out…

A weekend hideaway

There’s only a handful of places in Dubai where we can truly feel as though we’ve escaped city life and Thiptara is one of them. Despite the attention from its award-winning reputation and its central Downtown location, the over-water restaurant still manages to capture the essence of a serene Thai hideaway.

There is something incredibly relaxing about turning up the Address Downtown, walking through the outdoor gardens and having lunch at Thiptara while overlooking the Burj Lake. For those who like to spend their Fridays enjoying good food and chilled afternoon drinks, ‘Taste of Thai’ is a definite must from us! The restaurant has managed to fuse its jaw-dropping location with a leisurely lunch feel that you’ll definitely enjoy.

5 courses of food and free-flowing drinks

This is a lunch menu that’s made for foodies! ‘Taste of Thai’ at Thiptara is packed with flavour, creativity and choice. Our 5-course journey allowed us to try a little bit of everything; there was a range of cold appetisers, hot appetisers, main dishes and desserts to choose from. From salads and soup to traditional Pad Thai and Bangkok-style seafood, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

What we loved about the ‘Taste of Thai’ menu:

  • Artistic touches: expect every dish to be picture-perfect and pop with colour
  • Edible viola: the viola flower is a signature touch on a number of Thiptara’s dishes
  • Creative fusions: the mocktails and the cocktails are Thai-inspired and bursting with flavour

The new floating deck at Thiptara

Everyone knows Thiptara for its outdoor terrace seating, but did you know it has a new floating deck? This is a secret that needs to be shared with the city! The wooden, overwater deck adds a garden-like touch to the Thiptara experience, and we were lucky enough to have the best seat in the house… right under the Burj Khalifa! When you’re planning to book in for this Friday lunch, we recommend asking for a table on the floating deck. You can bask in the sunshine and make the most your front-row fountain views as you sip on an ice-cold drink and tuck into your Thai feast!

‘Taste of Thai’ lunch:

Where: Palace Downtown

When: Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Prices: AED 210 per person inclusive of food; AED 250 per person inclusive of food plus unlimited soft drinks; AED 370 per person inclusive of food plus free-flowing drinks

For restaurant bookings, you can get in touch with Thiptara by calling +971 4 888 3444 or emailing at 

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