About folly

With a prime location in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, folly offers an informal take on modern dining in a relaxed, welcoming environment. As well as an intimate dining area and open kitchen, folly has two outdoor terrace bars, both featuring stunning views over the Madinat waterways.

Whether you visit us for a craft cocktail and a bite to eat, a leisurely meal or an exclusive private dining experience, we look forward to welcoming you at folly.

Dining Experiences

The Dining Room

The folly journey begins at the door, with a secret tunnel leading guests up a narrow staircase into the very heart of the bustling restaurant. Exposed brick walls, teal banquettes and traditional dark wood tables and chairs create a classic, timeless feel.

Opening Hours:

Restaurant daily from 7 PM to 11 PM last order

Happy Hour Sunday to Thursday 3 PM to 5 PM

Ladies Night Tuesday from 6 PM

Saturday & Sunday Brunch  1 PM to 4 PM


The Kitchen Bar

The eight-seater bar directly overlooks the open kitchen, allowing diners to watch and chat to the chefs as they work, while enjoying a unique insight into the energetic, theatrical nature of a busy service. For a truly interactive experience, we can prepare a tasting menu of chef’s favourites and talk you through each individual dish as it’s prepared and served.
  • Tuesdays to Saturdays
  • Seating at 8pm
  • folly’s tasting menu with wine pairing
  • Advance booking and pre-payment basis only 

Garden Terrace and Lounge

Adjacent to the main restaurant, the spacious Outdoor Terrace & Lounge has its own bar with fantastic views and an intimate, secret-garden feel.

Opening Hours:

7PM onwards

The Rooftop

A level up from the main restaurant, with uninterrupted views of the Burj Al Arab and Arabian Gulf, folly’s rooftop is a destination in itself. There are few better places to sip on a cocktail and nibble on something delicious as the sun goes down.

Opening Hours:

3 PM to 12 AM

The Communal Table

Set out on its own private balcony, The Communal Table accommodates up to ten guests. Favourites from the menu are presented on boards for the group to share, with a few surprises from the folly team thrown in along the way. The perfect experience for a fun and memorable evening with friends.

Opening Hours:

Sunday to Saturday, 7pm to 9pm

folly is an ideal setting for exclusive events and all areas are available for private hire.  Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist you in creating a bespoke package to suit your needs.


Our Food

The food at folly is driven by experience and creativity, with a strong focus on flavour and a commitment to sourcing high-quality produce. Contemporary, ingredient-led dishes are executed with skill and finesse and guests are encouraged to create their own tasting menu for a truly personal dining experience.

Our Team

The entire folly team is passionate about ensuring that guests have the best possible time – food, drink, views and all.


Unit 27, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

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