Photo courtesy of St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi
Brunch at Oléa
Don’t visit Abu Dhabi without attending at least one extravagant Friday brunch. The buffets in Abu Dhabi hotels make those in Las Vegas look like New York City hot-dog carts. The Oléa brunch at the St. Regis on Saadiyat Island is an expansive culinary wonderland: Let the sun-drenched buffet counter take you where it will, from fresh oysters to Arabian barbecue to the carvery where some majestic leg of lamb is always at the ready. Also not to be missed is the foie gras bar, where a chef will grill up a slice to perfection right in front of you. For dessert, stop by the cheese table for a selection of fromage and a glass of port, or pluck a gold-flecked pastry or two from the endless platters perched beneath fountains of many-flavored chocolate sauce.