Abu Dhabi Eats Outdoors
Collected by Andrea Rip, AFAR Local Expert
With perpetually sunny weather, Abu Dhabi offers the perfect environment for patio seating and open-air dining. It does get a bit toasty for eating outside in the summertime, when most restaurants pull their seats indoors. But from Yas Island to Marina Island, winter-season restaurants should be considered not just for their menus but for their quotient of outdoor enjoyment.
Corniche Rd, Opp Corniche Bike Track, Near Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
At the marina branch of the casual shisha café chain Le Boulanger, the breezy outdoor terrace offers sparkling views of the city against the water and a reasonably priced menu featuring large portions of salads, pastas, sandwiches, and Arabic...
CORNICHE ROAD ST REGIS HOTEL, NATION RIVIERA BEACH CLUB - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The St. Regis Hotel has several lovely restaurants along the waterfront at its Corniche location in Nation Towers. Asia de Cuba dances to its own beat with refined elegance coupled with a lively beach beat that invites anyone in off the street to...
Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The concept behind Vasco’s menu is to serve food that tastefullly maps the route of the explorer Vasco de Gama. Flavors from Spain, around Africa, and India round out the menu. Though appearing fairly simple, the flavors are full and...
Yas Marina Circuit - Yacht Club - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
On one of the first cool days of winter in Abu Dhabi, some friends and I decided to celebrate the weekend outdoors at Yas Marina. Settling on a seafood restaurant, we found ourselves on the lovely patio at Aquarium. True to its name, inside the...
InterContinental Abu Dhabi,Bainouna Street - شارع الملك عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
For the beer connoisseur, a stop at the Begian Cafe will have you trying loads of flavors with friends, fellow travellers, and expats. In the wintertime, the outdoor patio opens up to long tables and benches for friends to gather and enjoy the...
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
I thoroughly enjoyed Fairways Restaurant's international cuisine. With dishes originating from all over the world, I imagine there is something for everyone on their menu. While I tried the buffet, Fairways also offers an exclusive brunch,...
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A casual atmosphere where meeting friends is comfortable and quite tasteful, CuiScene serves buffets of international flavours including Arabian food. The chefs tastefully change up their menu items each month to prepare seasonally appropriate...
Marina Mall Area, Wave Breaker - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Set between Marina Mall and a phenomenal view of Abu Dhabi's Corniche across the water, Bill's Farm has brought a bit of 'yeehaw' to the city. Specializing in grilled food, the flavorful and fresh ingredients help make the menu pop. The lamb...
Nation Riviera Beach Club, Corniche Road, Al Khubeirah, Opp Nation Towers - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Beachy and beautiful, Catch has one of the flashiest logos on the Corniche. Thanks to the art and creativity of head chef Roudy Petersen, it also serves some of the best seafood. Overlooking the water, with inviting indoor seats or a refreshing...
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