Top Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Collected by Jonathan Burr, AFAR Local Expert
In Abu Dhabi, you can savor as much shawarma as you want, but you can also try something completely new: Chefs in this futuristic city excel at merging disparate ingredients into new dishes. Taste the many cultures here represented on local menus.
G Floor,Bin Arar Building, Najda St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
As is the case throughout the Middle East, shawarma is a tremendously popular street food in Abu Dhabi. From Flame and Bake to Shish Shawerma, there are plenty of chains to sate your craving for spiced chicken and lamb shaved from upright spits....
Unnamed Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If you have the enviable opportunity to drive out into the Western District (a part of the Arabian Peninsula's famed Empty Quarter) of Abu Dhabi, your dining choices will be few. But one of those choices may very well be at Anantara’s...
Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi did not miss out on the speakeasy trend, and while the name of the Hidden Bar is a bit on the nose, it’s a perfect cocktail destination before dinner on Al-Maryah Island—as well as a great dim-sum spot in its own right....
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Sheraton Hotel & Resort - Corniche Rd E - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Lebanese food is ubiquitous in Abu Dhabi, but Al-Mayass restaurant at the Sheraton on the Corniche combines Lebanese classics on the menu with an array of Armenian dishes that pair perfectly. If you try one dish on their impressive list of hot...
Oryx Hotel Corniche Road - Zayed The First St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
As a city with many Western expats, Abu Dhabi features restaurants that offer a retreat to the familiar. Sometimes another kebab, another bowl of hummus, or another ball of kibbe won’t do the trick—and that's when you turn to a pint of...
Sowwah Square - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi offers countless food cultures to explore, but the real fun starts when cuisines begin to intersect on its fusion menus. Nowhere is there a more eccentric pairing of culinary traditions than at Nolu’s Downtown in the Galleria Mall...
E2, Abu Dhabi - The World Trade Center Mall - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Once you find Bu (derived from the Spanish buenísimo, or “exceptionally good”) in the Central Market at the World Trade Center in Abu Dhabi, you are in for a Latin-infused treat. Look for the elevators leading to the Hub and...
Corniche Road, Next to World Trade Centre - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Abu Shakra on Muroor Road serves up delicious Egyptian cuisine in the heart of Abu Dhabi. After entering through the bustling, smoky kitchen area, you ascend a staircase that features an illuminated wall of Egypt’s golden-age stars of the...
InterContinental Abu Dhabi - King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
For 30 years, Fishmarket at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi has been serving the freshest seafood in a unique, family-friendly location. Drawing on Abu Dhabi’s famous market in Mina Port where locals can purchase just-caught fish in a...
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