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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...
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Corniche Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The temptation of sweets meets the allure of espresso at Lavazza, where perfectly pulled espresso shots are adorned with creme, caramel, and toffee. The cafe at Nation Towers has an open atmosphere in the gallery of shops, a place where you can...
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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...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
You might know it as shisha, hookah, nargile, or hubbly-bubbly; but whatever the name, the water pipe is an icon of Arabic culture. Despite the health risks, most cafes along Abu Dhabi's Corniche will be shrouded in smoke on any given night, with...
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Level 62, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
On the 62nd floor of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel, Ray's Bar does sunsets and beautiful Abu Dhabi city views brilliantly. If you're a woman, you'll also be lucky enough to take in the tremendous view of the Corniche while you touch up your...
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Nation Galleria, Nation Towers - West Corniche - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A local favorite gathering place for coffee, tea, sumptuous salads, and decadent desert, Leopold’s of London (or LOL, for short) attract return customers with high quality ingredients and servers who can easily articulate the menu to patrons. My...
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InterContinental Abu Dhabi,Bainouna Street - King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Abu Dhabi - 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...
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Building 1 Yas Marina, Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Stylishly lavish interiors are mere footnotes at Cipriani Yas Marina. Featuring classic Italian fare, the restaurant's dishes are surprisingly authentic and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic night out. To make things even more memorable,...
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Emporium Bldg,Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina ,Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Overlooking the Yas Marina, this upscale take on an American sports bar is a perfect place to unwind. This bar is very popular with sports enthusiasts of all countries due to the number of televisions and breadth of broadcasts. The establishment...
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Al Marina - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
After the evening call to prayer, several cafe trucks open up to people strolling along the stretch of Marina Island—across the water and parallel to the Abu Dhabi cityscape on the Corniche. From Arab coffee to karak (similar to chai tea), the...
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Podium Level 3, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
I love watching people enter the Jumeirah Lobby at Etihad Towers for the first time. I typically see jaws drop, followed by big smiles, and then little sparkles from the chandelier reflected in their eyes. The entry into the lobby invites guests...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
In true upscale nightclub fashion, Skybar is host to laser light shows, notable DJs, international bands (Wyclef Jean in particular), and unique club performances. Apparently the Skybar is the place to see and be seen. When I visited Abu Dhabi,...
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West Corniche Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Some experienced travelers wouldn't consider a hotel a "sight," but the Emirates Palace is a full-blown spectacle. This luxurious spot, which is owned by the government, opened in 2006 to the cost of roughly $6 billion! You'll notice marble and...
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Boutik Mall, Reem Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Chemex, cold brew, and the mad scientist–esque siphon might be common coffee-brewing methods in hipster havens like Portland or Brooklyn, but Abu Dhabi? Leopold's of London treats coffee like craft beer, using high-quality blends, single-origin...
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Abu Dhabi Golf Club - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Natural food is synonymous with the Westin, and The Lounge makes traditional coffee house favorites with extra freshness. Set in the lobby overlooking the golf course, sip a coffee, tea, or soothing smoothie. Try the pancakes loaded with...
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Corniche road, Villa T3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Perhaps the most inviting cafe to spend time at in Abu Dhabi is The Third Place. With furnished alcoves, window seats, and patio tables, it’s a great place to meet a friend, settle in with a book, or get some work done over wifi. The food is...
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Khor Al Maqta,Qaryat al Beri - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
For a nightcap, head to the enchanting Pool Bar, and as you sip your concoction, enjoy the cityscape all lit up. From here you can take in a view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Al Maqta Bridge. The bar is open from 9am to 11:30pm, and...
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Two Michelin Star chef Michael Caines recently arrived in Abu Dhabi to open Pearls at Etihad Towers. He envisions his restaurant to be casual fine dining to match the beach, but elegant ambiance from its location over the water. His menu includes...
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Ground Floor, Siemens Building - Masdar City - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The first thing we noticed were the clever light fixtures hanging from an exposed ceiling. Light reflected throughout the restaurant from upside-down sieves and pots. The open but cozy atmosphere instantly invited us inside, and we settled in for...
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Sheikh Zayed 1st Street, Khalidiya - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Frequently recommended, I finally found The One furniture shop to go to the cafe “upstairs in the back corner” of the store. I took a taxi to the corner of Zayed the First Street and Al Bateen Street—where my driver found it by the reference to...