The Best Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Restaurants in Abu Dhabi will send your taste buds on an around-the-world trip. The city offers something for every expat and beyond. Though you'll probably find yourself stopping for shawarma at least once a day (a smart idea), leave room for a Cantonese feast at Emirates Palace, Spanish cuisine while overlooking the Arabian Gulf, or, perhaps, a poolside burger? Off you go to Etihad Towers.
Sheraton Hotel & Resort - Corniche Rd E - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Lebanese food is ubiquitous in Abu Dhabi, but Almayass 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...
Al Muneera - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Starting out as one of the United Arab Emirates' first food trucks, Meylas is no longer so much about grabbing a quick bite of local culture on the go, as it is about experiencing the traditional flavours in a small cafe decorated like a "canteen"...
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Looking to bring home a sweet souvenir? Something different from a huge bar of duty-free Toblerone? Al Nassma chocolate is made with camel milk, said to be the next "superfood," with lower fat and more vitamins than cow milk. Then again, it is...
Darratul Miyah, Khalidiyah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With efficient delivery and delicious Lebanese, I have had plenty of Saj Way's chicken sandwiches and fattouch salads. Each meal comes served fresh and full of flavors—some I've never tasted together before. This fattouch has lettuce, radish,...
Emirates Palace Hotel Al - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Cantonese food at its best, in a glamorous environment where light and shadows wash over you, will make you feel like you're in a haven for royalty. And, located in the Emirates Palace Hotel, you're not far from just that. If you're in the mood...
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...
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...
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...
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Oryx Hotel Corniche Road - شارع زايد الأول - أبو ظبي - 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...
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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