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ORNINA

www.ornina.ae

Al Raha Beach
Al Bandar
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 556 6090


A fun spot for an evening out, with small plates, drinks and music aplenty. The terraces have stunning water views — a must-request spot on a clear night.

Photograph courtesy of Ornina

 

JONES THE GROCER

www.jonesthegrocer.com

Al Mamoura
Building B, Ground Floor 06/07
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 443 8762


Part bakery, part fromagerie, part patisserie, Jones the Grocer has delicious gourmet and artisanal food for takeout. It’s also a popular café for a quick brunch or lunch — try the burger.

Photograph courtesy of Jones the Grocer

 

SOFRA BLD

www.shangri-la.com

Shangri-La Hotel
Qaryat Al Beri, Between the Bridges
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 509 8888


Taking the brunch buffet to a whole new level, with a sushi bar, a raw bar, a pancake station and chocolate fountains — and that’s just the beginning. The food tables seem to never end, featuring cuisine from many countries around the world. There is something for everyone from everywhere at every age.

Photograph courtesy of Sofra

 

HAKKASAN

www.hakkasan.com/abudhabi

Emirates Palace
West Corniche Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 9000


A Michelin-star restaurant featuring exquisite modern Chinese food. You can’t go wrong with your order, but we’re partial to the crispy duck salad and the champagne and honey cod.

Photo courtesy of Hakkasan

 

FINZ

www.rotana.com

Beach Rotana Hotel
10th Street, Tourist Club Area
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 697 9011


The freshest seafood in Abu Dhabi. Everything is prepared perfectly, from lobster cocktail to tandoori curry fish. Take advantage of the restaurant’s location on a jetty — request a table on the porch overlooking the water.

Photo courtesy of Visit Abu Dhabi