Abu Dhabi - Food and drink
Abu Dhabi’s restaurants span the globe, and back again, to ensure no one leaves hungry. While Arabian cuisine is highly regarded, you’ll find it much easier to track down fabulous French, Italian, Indian and Chinese food than you will the Emirates’ own specialities.
All of Abu Dhabi’s finest restaurants are located inside the Emirate’s five star hotels, with fusion French/Mediterranean, seafood and Pan-Asian cuisines all particularly excellent. For food on the go, the mall’s food courts are satisfying and not-too-expensive. But for a splash out family feast, you’re best heading to the marinas and entertainment zones alongside the corniche and beaches. Popular areas include Breakwater, Sheikh Zayed Street, Corniche Road and the Tourist Club area, with their excellent steak houses, pasta joints, ice-cream parlours and all-you-can-eat buffets. And coffee is the fuel that keeps Abu Dhabi ticking - you’ll find excellent coffee parlours throughout the city. The drink is often paired with the bubbling Shisha pipe - an interesting experience, especially when flavoured with apple, cinnamon, cherry or any one of a myriad of aromatic concoctions available.