Top Choice Middle Eastern in Abu Dhabi

Café Arabia

This homely cafe, housed in a three-floor villa, is run by a Lebanese arts enthusiast, Aida Mansour. Tasty pastries, wholesome lunches and Turkish coffee are on offer, but many come for the Arabian ambience, photog…
Top Choice Steak in Abu Dhabi

Suhail Restaurant

It might seem daft to recommend a restaurant 200km from the city centre, but arriving at the fairytale Qasr al Sarab is a great adventure that makes the two-hour drive through the auburn sand dunes worthwhile. Servi…
Cafe in Jordan

John’s Retreat

Within the Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan complex, John’s is good for a sandwich. Cool and clean, it lives up to its name if the flies are giving you grief.
Mediterranean in Abu Dhabi


Named after the degree of 'lean' in Abu Dhabi's famous Capital Gate skyscraper, and after the 18th floor on which it's situated, this Mediterranean-style restaurant offers many Levantine favourites. Watch your dinne…
Cafe in Abu Dhabi

Nolu's Café

With its starburst abstract panels, lime-green decor and a wholesome menu, this charmer feels more California than Abu Dhabi, but the secret recipes of the owner's Afghani mother add a delightfully regional spin. Tr…
Sandwiches in Abu Dhabi

Organic Foods & Café

This deli and organic store makes an ideal place to grab a sandwich for a picnic in the courtyards of Masdar Institute's campus, or you can sit in for friendly service.