Restaurants

Top Choice Lebanese in Al Markaziyah

Lebanese Flower

Amid a cluster of Middle Eastern snack, grill and pastry outlets, a short walk from Al Husn Fort, this Lebanese restaurant is a local legend, attracting a multinational clientele of city residents. The generous plat…
Top Choice Seafood in Breakwater

Vasco's

This is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy lunch. With a patio overlooking the Arabian Sea, accommodating and hospitable staff and a delicious fine-dining menu offering an interesting blend of regional and internat…
Top Choice Emirati in Breakwater

Mezlai

Meaning ‘old door lock’, Mezlai at the sumptuous Emirates Palace delivers a rare chance to enjoy local flavours. The Emirati food is prepared from organic and locally sourced ingredients. Favourites include lamb med…
Top Choice International in Fujairah City

Breezes

On a balmy night, there's no better place for cocktails or a meal than Breezes at the Hilton Fujairah Resort. At the town's only beachfront restaurant, the menu revolves around pasta, burgers and salads, although to…
Top Choice Cafe in Breakwater

Living Room Café

This award-winning, family-run venue began as a coffee-and-cake experience and has grown by word of mouth into a beloved restaurant. The emphasis is on family-friendly fare (there's a VIP children's menu and kids' c…
Top Choice Japanese in Bur Dubai

Tomo

Visiting celebs aren't the only ones who love this gorgeously formal lair where Chitoshi Takahashi serves top Japanese cuisine. No gimmicky fusion here, just perfect super-fresh cuts of sushi and sashimi, delectable…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Around

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 French in Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Around

Bord Eau

Bord Eau at the Shangri-La Hotel is le restaurant for French fine dining in Abu Dhabi. The classic French fare (onion soup, foie gras, chateaubriand) is flawlessly executed with a modern twist and the flavours are c…
Top Choice Lebanese in Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Around

Mijana

At the Ritz-Carlton, this swish venue offers contemporary Lebanese cuisine with interesting twists on favourite themes, such as beetroot moutabel (smoked-aubergine dip), six varieties of hummus and habra niyah (raw …
Top Choice Seafood in Ajman

Themar Al Bahar

It may not score high in the looks or service departments, but for well-priced fresh fish and seafood this beachside place is the go-to spot in Ajman. Head to a separate room to make your selection from the catch of…