Restaurants

Top Choice Jordanian in Al Markaziyah

Bait El Khetyar

This can't-miss, mostly Jordanian hotspot makes Abu Dhabi's best shawarma, carved from two massive pits (one chicken, one beef) and served sandwiched, sliced or plated to legions of connoisseurs in simple yet stylis…
Top Choice Steak in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Butcher & Still

How good is this 1940s Chicago throwback steakhouse at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi? We don't have enough space to tell you. American chef Marshall Roth sources his meat from the Temple Grandin–designed Creekstone Farms i…
Top Choice Asian in Jumeirah

3 Fils

Singaporean chef Akmal Anuar turns out innovative, yet unpretentious Asian-influenced small plates at this tiny, unlicensed spot – a perfect foil to Dubai's expensive, overblown eateries. There are around 25 seats i…
Top Choice Seafood in Breakwater

Vasco's

With a patio overlooking the Gulf, hospitable staff and a delicious seafood-focused fine-dining blend of regional and international cuisine, it's not surprising reservations are recommended. The Vasco twist to the m…
Top Choice Cafe in Yas Island

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…
Top Choice Japanese in Downtown Dubai

Zuma

Every dish speaks of refinement in this perennially popular bilevel restaurant that gives classic Japanese fare an up-to-the-minute workout. No matter if you go for the top-cut sushi morsels (the dynamite spider rol…
Top Choice Cafe in Bur Dubai

Arabian Tea House

A grand old tree, white wicker chairs, turquoise benches and billowing flowers create a sun-dappled refuge in the courtyard of an old pearl merchant's house. The menu includes lots of Emirati specialities, including…
Top Choice Japanese in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Zuma

The summit of Japanese cuisine in Abu Dhabi. Book ahead to enjoy the superb sushi and sashimi, the signature miso-marinated black cod or a hunk of meat cooked to perfection on the robata grill. Alcohol served (sake,…
Top Choice Indian in Al Ain

Tanjore

Al Ain's best Indian restaurant, Tanjore at the Danat Al Ain Resort will have your taste buds doing cartwheels. Fuelled by an arsenal of aromas, the chicken tikka masala (or biryani), the fiery chicken Chettinad and…
Top Choice Lebanese in Al Markaziyah

Zahrat Lebnan

Amid a cluster of Middle Eastern snack, grill and pastry outlets, a short walk from Al Husn Fort, the Lebanese Flower is a local legend, attracting a multinational clientele of city residents. The generous excellent…