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Etoiles

Etoiles (Emirates Palace, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi) –This chic venue – a restaurant, bar and club in one – offers a truly exclusive and celebrity-worthy experience. Dim-lit with sleek furniture and modern accents, it’s the kind of place you’d expect to find A-listers – Sir Richard Branson, Paris Hilton, Janet Jackson, and Pamela Anderson […]

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Enigma

Enigma (Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi) – This is a 5,000-square feet landmark nightclub and entertainment venue. With its own separate entrance it features a two-level elegant, modern and open dance floor which houses UAE’s most popular DJ’s. The club features state of the art lighting system, video and sound, an […]

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Club So-Hi

Club So-Hi (Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) – local DJs play a mix of rock, R&B and House music to young expat crowds until 2am on weekdays, and 3 am on weekends. Ladies night on Tuesday evenings. Club So-Hi is located on rooftop level of trendy Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel.

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Zaatar W Zeit

Zaatar W Zeit (Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi) – this restaurant is part of a Lebanon-basin chain of wrap sandwich eateries, which is something of a hit among locals, since Lebanese food is the closest thing to local foods. Inside, friendly service and a child-like crayon drawing décor gives it a welcoming feel, while the menu […]

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Zari Zardozi

Zari Zardozi (Al Raha Mall, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi) – This cavernous eatery is situated in the middle of Al Raha Mall. The items served here include French-inspired desi cheese fondue, and Japanese-style chicken tandushi, along with “Indian fusion” foods such as the Goan fish curry, kai kari korma and the malabar prawn curry.

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Yacht Club

Yacht Club (InterContinental Abu Dhabi Hotel, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi) – patrons are drawn into this restaurant for its “all you can eat” sushi on Tuesdays (for AED125). Aside from that, the wagyu gyoza, tuna taco, lobster yaki udon, teriyaki chicken (and mango cheesecake for dessert) are among the popular items at this Japanese restaurant.

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Wasabi

Wasabi (Al Diar Mina Hotel, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi) – this Japanese restaurant is something of a mishmash – part izakaya (Japanese pub), part karaoke box and part sushi restaurant. Given this eatery’s popularity among Japanese business passing through Abu Dhabi, as well as other foreign diners, this makes Wasabi an appealing destination for a […]

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Tanjore

Tanjore (Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi) – located in the Al Ain section (a.k.a. garden city) of Abu Dhabi, this Indian restaurant reflects the large expatriate Indian community that works there. Indian dishes served there include jahinga angare (barbecued prawns), mushroom pakora, murgh adraki (chicken with ginger) and the spinach paneer.

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Sho Cho

Sho Cho (Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi) — For those looking for great Japanese food, a fabulous bar scene and an ultra-hip setting look no further than Sho Cho Abu Dhabi. This high-end restaurant and lounge serves an extensive menu of modern Japanese cuisine, including fabulous appetizers, main courses and the […]

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Prego’s

Prego’s (Madinet Zayed Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Abu Dhabi) — The best of Abu Dhabi’s Italian restaurants, Prego’s offers up authentic, well-executed Italian fare, including delicious handmade pastas (you can see them being made!) and wonderful wood-fire oven pizza and pasta. The fresh-out-of-the-oven breads and virgin olive oil on arrival is scrumptious, with a […]