Arabia meets the West with a healthy twist


Courtesy of the Armani empire, a standout at a luxury mall

Abu Dhabi is one of the Middle East’s most vibrant and international cities, and its dining scene fully lives up to its reputation. From American-style cafes with a touch of Arabia to fine dining restaurants featuring global cuisines, the city is replete with delicious flavors. Not just a feast for the eyes, Abu Dhabi is also a feast for the palate.



Nolu’s Café

Named after the owner’s two children, Nolu fuses Arabic traditions and ingredients with California-style cooking methods, resulting in a menu of burgers, soups, salads and wraps that are casually American without losing a distinctive Abu Dhabi edge. This is healthy, wholesome, and organic food, straight from the kitchen.

Al Bandar, Abu Dhabi. Tel.: + 971 2 557 9500. Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Emporio Armani Café

This outpost of the Armani empire offers a slice of Italian glamour in the middle of Abu Dhabi. With excellent coffee and stylish Western staples, this is re-defining café culture for a new generation of locals and visitors.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Hours: Daily (Weekday), 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., weekends: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Jones The Grocer

Part of an Australian food empire, Jones the Grocer serves international cuisine with an antipodean edge, in a relaxed and casual environment. Fresh and wholesome food like salads and burgers is complemented by some of the best coffee in the city.

Al Mamoura Building B, Ground Floor 06/07, Corner 4th Muroor & 15th Street, Abu Dhabi.
Tel.: + 971 2 4438 762. Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ; Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Brasserie Angélique

Brasserie Angélique is located in Jumeirah Etihad Towards and offers you an authentically inspired à la carte menu. The menu is created by chefs who truly understand the artistry and subtlety of French cuisine and its myriad flavours.With its extravagant, French-inspired interior, Brasserie Angélique makes you feel as if you have found your very own corner of France. And once your food arrives, you will be convinced.From exquisite seafood dishes to unforgettable desserts, come and experience the flavours of France as they should be.


A trendy gem of an eatery in a city filled with flashy restaurants, Zuma serves innovative Japanese cuisine in a distinctive setting that merges lounge, bar and restaurant together with a small semi-private dining room. Evenings are enlivened by a DJ and live entertainment. This is sure to be a smart dining choice for the discerning traveler.