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, Sowwah Square, 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.



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

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi
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