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Best Restaurants in Abu Dhabi with a View

For a soul-satisfying experience

The classy capital of the United Arab Emirates has plenty of dining options to suit all tastes. Whether you crave an ocean view or would like to look out into the sparkling lights of the city, some of our favourite places to grab a bite in Abu Dhabi include a spectacular view as well. Take a look at some of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi with a view.

BBQ Al Qasr

An ideal romantic night out, BBQ Al Qasr at the Emirates Palace Hotel puts a fine dining twist to a traditional barbecue. The luxury al fresco dining experience faces the tranquil ocean, especially stunning on a clear full moon night. The seating is completely outdoors, so best to check the weather before you visit. As the name suggests, all food is cooked on a bbq grill in the restaurant before it comes to your table. For something a little different for dessert, you can also request shisha to be brought to your table for some post-dinner flavours.


Located on Yas Island, Cipriani overlooks the stunning Yas Marina in all its glory. Modelled after a retro-chic 1930’s style ocean liner, the restaurant combines seaside ambience and classic Italian décor to deliver a truly exquisite dining experience. Request to be seated outdoors to take in the splendour of the Yas Marina and Ferrari World along with the city lights of Abu Dhabi.

Bord Eau

Classic French fine dining at its best at Bord Eau, the fare is delectable and the view is outstanding. Any visitor to Abu Dhabi knows the grandeur that is Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The restaurant’s outdoor seating offers spectacular views of the Grand Mosque from across the Maqta Creek and is sure to take your breath away. Ideal for a romantic splurge, a good idea would be to arrive just before sunset to take in the views of the setting sun as it reflects off the water as well as the marble mosque.

Dining by Design

All the restaurants at Qasr Al Sarab offer fantastic desert views, but for a truly authentic Arabian experience we love the ultimate dune banqueting treat – Dining by Design. Perfect on a clear night, the peaceful setting of cool brown sand dunes make for a spectacular view during dinner. Located in the middle of the Liwa Desert, Dining by Design is the perfect excuse to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy some alone time under the stars. The restaurant serves traditional Middle Eastern fare and you even get your own personal butler to serve you.


This tranquil spot at Saadiyat Beach Club has become a popular Friday Brunch spot for large groups as well as families. The outdoor area offers scenic views of the ocean front as well as the pristine pool and cabanas. The remote and quiet location is the perfect city getaway with your loved ones.

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