Feel the Breeze – Top 10 Outdoor Restaurants In Abu Dhabi

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Enjoy the last weeks of cooler weather sitting outside, sipping on a drink and watching the sunset – here are our picks for the best outdoor restaurants in Abu Dhabi!

Every year we dread the moment the temperatures start to go up and try to enjoy every second of cooler weather we can. With so much choice in the vibrant Abu Dhabi dining scene, we wanted to help you quickly find the best place for a drink and a bite while feeling the breeze on your skin.

1. Finz – Beach Rotana

Seafood, on stilts over water in a wooden, rustic setting with a view over the water as well as part of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skylines. One to try for lovely outdoor dining!

2. Beach House – Park Hyatt

This is one of the most stunning outdoor dining venues. The views of the swimming pools and unbelievably blue ocean a bit further out combined with a casual, airy décor and Mediterranean food make for such a relaxed summery feeling that you don’t want to leave.

3. BBQ Al Qasr – Emirates Palace

We’ve written about BBQ Al Qasr so many times, and that’s because it’s such a simple yet spot on concept. A pavilion and sometimes cabanas on the beach, with just a few tables, freshly grilled meat and seafood of outstanding quality, the waves lapping in the background. It’s just such an enjoyable way to spend the evening.

4. Fanr

Fanr’s indoor area is modern and quite sleek, although still quite casual. Even better is the outdoor patio which feels more like a garden in France or Italy. So enough space for the kids to play, whilst the adults could take a look at the latest art exhibition. But the food is enough reason to come – breakfast, lunch or dinner.

5. Fishmarket – Intercontinental

This is modeled after the Asian fresh seafood restaurants, but instead sits on Abu Dhabi Island and overlooks the marina. From the extensive selection of seafood, pick your fish of choice, tell the waiters how you want it grilled, steamed or fried and with which spices and sauces and sit back on the terrace while you wait for it to arrive at your table.

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6. Diablito – Yas Marina

Now this is one amazing combination – tapas on the rooftop of the Yas Marina, overlooking the yachts and water. The rattan chairs and tables give it the feeling of an outdoor dining in the European summer, and the sangria of course helps!

7. Park Bar & Grill – Park Hyatt

Yes we are a fan of the Park Hyatt. This is a great restaurant to take your loved one for a romantic alfresco evening under the stars. Steak, cocktails and a calm ambiance make it the perfect venue for good conversation and looking into each other’s eyes!

8. Azura – St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Lighted softly by small lights from the table, with nibbles on the table and a drink in your hand overlooking the Gulf and the Corniche, it’s simply stunning.

9. Turqoiz – St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

This is a lovely outdoor dining venue for any time of the day. Smack on the beach, with a big terrace and a Mediterranean type feel and look. Salads and sandwiches are on the menu but also slightly more complicated fare to keep everyone happy. And of course, an extensive list of cocktails.

10. Flooka

This has a slightly different view than the outdoor dining venues listed above, but is no less beautiful. Overlooking the mangroves, Flooka serves fresh off the grill seafood, which you can pick yourself from the seafood bar. It’s not too noisy and the Abu Dhabi skyline can be seen in the far distance, making you feel like you’re on a mini holiday away from the city.

Let us know what you think of our top 10 Outdoor Restaurants In Abu Dhabi.

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