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Abu Dhabi Emirate Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Abu Dhabi Emirate for Food lovers


Abu Dhabi - a gastronomic experience in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Emirates is an amazing place for food travellers to experience an abundance of international flavours and recipes. The stunning coastline and the thriving fishing industry contribute to the whole cooking traditions that are popular for fresh seafoods. Vibrant and varied international flavours can be found in this destination but the impressive traditional recipes are the important elements that should be most valued for visitors.

The locals of Abu Dhabi, still keep the traditions from the old ages and are carefully combining the hospitality standards and generosity in every dish that is served, enhancing this way the quality of the local cuisine. Some restaurants still offer the unique dining experience under cover of Bedouin tents beneath an infinite blanket of stars of the dessert sky. A real extravagance in action.

Cinnamon, saffron, turmeric, nuts, limes and dried fruits are all time favourites when it comes to cooking in United Arab. Almost every recipe is garnished with a plethora of spices and dried toppings to make unique flavours and create nostalgic memories of old times. All time practised and honoured techniques are applied in order to maintain the traditional heritage flavours from all over Asia and Middle East.

Food travellers will be baffled by the variety cuisines that reside in this destination, but the Italian and the Greek cuisine should be best explored in their own origins. Here, traditional recipes like Harees, Machboos and Madrooba are the main delicacies that should garnish your plate. Palatable choices filled with varieties of meats and seafoods will rejuvenate your taste buds and make you want more. 

Some of the top places with luscious local choices are the Almayass Restaurant, the Byblos Sur Mer and the Li Beirut Restaurant

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Food Tips

A social ritual in Abu Dhabi is the serving of traditional Arabic coffee (ghahwa). A local coffee blended with cardamon and saffron.

As for UAE's traditional street food, the most famous must be the shawarma and the manakish. Both deliciously wrapped in pita bread but with different ingredients on the inside.

All varieties of top quality meats are served in local cuisines except pork, which is prohibited by the local culture.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By air
  • By bus
  • By ferry
  • By car

Move around

  • Taxi
  • Buses
  • Electric trolley-buses

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • City breaks
  • Adventure holidays
  • Wildlife & safari
  • Religious holidays
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Shopping
  • Luxury holidays
  • Art & culture
  • Local gastronomy

Destination Type

  • State

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 What can I find in this Food Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated food travel guide, to help you easily plan your next culinary holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros as well as gastronomy Hotels to stay!

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