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Best Arabic Restaurants in Abu Dhabi

9 Restaurants
In a city where Arabic culture is vast and varied, MICHELIN Inspectors narrowed down their favourite Arabic restaurants in Abu Dhabi.
Updated on 18 December 2023
Beirut Sur Mer
Lilac 5, Jacques Chirac Street, Saadiyat Cultural District, Soul Beach, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
$$ · Lebanese

Come here for the exceptional Lebanese mezze and the views of Abu Dhabi's turquoise coast. Indulge in the classics from hummus, tabboule and mashawi.

Inspector’s notes: The cooking here is as authentic as it comes!

Galleria Mall Level 1, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
$$ · Lebanese

Find a blend of Lebanese and Armenian dishes spread across the menu. This Bib Gourmand offers delectable choices at good value and ideal for sharing with friends and family.

Inspector’s notes: Incredibly generous bright and vibrant cooking that is both authentic and full of fresh flavour and at a great price.

Yadoo's House
Al Nasr Tower 2, Al Murror Street, Abu Dhabi
$ · Emirati Cuisine

A newly selected restaurant in the MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi 2024, this Emirati restaurant serves up traditional Emirati plates in big portions and low prices.

Inspector’s notes: The portions are huge, the produce is good and there is obviously some care with the preparation and cooking, flavours are good.

Al Mrzab
Airport Road, Abu Dhabi
$ · Emirati Cuisine

This newly promoted Bib Gourmand features an array of Emirati and Kuwaiti classics on its menu. Here, diners can delight themselves in the traditional food and traditional interiors.

Inspector’s notes: The place has a traditional element to it and a certain warmth thanks to the pleasant staff.

Al Farah
Khalidiyah St, Al Khalidiyah, W8, Abu Dhabi
$ · Middle Eastern

Savour in the Middle Eastern plates served at this newly selected restaurant. With a menu offering an extensive selection of classic dishes, such as freshly baked manakeesh and flatbreads.

Inspector’s notes: A smart contemporary eatery with a certain amount of Arabic glitz to it.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Grand Canal, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
$$ · Lebanese

Diners will find a large offering of flavourful and classic Lebanese dishes, from the appetisers to the desserts. Enjoy each plate with friends in an elegant environment.

Inspector’s notes: The menu is as large as you'd expect and includes all the classic dishes.

Byblos Sur Mer
Intercontinental Hotel, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Abu Dhabi
$$$ · Lebanese

With views of parked boats nestled in the marina, this Lebanese restaurant satisfies the cravings for anyone looking to enjoy raw and grilled meat.

Inspector’s notes: A place with very generous portions.

Li Beirut
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel, West Corniche, Abu Dhabi
$$$ · Lebanese

Another popular Lebanese spot overlooking the water, Li Beirut offers all the classics across its mezze, grilled meat and desserts, but with a modern twist.

Inspector’s notes: This is a stylish, modern, even chic Lebanese restaurant.

Al Raha Beach, Al Muneera, Abu Dhabi
$ · Emirati Cuisine

Located on Al Muneera Island, this Emirati eatery is definitely worth a taste. Guests can expect a wide range of traditional Emirati dishes, especially its desserts.

Inspector’s notes: It's bang on trend, faux industrial, relaxed and friendly.