There’s endless options for restaurants and bars in the UAE, but finding the best ones can be tricky. Rotana Hotels and Resorts pride themselves on excellent food options, so we’re sharing some of their finest places to eat and drink in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and more.
Fresh seafood served by candlelight on the beach, skyline views from a rooftop terrace and sunset cocktails are just some of what’s on offer. These are the foodie highlights of the United Arab Emirates, all available at Rotana Hotels and Resorts.
Hungry yet? You will be after reading this.
Saadiyat Rotana Resorts & Villas, Abu Dhabi:
There’s eight unique dining experiences at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, so you’re spoilt for choice.
Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, a stunning two-storey venue with al fresco dining. The menu focuses on grilled seafood, with a fantastic Mixed Grill with Maine lobster, king prawns, scallops and and the day’s catch. The Cauliflower Popcorn with truffle dip is a must-try.
Nasma Beachfront Bar has the best sea views and coolest vibes on Saadiyat Island. A laid-back spot, you can enjoy Latin bites such as salmon ceviche and fresh tuna tacos. Cocktails are outstanding.
Al Bandar Rotana, Dubai Creek, Dubai:
There’s two signature restaurants (ideal for special occasions) and three casual dining options at Al Bandar Rotana, Dubai Creek.
Gusto Italian Restaurant is located on the 18th floor of the hotel with stunning views of the creek and Dubai’s famous skyline. Authentic and regional Italian dishes feature on the menu, which changes almost every day.
Morgan’s Gastropub goes above and beyond when it comes to bar food. This hip warehouse-style space is the ideal place to spend a couple hours sipping frozen cocktails. Their Tuna Tartare with ponzu onions, smashed avocado and nori chips is fantastic.
The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah:
There’s six bars and restaurants to choose from at The Cove Rotana Resort, including casual beach bars and a romantic Italian venue.
Basilico Mediterranean Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian emphasis, and the restaurant has beautiful high domed ceilings and red bricks. With a view of the Arabian Gulf from the terrace, this is a great choice for special evening.
The Sunset pool bar is the place to be when you can’t tear yourself away from the incredible upper-level infinity pool. Snacks and salads will keep hunger at bay, while refreshing cocktails go nicely with the view.
Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa, Fujairah:
From a private candlelit dinner for two beside the ocean to a laid-back beachside setting, Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa has six bars and restaurants.
Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean waters at Waves Beach Restaurant. Candlelit cabanas provide a beautiful setting for a seafood dinner – the lobster here is among the best you’ll ever taste. Delicious chocolate brownies for dessert are a must.
Tropicana Pool Bar is where you can bask in the sun, quench your thirst and have a quick bite to eat. The sunken pool bar does superb cocktails that will cool you down in the heat. Don’t miss out on their raspberry daiquiri!
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