5 of the best al fresco tables in Abu Dhabi

As the weather cools in the UAE, experience the sea breeze and dinner under the stars with our pick of the top spots in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi’s dining scene moves outdoors in the cooler months. Enhance your dining experience and book a table outside and enjoy dinner with a view. We’ve selected some of our top picks of Abu Dhabi restaurants that offer both a delicious menu and stunning views.

Beach House

Overlooking the waters of Saadiyat Beach, this quintessential venue serves authentic family style dishes from the Mediterranean coastline. An impeccable wine list and dishes considered “out of this world” by its patrons make this setting a must this season. The Rooftop is open from 6pm-midnight. We recommend making a reservation to watch the sun set on the Arabian Sea while enjoying refreshing cocktails or a glass of their acclaimed sangria. abudhabi.park.hyatt.com

Asia De Cuba

Located in the Nation Riviera Beach Club directly on the Corniche, Asia de Cuba’s beautiful décor and view of the beach provide a tranquil and seductive dining experience. With a style of food entirely its own, this vibrant and upbeat establishment specialises in Chino/Latino cuisine. The concept is rooted in the Asian influence on traditional Cuban food and its unique fusion dishes and hand-crafted cocktails are nothing short of awe inspiring. asiadecuba.com

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Asia De Cuba

Circo

From New York City to Abu Dhabi, Circo’s playful atmosphere and deep heritage create an experience that is whimsical and reminiscent of an old-style European circus. Circo offers Italian fare, signature dishes from recipes passed down through generations of the Maccioni Family, a pillar in the culinary community. The Maccioni founded Le Cirque, the well-known NYC flagship location over 40 years ago. Inspired by the Maccioni matriarch Eigdiana, some of the signature dishes are her personal recipes, such as the beloved Ravioli di Mamma Egi and her Zuppa Frantoiana. Whether out on the town for a romantic date or dining with colleagues over business, Circo’s ambiance and view of the Marina offers an ideal setting. www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae

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Circo

Turquoiz

Turquoiz Beach Restaurant and Lounge at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the premiere spot to enjoy a sunset meal. Just steps from the sand and turquoise blue ocean, this immersive atmosphere sets the tone for an elegant evening with loved ones. A wide selection of seafood and local produce comprise the delectable and expansive menu. Just as the summer begins to cool down, Turquoiz restaurant features the captivating sounds of some of the worlds most sought after Dj’s to enhance your dining experience. http://www.turquoizabudhabi.com/

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Turquoiz

Cipriani

Founded in 1931, Harry’s Bar in Venice is Cipriani’s predecessor. This single restaurant has grown into a world-renowned hospitality brand recognized for its distinguished venues and service. Cipriani’s menu features fine Italian cuisine. With a terrace that overlooks the Abu Dhabi grand prix circuit and views of the azure Yas Marina, Cipriani is a world-class destination for those enjoying the F-1 festivities. cipriyaniyasisland.com

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Cipriani

55th and 5th

Known for its vintage aged grass fed beef and American inspired menu, 55 and 5 offers an elegant al fresco dining experience with an art deco vibe. For special events you may reserve a private dining room or loft with a personal sommelier. Recommended dishes include Barbary duck breast, Kumamoto oysters and traditional top grade Wagyu steaks. www.55and5thabudhabi.com

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55th and 5th

Related: Best fine dining restaurants in Abu Dhabi

1 55&5th, The Grill. Abu Dhabi
2 Cipriani Yas Island
3 Beach House
4 Turquoiz
5 Circo
6 Asia De Cuba