Fancy having a stress free night and want to dine, drink and dance at one location? The venues below are precisely your one stop shops. Book for dinner, park your behind and stay and play till you can dance no more.
The Yacht Club
Intercontinental Abu Dhabi +971 2 666 6888
Open from midday until 1am weekdays and 3am weekends.
A versatile venue with stylish interior, come here for dinner, snacks or drinks or all. If you want to dine, make sure you book in advance especially if it’s a weekend. If it’s just for drinks, don’t leave it too late on a weekend as you’ll be in a queue!
Choose to sit indoor amongst the polished wood floors and funky steel and white interior or outside on the comfy sofas alfresco style for an incredible view of the marina. This venue features in our top list for international cuisine and their cocktail range is extensive thanks to the imaginative mixers. Spend a few hours here for a true holiday vibe – you won’t be disappointed.
Souk Al Qaryat al Beri, +971 2 509 8888
Open: Sun – Thurs 5pm – 1am and Fri, Sat noon – 1am.
A contemporary lounge, bar and restaurant with chic interiors overlooking the water is just perfect for chilled drinks after work or meeting with friends on the weekend. Left Bank also has a branch in Oman and Dubai, but Abu Dhabi is proving more popular then its neighbouring emirate. Cuisine served here is modern European so except many pub lunch favourites served elegantly like mini wagyu burgers, fish and chips, and a variety from the grill. Many vegetarian options are available too. Left Bank is renowned for their huge variety in cocktails with an extensive list to keep you coming back for more and if you’re not a drinker you will just love the easy going vibe and beautiful surroundings overlooking the stunning grand mosque.
Le Royal Meridien, Khalifa Street +971 2 674 2020
Open: 7pm- 4am.
Sax is undoubtedly, one of the most popular venues in Abu Dhabi for dining, drinking and dancing. Sax offers varied nights during the week, including ladies nights, Lebanese nights, RnB nights, Live music nights and monthly Ministry of Sound nights where the ever famous DJs fly in to give the desert a taste of the London house beats. Dress to impress as the doormen can be unfriendly to the casual street walkers.
Crown Plaza Abu Dhabi +971 2 414 9400
Open: 6pm – 2am, Wednesdays – Saturdays
This early bird rooftop bar suits for pre dinner drink or stay and play till late into the night on weekends. It’s not a pretentious place hence the relaxed dress code. What you will get is an easy going fun night out where the cocktails wont necessarily break the bank and the music is super cool with visits from some of Ibiza’s popular DJs. Relax by the pool in their comfy sofas or beanbags with some snacks and unwind with the mellow music. No entry charge.