Popular Rooftop Restaurants in Abu Dhabi


The F&B scene of Abu Dhabi has undergone an extraordinary transformation over the years, providing foodies with an endless selection of dining options. That being said, the emirate will host the inaugural edition of the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Restaurants in February 2022, which will reveal the best dining destinations across the MENA region. You can easily find premium restaurants, casual cafes and homegrown concepts, offering cuisines from all different corners of the planet. Next, we will share a compilation of the top popular rooftop restaurants in Abu Dhabi, which all have panoramic views of the city. We discuss where they are located and how much the average bill costs for 2 people.

Popular Rooftop Restaurants in Abu Dhabi

The best rooftop eateries in Abu Dhabi include Catch at St. Regis, Azura Panoramic Lounge and Brick Abu Dhabi, among many others. In the restaurants reviewed below, you will be able to try Mediterranean cuisine, seafood, taste some delicious vegetarian menus and experience various fusions.

Note: Thanks to its ultimate dining experiences, luxury hotels and record-breaking attractions, Abu Dhabi is highly attractive in terms of relocation and investment. You can read more detailed information about the economic appeal of the emirate in this article.

Catch at St. Regis

Located on the first floor of the National Riviera Beach Club, Catch St. Regis manages to offer mesmerizing views of the Persian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi skyline. This luxury restaurant is a must-visit destination for seafood lovers as it offers modern and occidental cuisine with a particular highlight on crabs, sushi and oysters. Among their signature dishes worth trying is the 48 hour Miso Marinated Black Cod and Crab Trofie Mac’N’Cheese.

The average price for 2 people: AED 515 (USD 140).

Location: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, Corniche.

Contact: +971 2 694 4553.

Opening hours: 12pm-12am daily.

Impressions Bar

Impressions Bar is perched upon the seventh floor of the stunning Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, ensuring a spectacular view of the Mangrove National Park, which accounts for about 75% of the total mangrove forest area in the UAE. This F&B venue offers an array of various dishes, from Bao Tacos with honey-glazed duck, to a Deep Fried Crunchy Maki Roll. Famed for its signature cocktails, it features a Happy Hour promotion from 5pm-9pm, where you can buy one drink from the selected list and get one free. It is possible to make a reservation at Impressions Bar through the contact number listed below, andalso via tablecheck.com/en/shops/anantara-easternmangroves-impressions-restaurant/reserve.

The average price for 2 people: AED 570 (USD 140) (including alcohol).

Location: Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, Salam Street, Eastern Mangroves.

Contact: +971 56 188 7700; +971 1 656 1181; [email protected]

Opening hours: Saturday-Wednesday 4pm-2.30am, Thursday-Friday 4pm-3.30am.

Diablito Food and Music

Nestled in Yas Marina, Diablito Food and Music is a 2 storey restaurant with a gorgeous rooftop area, perfect for watching the sunset and sailing yachts while tasting exquisite Spanish cuisine. In addition, the restaurant has an array of Mediterranean and Tex-Mex dishes. Diablito Food and Music features regular promotions, one of which is ‘Brunch’, hosted daily from 12pm to 9pm which includes 4 tapas and paella/pizza and selected house beverage packages, unlimited for 3 hours, at the starting price of AED 250 (USD 68) per person.

The average cost for 2 people: AED 375 (USD 102).

Location: Near gangway 3 on the Yas Marina promenade, Yas Island.

Contact: +971 (0)2 565 1175.

Opening hours: 12pm-12 am daily.

Note: Due to a wide selection of premium apartments and award-winning F&B venues, Yas Island was second in terms of the number of transactions in 2021, according to the Department of Municipalities and Transport.

Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar

Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar is the first Brick oven restaurant in Abu Dhabi and is located on the 12th floor of the Aloft Hotel. Famed for its chic garden-themed design, this eatery has all its dishes made in one of its 2 ovens; Henry and Henrietta. From the menu, you will be able to find relish salmon cooked on a cedar plank, and wood-fired sourdough, among other mouthwatering options. Don’t forget to stop by to watch the sunset during the ‘Sundowner Brunch’, with live acoustic music and oven specialties, every Friday from 7pm to 10pm.

The average cost for 2 people: AED 300 (USD 85) (including alcohol).

Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Aloft Hotel.

Contact: 054 994 2289; brick.abudhabi on Instagram.

Opening hours: 5pm-12am daily.

Eclipse Terrace Lounge

The urban-chic Eclipse Terrace Lounge can be found on the third-floor rooftop of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, right next to the swimming pool. Serving ocean-inspired cuisine and trendy cocktails, it is particularly known for its Asian dishes, including 2 kinds of tempura (shrimps and vegetables), Blue Fin Tuna Ponzu Sushi Taco, as well as a selection of mochi. Every Wednesday night, Eclipse Terrace Lounge hosts a Ladies’ Night, at a price of AED 100 (USD 27) per person for free-flowing beverages. Besides the phone number below, you can also book a table via fourseasons.com/abudhabi/dining/lounges/eclipse_terrace_lounge.

The average cost for 2 people: AED 400 (USD 108).

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island.

Contact: +971 (2) 333 2444.

Opening hours: Lunch 12pm-6pm daily, dinner 6pm-12am daily. Hotel pool is open from 7am-9pm daily.

Azura Panoramic Lounge

Lounging across 3 levels of The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Azura Panoramic Lounge delivers a breathtaking view of the Persian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi Corniche. The restaurant serves a selection of Mediterranean dishes, such as Pan-Fried Sea Bass Frigola, Crispy Moroccan Chicken Wings and a Ricotta Chocolate Brownie, just to name a few. As well as this, Azura Panoramic Lounge hosts ‘Ginventory’ daily from 5pm to 7pm, where you can choose from an array of handcrafted cocktails and one savory dish. This ultimate F&B experience costs AED 200 (USD 55) per person. Meanwhile, you can easily make a reservation for either a regular dinner or for Ginventory on azuraabudhabi.com, as well a phone number listed below

The average cost for 2 people: AED 600 (USD 163).

Location: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, Corniche.

Contact: +971 2 694 4553; azuraabudhabi.com.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 4pm-1am.

Glo Bar Abu Dhabi

Glo Bar Abu Dhabi is also located on the third floor of the luxury Rosewood Abu Dhabi, and it shares a terrace with a rooftop pool of the hotel. The venue owes its name to the impeccable signature lighting that illuminates the sky in the evening, with its one-of-a-kind lamps called Globrellas. The latter take their shapes in the form of a palm tree. Glo Bar Abu Dhabi offers new modern cocktails, as well as vintage beverages, as well as delicious bites. This destination is famed for its Grilled Over Wood & Fire concept, where chefs prepare outstanding meat and fish over a wood fire.

It is worth noting that you can attend Rosewood Garden Brunch in Glo Bar, which takes place every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm, with a starting price from AED 365 (USD 100) for a non-alcoholic package, and AED 465 (USD 127) per person  for alcoholic packages. You will also be granted pool access and receive a 20% discount on all F&B orders pre and post-brunch at the pool.

The average check for 2: AED 450 (USD 125).

Location: Rosewood Abu Dhabi Al Maryah Island.

Contact: +971 2 813 5550; [email protected]

Opening hours: 12pm-12am.

Shala Beach Lounge

Located on the rooftop of the Beach House at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Shala Beach House opened back in 2020, bringing bohemian vibes to Saadiyat Island. Its interior design features plush cushions with macramé cotton tassels, ornamental feathers, a fire pit, natural wood finishes and soft linen banquets. Meanwhile, the menu follows an elemental concept of Fire, Earth, Air and Water, with an impressive array of vegetarian and vegan menu options. That being said, guests are welcome to try healthy bites influenced by locally-sourced produce, such as a vegan tartare, smashed avocado with banana chips, roasted cauliflower with labneh, zatar and pomegranate, as well as grilled lamb chops with salsa verde, among other flavourful options.

The average cost for 2 people: AED 300 (USD 82) (including alcohol).

Location: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island.

Contact: +971 2 407 1234; [email protected]

Opening hours: 5pm-1am Thursday-Sunday.

Cyan Brasserie

Located on the 18th floor of the famous Guinness World Record-holding leaning tower, Cyan Brasserie is a sophisticated Franco-Arab eatery with an abundance of culinary creations. It even has a stunning private dining room for a more intimate experience. Guests of Cyan Brasserie will be wowed with its new-age mezzo options, including oysters and foie gras terrine, as well as artichoke and chickpea hummus and zucchini flower tempura. Moreover, as a main dish, you can order the artichoke ravioli or sea bass Veronique, while desserts include mango pavlova and pistachio baklava, just to name a few.

The average cost for 2 people: AED 560 (USD 153).

Location: Andaz Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Al Khaleej Al Arabi St.

Contact: 056 544 8158.

Opening hours: Breakfast 7am-10.30am, lunch 12pm-3pm coffee/tea and desserts 3pm-6pm, dinner 7pm-11pm.

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Since the brokers of our award-winning real estate agency, Metropolitan Capital Real Estate, cooperate with a number of leading Abu Dhabi developers, our real estate portfolio boasts a wide selection of properties across the areas, which are famed for an abundant choice of exclusive F&B venues. These include, but are not limited to Al Maryah Island, Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Our qualified real estate agents will gladly help you throughout the entire course of the real estate transaction, whether you want to rent, sell or buy a property.

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