Planning a power lunch in Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Leave a lasting impression with clients on your next business trip by booking a table at one of these scenic restaurants.
Are you searching for a scenic spot outside the boardroom to impress a client or an express menu to fit in between meetings? Whether you want to reserve a table by the water or enjoy an elevated dining experience, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are home to an ever-increasing selection of restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets.
Read on to get a taste of some of the region’s best restaurants for a business lunch with a view…
Enjoy an authentic Italian lunch with sky-high views across Sheikh Zayed Road. Located on the 50th floor of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Alta Badia serves a two-course (Dhs.93) and three-course (Dhs.113) menu. Seated next to impressive floor-to-ceiling ##s, you can dine on beautifully-presented, simple Italian cuisine from arancini to tagliatelle. The business lunch is served Sunday to Friday from 12:30-3pm.
The Scene provides the perfect place to combine mind-power over a British-inspired business lunch. Head to Pier 7, where you can soak up the panoramic views of Dubai Marina and look out for daredevils flying past the terrace on the world’s longest urban zipline. The menu includes an array of authentic, seasonal and nostalgic dishes from the UK, including chicken Kiev, fish and chips and beef cheek. And the business express lunch, available weekdays from 11-3pm ranges from Dhs.49 for one course, and Dhs.75 for two courses.
If you’re looking for the ultimate wow factor, reserve a table at At.mosphere. Located on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, this fine dining restaurant serves a small but perfectly formed business lunch menu in a friendly, relaxed setting. Enjoy a combination of classic favourites and innovative international dishes, ranging from salmon gravlax to chicken ballotine with celery mousse. Choose between a two-course (Dhs.220) and three-course menu (Dhs.275).
You’ll find both spectacular ocean views and a mouth-watering menu on the terrace at Bussola. Enjoy a casual business lunch in this Italian restaurant at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, which oozes charm and serves delicious and authentic pizzas and pasta dishes. The two-course menu, which is priced at Dhs.140, is served Sunday to Thursday from 12-2.45pm. For amazing seafront views, speedy service and amazing food, Bussola will not disappoint.
Overlooking Yas Marina and the Yas Marina Circuit, this Italian restaurant serves an a la carte menu with a stunning view. This elegant and well-appointed restaurant will impress foodies and clients alike with its sophisticated, fine-dining menu. Book a table at this yacht-like restaurant and soak up the ambience, with white-jacketed waiters brining genuine Italian hospitality and flair to every table.
Hyatt Capital Gate
When it’s time for a working lunch, book a table at 18 Degrees at Hyatt Capital Gate, which serves a daily three-course set menu of Mediterranean classics. With its large tables, impressive city views and location next to ADNEC, this stylish restaurant is perfect for conducting business. And, if the hotel’s an impressive 18-degree leaning design doesn’t impress your clients, then the restaurant’s three open kitchens will add a touch of drama to your meal.
Hickory’s Restaurant and Bar at Yas Links offers the perfect backdrop for a power lunch or a casual meeting to discuss a deal. With sweeping views across the one of the UAE’s top-ranking golf courses, mangroves and the coastline, this casual eatery serves a daily two-course set menu. Enjoy classic favourites from grilled burgers to delicate scallop salads in a relaxed setting on the popular Yas Island.
There’s a choice of four restaurants at this dining destination, where you can dine al fresco and soak up views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the Gulf. Enjoy the old-world charm, Renaissance-inspired architecture, and winding cobblestone streets in the grounds of The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi. And talk business while feasting on global cuisine served in restaurants including Todd English’s Olives, Inakaya, Brasserie Flo and Al Fanar, and Punjab Grill.
Whichever restaurant you choose to book a table at, you’ll be just a short taxi drive away from either the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport Hotel or Premier Inn Dubai International Airport Hotel. Book into one of these well-positioned hotels and enjoy a host of facilities including easy access to the airport, shuttle services to top attractions, business services, meeting room, free WIFI, swimming pool and gym – everything you need for a hassle-free business trip.