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Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
026439699
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Ranked #158 of 1,589 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Wed 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Everytime I drive past this restaurant I say I want to go, but in nearly 3 years I only managed it now! The villa-converted-into-a-restaurant is, visually at least, everything I expected. Big and beautiful with mismatched furniture and eclectic decor, huge bookshelves and all sorts of handmade art for sale. It's a real treat for the eyes. Service-wise I was... More

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Dubai
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183 reviews 183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Cafe Arabia seems to be a pleasant ladies' gathering place. Food is fairly good with a large variety of dishes. Weather permitting, select the outdoor sitting, it is worth it. We had no reservations but got welcome as if we were regular visitors. I remember sitting inside on a comfortable sofa ... and before the end of the lunch I... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is a good place to have a quite relax time to read a book with sweet Turkish coffee. Or to chat with friends. However the food they serving is not that special.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Abu Dhabi is one of my favorite cities as it shines with true Emirati culture. Cafe Arabia was a new restaurant to me and yet the menu was filled with wonderful flavors, choices, and offers. Plus, the restaurant also provides the visitor with a great art display, books for sale, and other gift items that are true Emirati lifestyle items.... More

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Northern Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited Café Arabia for lunch for the first time in over a year with some good friends. We were at first disappointed that their famous buffet was not on offer but we soon overcame that when we saw the menu. The choice is amazing with an amazing variety of European and Arabic dishes. As usual, for me there were... More

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was taken here for lunch by a friend who has lived in Abu Dhabi for past few years. Apparently the cafe has moved several times and the photos on here are old . It is a very artistic venue and I love this sort of place. The food was very good. We had a light lunch but it offers... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I used to work quite close to Cafe Arabia and have visited it quite a bit in the past. Unfortunately it is renowned not only for it's lovely ambiance but for it's terrible service too. I made a simple order of coffee a quiche and pumpkin soup. The coffee arrived promptly, however the quiche arrived 25 minutes later and was... More

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

British readers may know what I mean by its " elevenses". For those who don't, I'm referring to it as a venue to have a mid morning hot drink and snack, a place to have a rest and recuperation mid morning, before continuing with the remainder of the day. On the occasion that I visited I ordered a English breakfast... More

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love the coziness I get to experience here! I feel I am home, with just more people around! the Service is amazing and everyone is just smiling! Whenever I am just bored of staying home I always have Café Arabia as my first and only alternative. Lovely music, Simple and light food, great service, extremely friendly waiters. I just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I always tend to end up here. I love this place. I love the design. love to the food. love the service. Food is great quality, environment is laid back relaxed but fun at the same time. Very friendly staff, especially Dexter. He was very funny and friendly and right at our service. He was very happy to serve us.... More

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Additional Information about Cafe Arabia

Address: Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 026439699
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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