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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 #142 of 1,645 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
  • Russian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Faboulous Location, and great food. I have had my engagement dinner party there, the organization was perfect, food catering was organized & delicious. The space is cozy & unique. would tottally recommend it for people to oraganize an event over there or simply go for lunch, brunch or dinner with friends. A unique space truly, that keeps you coming back.

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istanbul
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Sometimes you get bored of hotel venues for drinks and food.Cafe Arabia is what you would enjoy when you feel that way.You can see people of the city rather than the visitors. Staff are friendly and efficient.Arabic decoration,paintings and many more features makes it cosy and relaxing.Food was delicious.

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Newcastle, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fabulous breakfast at this hideaway location. Well worth finding! Not in main shopping street. Staff are wonderful. Very friendly! Food is delicious. Like home cooking. Wonderful range of items, bric a brac, for sale too. Have a browse!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Amazing place. Wonderful staff. Very good location. Reading corners. Very calm and clean. I wish everybody can visit this place of magic.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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231 reviews 231 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I came here for breakfast with a friend. It had a wonderful choice of cakes that you see as soon as you enter the cafe. Mouth-watering. The cafe is very cute, with lots of Arabic decor, lanterns, but it stills has light and it gives out a fresh feeling. I had the egg breakfast, and it was super good. My... More 

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

discover this nice little big place and I was very surprise and we are going back their at least once a week for something to eat or drink. the staff are great and the ambiance wonder full.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended by a coworker /expat. Restaurant was pretty empty when we went for dinner, so the service was great. We had a light meal--houlami and Arab salad, but we both thought the food was quite good, nutritious and reasonable. It was also WONDERFUL to eat somewhere that was not in a mall or hotel.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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WithAida, Owner at Cafe Arabia, responded to this review

Dear Bhurki, Welcome to Abu Dhabi ,to Tripadvisor & to your new home Cafe Arabia. It's lovely to know you are from the F&B industry as well as a foodie just like us so you know how our passion for people & food is unparalleled. You are right we have many new staff who absolutely love our guests. It sounds... More 

Dubai
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206 reviews 206 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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