I’ve visited UAE once proper, plus a couple layovers I wouldn’t mind going back – W definitely wants to – but maybe after all the other places where I haven’t yet been.

    1. Abu Dhabi (2015) (layover: MNL-AMM): Bi-regional Workshop to Build Legal Capacity and Advance Action on WHO Recommendations on Marketing of Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages to Children (WHO mission)
    2. Abu Dhabi (2018) (layover: MNL-AMM): Meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO mission)
    3. Dubai + Abu Dhabi (2019): Fall Break Holiday (family trip)

“ARE” is the 3-letter abbreviation for UAE within the United Nations system.

These commercial eating establishments in UAE, as featured on GMTD, are arranged geographically below, then listed alphabetically.  Some might no longer be in operation.

Venues in other countries can be accessed via the COUNTRIES index.

* recommended

** highly recommended

! to be avoided

Abu Dhabi

  1. * Catch (Nation Riviera Beach Club) [official] (10.298 Catch Sour)
  2. Hankook (10.298 Catch Sour)
  3. * Horizon Lounge (Shangri-La Hotel) [official] (10.299 Black Pepper Chicken)

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

  1. Etihad Airways Lounge (9.268 Malabar Grouper)


  1. * Horizon Lounge (Shangri-La Hotel) [official] (10.295 Tofu & Mushroom Spring Roll with Hoi Sin Sauce)
  2. The Lounge (Burj Khalifa) (10.300 Gourmet Canapes)
  3. Al Sarab (Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa) [official] (10.297 Seafood Grill)
  4. Shangri-La Hotel (room service) [official] (10.296 Grilled Shaari Eshkeli and More)

Dubai International Airport (DXB)

  1. Emirates Business Class Lounge (10.301 Fish Harra)

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