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Abu Dhabi's most romantic date night restaurants

Looking for an intimate dining spot for your next romantic rendezvous? Luckily, Abu Dhabi offers no shortage of options for lovebirds, with cosy corners, love in the air, and dishes that’ll set your heart aflutter. For a candlelit evening in the capital of the UAE, explore our hand-picked selection of romantic restaurants in Abu Dhabi. These dreamy dining spots offer breathtaking views and an ambience to match, leaving you and your date swooning.

BBQ Al Qasr

Few things rival the charming atmosphere of a seaside dinner à deux, and BBQ Al Qasr knows how to strike the perfect chord. Their cosy seaside gazebos set the stage for romance, and their succulent dishes redefine love at first bite. Enjoy fresh food grilled to perfection using premium global ingredients. Reserve ahead, especially on weekends, as this romantic hideaway quickly fills up.

Open daily, lunch 1pm to 6pm and dinner 6pm to 11:30pm.


Grab your date and head to Sontaya, where the Thai word for sunset sets the stage for the perfect romantic dinner in Abu Dhabi. Indulge in a culinary journey on floating pavilions offering panoramic views of the beach and the Arabian Gulf. Spoil your taste buds with delectable dishes like grilled beef strip loin, fried sea bass, and chicken pandan. It's a feast for the senses in a setting as captivating as the flavours it serves.

Open daily, lunch 12pm to 3pm, dinner 6:30 pm to 11 pm.

Ray's Bar

When it comes to first dates in Abu Dhabi, Ray's Bar at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is the place to be. It's not just a bar; it's an enchanting setting where comfort, captivating conversations, and delicious bites take centre stage. Surround yourself with panoramic city views of the city from the 62nd floor and let the charming ambience pave the way for the ideal romantic date night out.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 6pm to 1am, Thursday and Friday 6pm to 2am, and Saturday 4:30pm to 2am.


Set the bar sky-high with the ultimate date night at Hakkasan, where you can expect nothing but top-notch perfection, reliability and class. Indulge in Cantonese delights with the freshest ingredients and flavours that sweep you off your feet. Feel the love in the air with a sleek ambience that sets the stage for the ultimate romantic dinner in Abu Dhabi. The cherry on top? Dreamy views from Emirates Palace's fantastic terrace bar add that extra dash of charm to your night.

Open daily for dinner from 6pm to 11:30pm, and for lunch on Saturdays from 12pm to 3:30pm.


Get a taste of Parisian romance in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Fouquet's, the internationally acclaimed restaurant, has set the stage for a culinary love affair at Louvre Abu Dhabi. This French brasserie experience is a date with fine dining at its most romantic. It echoes the legacy of the iconic Champs-Elysées original from 1899 with ties to art, film and culture. To make your evening extra special, they've teamed up with the Michelin star-winning chef, Pierre Gagnaire. The menu marries classic French delicacies with international and traditional flavours, promising a date night that's both timeless and delicious.

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday from 12pm - 12am, and Friday, Saturday from 12pm - 1am.


Looking to sweep your date off their feet on an Abu Dhabi date night? Zuma is the game changer you need. This Japanese gem stands unrivalled, dishing out one of the most romantic dinners in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy panoramic views of the waterfront through floor-to-ceiling windows and indulge in the restaurant’s spellbinding ambience. Zuma doesn't just serve food, it crafts love stories on plates. Plus, the chefs at the sushi bar and robata grill? They're culinary matchmakers!

Open Monday to Friday, lunch 12pm to 3:30pm, dinner 7pm to 12am.

On weekends, lunch 12pm to 4pm, dinner 7pm to 1am.

Li Jiang

Embrace an ambience painted with the brushstrokes of romance. Inside, the restaurant boasts a vivid palette and an open kitchen theatre where talented chefs choreograph Southeast Asian culinary masterpieces like dim sum and traditional rice and noodle delicacies. But the true magic unfolds on the terrace, where the view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque becomes the backdrop to your love story, making every bite an ode to romance.

Open daily from 6pm to 11:30pm.

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There's plenty more room to impress. Explore a range of restaurants across Abu Dhabi and find your perfect match.