Featuring the stunning Saadiyat Beach as a backdrop, this lifestyle destination at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is one of Abu Dhabi’s most sought-after leisure spaces.
The Collection features 26 high-end shops, restaurants and cafés as well as the region’s only integrative medicine and wellness centre, all set within a Mediterranean-style village complete with terraces, courtyards and piazzas.
The Collection’s residents include Koi Restaurant and Lounge, the latest brand of the Los Angeles celebrity favourite, with imaginative dishes inspired by traditional Japanese preparations, deconstructed and infused with modern Californian accents. AVASA, The Indian Kitchen, is a fine-dining restaurant with traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine, while Caramel Restaurant and Lounge is an opulent American ultra-lounge.
Abd El Wahab is a Lebanese restaurant featuring Damascene walls, brass ornaments and blown glass elements, while Shakespeare and Co. is a popular café serving classic French patisserie, viennoiserie, petit fours, homemade chocolates and cakes. If you fancy an ice-cream, head to Baskin Robbins. If you’re cooking, pick up groceries at Spinneys Marketplace supermarket.
Looking for art? The Salwa Zeidan Gallery, a contemporary gallery exhibiting works from established international and regional artists, can be found here, as can the Exquisite Antiques Gallery.
You can also pick up gifts at Al Manara International Jewellery; Rivoli Arcade luxury gifts; Heritage Touch, which is home to accessories and gifts, and; Yas, The Royal Name of Perfumes, with resort-style clothing being found at Beyond The Beach and Starblu.