Art in Abu Dhabi restaurants

Where to get cultured in the capital’s bars and restaurants

You can drink in the culture (and eat it up while you are at it) at some of the finest bars and restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

Fine works of art are not just confined to galleries and exhibitions in the UAE capital, you can enjoy a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach when out and about in the city.

Venue owners love to dazzle their diners with their décor as well as their dishes by adorning their walls and filling up their floors with eye-catching paintings and sculptures.

One of the classiest restaurants in town, Café Milano in the heart of Four Seasons Hotel, serves up an extra dash of Italian flair through its array of eye-catching paintings dotted around the dining space.

Central Grounds, at the Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi, has a vibrant selection of salon-style works to gaze at while you enjoy a refreshing hot beverage, while several venues in the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche boast an extensive collection of art works.

In Abu Dhabi, art is served up pretty much everywhere.

Cafe Milano
This sophisticated spot is the height of style – thanks in no small part to its impressive collection of artworks, including this celebration of all things Italy.
Open Sat-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thu-Fri 7pm-1am. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2630).

Central Grounds
The cool café is not just a place to sip a coffee or tackle a freakshake. The lobby venue has a specially-designed salon-style collection on show.
Open daily 6am-midnight. Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi, Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (02 304 7777).

This Mexican favourite is full of Latino spirit and more than a little artistic flair, too. The outlet features hand painted wall art by Ruben Sanchez.
Open daily noon-2am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 582 3639).

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