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Time Out Says

With its European members’ club vibe and enforcing a door policy where you’re not allowed in without a collar, Cristal is arguably a place that’s looking to attract a sophisticated and wealthy clientele. We get the impression that a few years ago the venue may have been something of a hotspot for business folk and flashy city types. Unfortunately there’s scant evidence of these customers anymore. Things don’t improve with the below-average food and stuffy atmosphere. Music comes in the form of soft jazz renditions of ’80s pop hits from a CD player rattling away in the corner of the room, while the platters of cheese and sushi are the plated-up equivalent – drab, lifeless imitations of the real thing. Abu Dhabi has upped its standards since Cristal was a credible player in the city’s lounging scene, so we’d recommend investing Dhs5 in a cab ride and checking out nearby rivals instead.

By Time Out staff  | 01 Nov 2012

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Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Zayed the 1st street - Madinath Zayed - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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