The capital’s been a beehive of activity throughout the year that was, and of course, into festive season. Here’s what we know about everything coming to town in 2024 so far…

Entrecote Café de Paris


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The Galleria Al Maryah Island’s unending list of superb dining options, Entrecote is set to serve up a stunning selection of exclusive steaks and bites. If you’ve ever been to their location at the Souk Qaryat Al Beri, you’ll know they have a lean, focused list of offerings, yet one that will have you returning for more.

Entrecote Café de Paris, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. @entrecotecafedeparis

When: January 2024

Amalfi Beach Lounge

That the capital can’t get enough of Italian concepts is no secret, but this one is simply gorgeous. Amalfi Beach Lounge, at the Shangri La Qaryat Al Beri, will have you experiencing magnificent sunset views, handcrafted beverages and a marvellous Mediterranean ambiance, right here in the heart of the capital.

Amalfi Beach Lounge, Shangri L Qaryat Al Beri, Rabdan, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (0)2 509 8555. @shangrilaabudhabi

When: January 2024

Porto Gina

Porto Gina, the latest addition to the InterContinental Abu Dhabi’s distinctive offerings is nearly here, and you’re about to enjoy a  day-to-day dining experience over a menu that celebrates simplicity, homemade goodness, and the comfort of authentic Italian flavours with a twist here as you embrace La Dolce Vita.
Porto Gina, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (0)2 666 6888. @portoginaabudhabi
When: January 10, 2024

Antonia (Galleria)

Everyone’s favourite Italian trattoria is two-venue strong in the capital, and following the recent opening of their Al Zeina location, a third is waiting in the wings. Antonia’s opening at The Galleria Al Maryah Island has been on Italian fare lovers’ radar for a while, and we’re very excited about this impending addition to one of Abu Dhabi’s most in-demand dining, retail and lifestyle destinations.

Antonia, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. @antonia.uae

When: Q1 2024

Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba is finally coming to the capital, at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers this year. Get set to welcome a flurry of exciting flavours, vibrant colours, energising music and much more at this sensational venue that is inspired by the cultures and cuisines of Japan, Brazil and Peru in a flawless blend. Signature dishes such as the Chilean Seabass anticuchos made with white miso and chives, Asevichado roll, and Japanese doughnuts await.

Sushi Samba, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (0)2 811 5666. @sushisambaabudhabi

When: April 2024

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