DiningThe best poolside lunches in Abu Dhabi

Dining poolside is truly refreshing in the Abu Dhabi heat — discover the most alluring spots for a leisurely lunch.

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One of the best ways to make the most of Abu Dhabi's hot weather is by enjoying a leisurely poolside lunch, before cooling off with a refreshing swim. The Emirate has a wonderful variety poolside restaurants, with surroundings to suit every mood, and menus to cater for every taste. Here are two of best poolside lunches in Abu Dhabi.

 

Pool Bar

Occupying one of the most striking locations on the Corniche is Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. With its Pool Bar overlooking the Arabian Gulf’s rolling waves, it's the perfect place for lunch with a view. The globally-inspired menu features everything from Italian-style pizza to British fish and chips, plus a range of super-healthy dishes, including the delicious edamame and kale-loaded Detox Salad. Take a post-lunch dip in the infinity pool, before cooling off with a refreshing drink at the swim-up bar. Stay for the afternoon and watch the golden sunset dip beneath the ocean horizon.

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Mare Mare

At Mare Mare, Jumeirah Saadiyat Island, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re on the Amalfi Coast, among its alluring Mediterranean ambience. Just a mere spit of sand dunes separates the pool from the azure ocean, blessing this Italian restaurant with the most sublime sea view. Mare Mare's offers authentic Italian dishes, where rustic homemade spaghetti intermingles with rich lamb ragu and chestnuts, freshly-caught mussels and clams bring out lively flavours in fresh tomato sauce. Complete the experience by slipping into a shady booth and watching the tide roll with decadent tiramisu.

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