Concierge Recommendations for a Perfect Day Out in Abu Dhabi

Sajeev Kumar

Assistant Chief Concierge,Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

+971 2 509 8888


Breakfast at Sofra bld, Shangri-La’s all-day dining restaurant, offering an extensive (and delicious)buffet selection of Asian, intercontinental and Western dishes.

Begin with a tour of the city of Abu Dhabi for a selection of carefully chosen highlights of the UAE’s capital. From its remarkable buildings featuring some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere, to glimpses into the past, you’ll trace a city transformed. Be sure to sample Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of culture and traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and handicraft centers.

Enter a world where Islamic designs and elements feature in modern architecture, blending the new with ancient traditions of the East and the West, in this city where the gorgeous greens of its gardens vie with the blues of the sea and sky. Places to visit include the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, the gold souk and date market.

Have lunch at Shangri-La’s signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace, for an array of dim sum, rice, noodles and traditional favorites. Chill out by the hotel’s infinity pool and bask in the warm sunshine. Alternatively, book a rejuvenating signature body massage in the renowned CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, for an afternoon of pure bliss.

End the day with a decadent dinner in Bord Eau.


Desert Safari

An hour of dune bashing, followed by watching the sun set over the vast desert and dinner in the dunes with local food and dance.


Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre

For an array of traditional shops selling local souvenirs and food, go to the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre.

Best restaurants

Chamas Churrascaria

Cuisine: Brazilian

InterContinental Abu Dhabi

The Meat Co.

Cuisine: South African Steakhouse

Shop 5, Souk Qaryat Al B

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