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Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s Top Spots to Have A Business Lunch

01 Jul 2020

Planning a power lunch in Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Leave a lasting impression with clients on your next business trip by booking a table at one of these scenic restaurants.

Are you searching for a scenic spot outside the boardroom to impress a client or an express menu to fit in between meetings? Whether you want to reserve a table by the water or enjoy an elevated dining experience, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are home to an ever-increasing selection of restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets.

Read on to get a taste of some of the region’s best restaurants for a business lunch with a view…


Alta Badia

Enjoy an authentic Italian lunch with sky-high views across Sheikh Zayed Road. Located on the 50th floor of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Alta Badia serves one, two or three-course menu from AED65. Seated next to impressive floor-to-ceiling ##s, you can dine on beautifully-presented, simple Italian cuisine from arancini to tagliatelle. The business lunch is served Sunday to Friday from 12:30pm - 3.00pm.


If you’re looking for the ultimate wow factor, reserve a table at At.mosphere. Located on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, this fine dining restaurant serves a small but perfectly formed business lunch menu in a friendly, relaxed setting. Enjoy a combination of classic favourites and innovative international dishes, ranging from cured salmon to flat iron steak. The three-course menu starts at AED245.

Ce La Vi

A new comer to the Dubai dining scene, Ce La Vi opened in early 2020. Found on level 54 of the Address Sky View Hotel, you'll find the best views of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The lunch set menu is available 12.00pm - 3.00pm Sunday - Thursday, with 3 courses from AED140, including favourites burrata salad, pan seared salmon and miso caramel vanilla mousse.

Abu Dhabi


Overlooking Yas Marina and the Yas Marina Circuit, this Italian restaurant serves an a la carte menu with a stunning view. This elegant and well-appointed restaurant will impress foodies and clients alike with its sophisticated, fine-dining menu. Book a table at this yacht-like restaurant and soak up the ambience, with white-jacketed waiters brining genuine Italian hospitality and flair to every table.

18 Degrees

When it’s time for a working lunch, book a table at 18 Degrees at Hyatt Capital Gate, which serves a daily three-course set menu of Mediterranean classics. With its large tables, impressive city views and location next to ADNEC, this stylish restaurant is perfect for conducting business. And, if the hotel’s an impressive 18-degree leaning design doesn’t impress your clients, then the restaurant’s three open kitchens will add a touch of drama to your meal.

Yas Links 

Hickory’s Restaurant and Bar at Yas Links offers the perfect backdrop for a power lunch or a casual meeting to discuss a deal. With sweeping views across the one of the UAE’s top-ranking golf courses, mangroves and the coastline, this casual eatery serves a daily two-course set menu. Enjoy classic favourites from grilled burgers to delicate scallop salads in a relaxed setting on the popular Yas Island.

Venetian Village

There’s a choice of four restaurants at this dining destination, where you can dine al fresco and soak up views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the Gulf. Enjoy the old-world charm, Renaissance-inspired architecture, and winding cobblestone streets in the grounds of The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi. And talk business while feasting on global cuisine served in restaurants including Todd English’s Olives, Inakaya, Brasserie Flo and Al Fanar, and Punjab Grill.

Whichever restaurant you choose to book a table at, you’ll be just a short taxi drive away from either the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport Hotel or Premier Inn Dubai International Airport Hotel. Book into one of these well-positioned hotels and enjoy a host of facilities including easy access to the airport, shuttle services to top attractions, business services, meeting room, free WIFI, swimming pool and gym – everything you need for a hassle-free business trip.