While mandis dominate the menu, don’t miss the zarbian rice – a Yemeni version of biryani that’s very good. Must try: the chicken stew.
Airport Road, Al Ittihad, Abu Dhabi, daily 8am to 5pm, 6pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 4452412. Taxi: behind Al Jazira Club
While the décor isn’t amazing, the outlet gets marks for its breakfast and dessert options. Must try: the banana and honey fatah (minced fried bread).
Ninth Street, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 11am to 11pm, Fri 1pm to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6444016. Taxi: behind RAK Bank