Overlooking the Abu Dhabi Corniche, steps away from Marina Mall, Yacht Gourmet Restaurant & Cafe sets the scene with seaside views by day and yacht lights twinkling on the waves by night. If the early morning hours find you here, indulge in one of the generous breakfast sets, starting at just 70 dirhams, and serving everything from traditional Arabic to the tourist favourite English spread. 24-hour service means you can pair your morning coffee with a side of shisha.
Where: Al Manaz Street, Al Kazir, Marina Area, Abu Dhabi
This lively bar is full of sports memorabilia, 76 HDTVs, and a generous array of draft beverages, making it the perfect haven for sports enthusiasts. But there’s more than just games on the screen – arcade machines, pinball and Foosball tables add to the venue’s high-energy vibe. Satisfy your cravings with hearty Tex-Mex dishes, and as the night continues, step onto the outdoor terrace for a selection of delightful hookah flavours, available until the small hours.
Where: Emporium Building, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
When: Open Sunday-Thursday noon-2am, Friday and Saturday noon-3am
Contact: +971 2 565 0101
Tucked away in a quiet backstreet off the Corniche, the Sunset Cafe is worth checking out in the early hours. Favoured by a local crowd, this 24-hour shisha spot is the perfect place to sink into a comfy chair and while away the hours. Despite its unassuming ambiance, the cafe ensures you stay in the loop with multiple TVs broadcasting the latest sports action. Its simplicity is its charm – no pretenses, just a laid-back vibe that welcomes you to enjoy the shisha and soak up the flavour.
With plenty of pool tables, a commitment to airing top football matches, and both indoor and outdoor screens, this is the ultimate spot to kick back, grab a shisha pipe and enjoy the game. The venue offers frequent specials on food and drinks, while the outdoor fans will keep you cool while you relax under the starry Abu Dhabi sky. This is a social hotspot where you can savour plenty of flavour at a bargain price.
Where: Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham, Abu Dhabi City Center, Abu Dhabi
When: Open noon-3.30am daily
Contact: +971 52 242 4018
Bon Coin Lounge
Closer to Abu Dhabi’s city centre, Bon Coin Lounge beckons with its inviting vibe and cozy outdoor terrace – an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle. At 50 AED, the shisha hits the sweet spot of price and quality, while a refreshing red tea can be savoured for just 18 AED. Foodies aren’t forgotten either, with the menu including everything from succulent beef tenderloin and stuffed Indian paratha to a decadent slice of cheesecake. Bon Coin Lounge is your 24-hour passport to an authentic Abu Dhabi evening, one where comfort meets style, and every dish and puff feels like a little piece of luxury.