Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers launches an array of dining options

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers celebrates its role as host of the upcoming MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2023 with an array of unforgettable new dining experiences.

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, the luxurious hotel in the heart of the UAE capital, is starting 2023 by introducing a vast selection of new and reimagined dining experiences.

Further, cementing its position as one of Abu Dhabi’s leading culinary destinations, guests are invited to sample beautifully refined dishes at MICHELIN-selected Li Beirut and VaKaVa, explore the world’s finest meats at Ray’s Bar, learn how to make authentic sushi rolls at contemporary Japanese restaurant Tori No Su, and start the year on a healthy note with the wholesome ‘Veganuary’ menu at Lillet.

Meanwhile, honouring the fact that the prestigious MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2023 is coming to Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers this January, the property is also thrilled to unveil its own 50 Best Signature Afternoon Tea, hosted in collaboration with 50 Best and world-renowned pastry chef, Karim Bourgi.  

Finally, the launch of the hotel’s sizzling new ladies’ day and return of the sky-high Ray’s Bar ladies’ night ensures that guests have plenty of opportunities to catch up with friends and unwind after the holiday season.

Tori No Su

Su-she & Bubbles  

 Tori No Su, the award-winning Japanese restaurant known for its exceptional contemporary specialties and tantalizing ambiance, is inviting ladies to break up the working week with a very special new culinary experience.

Available to enjoy every Wednesday evening, relax, unwind and catch up while enjoying a beautiful selection of expertly crafted fresh sushi, joined by free-flowing bubbles.

Su-she & Bubbles is available to enjoy every Wednesday, from Wednesday, January 18 onwards. Priced per lady AED 129 for a selection of sushi and free-flowing beverages from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, and AED 199 for a selection of sushi and free-flowing sushi and beverages from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Ramen Ultimate Tour

Chef Yosuke’s new delectable ramen menu takes guests on an immersive voyage of discovery dedicated to one of Japan’s most iconic noodle specialties.  

Spanning delicious varieties originating from Hokkaido, Tokyo, Okinawa and beyond, it presents an unmissable chance to explore the finest aromas and spices of ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’

The Ultimate Ramen Tour is available to sample from Wednesday to Monday, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm. Prices start from AED 75 per dish.

Sushi Sunday

Sushi connoisseurs are invited to unite and celebrate the weekend every Sunday at Tori No Su, the UAE capital’s most vibrant and unique Japanese restaurant.

Treating guests to an unlimited array of tasty, colourful and artistically presented maki rolls, all expertly prepared by the talented team of Japanese sushi chefs, guests are free to relax and unwind and sample as many different pieces of sushi as they desire.

The Sushi Sunday experience is available to enjoy every Sunday, from January 22 onwards, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm, priced AED 140 per person.

Sushi Masterclass  

Tori No Su’s talented Head Chef Yosuke is proud to unveil his brand-new sushi masterclass series.

Providing Japanese cuisine enthusiasts with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity roll up their sleeves and learn how to make freshly rolled, authentic sushi, the fun, interactive and enriching experience is available to enjoy every Sunday.

A highly experienced and award-winning culinary expert, Chef Yosuke will demonstrate the secrets and tricks behind his most popular signature sushi rolls, and invite guests to create and savour their own versions of each delicious specialty.

The Sushi Masterclass takes place every Sunday, from January 22 onwards, from 3.30pm to 4:30pm, priced AED 150 per person.


Pardon My Brunch  

Filled with laughter, amazing entertainment and endless sumptuous delights, the quintessentially British-themed “Pardon My Brunch” is the perfect way of celebrating the start of the New Year, and relishing the UAE’s beautiful winter weather.

A regal affair fit for the king of England himself, the light-hearted and joyful event also treats diners to a fabulous choice of authentic British recipes. With fish and chips, bangers and mash, beef, salmon and lamb wellingtons, and endless more heart-warming comfort foods, every Brit will feel right at home.  

Meanwhile, the incredibly talented band will take to the stage throughout the afternoon, blasting out a constant stream of catchy and much-loved tunes that will have every family up on their feet and dancing by the time 4pm has rolled around.  

“Pardon My Brunch” at Nahaam is available to enjoy every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm, with packages starting from AED 375 for soft drinks, AED 495 for house beverages and AED 765 for the ultimate ‘British Experience’, including premium bubbly, premium spirits and draft IPA.


Presenting a choice of premium quality aged French cheeses and a plethora of different vegetables, meats and different sides, Nahaam’s cosy Friday-night raclette experience provides the perfect way of kicking off the weekend.

Served out in the fresh air on the beautiful poolside terrace, guests are invited to sit back, relax and relish every bite of this heart-warming and satisfying traditional Swiss specialty.  

The Friday RAC-SHACK is available to experience every Friday from 5pm to 10.30pm, priced AED 175 per person for a choice of melted cheeses and sides.  

Wednesday Ladies Night

Ladies of Abu Dhabi are encouraged to celebrate ‘hump day’ and gather on the stunning Nahaam terrace for a night of fun and special memories.

Offering a whole three hours of free-flowing cocktails, gin and wine, all expertly prepared by the talented team, ladies are also welcome to sample some of the delicious international signature specialties from the enticing à la carte menu.

The Wednesday Ladies Night is available to experience every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm, priced AED 199 per lady for free-flowing cocktails, gin and wine.


Saturday Trip Brunch

This New Year, VaKaVa is embracing its lively Latin American roots and introducing a brand-new, adults only brunch experience that’s bursting with incredible music, amazing cuisine, refreshing free-flowing cocktails and the most upbeat and uplifting vibes in the city.

Inviting guests to relax, catch up after the holiday season and celebrate the weekend in style, the leisurely afternoon affair encourages everyone to learn how to party Latino style and forget their worries for a while.

While Head Chef Eber Villalobos and his talented team prepare an array of explosively flavoursome and wonderfully spicy Peruvian specialties, the expert bartenders keep energy level high with their expertly crafted cocktails and premium beverages.

The VaKaVa Saturday Trip Brunch is available to experience every Saturday from 2pm to 7pm, with packages starting from AED 295 for soft drinks and AED 495 for house beverages.

Sunday Sensación

The new VaKaVa Sunday Sensación menu provides an unforgettable way of sampling the MICHELIN Star-selected restaurant’s most enticing and vibrant dishes.

Guests are welcome to dine al fresco out on the terrace, admire the panoramic ocean views and treat their palettes to an explosion of different flavours, spices and textures.

Spanning starters like creamy, freshly made guacamole and light tuna tiradito, specialties such as salmon escabeche and beef tenderloin lomo saltado empanadas, and a sweet conclusion of authentic tres leches or silky avocado panna cotta, the delectable affair offers a choice of three or four-course set menus.  

The VaKaVa Sunday Sensación is available to enjoy every Sunday from 1pm to 3.30pm. Packages per person start from AED 180 for three courses or AED 210 for four courses.


Business Lunch

Sole, one of the city’s most revered Italian restaurants, continues to impress in 2023 with its ever-popular business lunch menu. Inviting diners to conduct their business meeting in a warm and welcoming environment, or take a much-needed break from the office to thoroughly recharge, the spectacular culinary affair spans a vast array of delectable specialties.

Encouraging guests to dine in the leisurely and sophisticated manner of the Italians, the Business Lunch presents two or three courses of picture-perfect and nourishing recipes. Encompassing authentic pasta, pizza, meat and fresh fish, all infused with the sun-kissed spirit of Italy, it’s a sumptuous experience made to be savoured.

The Italian adventure is further enhanced with a refreshing bottle of water and a divinely rich and smooth Italian espresso coffee.

The Business Lunch is available from Monday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm. Starting from AED 140 for two courses.

Li Beirut  

Wagyu Mashawi Mixed Grills  

Fusing the superb cooking techniques and most enrapturing recipes of Lebanon with one of the world’s most luxurious premium ingredients, the Wagyu Mashawi Mixed Grills experience is sure to leave every food connoisseur utterly enraptured.

Carefully prepared by the MICHELIN-selected restaurant’s award-winning team, the spectacular spread of juicy Arabic grills stars koftas, kebabs, arayes and many more delicious Lebanese grills all prepared with the finest wagyu beef.

The Wagyu Mashawi Mixed Grills experience is available Thursday to Tuesday, from 7pm to 11pm, priced AED 250 per person.

Chateau Ksara Wine-Pairing Dinner

This January, the MICHELIN star-selected and MICHELIN award-winning restaurant Li Beirut is hosting an exquisite curated wine dinner, hosted in collaboration with renowned Lebanese winery, Chateau Ksara.

Spanning four courses of authentic and delicious Lebanese specialties, all expertly paired with a glass of smooth and enchanting Chateau Ksara wine, the distinguished experience is hosted by Chateau Ksara brand director, Elie Maamari.

Elie will be on hand to welcome each guest and share facts and details about each of the aromatic and perfectly matured wines, while diners are invited to enjoy their experience out on the pretty al fresco terrace, or inside within the beautifully adorned dining room.

The Chateau Ksara Wine-Pairing Dinner is available to experience exclusively on Tuesday, January 24, from 7pm to 11pm, priced AED 350 per person.

Ray’s Bar

Ladies Night

Ladies are invited to elevate their weekend with a night out at the one of the highest and most elegant nightspots in the UAE capital.

Complementing the stunning panoramic views over the glittering city and tantalising yet sophisticated ambiance, ladies are treated to a choice of free-flowing prosecco, selected cocktails, wines and hops, along with one elegant food platter of tasty bar bites. Adding further allure, a 25% off discount on selected food items is also included.  

Ladies Night at Ray’s Bar is available to experience every Saturday from 8pm to 11pm, priced AED 199 per lady for free-flowing prosecco, selected cocktails, wines, hops and a food platter.  

Happy Hour  

Whether for a post-work refreshment with colleagues or a New Year’s catch-up with friends, Ray’s Bar is always the perfect place to end the day.

Oozing glamour and class, guests are encouraged to relax and admire the outstanding 360-degree views from level 62, and enjoy an array of special discounts on selected premium beverages.

Happy Hour at Ray’s Bar is available to enjoy Sunday to Friday, from 6pm to 9pm.  

Ray’s Grill 

Battle of Wagyu

Meat connoisseurs will be in their element this January with Chef Daniel’s delectable Battle of Wagyu feast.

An awe-inspiring tribute to two of the world’s most juicy and delicious premium meats, the curated journey presents a stunning platter of succulent 200g U.S.D.A Striploin, and a beautiful piece of elegantly marbled Wagyu Striploin, all served with a choice of sauce and butter.
The Battle of Wagyu is available to experience every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 11pm, priced AED 350 per person.



Stylish pool-bar Lillet is helping guests to kickstart the New Year on a healthy note by presenting a wholesome and nutritious “Veganuary” inspired menu.

Spanning an array of colourful, fresh and delicious dishes, including Shiro Miso Roasted Pumpkin Salad, Rainbow Slaw and many more wellness-boosting specialties, the pleasurable dining experience is completed with a crisp and refreshing glass of wine.  

The Veganuary menu is available to experience daily from 1pm to 8pm throughout January, priced AED 120 per person.

Ladies Day

Mondays at Lillet pool bar are all about the girls.

Inviting ladies to lap up the warm winter sun and relax for the day by the pristine private beach and stunning infinity pool of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, the new ladies’ day experience is further enhanced with five complimentary selected beverages.

Ladies are free to lounge by the pool or on the golden stretch of sand, and sip a choice of hops, wines and premium beverages whilst toasting to the new year ahead.

Ladies Day is available to experience every Monday from 12pm to 4pm, priced AED 160 per lady for five selected drinks and complimentary pool and beach access.

Lobby Lounge / Observation Deck at 300          

50 Best Signature Afternoon Tea with Karim Bourgi                                        

Celebrating the fact that this Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers will proudly host the MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for the second year in a row, the distinguished Forbes Five Star hotel is delighted to unveil its exclusive ‘50 Best Signature Session’ afternoon tea.

Created by world-famous pastry chef Karim Bourgi, and the elegant destination’s own award-winning executive pastry chef, Sumeda Palihakkara, both culinary masters will personally host and introduce the exquisite afternoon tea on January 28 and January 31.

As head pastry chef of the Al Mana restaurant group, Chef Bourgi is admired across the globe for his exceptional French-style patisseries, including golden viennoiseries, rich chocolate eclairs and colourful traditional French macaroons. Born in Senegal to Lebanese parents, he studied at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and completed his training across the finest establishments in France. A multi-award winning pastry chef, he has gone on to co-found multiple successful cafes, restaurants and bars across the Middle East. 

Now, he is proud to bring his standout pastry skills and immaculate specialties to the  ‘50 Best Signature Session’ Afternoon Tea experience at Conrad Etihad Towers, one of the region’s finest culinary destinations.  

Inviting guests to dine against the panoramic views of Observation Deck at 300, the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi, or within the welcoming ambiance of the Lobby Lounge, the delectable menu presents an array of artistic light bites. 

Starting with Chef Palihakkara’s impeccable savoury recipes, diners are treated to healthy and fresh servings of classic prawn cocktail, chicken salad and crab salad, leek and mushroom quiche, traditional marinated cucumber sandwiches and light mini choux buns filled with salmon mousse. 

Spanning the finest desserts in French cuisine, Chef Bourgi then presents an irresistible selection of Parisian eclairs filled with homemade hazelnut paste, creamy Saint Honoré vanilla caramel, traditional apple tart tartin, zesty lemon pavlova and many more special and unique bakes created just for the occasion. 

Served with a choice of premium specialty coffees and fresh loose-leaf teas, the experience provides an exclusive and unmissable opportunity to savour expertly prepared, premium-quality delicacies created by two of the world’s most talented pastry chefs.   

The ‘ 50 Best Signature Session’ Afternoon Tea with Karim Bourgi will take place on Saturday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 31. The experience is priced at AED 260 in Observation Deck at 300 and at AED 230 in the Lobby Lounge. The menu is also available to sample daily, without the live presence of Chef Bourgi, until the end of February.

To book any of the above experiences, please call 02 811 5666.

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