• October 22, 2021

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi: Exciting line-up of F&B concepts at Yas Bay announced

Internationally acclaimed restaurants and UAE favorites to enter Abu Dhabi for the first time

Mumbai, 3rd June 2021: Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences has announced that Paradiso, Hunter & Barrel, Akiba Dori and The Lighthouse have joined the exciting new F&B line-up at Yas Bay’s Waterfront on Yas Island, the Emirate’s iconic upcoming waterfront destination.

The new restaurants will be located at the soon-to-open pier set within the Yas Bay Waterfront, which will house 20 F&B brands and five leisure and entertainment attractions, all overlooking the stunning waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Each concept is expected to bring a unique flavor and experience to Abu Dhabi and Yas Island.


Originating in Cannes, Paradiso is a globally renowned Mediterranean restaurant helmed by Nicole Rubi, the woman behind La Petite Maison and Michelin star Chef Pierre Gagnaire, and is brought to the region by Barrière Group. Following the success of Fouquet’s restaurant in Abu Dhabi, Paradiso will bring a unique Mediterranean ‘dolce vita’ flavor to Abu Dhabi and Yas Island.

Hunter and Barrel

Hunter and Barrel is an award-winning high-end casual dining restaurant and lounge concept born in Australia and operated by Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group. Renowned for its hunt, gather and fire-inspired culinary fundamentals, and exquisite array of charcoal roasted meats and vegetables.

Akiba Dori

Critically acclaimed Japanese street-food concept, Akiba Dori, is another great addition that will offer Japanese street-food favorites and house the first and only Tokyo-style Neapolitan Pizzeria in Abu Dhabi. Taking inspiration from Tokyo’s neon-filled district, Akihabara, the venue boasts distinct styling and vibrant interiors throughout with main features including an arcade, café, bar and pizzeria, all tied together with a modern storefront aesthetic. Diners will be able to choose from a selection of redefined Japanese dishes, sharing-style appetizers, and a unique pizza experience that is set in a lively, neon-filled atmosphere.

The Lighthouse

The homegrown restaurant brand with a diverse offering, The Lighthouse, is another unique concept that includes a retail gifting store, catering service, a podcast, and an event activation element that sits at the heart of its experiential ethos.  The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus will boast a fresh interpretation of Mediterranean-inspired soul food classics and pastries, in addition to new dishes exclusive to this location.

Miral recently announced several world-class brands that will be situated within the pier on Yas Bay’s Waterfront, including Siddharta Lounge, Bushra, Asia Asia, Zeera, The Central, Lock, Stock & Barrel, and La Carnita, nearly completing the pier line-up with the last two units held in reserve for one of a kind concepts.

Siddharta Lounge

Siddharta Lounge serves up coastal Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.


Bushra is a rooftop restaurant with a unique Middle Eastern dining concept offering a generous sharing menu created by Greg Malouf, a multi-award-winning chef.


Zeera is a modern Indian cuisine restaurant inspired by India’s rich history.

Asia Asia

It is a multi-award-winning Far Eastern and Middle Eastern inspired dining and lounge concept.

Lock, Stock & Barrel

The award-winning Lock, Stock & Barrel, a trendy live music venue which when opened will become the city’s newest buzzing hotspot

The Central

A unique family entertainment F&B concept, serving up a diverse menu amidst upbeat tunes.

La Carnita

La Carnita and its buzzing outdoor terrace will feature fusion street food, art, and music to keep people coming all night long. Famed for its mouth-watering tacos, the restaurant will also offer gluten-free and vegan options, as well as off-menu creations on rotation.

Positioned as Abu Dhabi’s premier waterfront destination, Yas Bay, only a 5-minute drive from Yas Island’s attractions, will feature three distinct areas: The Waterfront; Residences at Yas Bay; and Yas Creative Hub, across 14 million square feet. Yas Bay Waterfront is part of Miral’s AED 4 billion investment in the overall AED 12 billion masterplan of Yas Bay. Once complete, Yas Bay is set to attract 15,000 future residents and over 10,000 business professionals.

About Yas Island: Yas Island is one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi – just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai.  Yas Island offers holiday makers a diverse mix of award-winning leisure and entertainment experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class shopping and superb dining, to a links golf course, exciting water and motor sports, and spectacular musical, entertainment and family events… all within the 25 sq km Island.  Today, Yas Island is home to the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the record-breaking CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX™), Yas Marina, the award-winning Yas Links golf course, as well as Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, Yas Mall.  With eight hotels, including W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Yas Island Rotana, Centro Yas Island by Rotana, Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island,  plus more than 165 dining experiences, the destination also features indoor and outdoor concert venues including MAD and Etihad Arena – all of which are complemented by a range of visitor services that connect all attractions to one another.

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