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The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar - Pearl Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi

About a week before opening, I visited The Warehouse, the wine & tapas bar at Pearl Rotana in Abu Dhabi. I harboured a strong feeling that this venue would inject fun and excitement to the dining scene to the ADNEC area. I had an overwhelming sense that if they got the pricing right, people would actually do what the area has struggled to do - get people to drive out there for a night out. At that moment, I liked the industrial feel to the place. Seating options abounded and as I walked around, I could see how space had been cleverly used to ensure that need you never feel the venue is ever filled to capacity. 
In the past week, I visited The Warehouse twice, something I that felt would give me a more complete perspective. 

Abu Dhabi still lags behind Dubai in terms of venues where one can go just for a light bite and a glass of wine. While some restaurants offer tapas and wine as part of a promotional evening or happy hour concept, The Warehouse has it as its specialty, wine…

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