Abu Dhabi’s Newest Hangout Is Lexx

20 December 2019
Travel & Eats, Abu Dhabi, Vacation, Holiday, Grand Hyatt
Images: Matthew Shaw

Stellar views, gourmet food and in a prime location. Lexx at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl is primed for legendary status

In the rush to grab an Abu Dhabi hotel for F1 weekend, it’s probably accurate to say that those who have pitched up at the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl are in pole position to enjoy one of the region’s newest spots: Lexx.

The hotel itself is a design-led spot that gives you comfortable access to luxe shopping options like Galleria Mall, cultural visits including Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi and, perhaps most importantly for F1 fans, a 25-minute car to Yas Marina Circuit. Close enough to enjoy the action, far enough away to avoid the madness of the weekend.

When it comes to Lexx itself, you have a stylish space built around the concept of celebrating legendary moments. Whether you watch them happen live on the big screen, or resolve to make a few of them yourself over a drink, Lexx will be equally accommodating. But in the interests of planning, here’s some essential information that will stand you in good stead. When to go, what to do, and why you should stay for longer than you first thought...

Here’s what you need to know.

When’s best to visit?

Lexx is most enjoyed in the evening until late night. Come here for sundowners, stay for the lingering lazy hours, making full use of the amazing corniche views while you’re there.

What’s the bar snack situation?

Never mind snacking, Lexx takes bar food to a gourmet level. But while the two walk-in humidors featuring fine cheese and meats are the headline act, take a moment to make your decision. Full disclosure? You would be advised to work your way through the menu, taking particular notice of the black Angus roast beef sandwich and spicy house sauce, the goat’s cheese toast with morel mushrooms and a poached egg, and the butter brioche duck foie gras and tropea marmalade.

But if we had to choose one?

Yeah, go for the cheese and charcuterie board. You won’t regret it.

What are we listening to?

The soundtrack is unashamedly ’80s. Expect the classics and more. Think Depeche Mode, David Bowie and The Eurythmics and you’ll be pretty much on the money.

OK, let’s drill down the message, here. What’s the biggest reason to visit Lexx?

OK, how about this? Come down for the menu curated to include seven specific tipples to celebrate each day of the week. Then, enjoy them with fine snacks, and even finer views of the glorious Abu Dhabi corniche.