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Missing travel? Check out Abu Dhabi's fun new onboard dining experience

A new Abu Dhabi restaurant is bringing famous street food from all over the world to your comfy airplane seat in 2A; in a bid to recreate the in-flight experience we all love and miss so much.

A new Abu Dhabi restaurant is bringing famous street food from all over the world to your comfy airplane seat in 2A; in a bid to recreate the in-flight experience we all love and miss so much.

Whether you love or hate plane food, it’s likely you’re missing travel right now.

Which is probably why Abu Dhabi’s new Transit Terminal Food restaurant is taking off. (Not literally, I’m afraid.)

The restaurant opened in July on Defence Street, in the UAE capital and could fool the smartest cookie.

The external façade of the restaurant is an almost replica of the departures lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and the interior features a half check-in counter, half fuselage complete with airplane seats and tray tables, and stick-on emergency exit doors.

Your meal is even served by cabin crew, while your seatbelt is on, because, safety first and all that.

Abu Dhabi Transit Terminal Food
Image: Transit Travel Food Facebook Page

Some might even argue that this experience is even better than the real thing (minus not actually going anyway), as there’s zero turbulence, and some of the seats face each other, so you don’t get a dodgy neck from the sideways chat with your neighbour.

Also, the food looks pretty delicious…

Transit Terminal Food
Transit Terminal Food
Transit Terminal Food

Sick of hearing “Chicken, Beef or Veg?”

How about “Burgers? Stuffed roasted peppers? Greek Salad? Pasta carbonara? Currywurst?” Errm, yes, please.

Looking through the menu is an experience in itself; helping you reminisce about all the mouthwatering food you’ve tasted during your pre-COVID adventures.

Each meal is marked on a boarding pass, with a flag showing the country your food was inspired by.

From Europe and Africa to Asia, to the Americas and the Pacific, there really is something for even the pickiest eaters.

Of course, when you’re travelling, you like to have a cheeky tipple, and the good news is that Transit Terminal Food is licensed, ready to serve up a Marg or two.

You might want to eat slowly to fully soak up the experience because when you’re done, it’s back to the real world.

That is until borders open and you can set off and explore once again.

Click here for more information.