With a new working week to contend with, these are the very best things you can enjoy in the capital this week.
Monday 3 January 2022
Business Lunch at COYA Abu Dhabi
In line with the new UAE working week, the business lunch at COYA Abu Dhabi is now available from Monday to Friday. The set menu includes two appetisers per diner, including Chilean sea bass croquettes, Wagyu beef baos and salmon ceviche, plus one main course such as grilled corn-fed baby chicken or slow-cooked beef ribs. In addition, a selection of specially curated beverages can also be purchased on an à la carte basis. Available Monday to Thursday, from 12pm to 4.15pm and Friday 12pm to 2.30pm, AED 110 per person.
Tuesday 4 January 2022
Celebrate Veganuary at Café 302
Abu Dhabi residents are invited to go vegan this January at Café 302. All guests eating vegan at Café 302 will be offered a complimentary dessert with every vegan main course ordered in the first week of the month. The menu offers a variety of wholesome vegan dishes, including the beyond chicken fajita wrap, roasted butternut squash soup, cauliflower steak, spaghetti with vegan meatballs and pumpkin cheesecake.
Wednesday 5 January 2022
Paint & Grape at Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Museum Café
Following the success of the first Paint & Grape night at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in November, the three-hour event invites participants to produce their own colourful depiction of iconic movie star Audrey Hepburn. The entry price includes expert tuition and all the equipment required while offering stunning views of the Abu Dhabi skyline and the opportunity to make new friends with like-minded creative individuals. The artistic journey includes premium beverages and canapés. Wednesday 5 January, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 390 per person.
GO: Visit www.weloveart.com for reservations and more information.
Thursday 6 January 2022
Experience Veganuary with the new vegan menu at Black Tap
Whether diners follow a vegan diet year-round or are keen to sample vegan dishes, the month-long Veganuary Menu at Black Tap is packed with new dishes. Platters of fresh guac and chips make the perfect snack, while the chilli, salsa and sour cream Impossible chilli tacos are the ideal sharing dish. The glistening blistered crispy Brussel sprouts will change how people feel about the green vegetable, but the star of this show has to be the new Vegan Truffle Shroom Burger. The gourmet burger features a black bean and mushroom patty sandwiched within a vegan potato roll and layered with fabulous fixings galore, including truffle porcini cream sauce, cremini mushrooms, shallots, spring onions, and umami-rich vegan parmesan.
Friday 7 January 2022
Elevate your weekend with Nitro Fridays at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Enjoy after-work drinks, canapes, and infectious energy to get you in the weekend mood. Featuring an impressive menu of hops, grapes, signature cocktails and mouthwatering bites, party-goers are in for a night of fun combined with Secret Parties unrivalled energy. Expect views of Yas Marina and the Formula 1 race track, plus music from W Abu Dhabi’s resident DJ. Fridays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 280 per person (three hours of beverages and bites).
GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.
Saturday 8 January 2022
Indulge in a poolside The Rosewood Garden Brunch at GLO
The Rosewood Garden Brunch at GLO features a delightful garden setting overlooking the waters of the Arabian Gulf and the spectacular hotel swimming pool. If you’re craving breakfast favourites, you can stop by the ‘Good Morning Mr. Benedict’ station to kick off your day or head to Chef Baudoino’s Italian station for pizza, pasta and risotto. As the name suggests, the ‘T for Tacos’ station features homemade tacos, while ‘Ravi’s Corner’ offers a Tandoor experience. Elsewhere diners can discover poke bowls, ceviche, cheese, cold cuts, and a spread of salads. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 365 (house beverages) and AED 465 (bubbly).
Sunday 9 January 2022
Eat your fill of Italian pizza with Pizza Night at Dino’s Bistro Italiano
Indulge in unlimited pizzas with a choice of toppings, served with a sharing antipasto platter, cappuccino zuppa and Dino’s signature tiramisu. Sundays, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 140 (soft beverages) and AED 165 (including two house beverages).