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6 fun ways to spend the weekend in Abu Dhabi: 11 to 13 March

Weekend brunches, cooking classes and theme nights should be on your radar for a fun weekend in the capital.

Friday 11 March 2022

Enjoy an exclusive cooking class with chef Chatchai Klanklong at Hoi An

Taking over the kitchen of Shangri-La’s Vietnamese restaurant, Hoi An, chef Chatchai Klanklong of Thai restaurant L’Orchidée will be offering exclusive cooking classes. Guests will enjoy his culinary craft, inspired by his upbringing in the Thai province of Petchabun and memories of watching his mother prepare meals from scratch. AED 172 per person, limited to a maximum of five participants.

GO: E-mail or call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.

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Try the ‘Lailat Al Hatab’ BBQ theme night at Erth Abu Dhabi

The warm and welcoming all-day dining restaurant at Erth Abu Dhabi welcomes families and friends for an evening inspired by Emirati flavours and live entertainment. The Friday night ‘Lailat Al Hatab’ experience is centred around authentic Arabic recipes. With live cooking stations, guests will find themselves at the heart of the culinary action, including succulent roasts, sizzling barbecued meat and seafood at live grill stations freshly prepared à la minute. Fridays from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. AED 220 per person (soft beverages) and AED 99 (children aged six to 12 years).

GO: Call 02 441 5900 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 12 March 2022

Enjoy a family-friendly brunch at Sidekicks

The diner inside the world’s only Warner Bros. themed hotel invites families to indulge in a weekend feast. The menu includes spaghetti meatballs, mini burgers and sweet potato fries, and stations for doughnuts, cotton candy and popcorn. In addition, the experience contains meet-and-greets with popular WB characters, including Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Robin. Kids’ entertainment also includes arts and crafts in the activity corner. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 185 (soft beverages), AED 290 (house beverages) and AED 395 (sparkling).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information. 

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Experience a Mexican brunch at La Carnita

A Mexican fiesta awaits guests at La Carnita. As plates are brought to the table, guests can indulge in sharing platters featuring spiced fries, dips and chips, hamachi ceviche and Cali salad. A choice of one quesadilla is offered next, alongside a pick of two varieties of taco. And for that sweet ending, dessert arrives in the form of churros to share. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 399 (bubbly).

GO: Visit or call 050 185 8068 for reservations and more information. 

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Sunday 13 March 2022

Ride the new Velocity Slide at World Trade Center

You can now experience the ultimate adrenaline rush at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi with the arrival of a brand-new indoor attraction, Velocity. The 68-meter and 54-meter-long slides are the first-of-its-kind installations in the region and the longest and tallest stainless-steel slides to be based in a mall. The slides allow thrill-seekers to travel from the third floor of the shopping mall to the ground floor at a sliding speed of two to three meters per second. Available daily from 10am. AED 15 (one slide) and AED 25 (two slides).

GO: Follow on Instagram for more information.

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Steak and grape at The St. Regis Bar

The St. Regis Bar invites all steak and grape connoisseurs for a sophisticated evening. The menu includes tempting highlights such as dry-aged Irish beef, providing an elegant and classic setting for a memorable meal, complete with regal armchairs and striking works of art. Joining these hearty main courses is a vast selection of rich and smooth grapes sourced from vineyards across the globe and designed to bring out the flavours of each steak flawlessly. Available daily from 4pm to midnight. 

GO: Email or call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

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