New restaurants, indulgent afternoon teas, sumptuous spa treatments and more!
Monday 28 March 2022
Dine on Greek delights at MAZI
Bringing diners together over a stunning array of authentic dishes, MAZI at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort specialises in sumptuous Greek specialities served with an elegant and modern twist. Guests are invited to voyage through the flavours and colours of the Mediterranean either in the rustic-chic dining room or out on the beautiful terrace. Scattered with lush greenery and delicate olive trees, the latter hosts a wood-and-fire grill where guests can watch the experts prepare all manner of grilled delights.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Indulge in a spring-inspired afternoon tea
The Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi presents a welcoming ambience combining live harp music and an ever-evolving afternoon tea menu. Guests can enjoy delightful savouries such as the vegan garden peas tatine or the smoked turkey bagel. While those craving all things sweet will be satisfied by French pastries such as a French toast with ricotta and strawberry or the aptly named pina colada. The menu will also feature quintessential afternoon tea staples such as fluffy scones served with fresh jams and clotted cream. To elevate this experience further, guests will walk away with an AED 500 InstaRunway voucher to shop at their discretion. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 110 per person (including coffee or tea) or add AED 85 for two hours of free-flowing bubbly.
Wednesday 30 March 2022
Dine on exquisite Italian food at Emirates Palace
The newly-opened Talea allows diners to enjoy a highly curated selection of seasonal and authentic Italian dishes in an elegant yet lively setting. Talea’s menu draws on two Michelin starred chef Antonio Guida’s distinctive culinary style to create ‘Cucina di Famiglia’, or family-style cooking. From handmade ravioli, authentic spaghetti alla carbonara and artisanal pizza to osso buco and vitello tonnato (a chilled veal dish that forms an indispensable part of the Assumption Day feast in Milan), the menu fuses traditional techniques with an innovative edge, which is essentially the signature of Guida.
GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com/abu-dhabi for reservations and more information.
Thursday 31 March 2022
Bowl and dine at Yas Bay Waterfront
Inspired by the streets of the Big Apple, Central has opened its doors at Yas Bay. A restaurant, bar and family entertainment hub with torn-away walls and handcrafted graffiti, this neon joint offers a menu of burgers, shakes and beverages. Positioned as the younger sibling of Lock, Stock & Barrel, Central’s bowling alley flips at midnight to service the party crowd of its big brother. You heard right – Lock, Stock & Barrel patrons can put their hand-eye coordination to the test as the Central Bowling Alley links the two venues together!
GO: Visit www.solutions-leisure.com for more information.
Friday 1 April 2022
Try a new steak brunch
Butcher & Still at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island is starting the summer season off a new Friday lunch. Built around fresh, seasonal ingredients, diners can ease into the weekend with corn chowder, the smoked chicken Cobb salad, and a choice of three platters to share, including the American bounty, generous cheese, and Butcher & Still sausage platters. Four jumbo deli sandwiches provide diners with lighter options suited for a midday meal. The final explosion of summer flavours is the Peach Melba with a generous scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream for dessert. Available Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm.
Saturday 2 April 2022
Break your fast with a sumptuous Iftar
With Ramadan expected to begin on 2 April, Abu Dhabi’s dining scene is going all out to make sure you experience the best hospitality and food throughout the holy month. From an authentic desert dining experience at Al Mabeet Desert Camp to a lavish Iftar at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island or a sophisticated set menu at LPM Restaurant & Bar, check out FACT’s ultimate guide to Iftar for some dining inspiration in the capital.
Sunday 3 April 2022
Indulge in a Quench and Glow Facial
Even though most of us follow a daily skin routine at home, it’s not as effective as facials performed by experts. EDITION Spa, at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, has catered to those needs with the Quench and Glow Facial, a nourishing facial that leaves even the thirstiest skins hydrated and ready for any element. Peptides and brightening botanicals instantly penetrate the skin, increasing water retention while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available daily, from 10am to 10pm. AED 325 (30-minute treatment).