It’s Monday, again. So it’s time to make plans for the week ahead. From afternoon teas to brunches, business lunches and roast dinners, these are some of the most brilliant things to do in Abu Dhabi this week.
Monday 14 March 2022
Dine Omakase for lunch
Omakase is a Japanese dining tradition encouraging guests to leave their dining experience entirely in the chef’s hands. Featuring nine courses, the Omakase menu at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant features a selection of starters, including classic hosomaki and capumiso soup, followed by fatty tuna nigiri, scallop flambé nigiri and skirt steak. It’s the perfect way to start the working week overlooking the waters of Al Maryah Island. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 149 per person.
Tuesday 15 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 16 March 2022
Enjoy an Italian inspired Espresso Business Lunch
Villa Toscana’s ‘Espresso Business Lunch’ at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers a delightful culinary experience featuring a spread of antipasti, starring European cheeses, home-baked bread, fresh salads and charcuterie. Main courses include homemade pasta, charcoal-grilled lamb chops, fried calamari, and prawns with seasonal vegetables. The blissful afternoon escape concludes with a selection of desserts featuring decadent Italian chocolate. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 95 (antipasti and a dessert) or AED 120 (antipasti, main course and dessert).
Thursday 17 March 2022
Try an Afternoon Tea with a whimsical twist
The Wizard Afternoon Tea at Stratos (Abi Dhabi’s only revolving restaurant) features scones, a selection of eclairs and choux buns with signature toppings, including braised beef cheek and Josper grilled chicken. With each element imaginatively designed and inspired by The Wizard of Oz, the concept features a melting chocolate witch with pistachio and baba au tiramisu with coffee ganache. Afternoon tea is served with a curated selection of teas, including a tipple of your choice and soft beverages. Available Thursday to Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm. AED 99 per person or AED 125 with beverage upgrade.
Friday 18 March 2022
Celebrate Holi with a colourful buffet dinner
Featuring vibrant spices, aromatic flavours and an array of specialist ingredients, experience India’s rich culinary history with an all-you-can-eat buffet to celebrate Holi in style. Stylishly laid out across the gleaming white countertops at Novotel Al Bustan Abu Dhabi’s Pepper Restaurant, the buffet features a Bombay chaat counter, tandoor live station and a selection of curries and rice dishes. For dessert, expect carrot halwa, rasmalai, jalebi and gulab jamun. Friday 18 March from 7pm to 11pm. AED 139 (soft beverages) and AED 229 (house beverages).
Saturday 19 March 2022
Feast on the Spice Route Brunch
With panoramic views of Yas Bay Waterfront, indulge in a Pan-Asian brunch at the stunning Asia Asia. Embark on an exotic and adventurous culinary journey along the ancient Spice Route, discovering flavours and aromas from the Far East to the Middle East. Saturdays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 350 per person.
Sunday 20 March 2022
Enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast
Tuck into a traditional Sunday Roast at The Director’s Club inside the world’s only Warner Bros. themed hotel. Choose from slow-roasted beef sirloin, herb-marinated leg of lamb, roasted corn-fed chicken or whole grilled seabass, served with gravy and traditional trimmings such as Yorkshire pudding, duck fat potatoes, cheddar-baked cauliflower and roasted vegetables. Vegetarian options are also available. Sundays, Fromm 12pm to 4pm. AED 170 (soft beverages), AED 275 (premium beverages) and AED 375 (bubbly).