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7 fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: 21 to 27 March

It’s time to make plans for the week ahead! From new restaurants to brunches and breakfasts, here are some of the most brilliant things to do in Abu Dhabi this week.

Monday 21 March 2022

Feast on Detroit-style pizza at Yas Bay

Known for its Detroit-style pizza and handcrafted sandwiches, Emmy Squared is now open in Yas Bay. Highlights include the Colony Pizza (fluffy pan pizza topped with soft mozzarella, Ezzo pepperoni and glazed with honey), the Big Ang pizza (topped with ricotta, double pecorino, meatballs and banana peppers) and Le Big Matt (a double-stack burger featuring grass-fed beef patties, American cheese on a pretzel bun served with waffle fries). Elsewhere, vegetarian highlights include the Eggplant Parm Sandwich, Chopped Cheese Waffle Fries and Cheesy Garlic Sticks.

GO: Call 02 235 8763 for reservations and more information.

fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Experience a taste of island life

Look no further than the newly opened Ting Irie at Mamsha Al Saadiyat for a modern take on Caribbean Cuisine. Snack on Jamaican patties, jerk chicken or lobster rolls with Sriracha butter and wash it all down with handcrafted cocktails to make you feel like you’ve ventured to Jamaica. Expect a lively soundtrack of reggae, Hip-Hop and Dancehall to complement the beachfront environment.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Head down to Yas Bay for some family fun

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 for more information.

fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi

Thursday 24 March 2022

Paint & Grape at Raclette Brasserie Café

After its sold-out events at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, We Love Art is back with its unique experience for the city’s art lovers. Find yourself transported to Paris as you paint the Quiet Sunset by Afremov in thus elegant French brasserie at Mamsha Al Saadiyat. Find your inner Picasso as you paint, create, sip and connect alongside drinks, canapés and great company. Thursday 24 March, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 390 per person (including all painting materials, pre-sketched canvas, two canapés and two glasses of grape).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi

Friday 25 March 2022

Dine on authentic Arabian dishes in a lavish setting

When it comes to fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi this week, look no further than this beautiful Arabic restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Start the weekend with an Arabic twist with Mijana’s Mezze & Mixed Grill evening. The Middle Eastern tasting menu combines regional and Lebanese cuisine with a tempting selection of mezze, including hummus, vine leaves, falafel and lamb kebabs. Fridays, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 160 per person.

GO: Email or call all 02 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi

Saturday 26 March 2022

Delve into The Market Brunch at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Celebrate International Women’s month at Graphos Social Kitchen. If you book your Market Brunch for two, you’ll be able to bring along another friend for free. Guests can meander through the 15 interactive food stations, while kids can enjoy the popcorn corner, chocolate fountain and a candy station filled with large jars of chocolates and sweets. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 269 per person (soft beverages) and AED 379 per person (house beverages).

GO: Email or call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.

Graphos Market Brunch

Sunday 27 March 2022

Tuck into a ‘Social Sunday Breakfast’ at The Terrace on the Corniche

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is serving up a sumptuous breakfast spread to help you celebrate the weekend in style. The ‘Social Sunday Breakfast’ offers an extensive selection of hearty recipes guaranteed to uplift energy levels before the working week begins. Egg creations such as smoked salmon omelettes, eggs Benedict and shakshuka are cooked to order and delivered directly to the table, whilst further comforting highlights include chicken waffle sandwiches, classic English toad in the hole, Shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, whole rotisserie chicken, roasted prime rib or striploin beef with roasted root vegetables. The culinary specialities are accompanied by unlimited beverages such as fresh juices, smoothies and revitalising detoxifying concoctions. Available Sundays, from 7am to 3pm. 

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

St Regis Social Sunday

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