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7 incredible things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: 23 to 29 May

Interactive dining, brunches and mixology all add up to a fantastic week ahead in the capital.

Monday 23 May 2022

Celebrate the ‘Stories of Paper’ at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi

With the arrival of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s new exhibition, ‘Stories of Paper’, Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi’s Executive Chef Balveer Balkissoon has come up with an exciting way for guests to enhance their visit to the cultural hotspot. Crafted using seasonal ingredients, the three-course set menu takes guests on a journey through the development of paper and how the material can be represented and symbolised through food. The appetiser features green asparagus with lemon whipped cream, puffed black rice leaf and blood orange reduction, while the main stars hand prepared pigeon pastilla, wrapped in filo sheets and served with spring vegetables and a pigeon jus. The culinary experience concludes with a serving of Fouquet’s signature vanilla millefeuille. Available daily until 24 July. AED 290 per person.

GO: Email or call 050 699 6781 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 24 May 2022

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo at Le Petit Chef

Upscale steakhouse Ray’s Grill at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is now home to Le Petit Chef. The dining experience involves a mixture of immersive theatre and interactive dining that takes diners on a 90-minute culinary journey using state-of-the-art 3D mapping technology. Expect to be dazzled as your plate becomes part of a visual show and the thumb-sized chef prepares dishes before your very eyes. Available Wednesday to Friday at 8pm and on Saturdays and Sundays at 1.30pm and 8pm. AED 385 per person (Le Petit Chef Classic) and AED 545 (Le Petit Chef Grand).

GO: Visit or call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 25 May 2022

Enjoy a New York Invention at The Manhattan Lounge     

The team of expert mixologist at The Manhattan Lounge inside The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort have created a new cocktail menu inspired by the art, music and fashion of New York. Acknowledging the incredible art scene of the Big Apple, New York’s cultural masterpieces have been re-created with artisanal spirits and cutting-edge bartending techniques across five masterful new cocktails. Available daily, from 12pm to midnight.

GO: Email or call 02 498 8443 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 26 May 2022

Tuck into the new menu items at Pickl

Popular burger brand Pickl have added two new items to their ever-expanding menu of burgers, tenders and shakes. OG Pickl fans will be delighted to see the return of the Sloppy Owen Burger (AED 55), inspired by the American Sloppy Joe, this burger is stacked with a smashed patty and topped with Monterey Jack cheese, chilli con carne, chive sour cream and Nashville spice between a potato bun. Elsewhere, the Sloppy Ellen Fries (AED 35) feature Pickl’s classic skinny fries topped with chilli con carne, Monterey Jack cheese, chive sour cream, Nashville spice and a pickled chilli. 

GO: Visit for more information.

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Friday 27 May 2022

Party like it’s 1929 at Ray’s Bar

It’s time to party like it’s the roaring twenties on the 62nd floor of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. This weekend sees the launch of the Gatsby Brunch, which aims to elevate the evening brunch experience with an exciting menu of bar bites and bespoke cocktails. Fridays, from 5pm to 9pm. AED 379 (house beverages), AED 479 (sparkling) and AED 679 (bubbles).

GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 28 May 2022

Tuck into the McG Big Table Brunch

Gather with your friends for the new and improved McG Table Brunch Brunch at McGettigans inside Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. Tuck into the chef’s backyard creations featuring sharing starter plates, soup, delectable mains and amazing desserts. Saturdays, from 12;30pm to 4pm. AED 199 per person.

GO: Email or call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 29 May 2022

Learn mixology at Dragon’s Tooth

Tucked away inside the Chinese restaurant Dai Pai Dong, Dragon’s Tooth is the only speakeasy bar in Abu Dhabi. The new Art of Mixology experience encourages beverage connoisseurs to step into the shoes of a bartender and learn how to make two of their favourite cocktails. Guided by the venue’s master mixologist, participants are empowered to get creative and concoct their own blend that perfectly suits their particular tastes and preferences. Ideal for groups of up to six participants, the 60-minute journey combines fun, gaining new skills and fabulous cuisine and beverages. Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance. AED 350 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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