Live music, new restaurant openings and National Day celebrations guarantee a week of fun in the capital.
Sunday 28 November 2021
Try the UAE National Day CrazyShake at Black Tap
Proudly bearing the colours of the UAE flag, the red, white, green and black National Day CrazyShake is a gravity-defying extravaganza. In this all-new concoction, the delicious dessert-in-drink-form features an impressive outer layer of frosting decorated with chocolate, green and red M&Ms. In the glass itself, shake lovers will find an ice cream topped with a slice of light and fluffy, triple-layered velvet cake and swirls of whipped cream. A scattering of crushed pistachios, a generous drizzle of strawberry syrup and the UAE flag add a final flourish to this National Day dessert. Available from 28 November to 3 December.
GO: Visit https://blacktap.com for more information.
Monday 29 November 2021
Visit the newly opened Stouff Beirut at WTC Mall
The new Lebanese and Mediterranean restaurant offers a selection of artisanal butchery and Lebanese mezze, slow-cooked over an open fire. The extravagant restaurant features a central open kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating, a full-service bar and a children’s soft play area. The menu features signature meat tartars and wood-fire baked bread, followed by cured and marinated pieces of beef, poultry, and seafood slow-cooked over an open wood-fire.
GO: Call 056 688 4042 for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 30 November 2021
Miami Vibes Food Festival at Mamsha Al Saadiyat
The Miami Vibes event showcases 25 local food entrepreneurs with a two-week celebration of Abu Dhabi’s gastronomic diversity. Known for its stunning décor and countless dishes to drool over, Miami Vibes will support ‘al fresco season’ at Mamsha Al Saadiyat in the heart of Saadiyat Island’s cultural district, with foodies able to savour innovative specials from a plethora of food concepts. Vendors include Altaybeen, Palms Café, Mylk, MLT, Tapas, Heart of Chocolate, Wales, Street 9, Affogatoh, White Café, Oud Café, Sip, Gottlich, Mamafri, Simple, Mango Mania, Concept Café, Cones Soft Serve, The Meat X, Lamba, Doh and Chewy.
GO: Visit https://abudhabiculinary.ae for more information.
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Visit Yas Bay Waterfront
Yas Bay Waterfront will officially open to visitors on Wednesday. 1 December 2021. Featuring Pier71, a three-kilometre Boardwalk, and a variety of world-class dining, leisure and entertainment brands. The vibrant waterfront destination will feature Café del Mar, known for its distinctive ambience, music, and Mediterranean cuisine; Paradiso – a globally renowned Mediterranean restaurant helmed by Nicole Rubi and acclaimed chef Pierre Gagnaire, and Japanese street-food concept, Akiba Dori. Complementing the growing and diverse F&B offerings are a series of exciting food and beverage experiences in Pier71. These include the trilogy by Buddha-Bar comprising Zeera, Bushra and the Siddharta Lounge; Hunter and Barrel, The Lighthouse, La Carnita, Daikan Izakaya, Lock Stock and Barrel, and Asia Asia. Several other concepts will also open by year end, including Emmy Squared, Drop Café, and a family-friendly venue, Central.
GO: Visit www.yasbay.ae for more information.
Thursday 2 December 2021
Celebrate National Day at Emirates Palace
An exciting range of festivities will occur under the dazzling Grand Dome at Emirates Palace, including a spread of 50 varieties of dates, fun-filled children’s activities, traditional Al Ayala dance performances, photo opportunities with the resident falcon and a spectacular fireworks display.
GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com for more information.
Friday 3 December 2021
EAT.PLAY.LAUGH Brunch at Kuzbara
Taking the best inspiration from around the globe, indulge in delicious Malaysian, Thai, Japanese and Indian cuisines. From finger-licking Indian street food, healthy salads and freshly made pasta to a seafood bar and carvery station. For the child in you, giant Jenga, darts and twister are sure to bring the fun while a magician enthrals you with his magic tricks. Fridays, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages), AED 425 (Italian bubbles) and AED 110 (children ages six to twelve years).
GO: Visit www.eatplaylaughbrunch.com for reservations and more information.
Saturday 4 December 2021
See Kehlani perform at Vidcon Abu Dhabi 2021
R&B songstress Kehlani’s first performance in Abu Dhabi sees her headline VidCon 2021. Kehlani rose to fame in 2014 with her critically acclaimed mixtape ‘Cloud 9′ before releasing her debut studio album ‘SweetSexySavage’ in 2016. She has since collaborated with Eminem, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Charlie Puth, Zayn Malik and Disclosure. VidCon makes its Abu Dhabi debut at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, where the world’s leading digital creators, platform innovators, and their fans converge in one place. It’s the magic of digital media in real life and a place where you can expect panel discussions from Salama Mohamed and a keynote conversation with Supercar Blondie. Tickets start at AED 130 and include the full day of activities, panel talks and the concert.
GO: Visit https://www.vidcon.com/abu-dhabi-en for reservations and more information.