Things to Do

The best things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: October 17 to October 23

New menus, fitness classes, celebrity chefs and (of course) brunches.

Sunday 17 October 2021

Tuck into the new menu at BBQ Al Qasr, Emirates Palace

The seasonal opening of BBQ Al Qasr offers a lavish new menu made up of the finest ingredients from land and sea. The restaurant highlights open fire cooking methods, presenting the ultimate beachfront barbecue dining experience. Fire pits complement the restaurant’s extensive meat and seafood menu with signature dishes including barbecued Tomahawk steak, charcoal-grilled lamb chops and baby chicken, wood-fired King crab legs and jumbo shrimp. Served alongside the à la carte menu, an exquisitely curated Chef Discovery Menu ispriced at AED450.

GO: Email or call 02 690 7999 for reservations and more information.

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Monday 18 October 2021

Afternoon Tea at Osmo Lounge, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Head to the newest five-star resort in town, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island and enjoy freshly baked afternoon tea classics such as golden raisin and plain scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam, and lemon curd. There’s also a selection of savoury dishes, including duck couscous puff pastry, salmon with zaatar, sumac egg with truffle, and tortilla with saffron. Presented upon a three-tiered stand with a vegetarian menu option, the afternoon feast includes iced and hot teas, coffees, and chocolate. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 185 per person.

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

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Tuesday 19 October 2021

Tuesday Quiz Night at Blu Sky Lounge & Grill, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Blu Sky Lounge & Grill has brought back its popular Tuesday Quiz Night with resident quiz master, Chalkie. Bring a team and put your knowledge to the test while enjoying our happy hour beverages and a selection of pub grubs. Tuesdays, from 8:30pm

GO: Email or call 02 818 4888 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 20 October 2021

Free wellness sessions at Umm Al Emarat Park

Umm Al Emarat Park have launched a free wellness program in collaboration with Inner Space Centre, Seven Wellness and Flo Studio. Aiming to raise awareness on the importance of investing in one’s health and wellness, the weekly sessions encourage the community to seek solutions, connect with themselves, nature, and each other. Wednesdays, from 6:30pm. 

GO Visit for more information. 

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Thursday 21 October 2021

Dine with Tom Aikens at Oak Room, The Abu Dhabi EDITION

The Abu Dhabi EDITION is set to welcome chef Tom Aikens back to the capital. From 21 to 23 October, guests will be able to meet and dine with chef Tom. The Fact award-winning British rock ‘n’ roll inspired restaurant, Oak Room, invites guests for a four-course set menu featuring the finest carvery cuts, presented by chef Tom Aikens. Thursday 21 October, from 7pm. AED 495 (soft beverages) and AED 695 (grape pairing).

GO: Email or call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

Tom Aikens

Friday 22 October 2021

B.I.G Brunch at Garage, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Inviting guests to go big or go home, the Secret Parties team have transformed the popular B.I.G Brunch at Garage. The racetrack-themed restaurant has five kitchens serving freshly made Asian, Arabic, and Nikkei dishes. Elsewhere a tiled while wall features 11 beverage taps with a concoction for every mood and occasion! With Secret Parties in the mix, one of the best brunches in Abu Dhabi is set to get louder and wilder as the afternoon progresses. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 379 (house beverages) and AED 529 (sparkling).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 23 October 2021

Traditional Afternoon Tea at Al Meylas, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

A time-honoured ritual in Abu Dhabi, Al Meylas’ afternoon tea seamlessly blends modern Arabian culture and international flavours. Highlights include the savoury eclair, truffle egg mayo sandwich, Scottish salmon sandwich and matcha roll. Available daily, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 250 for two people.

GO: Call 02 333 2222 for reservations and more information.

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

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