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6 exciting things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend: November 18 to 20

Attractions, culture and brunches.

Thursday 18 November 2021

Journey under the sea at The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium, located in the burgeoning lifestyle hub of Al Qana, is now open. The largest aquarium in the region houses over 200 sharks and rays, representing 25 different species. Teeming with marine life, the aquarium provides guests with a remarkable opportunity to delve into a submarine world and discover the awe-inspiring variety of species found within our oceans. 

GO: Visit for more information.

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

Join in the celebrations at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

Named in honour of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates, the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival celebrates the United Arab Emirates’ cultural inheritance, showcases its traditions’ rich diversity, and enlightens visitors about the legacy of the nation’s founder. Visitors can experience Emirati heritage and culture through arts, crafts, foods and customs. 

GO: Visit for more information.

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Friday 19 November 2021

Friday Brunch at Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant

Indulge in all your brunch favourites and explore live food stations, desserts and a carvery. Expect prime rib, braised brisket, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, complemented by bottomless beverages. Fridays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 210 (soft beverages), AED 290 (house beverages) and AED 320 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 02 657 3325 for reservations and more information.

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The Chef’s Brunch at Giornotte, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Winner of ‘best family brunch’ at the FACT Dining Awards Abu Dhabi 2021, discover The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi’s cosmopolitan Chef’s Brunch, where the world-class chefs at Giornotte artfully prepare dishes à la minute. Guests can experience live cooking and enjoy sumptuous delicacies from all over the world under one roof. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages), AED 420 (house beverages) and AED 599 (bubbly). 

GO: Email or call 02 818 8203 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 20 November 2021

Dino’s Weekend Brunch at Dino’s Bistro Italiano

With its warm, casual and friendly atmosphere, Dino’s brings you the finest Italian flavours, paired with a selection of premium beverages. Visit with your friends and family for a weekend à la carte brunch served directly to the table. An Abu Dhabi dining experience for the entire family and winner of ‘favourite Saturday brunch’ at the FACT Dining Awards Abu Dhabi 2021. Fridays and Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 180 per person (soft beverages) and AED 240 (house beverages).

GO: Email or call 02 307 5551 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday Yum Cha Brunch at Dai Pai Dong

Savour Chinese specialities such as homemade noodles, dim sum and barbecued meats within a Chinese-inspired and atmosphere. Enjoy a decidedly different brunch with the ‘Yum Cha’ Dim Sum Brunch on Saturdays and experience a selection of delectable dumplings, roasted meats and desserts. Saturdays, from 12pm to 9pm (three-hour package). AED 298 (soft beverages) and AED 428 (house beverages).

GO: Email or call 02 813 5588 for reservations and more information.

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