Things to Do

The best of Abu Dhabi this weekend: October 7 to 9

Brunches, attractions and food challenges are taking over the capital this weekend!

Thursday 7 October 2021

Take an immersive tour of Qasr Al Watan

Housed within the Presidential Palace compound, Qasr Al Watan is a unique landmark that takes visitors on a cultural journey and invites them to explore a vast collection of cultural artefacts, art and rare manuscripts. To create an experience for younger guests, Qasr Al Watan have launched a multimedia guide catered exclusively to children. The script is a child-friendly version of the adult experience to ensure kids can follow and understand the descriptions of the Palace’s wonders. To make things more interesting, the guide includes interactive and immersive games for children to play. Upon completing a game, they are awarded a virtual badge that represents an aspect of the UAE. Once they collect all the badges, children are given a ‘Najm Al Qasr’ (Star of the Palace) certificate for all their hard work. Sunday to Wednesday, from 10am to 6pm and Thursday to Saturday, from 12pm to 8pm.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Thursday Tandoori Night at Namak, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Thursday nights just got better with Namak’s new Tandoori Night. Indulge in an unlimited selection of delectable kebabs and tikkas cooked in the Tandoor and served with freshly baked Naan bread. Thursdays, from 7pm to 11:30pm. AED 148 (soft beverages) and AED 248 (house beverages). 

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

Friday 8 October 2021

Eat-Sip-Swim-Repeat Garden Brunch at GLO, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

The Eat-Sip-Swim-Repeat Brunch is the kind of event that comes to mind when you think of fun in the sun. Expect a cold seafood bar, sushi counter, oyster corner, Peking duck, dim sums, Indian favourites, a taco station, BBQ grills and a dessert trolley. Fridays, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 395 (food only).

GO: Visit or call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

Aki Tasting Menu at 99 Sushi Restaurant & Bar, Al Maryah Island

Meaning ‘Fall’ in Japanese, 99 Sushi’s new Aki tasting menu features 13 extraordinary dishes. The menu unfolds lavishly, in a delicious sequence of premium creations, from the truffled capumiso soup to the sea bass and scallop ceviche, the 99 Katsusando and the panko Mistura maki. The exuberant feast also includes Wagyu tartar gunkan, 99 foie and truffle, Spanish red shrimp nigiri, and chocolate fondant. AED 899 per couple,

GO: Email or call 02 672 3333 for reservations and more information. 

Saturday 9 October 2021

Duo Brunch at Chamas Churrascaria and Cho Gao Marina Walk, InterContinental Abu Dhabi 

Upping the ante when it comes to brunch, InterContinental Abu Dhabi offers brunch-goers double the fun with their new Duo Brunch. The lively Saturday affair occurs across two of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, combining the Pan-Asian cuisine of Cho Gao Marina Walk with unlimited prime cuts from Brazilian Churrascaria, Chamas. Indulge in signature handcrafted Asian dishes along with meat cuts, a salad bar, artisan cheese, decadent desserts, and live musical performances. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 249 per person (soft beverages) and AED 349 per person (house beverages).

GO: GO Visit or call 056 680 2161 for reservations and more information. 

Take on the new food challenge at Cooper’s, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

Head down to Cooper’s this month and take on the pubs latest food challenge! Tackle 2-metres of sausages, complemented by honey mustard sauce, sweet relish and caramelised onions. If you finish it off in 15-minutes, it’s on the house. If it takes you longer, the price is AED 190.

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

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