Slap on the sunblock and enjoy a memorable weekend in the capital with breakfasts, pool days and brunches galore.
Thursday 24 June 2021
The Writer’s Block Evening Brunch at Library Bar, The Abu Dhabi EDITION
The new Writer’s Block evening brunch is ideal for those seeking post-work drinks or kick-start the weekend in style, featuring unlimited literature-inspired beverages and four culinary chapters of bites to share. Chapter One begins with cold cuts, cheese and olive’s, followed by Chapter Two, lobster tacos and beef tartar charcoal cones. Chapter Three highlights spiced beef pizza, Wagyu skewers and teriyaki salmon before Chapter Four serves up smoked chocolate truffles. Thursdays, from 6pm to 11pm (three-hour experience). AED 175 (soft beverages), AED 275 (house beverages) and AED 395 (bubbles).
Seafood Night at Olea, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Olea has introduced an exciting way for seafood fans to celebrate the weekend. The iced seafood display features an arrangement of spider crabs, king prawns and lobster, while further cold options include colourful sushi, fresh salads and tasty terrines. From the hot buffet, tuck into fresh fish grilled to your preference, alongside paella, an Arabic rotisserie station and pizzas. Live stations boasting churros and chocolate fountains are joined by countless international cakes and puddings, plus ice creams for dessert. Thursdays, from 7pm to 11pm, AED 275 per person.
Friday 25 June 2021
Sofra bld at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
An extravagant buffet brings together the exquisite tastes of some of Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi all-time favourites. Enjoy live cooking stations with fresh seafood, meats and pasta dishes, salads, desserts and three chocolate fountains. Beverages stalls also feature well-known international brands and delicious cocktails. Brunch also includes complimentary beach access. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 459 (bubbly).
Crust at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island – Friday Best Brunch
A family-friendly brunch highlighting Middle Eastern, Western and Asian specialities from Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro and Executive Pastry Chef Rasika Weerasinghe. Best of all, you will be able to dine from an array of table side trolleys featuring everything from Wagyu roast with truffle mashed potatoes to authentic Spanish seafood paella. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 210 (food only), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 450 (bubbly).
GO: Call (0)2 333 2222 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 26 June 2021
Breakfast and Pool Access at Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Located less than an hour from the centre of Abu Dhabi, the sophisticated and secluded retreat nestled between golden sand dunes has put together a special pool package for guests. Before heading for a dip, sun-seekers can start their day with breakfast at Bait Al Hanine restaurant. Choose from a selection of morning bites, including freshly baked bread and pastries, Arabic specialities, French toast, eggs cooked to your preference, granola and fresh fruits. Following breakfast, you can head to the glorious infinity pool, fringed by private cabanas, jacuzzi pools and palm trees. Available daily. AED 250 per adult and AED 150 per child.
Wood & Fire Saturday Brunch at Aqua, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
The Wood & Fire Saturday Brunch brings into play the full lineup of summer pleasures with pool access and a no-nonsense menu that will elevate your weekend. Food options include tuna tartare, flank steak, salads and a selection of desserts. Saturdays, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 310 (food only) and AED 410 (free-flowing grape and hops)
GO: Call (0)2 813 5550 for reservations and more information.