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Your Abu Dhabi Weekend Guide: 18 to 20 March

From bombastic brunches to the capital’s best happy hours, new restaurants and even an afternoon tea on a helipad, these are the best things you can do in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Friday 18 March 2022

Experience a Pan Asian feast

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi takes diners on a culinary journey into the heart of South-East Asia. Highlights from the expansive buffet include Indonesian dishes such as Soto Ayam Soup and Gado Gado salad and Japanese sushi, sashimi and salads. The Friday Pan Asian night at Urban Kitchen also features several live stations, including Pecking duck, Thai curries, dim sum and fried shrimp wontons. Ensure you save room for dessert as the exotic flavours of mango, coconut and papaya are the focus of the dessert station. Fridays from 7pm to 10:30pm. AED 180 (soft beverages), AED 320 (house beverages) and AED 90 (for children).

GO: Call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

Abu Dhabi Weekend Guide

Indulge in a Latin-inspired Happy Hour 

Join the Latino festivities after work and head to La Carnita to enjoy the sounds of a live DJ and happy hour beverages. Drinks from a special menu are priced at only AED 25, including sparkling grapes, premium spirits and the classic margarita.

GO: Visit or call 050 185 8068 for reservations and more information. 

Abu Dhabi Weekend Guide

Saturday 19 March 2022

Brunch in celebration of the Spring Equinox

COYA Abu Dhabi is throwing one of its legendary party brunches, celebrating the ethereal power and symbolism of the Spring equinox. Complete with premium beverages, Latin American bites and sizzling tunes, the curated set menu stars a selection of the brand’s most beloved dishes. As expected, COYA Abu Dhabi’s resident DJs will keep the vibes lively and upbeat, providing an enrapturing soundtrack of house and tribal mixes that fit the mood perfectly. Saturday 19 March, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 278 (soft beverages), AED 398 (house beverages) and AED 578 (premium beverages). 

GO: Visit or call 02 306 7000 for reservations and more information.

Abu Dhabi Weekend Guide

Enjoy Afternoon Tea on a helipad

Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon tea experience 225 metres up in the air. Bringing the treasured St. Regis tradition of afternoon tea to life in spectacular fashion, the memorable experience is guaranteed to amaze with its 360-degree views of the city skyline. The delicate spread features a selection of elegant sandwiches, pastries, cakes and fresh scones. With each exceptional bite lovingly prepared by The St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s pastry team. Saturday, 19 March, from 5.30pm to 7pm. AED 550 per person. 

GO: Email or call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 20 March 2022

Dine on exquisite Italian food at Emirates Palace

The newly-opened Talea presents diners with the opportunity to enjoy a highly curated selection of seasonal and authentic Italian dishes in an elegant yet lively setting. Talea’s menu draws on two Michelin starred chef Antonio Guida’s distinctive culinary style to create ‘Cucina di Famiglia’, or family-style cooking. From handmade ravioli, authentic spaghetti alla carbonara and artisanal pizza to osso buco and vitello tonnato (a chilled veal dish that forms an indispensable part of the Assumption Day feast in Milan), the menu fuses traditional techniques with an innovative edge, which is essentially the signature of Guida.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Talea Emirates Palace

Caffeinate at Abu Dhabi’s newest cafe

Drop Coffee have opened their new café at Yas Bay. With its team of world-class baristas hailing from around the globe – coffee hot spots Argentina, Venezuela, Uganda and South Africa included – and on a mission to deliver quality coffee by roasting the best imported beans daily, Drop enhances the UAE’s coffee culture with fresh cups of robust coffee made with one of nine different brewing techniques. And by collaborating with award-winning Chef Reif Othman on its food menu, the new branch in Abu Dhabi is guaranteed to impress foodies and coffee snobs alike. Available daily from 8am to 11pm.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Drop Cafe Abu Dhabi

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