Top things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: May 23 To 29
All the art exhibitions, afternoon teas, ladies nights and brunches you could need for a week of fun in the capital.
Sunday 23 May 2021
Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop at Manarat Al Saadiyat
Showing outside of the United States for the first time, CONTACT HIGH will take visitors through four decades of photographs, albums, magazine covers, and memorabilia documenting Hip-Hop culture. The exhibition features works from acclaimed photographers that will be displayed alongside the original contact sheets, providing an intimate look into the photographer’s journey during the shoot and unrivalled insight into the personality of the subject in front of the camera. The images portray some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names, such as Kanye West, Cardi B, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion, M.F. Doom, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Aaliyah, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, and the legendary Notorious B.I.G. Daily until 31 May, from 9am to 8pm. AED 30 per person.
GO: Visit manaratalsaadiyat.ae for more information.
Monday 24 May 2021
Daily Free Flow at Balcon Terrace, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Chill out with friends at the charming alfresco terrace at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, or plan a game of pool or darts in the intimate bar area. The daily drinks package runs for three hours and includes free-flowing house beverages, from hops to bubbles. Daily from 6pm to 9pm. AED 110 per person, including unlimited selected beverages and a 30% discount on food!
GO: Call (0)2 818 4888 for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Afternoon Tea at Osmo Lounge, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Head to the newest five-star resort in town, Hilton Anu 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 both iced and hot teas, coffees, and chocolate. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 185 per person.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (0)2 208 6900 for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Ladies’ Night at CLYMB Abu Dhabi
Put a different spin on girls night out and gear up for Ladies Nights at CLYMB Abu Dhabi. Get your adrenaline pumping and conquer the skydiving and climbing worlds with complete privacy and an all-female staff. Ladies can start with a state-of-the-art climbing package, which includes 60-minute access to the bouldering, warm-up and intermediate walls for AED 120. Ladies can also experience two flights inside the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber for AED 235. Alternatively, you can combine everything into one package for AED 315. Wednesdays, from 5:30pm to 9pm.
GO: Visit www.clymbabudhabi.com for reservations and more information.
Thursday 27 May 2021
Let’s Braai at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa
Kick-off the weekend with a uniquely South African culinary journey at Fairways restaurant. Expect a South African influenced menu of Boerewors, chicken skewers, beef tenderloin sliders, striploin steak, grilled portobello mushrooms, braaibroodjie, bobotie, loeksisters, crisp peppermint tart and unlimited beverages that include sangria, hops and klippies. Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm. AED 175 (soft beverages) and AED 275 (unlimited hops).
GO: Call (0)2 616 9999 for reservations and more information.
Friday 28 May 2021
Outrageous Friday Brunch at 49er’s Steakhouse, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
The 49er’s’ Friday special Outrageous Brunch offers an all-American dining experience at one of Abu Dhabi’s longest-running steakhouses. That means Southern-fried wings, bruschetta, crispy nachos, chilli cheese fries, fried chicken, spring rolls, Carolina chicken salad, and a wide range of mouth-watering desserts. Plus, there are unlimited house beverages to help wash down all the food. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 149 (soft beverages) and AED 199 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 645 8000 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 29 May 2021
Sushi Saturday at Teatro Restaurant, Park Rotana
Visit Teatro restaurant at Park Rotana on the first and last Saturday of the month for Sushi Saturdays. The theme night showcases 16 varieties of maki rolls, nigiri and sashimi in an upscale buffet-style setting and complemented with an array of hot appetisers that include spicy chicken wings, duck spring rolls and tempura. Adding even more variety to proceedings, Teatro head chef Antonio Lopez will also feature his weekly pizza specials fresh from the wood-fired oven. Saturdays from 6pm to 11pm. AED 189 (food only) and AED 225 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 657 3317 for reservations and more information.