Brunches, beach days and culinary pop-ups should all be added to your Abu Dhabi plans for the weekend ahead.
Friday 1 July 2022
Visit Abu Dhabi’s new ‘Cake & Sprinkles’ pop-up
Treat yourself to something sweet this summer with the Cake & Sprinkles pop-up cafe at The Cultural Foundation. The homegrown concept is inspired by Emirati artist Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition ‘General Behaviour’ – which is currently on display at The Cultural Foundation. The Insta-worthy pop-up features the artworks of 25 UAE-based artists, showcasing their love for sweets. Whilst visiting the Cultural Foundation, why not check out an art exhibition, educational installation, workshop or the interactive Abu Dhabi Children’s Library.
GO: Visit visitabudhabi.ae for more information.
Tuck into a Hot Pot brunch
Dai Pai Dong’s Friday Evening Hot Pot Brunch offers diners an authentic Cantonese dining experience in the capital. Bond over the fresh flavours of a traditional Chinese Hot Pot within the slick dining room or out on the beautiful waterfront terrace with views across Al Maryah Island. Fridays, from 6pm to 11:30pm. AED 298 (soft beverages) and AED 428 (selected house beverages).
Saturday 2 July 2022
Enjoy a big brunch and live music
Cooper’s at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi is celebrating “The Big Weekend” with plenty of revelry. Enjoy the venue’s popular Saturday Brunch from 12pm to 4pm, followed by an after-brunch package from 4pm to 7pm. Then from 8pm onwards, “The Big Mouth” band and a live DJ provide will provide the entertainment.
Party at Abu Dhabi’s new nightlife venue
Located at The Hub in World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, the newly-opened KAI Restaurant and Lounge is rooted in contemporary Japanese cuisine with a twist of Latin delicacies. The restaurant’s Nikkei-inspired menu features fusion favourites such as ceviche, sushi, grills and decadent desserts. Elsewhere, the bar boasts an extensive beverage menu to keep the city’s night owls adequately fuelled.
Sunday 3 July 2022
Hit the beach
The newly opened Kai Beach on Saadiyat Island boasts beautiful turquoise waters and a white sandy beach, ensuring a tranquil escape from the city. The boho-chic vibes are strong, from the macrame parasols to the beach shacks. The MLT food truck serves street food covering Mexican classics, from tacos to quesadillas. And, if you’re less about swimming and more about sunning, you can lie back and order shisha to your sun lounger.
GO: Visit www.kaibeachsaadiyat.com for more information.
Brunch at LPM
Lovers of LPM’s menu can enjoy the chic venue’s Sunday brunch, featuring unlimited starters to share, including the LPM Burrata and snails with garlic butter. Main course highlights include grilled sirloin steak and lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine. Finishing off the meal on a sweet note, decadent desserts such as warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream, vanilla crème brulée or LPM’s signature cheesecake are served for the whole table to share. Sundays, from 12pm to 4.30pm. La Vie en Rosé packages start from AED 375 (minimum of two people).