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Six fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend: February 4 to 6

The best business lunches, brunches and happy hour deals for a weekend to remember in the capital.

Thursday 4 February 2021

Omakase Business Lunch at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Al Maryah Island:

‘Omakase’, a Japanese dining tradition which means “I’ll leave it up to you”, encourages guests to allow their entire dining experience to be left in the hands of the chef. Concerning this tradition, 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant has refreshed its signature Omakase business lunch with a range of seasonal, elegant, and artistic dishes. Featuring nine courses, the menu kicks off with a selection of starters including salted edamame, classic hosomaki, and ‘Capumiso soup’ – the 99 Sushi version of miso soup presented like a cappuccino. To follow, Alaskan King Crab and Fatty Tuna Tartar Gunkan and Sea Bass and Scallop Flambé Nigiri plates are served. To complement the dishes, guests are welcome to a cup of coffee or tea. Weekdays from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 149 per person.

GO: Email reservations_ad@99sushibar.com or call (0)2 672 3333 for reservations and more information.

Chestnuts and Champagne at Sontaya, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort:

Sontaya, meaning sunset in Thai, offers the perfect excuse to enjoy glorious sunset views while sipping on bubbles. Each weekend evening in February, the venue offers live roasting of chestnuts paired with free-flowing Pommery Brut Royal Champagne. Each chestnut is grilled to perfection and blended with preferred spices. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in February, from 5:30pm to 8pm. AED 375 per person.

GO: Email restaurant.saadiyat@stregis.com or call (0)2 498 8888 for reservations and more information.

Friday 5 February 2021

Friday Brunch at Nahaam, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers:

Brunch-goers in the capital are in for a treat with the return of the Nahaam Friday Brunch. The dining destination will offer a carefully curated menu of international favourites complemented by a breathtaking beachfront view. With 12 food stations including chef’s selection of tempura, fresh oysters shucked to order, foie gras, a burger and salad bar and a selection of Irish farm and European style artisan cheese, guests are sure to be spoilt for choice. There will also be a live trolley serving Japanese street food. At the same time, those looking for something more substantial can opt for freshly baked gourmet pizzas from the wood-fired pizza station. Fridays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 370 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 695 (bubbles).

GO: Email etihadtowers.fbreservations@conradhotels.com or call (0)2 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

Amapiano Brunch at ANNEX, The Abu Dhabi EDITION:

Fridays welcome Amapiano Brunch, a sunset to night brunch set against stunning marina views. Straight off the decks of Cape Town’s hottest beach bars, the rhythmic music genre has taken international clubs and lounges by storm and has found a new home at ANNEX. A hybrid of deep house and jazz, Amapiano provides the perfect soundtrack for laid back sundowners. Expect DJ EYJEY mixing the tracks, a smouldering fire pit and free-flowing bites and beverages. Fridays from 5pm to 11pm. AED 288 per person (three-hour experience from your first drink).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call (0)2 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

Saturday 6 February 2021

Tuck into the new menu at Easy Tiger, Al Ain Palace Hotel:

Celebrate the start of a new month with the brand-new Easy Tiger menu, carrying extraordinary dishes that will tickle any food enthusiasts’ taste buds. From gigantic homemade Yorkshire pudding and roast dinners to all-day licensed breakfasts and juicy fall off the bone ribs. If you’re looking to end your meal on a sweet note, you can indulge in the new surprise cakes, the upgraded Knickerbocker, the M&M Surprise and Sweet Caroline.

GO: Call (0)2 678 0522 for reservations and more information.

Celebrate International Pisco Sour Day at COYA Abu Dhabi:

COYA Abu Dhabi has launched a unique cocktail menu inspired by the astrological signs in celebration of International Pisco Sour Day. Concocting a Pisco Sour cocktail dedicated to each Zodiac sign, guests are invited to let their birth sign guide them to their signature drink. For instance, the quick-tempered ‘Aries the Ram’ will do well sipping from a mix with blueberry and lavender notes. Saturday 6 February, from 12pm to 12:30am. AED 70 per infusion.

GO: Call (0)2 306 7000 for reservations and more information.

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As editor-in-chief of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications, David is a self-proclaimed hip-hop aficionado, championing all things, food, travel, street art, and streetwear across the UAE and the KIngdom of Saudia Arabia.

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