Festive fun and all the race weekend action from the UAE capital. Here are six unmissable activities to inspire you the weekend.
Thursday 10 December 2020
Rosé All Day at Cove Beach Abu Dhabi:
Ladies can now enjoy Cove Beach’s magnificent beach and sparkling pools during the day, before retreating to the beautiful lounge areas by night. Guests can enjoy music by legendary DJ Chris Wright alongside an unrivalled drinks and food package in the UAE. The lavish new ‘Rosé All Night’ concept offers ladies sparkling wine, cosmopolitan drinks and a mouthwatering mixed food platter. The package is available from 8pm to 11pm, for AED 99 at Cove Beach Makers District, Abu Dhabi.
GO: Call (0)56 398 7895 for reservations and more information.
Experience a Winter Wonderland at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s ‘Winter on Italian Street’ is set to run until 2 January 2021 and sees the theme park decked out in enchanting holiday decorations. Families and friends are invited to create unforgettable memories while taking photos with their favourite holiday characters: The Snow Princess and her adorable chum, The Nutcracker. Holiday shoppers can also pick up a range of stocking stuffers, including elf ears and Ferrari-branded merchandise. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will also be home to a sweet shop for guests craving cookies and candy canes. For little champions, the Park will also play host to the Holly Jolly Crafts, providing guests with the opportunity to design their own holiday mementoes including 3D snow globes, globe ornaments and gnome magnets.
GO: Call Visit www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com for more information.
Friday 11 December 2020
Grape and Art for a cause at Market Kitchen, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi:
Gather your friends or colleagues for a delightful evening at Market Kitchen featuring a specially crafted five-course menu with grape pairings from the Chateau La Gordonne and Pommery family. Partake in giving back to Al Jalila foundation for a good cause through a silent auction where you could get your hands on a unique artwork depicting Fernando Alonso. The famous driver is captured in this masterpiece by Armin Flossdorf as he drove the Ferrari to victory claiming the World Champion title. Friday 11 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 315 per person.
GO: Call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.
Immerse yourself in a Bedouin experience at Camp Nujum by Qasr Al Saray Desert Resort by Anantara:
Providing an authentic taste of Bedouin culture, Camp Nujum whisks guests away into the majestic dunes of the Empty Quarter for an unforgettable experience under the star-filled desert skies. Guests depart from Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and embark across the sands on camelback, arriving to enjoy local delicacies and discover the local organic method of teeth-cleaning with a miswak. Guests can admire the spectacular sunset from atop a nearby dune, where sandboards are also available. An evening barbecue feast featuring local dishes is accompanied by myths and legends, bringing the culture and history of Liwa Oasis to vivid life. Retreat to a traditional Bedouin tent, and in the morning, wake up to a sunrise falconry demonstration and enjoy a wholesome breakfast before heading back to the resort.
GO: Call (0)2 895 8100 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 12 December 2020
Watch the Christmas Tree Lighting at Emirates Palace:
The glamourous 13-metre centrepiece will be adorned with stunning gold and silver ornaments and stand tall in Emirates Palace’s Dome Area, which will be transformed into a winter wonderland. With beautiful chalets placed in each corner of the Dome, the decked-out venue is sure to give visitors a touch of festive cheer. Guests who wish to witness the unique lighting ceremony can watch it live on Emirates Palace’s social media channels, or book the Festive Afternoon Tea experience at Le Café, priced at AED 395 for two perplex. The menu includes Alaskan king crab and organically farmed turkey as well as winter macarons and Christmas cookies, offering a sweet finish to the decadent experience. Saturday 12 December at 7pm.
GO: Call (0)2 690 7999 for reservations and more information.
Race to Cu-Bar Brunch at Casa de Cuba, Yas Marina:
Casa de Cuba has reopened just in time for the race weekend! Situated in the heart of Yas Marina, the Cuban-inspired cocktail bar with its Latin cocktail menu and chilled out vibe is opening up its doors with Race to Cu-Bar Brunch during race weekend. Expect a long list of South American-themed mixed drinks, created by legendary bartender Dinos Constantinides, (the man behind Lost & Found Bar in Cyprus), beautifully presented with fresh fruit and flowers. Priced at AED 399 per person, enjoy three hours unlimited drinks and tapas sharing platters. Saturday 12 December from 1pm to 4pm or 4pm to 7pm.
GO: Call (0)56 742 7435 for reservations and more information.