Here’s how to make the most of the month ahead.
From epic brunches and thrilling adventures to cultural explorations and culinary delights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the capital this summer.
Saturday 1 July
Enjoy a B.I.G Brunch
Prepare to kick off July in style with an epic Saturday brunch at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. With the B.I.G (Brunch Inclusive Getaway) extravaganza at Garage, prepare yourself for the ultimate brunch experience amped up with a stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious Wonderful Rooms. Enjoy an early check-in to maximise your getaway and a late check-out until 4pm. That means you can savour every last minute of your B.I.G experience without worrying about rushing back to reality. Packages start at AED 320 and go up to AED 589.
GO: Visit www.marriott.com for more information.
Sunday 2 July
Visit Abu Dhabi’s new water circus
Cirque Du Liban’s Fontana made a splash in Dubai and now hopes to do the same in Abu Dhabi. The troupe are coming to the capital for the first time and are setting up a circus at Marina Mall. Cirque du Liban’s Fontana is the first travelling water circus in the Middle East. So, the show will take place in the tailor-made Aquatic Theatre. The thrilling theatrics range from a dancing musical fountain to motorcycle stunts. During the show, you’ll be wowed by a range of circus performers including dancers, trapeze artists, singers and good old-fashioned clowns. Available daily until 2 July.
GO: Visit www.cirqueduliban.com for more information.
Monday 3 July
Indulge in Spanish fusion
Experience a fun and flavorful taste of Spain at Cave. This Spanish-inspired restaurant offers a diverse menu of tasty tapas, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Start with delicious starters like Patatas Bravas and Seaweed Salad, then indulge in unique dishes like the Kimchi Cucumber infused with spicy sauce. For the mains, savour Boneless Chicken Wings, Fried Seabass Tempura Skewer, or Taco and Chili Con Carne. The Insta-worthy interiors add to the charm of this dining spot in Al Qana.
GO: Follow @cave.tapas on Instagram for more information.
Tuesday 4 July
Go on artful excursions
Experience a world of art and wonder at Louvre Abu Dhabi, situated in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. This extraordinary museum showcases a multitude of artworks within its impressive domed architecture designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel. Opt for a morning kayak around the museum which will educate you about this artistic place. Now that’s a fun way to learn.
GO: Visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae for more information.
Wednesday 5 July
Savour tea time
Indulge in a delightful Sakura Afternoon Tea experience at Osmo – Lounge & Bar. Step into a world adorned with delicate pink hues, enchanting floral trees and sparkling drinks, as this elegant place captures the essence of Japan’s magical cherry blossom season. Treat your taste buds to a curated selection of sweet and savoury bites, meticulously crafted to tantalise your senses. Delight in signature Katsu sandwiches, roast beef focaccia, matcha scones and macarons. Available daily from 1pm to 6pm, immerse yourself in this memorable experience.
GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.
Thursday 6 July
Experience unconventional dining
Discover Les Dangereux, Abu Dhabi’s innovative dining hotspot on Mamsha Saadiyat. This farm-to-table restaurant serves surprising flavour combinations using locally sourced ingredients. From the unique Treats menu to the five-course Feast presentations, and the indulgent 15 to 30-course tasting menu, Les Dangereux promises a culinary journey like no other.
GO: Follow @dangereux.ae on Instagram for more information.
Friday 7 July
Gear up for a scream fest
Head to Vox Cinemas in the newly opened Reem Mall to watch a movie. And not just any movie, but a horror thriller, Insidious: The Red Door. Grab your popcorn and immerse yourself in the chilling storyline, supernatural encounters and spine-tingling suspense.
GO: Visit www.voxcinemas.com for more information.
Saturday 8 July
Enjoy brunch with pool access
Float into summer with the La Famiglia Brunch at Verso, the charming Italian restaurant inside Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl. The gourmet, family-friendly brunch is centred around savouring precious moments, with kids’ activities, a family-style menu, and interactive live stations providing an entertaining dining experience for the whole family. After brunch, diners are encouraged to soak up the sunshine with complimentary pool and beach access. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 180 (soft beverages) and AED 280 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.hyattrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
Sunday 9 July
See the snow in Abu Dhabi
Prepare for an unforgettable experience as you don your snow gear and explore the newly opened Snow Abu Dhabi. From exhilarating slides to a zip line, this location in Reem Mall offers a wide range of activities. Brace yourself for a frosty escape that will make you feel on top of the world.
GO: Visit www.reemmall.ae for more information.
Monday 10 July
Beat the heat
Immerse yourself in pure bliss and indulge in an unforgettable experience at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers with their irresistible pool day pass. Delight in a choice of three magnificent swimming pools or bask in the sun on their pristine 2,200-metre-long private beach. Throughout the day, relish in lavish amenities, from cooling off with refreshing beverages to lounging on plush sunbeds, as happiness permeates every moment.
GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.
Tuesday 11 July
Gear up for a gaming extravaganza
Immerse yourself in a gaming extravaganza at Pixoul Gaming, the ultimate destination for gamers in Abu Dhabi. With cutting-edge technology and thrilling virtual reality experiences, Pixoul Gaming offers endless excitement for gamers of all levels.
GO: Visit https://alqana.ae for more information.
Wednesday 12 July
Learn a new job
Let your child venture into a world of fun learning at KidZania. This mini-city offers over 40 activities for children where they can explore different jobs, manage money and get a taste of the real world. It offers an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and learning where education meets excitement in the most engaging way possible.
GO: Visit https://tickets.kidzania.ae for more information.
Thursday 13 July
Travel back in time
Embark on a captivating journey through time at Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi’s oldest and most significant building. Constructed in the 1790s, this historic landmark served as a watchtower, a residence for the ruling family, a governmental seat, and a national archive. Today, it stands as a mesmerising museum that brings Abu Dhabi’s history to life through interactive exhibits, guided tours, and cultural programs.
GO: Visit https://qasralhosn.ae for more information.
Friday 14 July
Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Prepare for an awe-inspiring adventure at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a magnificent architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the beauty and tolerance of Islamic culture. As one of the world’s most impressive landmarks, this grand mosque has become a must-visit destination on the cultural and tourism map. Marvel at the exemplary model of Islamic architecture, meticulously constructed between 1996 and 2007, and discover its remarkable features. Step into the prayer hall, capable of accommodating over 7000 worshipers, and be amazed by the world’s largest carpet that adorns its floor.
GO: Visit www.szgmc.gov.ae for more information.
Saturday 15 July
Brunch at Yas Bay
Paradiso at Yas Bay offers a mouthwatering brunch menu that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Feast on a delectable selection of dishes, including stone-baked pizzas and enjoy the live music. Sit back and relax on the outdoor terrace with a picturesque view of the water, creating the perfect ambience for a leisurely afternoon. Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 5pm.
GO: Visit www.paradisoabudhabi.com for more information.
Sunday 16 July
Bring reel to real life
Prepare for an extraordinary adventure at the world’s largest indoor theme park, where stepping into the silver screen becomes a reality with your beloved Warner Bros characters by your side. Get ready for an adrenaline rush as you embark on heart-pounding rides that will leave you screaming with excitement. Experience gravity-defying coasters and adrenaline-pumping simulators that bring your favourite movies to life.
GO: Visit www.wbworldabudhabi.com for more information.
Monday 17 July
Witness nail-biting stunts
Head to the Vox Cinemas at Yas Mall to watch Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt take his espionage thriller Abu Dhabi desert. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat as you watch Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and witness stunts that will leave you breathless. The cherry on the cake: Since the movie was shot in the UAE capital, you might be able to spot your favourite locations.
GO: Visit www.voxcinemas.com for more information.
Tuesday 18 July
Spend some quality family time
Experience an unforgettable family staycation at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, where endless fun and excitement await. Start your day right with a delicious breakfast at Graphos Social Kitchen and create lasting memories with your loved ones as you indulge in a memorable staycation experience that combines luxury, entertainment and relaxation. Two adults and two children can embark on a thrilling adventure with access to one of Yas Island’s world-class theme parks along with the stay.
GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.
Wednesday 19 July
Head to thrilling new heights
Looking for an exhilarating adventure in Abu Dhabi? Look no further than CLYMB Abu Dhabi. Located in Yas Mall, this indoor attraction offers heart-pounding experiences that will leave you buzzing with excitement. Test your climbing skills on the five different walls of the climbing arena, or take on the ultimate challenge of scaling The Summit, a towering 141-foot wall. And if that’s not enough, brace yourself for the world’s largest indoor skydiving flight chamber, where you can experience the thrill of skydiving in a controlled environment.
GO: Visit www.clymbabudhabi.com for more information.
Thursday 20 July
Come on Barbie, let’s go party
Summer’s all about the best movie releases and what better way than watching the much-awaited Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Whether you’re a kid at heart or a Barbie enthusiast, this movie promises to bring joy, laughter and inspiration to audiences of all ages. Gather your friends and family and head on over to Cinemacity in Al Qana to watch what Barbie is up to this time around.
GO: Visit www.cinemacity.ae for more information.
Friday 21 July
Explore the Abrahamic Family House
Discover the beauty and harmony of three major faiths under one roof as you delve into the rich traditions and rituals of Christianity, Islam and Judaism at the Abrahamic Family House. Step inside the stunning cube-shaped houses of worship, each meticulously designed to honour its respective faith while promoting equality and unity. Immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere, admire the awe-inspiring architecture, and gain a deeper understanding of these ancient religions.
GO: Visit www.forhumanfraternity.org for more information.
Saturday 22 July
Brunch at BB Social
Indulge in a new brunch experience at BB Social Dining, the city’s hottest new dining destination. Get ready to tantalise your taste buds with a delectable array of bites and baos that will leave you craving for more. The brunch menu is a culinary delight, offering a generous selection of starters, BBQ main courses, and tempting desserts to share with your friends and loved ones.
GO: Follow @bbabudhabi on Instagram for more information.
Sunday 23 July
Prepare for a summer soirée
Dive into the ultimate summer experience at Café del Mar in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Bay. This Ibiza-inspired beach club is turning up the heat with its Wet Summer Festival. Get ready for an electrifying fusion of pulsating beats, mesmerising live entertainment and a delectable brunch. With an extraordinary lineup of DJs, Café del Mar guarantees a one-of-a-kind celebration.
GO: Visit https://cafedelmarabudhabi.com for more information.
Monday 24 July
Indulge in cinematic wonder
Embark on an exhilarating journey of discovery and knowledge by watching Oppenheimer and be captivated by the gripping story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the renowned physicist and key figure in the development of the atomic bomb. Immerse yourself in the riveting narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Head to Novo Cinemas in WTC to catch all the action.
GO: Visit https://uae.novocinemas.com for more information.
Tuesday 25 July
Make time for a serene escape
Indulge in a day of absolute relaxation and rejuvenation at Saadiyat Beach Club, a tropical oasis that will transport you to paradise. Bask in the warm sun as you lounge by the pool, savouring every moment of tranquillity. This place serves as the ultimate destination for blissful moments, unforgettable memories and a perfect pool day.
GO: Visit www.saadiyatbeachclub.ae for more information.
Wednesday 26 July
Located inside Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, Bounce trampoline park will have you jumping for joy. Step into the Free-Jump arena and experience the thrill of defying gravity as you leap, flip, and somersault to your heart’s content. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, Bounce guarantees non-stop fun and laughter for everyone.
GO: Visit https://bounce.ae for more information.
Thursday 27 July
Experience an Irish pub
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of McCafferty’s, the newly opened traditional Irish pub in Abu Dhabi. Located at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, this pub is a haven for fun and entertainment. Indulge in the mouthwatering food menu, featuring pub grub classics. Live bands will keep the energy but don’t forget to explore the outdoor terrace, a tranquil oasis where you can relax and unwind.
GO: Visit www.mccaffertysyas.com for more information.
Friday 28 July
Taste Levantine delights
The newly opened Lebanese Terrace at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental offers a sophisticated setting for enjoying authentic Levantine dishes. Delight in a menu showcasing Lebanon’s culinary heritage, including mezzeh, charcoal-grilled meats, and seafood platters. The elegant indoor and outdoor seating features stunning decor with high ceilings, olive trees, and a terrace overlooking the Palace Gardens, making it the perfect Friday date night spot.
GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com for more information.
Saturday 29 July
Gear up for a foodie adventure
Experience a culinary delight with a sophisticated twist at Zuma’s Baikingu Brunch. Start your meal with a selection of delectable starters, featuring Zuma’s signature shrimp tempura and later, indulge in the live robata cooking station’s beef yakiniku and savour the main courses. Conclude the brunch on a sweet note with an array of tempting desserts – it’s a dining experience you won’t forget. Saturdays from, 12:30pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 495.
GO: Visit https://zumarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Sunday 30 July
Find out all about the marine life
Embark on an extraordinary underwater adventure and prepare to be amazed by the captivating marine world that awaits you. Dive into vibrant coral reefs, encounter majestic sea turtles, and meet a fascinating cast of underwater creatures. With its mesmerising attractions, this place will leave you swimming with excitement and create memories that will last a lifetime.
GO: Visit https://thenationalaquarium.ae for more information.
Monday 31 July
Cool off for more fun
Indulge in the perfect staycation at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, where luxury meets beachfront bliss. Discover transformative rituals at Iridium Spa, such as the rejuvenating Tekmida Body Ritual and the sensory Awakening Candle Massage. The resort’s Athletic Club offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including a spacious gym, private training rooms, studios for various classes, and a 25-metre indoor lap pool. So make sure you visit for a summer day of self-care.
GO: Visit www.stregissaadiyatisland.com for more information.