DO OR DINE: 7 AMAZING THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK IN ABU DHABI
After the success of the Mubadala tennis men’s championship, the action kicks off this week with the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
Women’s championship. Hosted in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports council and Mubadala, the championship, with over 60 singles and doubles matches, will take place 5th – 12th of February 2023 and will see some of the world’s top female players toughing it out on court, including world number 2, Ons Jabeur.
As well as the matches, they will be plenty of other activities to keep the whole family entertained, including fan activations, tennis themed games, and player Q&A sessions. With tickets starting from AED50 up to AED1,295 (for corporate hospitality) this is a perfect opportunity for any budding tennis enthusiast to see some world-class tennis on home soil.
Location: Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, Zayed Sport’s City International Tennis Centre
Date: 5th – 12th February 2023
Price: From AED50
DINE: BINGO AT BLU SKY
Eyes down, it’s bingo time every Friday night at Blu Sky Lounge and Grill, Southern Sun! Are you feeling lucky? Win some great prizes and have a laugh while you’re at it, as Mike Patterson calls the lucky numbers and kicks off your weekend in a winning style.
Entry costs just AED50 which is inclusive of five game cards and two house beverages, or you can add a beef or fish burger with two additional beverages for AED100. Prizes range from a beer bucket to brunch vouchers, sushi packages, golf simulator tickets, unlimited beverage packages, and hotel vouchers! Bingo starts from 8PM.
BB+ members can also get 20% off the a la carte menu.
Location: Blu Sky Lounge and Grill, Southern Sun
Time: 8PM – 11PM
Price: AED50 entry with two beverages | AED150 entry, with beef/fish burger and four beverages | 20% off a la carte menu with BB+
Book: 02 818 4888
If you are looking for something really unusual this weekend with your family, check out the first ostrich farm in the UAE at their open weekend event. Join these jurassic beasts for this interactive and informative event held over two days at the Al Ain Ostrich Oasis, as you learn about these fascinating creatures and marvel at the world's largest bird. Just don’t challenge one to a race as these flightless birds can sprint at over 70 km/hr and cover up to 5m in a single stride!
There are tons of other fun activities included in the ticket price (just AED30 for 5 and above) such as arts and crafts workshops, camel and horse riding, falcons, henna, face painting, bouncy castles and more and amateur photographers can even enter an on-site photo competition. Guests can camp on site completely free (with purchase of an entrance ticket) making this a whole weekend of fun.
Location: Al Ain Ostrich Oasis
Date: 4th – 5th February 2023
Time: 8AM – 5PM (check in for camping Friday 2PM)
Price: AED30 | Under 5’s free
Book: 058 513 8909 or 058 596 5293
If you want a chilled-out evening paired with some good food and a cheeky beverage or two, the new Market Kitchen signature 3 course menu could be just the ticket. The sophisticated Le Royal Meridien restaurant feels fresh, modern, and relaxing as does the food. You can enjoy modern American cuisine such as crispy calamari, parmesan-crusted chicken, and braised lamb shank - and make sure you save room for the salted caramel ice cream sundae, especially if you have a sweet tooth!
Served daily from 5PM – 10PM, this casual 3 course is just AED125, and you can add a glass of the wine of the week for AED25 or AED100 for the bottle. Who says good food needs to break the bank?!
BB+ members all get discount on the a la carte menu and the De'Vine table brunch so even more excuse to go back!
Location: Market Kitchen, Le Royal Meridien
Time: 5PM – 10PM
Price: AED125 pp | +AED25 for a glass of wine | +AED100 for the bottle
Book: 800 101 101
Calling all you speed freaks! Yas Marina Circuit is hosting the first of this years Ferrari Racing Days of the year between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th February 2023. The racing events will include Ferrari Challenge, F1 Clienti (featuring Ferrari World Championship cars used between the 1920s and 1970s), XX program (featuring track-only hypercars developed by Ferrari such as the FXX-K Evo), Club Competizioni GT, Club Challenge, and Passione Ferrari.
Practise races will take place on the first two days of the challenge and qualifying rounds and races will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Location: Yas Marina Circuit
Date: 2nd – 5th February 2023
The first Saturday of February we celebrate Peru’s national beverage; the Pisco Sour. Yes, that’s right, there is indeed an International Pisco Sour Day. This earthy, refreshing drink is made from pisco (a type of distilled brandy), lime, egg white and sugar. Known for their fresh and perfectly balanced taste the Pisco Sour is found in almost every bar across Peru and is Abu Dhabi’s mixology central, COYA’s signature beverage.
COYA is home to the largest library of homemade pisco in the city and has created over 80 different pisco infusions flavoured with fresh herbs, fruits, and botanicals. On Saturday 4th of February, make your way through this exciting and varied menu with the team of talented mixologists on hand to guide and shake up all manner of Pisco Sours and infusions.
Making number 43 on the World's 50 Best Restaurant list, Coya is a must-visit!
Location: COYA, Abu Dhabi
Date: Saturday, 4th February 2023
Time: 6:30PM – 12AM
Price: a la carte
Book: 02 306 7000
Stargazers will want to be prepping their telescopes ready for this Saturday (February 4th), as Comet C/2022 E3 (catchy name, right?!) will be zooming past the earth and it will be visible from the UAE. This ancient comet has apparently not been seen for the last 50,000 years, will be the closest to the sun since the first ice age and is being described by astronomers as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’.
Although it should be visible to the naked eye, if you want to make it a special event you can join the Dubai Astronomy Club in the Al Qudra desert, for a special comet-spotting excursion. Including special talks on how best to observe the comet, a sky mapping session, photography tips, and of course watching the comet herself through super powerful telescopes, the experience costs AED120 for adults and AED100 for kids, with added transport for AED50 pp.
Location: Al Qudra Desert
Date: Saturday, 4th January 2023
Time: 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Price: Adults AED120 | Kids AED100