DO OR DINE: 6 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI THIS WEEK
DO: CLUB SOCIAL | YAS LINKS
It’s the weekend to party like a rockstar at Yas Links Golf & Country Club from Friday the 28th of October. Club Social is a weekend full of music, food, drinks, and feel-good vibes, featuring live performances from music legends Liam Gallagher and Kaiser Chiefs, plus an electric DJ set by Clean Bandit. There will be loads of uber-cool activities throughout the weekend to give this a true festival feel (and don’t worry there will be glitter!), yummy food offerings (including amazing happy hours and even a brunch) and don’t miss the battle of the bands on Sunday, where local bands from across the Emirates battle it out for the chance to be crowned victor and win a massive grand prize of AED25,000! And to make this weekend all the sweeter BB+ members get a massive 20% off day tickets!
Friday 28th October | Kaiser Chiefs and Clean Bandit (DJ set) | Doors open from 7PM
Saturday 29th October | Liam Gallagher | Doors open from 5PM
Sunday 30th October | Battle of the Band | Doors open from 2PM
Get your BB+ discount code here.
Check out more information here.
DINE: CULINARY MONTH AT CONRAD
This week is the last week you can grab the amazing Culinary Month menus at Conrad Abu Dhabi. These exceptional three course menus are just AED250 per person and take place at the six high end restaurants. This is an amazing way of tasting 5-star cuisine at an incredibly affordable price. The Best Bites team favourites were the unbelievably tender roast lamb from Li Beirut, the five spice Octopus fristo from Tori No Su, and not forgetting arguably the best dessert you could have all year – the dulce de leche fondant from Latin-favourite Vakava.
Check out a run-down of all the menus here.
Location: Li Beirut, Ray’s Grill, Sole, Tori No Su, Nahaam, Vakava
Date: Until the 31st of October
Time: 7PM – 11PM
Price: AED250 pp
DO: DIWALI AT YAS BAY
The Yas Bay waterfront is coming alive on October 24th – 29th to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali. Be enthralled by bhangra dancers and dhol drummers every evening from 6PM – 10PM, as they make their way up the boardwalk entertaining the crowds. Enjoy a fabulous meal at one of the Yas Bay restaurants and for those who spend over AED150 you can visit the Henna tent, located next to family-friendly burger, bowling and beats joint, Central, and treat yourself to a complimentary, intricate, traditional design.
The week of celebration culminates in an electric performance by award-winning singer and composer A.R Rahman. Guests are invited to don their festive attire and enjoy the concert, filled with a selection of his most famous tracks. Tickets available from Etihad Arena.
For more Diwali events check out our listing here.
DINE: OKTOBERFEST AT THE GREEN
October has been a month chock-full of garden celebrations, stein swinging, pretzel eating fun as Abu Dhabi has fully got into the Oktoberfest swing. But the fun is not over yet! Starting on October the 27th Abu Dhabi’s biggest Oktoberfest is kicking off in spectacular style in their brand-new location, The Green, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club.
Tap your toes to authentic Bavarian brass bands, traditional festive hops and food, fun, games, and giveaways, and even a Saturday Bavarian Brunch Feast starting at just AED275.
Find out more information and get you free entry passes (available for a limited time only) here.
Location: The Green, Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Date: 27th October – 6th November
Time: Sunday – Thursday 3PM – 12:30AM | Friday 1PM – 1:30AM | Saturday Brunch 1PM – 4PM | Saturday 5:30PM – 1:30AM
Click here for our favourite Oktoberfest this season, and here for the best of the rest!
DO: AL DHAFRA CAMEL FESTIVAL
There are a few things that are synonymous with Abu Dhabi – rolling desserts, incredible beaches, some interesting driving techniques, and… Camels. These gentle giants are integral to the UAE’s culture and history, and where better to get up close and personal but the annual Al Dhafra Camel Festival. Taking place from the 28th of October to the 31st of January 2023, under the patronage of Mohamed bin Zayed, visitors can expect to see thrilling camel racing, auctions, and showcasing the tens of thousands of these beautiful beasts from across the region in the Camel beauty contests (yes, it is a real thing). Wander the bustling souks, enjoy fantastic local cuisine and other activities such as archery, shooting, saluki dog racing and more.
Find out more info here.
Location: Al Gharbia Region near Madinat Zayed
Date: 28th October 2022 – 31st January 2023
Time: 4PM – 10PM
DINE: THE HAUNTED HALLS OF HALLGLOWEEN
It’s nearly Halloween time in the city and all the ghosts and ghoulies are coming out to play. Expect a full weekend of spooks and thrills in Abu Dhabi leading up to Al Hallows Eve on Monday the 31st.
Head to the Rosewood on Saturday 29th October for their Haunted Halls of Hallgloween event, which promises to be a night of fright, with a spooktacular a la carte menu (with no minimum spend)– with treats such as monster popcorn and Frankenstein nachos – a terrifyingly swingin’ sax player, face painting, and prizes for the scariest costume.
Date: Saturday 29th October
Time: 6PM - late
Price: a la carte
Book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 813 5550
For younger kiddies head to Third Place café on Sunday the 30th of October for an afternoon of spooky fun. Don your spookiest (or cutest) costume and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with Spooky story time with Sarah from teachplaylove, a scavenger hunt, face painting, cookie decorating and arts and crafts. Kids cost just AED35 with accompanying adults free.
Date: Sunday 30th October
Time: 4PM – 6:30PM
Price: AED35 per child | Accompanying adults free
Book: 056 842 0787
Check out where we are heading for Halloween here, and the full Halloween in Abu Dhabi listing here.
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