DO OR DINE: 6 FABULOUS THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI THIS WEEK
YAS ACRES GOLF CLUB | 20th – 23rd OCTOBER
Head to Yas Acres this weekend for an action-packed long weekend full of fun activities for the whole family.
Let Yas Acres take the stress out of planning your weekend at the Long Weekender! There's free pool access for an all-day pool party, free swimming, football and gymnastic clinics, and an all-day craft market complete with a bouncy castle, face painting, a magic show and more.
Adults can get involved in free padel and golf clinics to perfect your games. The weekend culminates in the Festival of Golf – where participants can take away amazing prizes from golf mega-brands like Ping and Titleist.
And for the hungry, Yas Acres launches two new restaurants this weekend: Acres Grill House and The Black Room, for whisky and cigars. All visitors to the Yas Acres Long Weekender will enjoy a massive 50% off all restaurants on Saturday Night including the two new restaurants and casual dining Roots.
Finish the weekend at the brand-new Sunday brunch, with a decadent feast spanning all three restaurants, live music, and kids activities galore.
For more info and a complete rundown of events of the weekend click here.
Location: Yas Acres Golf & Country Club
Date: Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd October
18 DEGREES BAR, ANDAZ CAPITAL GATE | FRIDAY, 21ST OCTOBER
If sipping on Laurent Perrier is more your game, then you will want to check out The Champagne brunch at 18 Degrees Bar at Andaz. Enjoy spectacular views as you tuck into exciting French cuisine, such as oysters and fine French patisserie, while sipping on endless glasses of Laurent Perrier Champagne.
A live DJ will be bringing the beats for an evening of frolics, fun, and bubbles! The venue is chic, the views are incredible - it's a must-do!
Location: 18 Degrees Bar | Andaz Capital Gate
Date: Friday, 21st October
Time: 6PM – 10PM
Price: AED450 pp
Booking: 056 544 8158
Check out more things to do on a Friday night here.
CITY-WIDE | 17TH - 23RD OCTOBER
It’s Showdown Week in Abu Dhabi, and to celebrate the week-long MMA festival there is loads of things happing around the city if you want to get into the fighting spirit.
Two UFC fan experiences will be set up across Yas Island throughout the week offering visitors a range of challenges, photo opportunities, meet & greets, and the chance to win big prizes as well as being able to purchase official UFC merch. You can even take part in an open workout, MMA style to get your sweat on!
UAE Warriors – Jiu Jitsu Arena
As part of showdown week, the UAE born mixed martial arts series will host an action-packed 2-day event leading up to the main match. Prepare for some quality, home-grown talent in exciting and thrilling fights in the arena.
Afterparties – Saadiyat Beach Club and more
Showdown week is not just about the fight, the afterparties are sure to get wild too and bring a host of worldwide talent to Abu Dhabi’s shores. Catch Jason Derulo at the UFC 280 Weigh-in Afterparty at Saadiyat Beach Club on Friday night to party away under the stars.
The thrilling events of ADSW will culminate in UFC 280: Oliveira VS Makhachev, which promises an all-action evening of elite mixed martial arts that will be broadcast around the world. Both the lightweight and bantamweight titles are on the line, so it is guaranteed to be an epic battle.
Check here for more info!
THE WAREHOUSE, PEARL ROTANA
It’s time for a Portuguese party every Saturday at The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar. Enjoy delicious Portuguese tapas - we loved the mini steak sandwiches, bacalao fritters - with unlimited Portuguese wine and beer. There's live Portuguese music (with a little funk thrown in for good measure) from an amazing singer and dancing is encouraged! Finish the night off with some delectable pasteis de nata (Portuguese custard tarts) which are too moreish to share!
Grab your amigos – it’s time to party!
See what we thought of Portuguese night here.
Location: The Warehouse | Pearl Rotana
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 8PM – 11PM
Price: Any 2 Portuguese tapas and unlimited and beer AED165 | Additional tapas from AED28
Booking: 02 307 5552
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ZAYED SPORTS CITY | SATURDAY, 22ND OCTOBER
The 11th Annual ADBC Zayed Sports City Pink Run in partnership with Danat Al Emarat Hospital is back on Saturday with participants choosing between a 10km, 5km and a 3km run starting and finishing inside the Zayed Football Stadium. All proceeds for the run are donated to the Al Jalila Foundation for Breast Cancer awareness and initiatives across Abu Dhabi – and in the last 10 years this amazing race has raised over AED350,000 for the cause!
If you haven't registered, you can still support the runners or sign up to volunteer by contacting @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more here.
If Pinktober is a cause dear to your heart, we've loads of ways to show your support.
LITTLE SOHO, AL AIN PALACE HOTEL | LAUNCHING SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER
The buzz is real about the new Little Soho Secret Garden Brunch launching this Saturday. In association with Dubai party and super-brunch-extravaganza aficionados Secret Parties, this brunch is sure to be full of high-class entertainment, fun, and a proper party. Since it's secret, we don’t know much so far but we know there will be a lavish 4 course Mediterranean sharing menu and lots of live entertainment including garden dancers and a live percussionist ... we can't wait to find out more and to hear what you think. Review your brunch here
Location: Little Soho | Al Ain Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Date: Every Saturday from 22nd October
Time: 1PM – 4:30PM | Afterparty 4:30PM – 8PM
Price: House AED299 | Sparkling AED399 | Champagne AED499
For more brunches check out our listing here.