DO OR DINE: 6 WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST WEEK OF 2023 IN ABU DHABI
Rollercoaster fans rejoice! After a long wait, Yas Island Annual Pass holders can ride the brand-new Mission Ferrari rollercoaster this week in a special preview event. Riders will reach speeds of 72km/h, with 5 launches, and a world first sideways drop. This 5D immersive mega coaster will put you in the driving seat of a spy car, with stunning special effects and sets. Annual pass holders can try out this amazing new ride from January 5th and it will be open to the general public from January 12th.
Location: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Date: From 5th January 2023
Are you giving up meat in January? Veganuary is an international movement which aims to make veganism more visible and accessible throughout the world, by encouraging people to try a plant-based diet for January (and maybe beyond). Café 302 has always been at the forefront of vegan cuisine in Abu Dhabi, with a varied menu from exceptional vegan burgers to a vegan afternoon tea, and now they are offering diners a taste of veganism with an affordable “Best of Vegan” menu, a 2-course menu with a drink for just AED89 pp. We love the look of the penne vegan bolognaise and the lemon couscous with roasted cauliflower and broccoli ... and make sure to leave some room for dessert! And to sweeten the deal even more, BB+ members get this deal for a special price of AED66.
Location: Café 302, Al Maha Arjaan
Date: 1st – 31st January 2023
Time: 6AM - 11PM
Price: AED89 | AED66 for BB+ members
Book: 02 610 6688
If getting fitter topped your list of New Year’s resolutions this year, the competitive fun run at Al Qana this weekend might be a great way to start! Taking place on Saturday 7th January, this family fun run has a distance for all abilities including 10km, 5km, 3km, and 1km routes. Pound the pavement alongside the beautiful Al Qana waterside, with views of the Abu Dhabi Aquarium and the marina. The race starts at 7AM, and costs AED57.75 to enter.
All participants will receive a race medal and certificateas well as a 20% off voucher for Pixhoul Gaming, a brand-new virtual reality and eSports gaming hub at Al Qana.
Location: Al Qana
Date: Saturday, 7th January 2022
Time: 7AM staggered start | Registration from 6AM
Could this new brunch be your first brunch of 2023?! Have some fun with the whole family with Vendome’s Enchanted Brunch. With a load of entertainment and activities this brunch should keep every member of your family entertained, including planting stations, arts and crafts tables, balloon modelling, face painting, and mini chef sessions. Live music, games and dancing, and roaming animals are also promised on the bill.
Location: Vendome, Emirates Palace
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 1PM – 5PM
Price: Soft AED350 | House AED450 | Sparkling AED550 | Champagne AED650 | Kids 4-11 AED150
Book: 02 690 7999
A fabulous way to introduce yourself to plant-based eating is to try out the vegan brunch on Sundays at Market at Edition. Enjoy a 3-course menu in a relaxed setting, fusing global gourmet flavours, quality plant-based ingredients, and creative food science techniques. The menu, created by celebrity chef Tom Aikens, includes choices such as charred aubergine steak, a chia-based pizza, and king kale salad with shitake, and of course desserts and unlimited drinks.
This is perfect for those of you wanting a more health-conscious start to 2023 without skimping on flavour or quality.
Location: Market, Edition
Date: Every Saturday and Sunday
Time: 1PM – 5PM (2 hour sitting)
Price: Soft AED155 | House AED255
Book; 02 208 0000
Chapters Fitness & Soul is opening at Yas Links Golf Club this week and is a great place to start 2023 as you mean to go on, or just give you an excuse to eat more leftover Christmas chocolate! The space offers a full schedule of classes such as barre, Pilates, power yoga, as well as prenatal fitness classes and children’s ballet lessons and they're giving their first 20 sign ups 4 weeks of unlimited classes for just AED300.
Location: Chapters Studio, Yas Links Golf Club