DO OR DINE: 8 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI THIS WEEK

With the winter holidays now upon us, we have got you covered to keep the whole family entertained this week. With grammy award winning megastars, tennis champions, and some epic food deals we have got everyday of your week sorted!


It's DO OR DINE!

DO: LACE UP YOUR RUNNERS AT ABU DHABI MARATHON


Are you ready to pound the pavement and take in the sights of Abu Dhabi city? The ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon is back for its fourth edition on Saturday, 17th December 2022. With a full marathon, a marathon relay, 10km, 5km, or 2.5km races there is something for all abilities to get involved in. Race start times are 6AM for the full and relay marathon, 6:30AM for the 10km, 8:45AM for the 2.5km, and 9:30am for the 5km.


This event is expected to be the biggest yet featuring around 20,000 participants tackling this stunning new city course, with the marathon competitors running under prominent landmarks such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Qasr al Hosn and the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi. The shorter distances will enjoy a route along Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. 


Location: Abu Dhabi city

Date: Saturday, 17th December 2022

Time: From 6AM

Register here: https://www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com/register-now/

DINE: FESTIVE DEALS WITH BB+


The festive period can be an expensive time for all of us, with countless Christmas parties, presents to buy, and the multitude of festive hot chocolates (just me?). So why not do yourself a favour and grab an exclusive deal with BB+ this festive season in Abu Dhabi!


20% off Christmas Eve at Si Ristorante and Sim Sim at Saadiyat Rotana

20% off Christmas Day Brunch and New Year’s Eve Brunch at La Piscine, Al Raha Beach Hotel

20% off All I want for Christmas is BIG (Christmas eve and day) and NYE brunch at Garage, W Abu Dhabi

30% off Christmas eve dinner, Christmas day brunch, NYE buffet dinner, at Khayal, and turkey takeaways, at Marriott Al Forsan

2for1 on Festive Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge, Marriott Al Forsan


For any other discounts please call ahead and mention BB+ at time of booking.


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With BB+ you can get all these restaurant discounts plus loads more at a huge range of venues across Abu Dhabi. We also have offers for brunchbusiness lunches and more! Sign up today!

DO: SEE SOME WORLD CLASS TENNIS AT MUBADALA WORLD TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP


The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is returning to the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi from Friday, 16th – Sunday, 18th December 2022. 


Making his Middle East debut, get the chance to see World Number 1, Carlos Alcaraz taking the court, as well as defending champion, Andrey Rublev, and French and US Open finalist Casper Rudd. The women’s matches will be thrilling as 2021 US Open champion, Emma Raducanu, takes on multi-time Grand Slam finalist, Ons Jabeur.


Ticket prices start from AED95 for adults and AED45 for children, and don’t miss the tennis village (open for 12PM Friday and Saturday, at 11AM on Sunday) with family activities, entertainment, prizes, food trucks, and a chance to meet the players at player appearances throughout the weekend.


Location: International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City

Date: Friday 16th December – Sunday 18th December 2022

Tickets: https://www.mubadalawtc.com/tickets/

DINE: OH CREPE! ENJOY A SWEET DISCOUNT AT CREPEAHOLIC


The kids are off school and nagging you for fun stuff to do. If you fancy a sweet treat, check out Crepeaholic at Forsan Central Mall! With a menu chock-full of goodies in this gorgeous new location, there's something sweet enough to melt even the Grinch’s heart ... how does pure melted Belgian chocolate sound?! We highly recommend the lotus crepes, the deeply dippy chocolate fondue and signature sizzling brownie.


Not a sweet fan? Crepeaholic also has a fab selection of savoury items to float your boat, including breakfast favourites, salads and a range of waffle sandwiches ... a Philly steak served in a waffle … yes please! 


To sweeten the deal, Crepaholic has a 20% discount with BB+ - this could be your next dessert fix!


Location: Forsan Central Mall (also at Mushrif Mall)

Time: 10AM - 11PM

Book: 02 886 9988


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DO: GET UP TO SPEED AT LIWA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL


Returning to the sands of Liwa this weekend, the Liwa International Festival opens on the 16th and runs until the 31st of December 2022. This year will see the opening of the Liwa Village area which will feature family friendly entertainment including a e-gaming zone, amazing food experiences, retail, and incredible live music, as well as the unbelievable motorsport competitions and sporting challenges on the Moreeb Dune.


Opening weekend starts with a bang with Fuel Fest, an international car show where petrol-heads can marvel at modified, exotic, performance built, and rare cars and trucks from all over the world. There's also a thrilling program of drifting, drag racing, and road course track days. Get ready to celebrity spot as well as making an appearance will be Fast & Furious stars Cody Walker and Tyrese Gibson, as well as a pumping final night performance by Grammy Award and MTV Video Music Award winning, Ludacris. The Act Like a Fool star will be hitting the stage on Sunday 18th December.


Location: Moreeb Dunes Park at Liwa Desert Dune Abu Dhabi

Date: 16th – 31st December 2022 (Fuel Fest Arabia 17th/18th December 2022)

Price: Tickets start at AED100 for a single day pass – AED1,200 for a VVIP pass with celebrity meet & greet

Book: https://www.liwafestival.com/

DINE: OFFICE PARTY AT CENTRAL WITH BB+ MENU


Christmas party with a difference? Grab your mates and head to Central, Yas Bay, for an incredible deal exclusive to BB+ subscribers. Enjoy a main, a house drink, and AED100 gaming credit for just AED125 (and just AED70 for kids – if you want to bring them along too!). 


Enjoy amazing eats like the pepperoni burger (a humongous double patty with two slices of pepperoni pizza, just cause!), or the very cheesy one-pot-lasagne. Once you’ve ordered head to the neon arcade for some major gaming action – office air hockey competition, anyone? – as you sip on some expertly crafted beverages. 


BB+ is valid for up to 2 adults and 3 children per membership so book today for a boss level deal available for a limited time only.


Location: Central, Yas Bay

Time: Mon - Thurs 4PM - 10PM | Fri - Sat 12PM - 6PM | Sun 12PM - 10PM

Price: Adults AED125 (main, house drink, AED100 gaming credit) | Kids AED70 (kids main, drink, AED100 gaming credit)

Book: 058 587 1765


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With BB+ you can get all these restaurant discounts plus loads more at a huge range of venues across Abu Dhabi. We also have offers for brunchbusiness lunches and more! Sign up today!

DO: GET HEALTHY AT ABU DHABI 360


The end of 2022 may be closing in but there is no better time to start taking better care of yourself. The Abu Dhabi Sport’s Council certainly thinks so, and this week is launching Abu Dhabi 360, a year-long initiative which is committed to improving physical, social and mental wellness of Abu Dhabi’s citizens and residents – with the overarching mission of making Abu Dhabi “the healthiest and happiest place in the world by 2030”.


A launch event at the Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub will take place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December, showcasing four immersive wellness zones, including a yoga dome, an obstacle course, a giant playable piano, and more. Are you ready to get happy and healthy?


Location: Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub

Dates: 13th & 14th December 2022

Time: 5PM – 10PM

Price: Free

DINE: RAC-SHACK AT NAHAAM


Say cheese! Nahaam has launched a daily raclette night for lovers of all the cheesy goodness. Your own private raclette machine is brought to your table with a flourish and with bubbly, already melting cheese. Choose from raclette fumer, Pompidour and lait cru bio, each of which has a different intensity. If you're with a group, try all of them and see which you like best! You get a platter of sliced baguette, condiments (go for the cornichons!), salami and pastrami, perfect to pour over your melted cheese.


At just AED175 per person, this is an amazing way to spend an evening and not break the bank. Enjoy a glass of wine for AED65 as an added extra!


Time: 6PM - 11PM daily

Price: AED175 per person

Bookings: 02 811 5666

Lorenna White

12/20/2022