DO OR DINE: 8 SMASHING THINGS IN ABU DHABI THIS WEEK

We are rockin' and rollin' through January and there are some awesome things in Abu Dhabi to sink your teeth into this week. Including getting up close to some world class sport stars, a fab-u-lous sustainable fashion competition, the return of an Abu Dhabi pizza institution and some more fantastic discounts in some amazing restaurants.


It's DO OR DINE!

DINE: GRAB 50% OFF AT GRAND HYATT


Everyone likes a good deal in January and Grand Hyatt has understood the assignment, offering a massive 50% off when you dine in any of their restaurants between the 9th and 15th of January 2023. 


Whether you enjoy relaxing at Pearl Lounge with a healthy salad (or a not so healthy but gooood crepe), or a round-the-world buffet at Sahha, there's something for everyone. The 50% discount even applies on the Saturday evening LEXX B brunch, with yummy favourites like duck bao, Thai seabass, charcoal Australian skirt beef, and more, and the family orientated Sunday feast that is La Famiglia brunch at VersoCheck out our review here.


Location: Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Date: 9th – 15th January 2023

Book: 02 510 1215

DO: SEE SOME WORLD CLASS GOLF AT THE WESTIN FOR FREE


The Hero Cup heads to Abu Dhabi Golf Club this weekend and you can watch some world class golf for free. The action kicks off from the 12th where on Thursday Pro-Am spectators can get even closer to their favourites, as the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Francesco Molinari will be practicing on the national course. Watch from Friday as the two men’s teams from Great Britain and Ireland and continental Europe battle it out for glory against the backdrop of Abu Dhabi's best golf course.


With plenty of food and beverage options and even free golf lessons in the fanzone, there's all the more reason to head down and catch the action.


Location: Abu Dhabi Golf Club/The Westin Abu Dhabi

Date: 12th – 15th January 2023

Book: Register for you free ticket here

DINE: BRUNCH DELHI-STYLE AT THE BOLLYWOOD BRONX


The Bollywood Bronx is the newest addition to The Hub at World Trade Centre, located on the 6th floor, beside The Irish Vickers. Saturday brunch there is an excellent idea, where you can enjoy numerous dishes, seemingly each better than the last! We loved the oysters, the Delhi mix and the fabulous burrata chicken. Dessert is pretty spectacular but the drinks top all as being some of the most amazing in town.


And the best news BB+ members get 20% off making this an excellent deal as well!


Location: The Bollywood Bronx, WTC

Date: Saturdays 1PM - 4PM

Price: Soft AED195 | House AED295 | Premium AED495

Book: 054 289 1186


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DO: CATCH A JUNK FASHION SHOW AT ETIHAD ARENA


Sustainable fashion, climate change, and self-expression is the name of the game at the Junk Kouture World Final at the Etihad Arena. Watch as young people from around the globe showcase their designs made from 100% recycled materials. The global competition sees young designers, aged 13 to 18, who following months of hard work and rounds, have made to the grand final in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 11th of January 2023. The Junk Kouture World final will see 60 teams, from the likes of Paris, Milan, New York, London, and the UAE, compete for different titles culminating in the crowning of the Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year 2022.


Expect high fashion, celebrity judges, live music and performances, and special guest experiences. This should be a night to remember.


Fancy a meal beforehand? The BB+ menus at Central and Asia Asia are the perfect pre-show dinner!


Location: Etihad Arena

Date: 11th January 2023, 5PM – 10PM

Price: AED100 General Admission | AED150 VIP

Book: Buy tickets here


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DINE: TRY A VEGAN MENU AT PUNJAB GRILL


If you are dipping your toes into Veganuary this January, or a fully-fledged plant eater, one to try is the new vegan menu at Punjab Grill. Available until the end of January, the fully plant-based menu includes signature dishes such as palak patta chaat and toro root dumplings, as well as exciting new dishes such as tandoori broccoli and mushroom, prepared with sweet potato pureé and coconut foam. There are even vegan churros on offer for those who need something sweet after their meal! Count us in.


Interested in Veganuary? Check out some other amazing options here.


BB+ members can also avail 20% off their a la carte menu.


Location: Punjab Grill, Venetian Village

Date: 1st – 31st January 2023

Book: 050 668 3054


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DO: BRUNCH WITH THE BIG CATS AT EMIRATES PARK ZOO


Suffering from the January blues? Check out this once-in-a-lifetime experience at Emirates Park Zoo which will put a smile on your face. This is certainly one for the big cat fans as you share your lunch with the leopards (behind the glass of course): pull up your chair and enjoy some gourmet dinner as the leopards join you at their side of the table and enjoy their din dins. This private experience gets you up close with these majestic beasts and gets you a private Q&A with the leopard keeper so you can ask all the questions. The fun doesn’t stop there as you will enjoy full access to the zoo all day, a complimentary private tour, and an enrichment session with the King of the jungle, the lions.


If you’ve got another favourite animal in the zoo check out the other experiences here including breakfast with the giraffes, breakfast with parrots, and dinner with the elephants.


Location: Emirates Park Zoo

Dates: Selected dates through January

Time: Approx 1.5 hours (lunch between 1PM – 2:30PM)

Price: AED263 pp

Book: https://www.emiratesparkzooandresort.com/tour/21

DINE: COULD THIS BE ABU DHABI’S BEST PIZZA?


Marmellata, an Abu Dhabi pizza institution is set to open its doors this week in a pre-opening on January 13th and 14th from 5PM – 7PM. This focaccia pizza homebase made waves in the capital before the pandemic, despite only being open one night a week, with queues often forming outside hours before opening. Run by father and son team, Raj and Sebastian, this dynamic duo are fans of creating the out-of-the-ordinary flavour combinations – smoked duck breast with radicchio and fig we are looking at you. Having closed their doors for the pandemic and then completely when their former location was sold, they have now set-up-shop in their new location “down by the sea” in Mina Zayed port area, with 24 seats and a takeaway window, and are tentatively making steps towards opening for more days with even more menu options.


We expect this to be BIG so watch this space.


Location: Marmellata, Mina Zayed

Date: Pre-opening 13th & 14th January 2023

Book: 055 802 9355 or email hello@marmellatalove.com

DO: ENJOY A WORLD CLASS HORSE SHOW


Returning for its sixth consecutive year, the Al Shira’aa Horse Show, kicks off this Thursday at Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Promising a full weekend of family fun, fantastic food and beverage options, shopping, and of course some stunning show jumping, showing and dressage competitions. With classes starting from 8:30 AM and free entry for all this is one for horse lovers not to miss.


Why not pair it with breakfast at Como or Saturday brunch at Kishi - check out the review here!


Location: Al Shira’aa Horse Show, Al Forsan International Sports Resort

Date: 12th – 15th January 2023

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