Do Or Dine Eid Week | Best Bites

It's Eid week! We've got a fabulous wine event, some insanely good ideas for outdoorsy things to do in Abu Dhabi, an incredible new gelato concept that will provide hours of entertainment for children and adults alike, a brand new family-friendly Sunday roast and of course, Eid fireworks!

EID FIREWORKS


Where are they happening this year? Yas Bay is leading the fireworks charge by announcing that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Eid week will see the skies light up with another set of legendary Eid-al-Fitr fireworks.


Nowhere else has annnounced yet, but we'll keep you updated!

GRAPE MARKET AT PEARL LOUNGE

GRAND HYATT ABU DHABI


The Grape Market at Pearl Lounge on Friday and Saturday promises a very good time for lovers of very good wine. Try as many types as you like for AED10 a glass as well as a selection of Pearl Lounge's excellent food.



Time: 12.30-4PM

Price: AED 100 for unlimited tastings

AED 100- Wine Tasting (Glass of wine starting from AED 10)

Contact: 02 510 1234 to book

RHINO RIDES

EASTERN MANGROVES


There's nothing quite like a boat ride into the mangroves at this time of year. Follow a guide in your own two-person boat (if you have a small child, they can fit too!) and see some of Abu Dhabi's most incredible wildlife. The mangrove ecosystem is rich in things to see: fixate on flamingos, hail some herons or tail the turtles - this is definitely an amazing experience for the family or with your squad. Stop for a swim, enjoy a picnic, your time is your own in this wonderful corner of the emirate.


Time: 6AM - 7PM

Price: AED395 for a 2 person boat for 1.5 hours

Contact: 050 779 7054

SUNDAY ROAST AT CENTRAL

YAS BAY WATERFRONT


You asked, they delivered! Now Central is offering a fabulous Sunday roast deal - perfect for parents who want to enjoy an hour's peace while the children bowl, play arcade or VR games. For just AED125, you can enjoy roast lamb, beef, chicken or fully vegetarian and a house beverage and AED50 arcade credit ... which, you will agree, is a bargain! The meat portions are generous and we bow down to anyone who can finish all this and the three large potatoes that come with it. The broccoli cheese is just superb and we loved the fresh, green beans too but the crowning glory of this roast is the massive Yorkshire which is enhanced by the decent amount of gravy to douse it in. This could become your family weekend go-to ... the price is certainly right!


Time: From 12 noon

Price: AED125 including roast, one house beverage and AED50 arcade credit

Contact: 058 587 1765

WEST BAY DAY PASS

RADISSON BLU ABU DHABI


West Bay is an amazing addition to the Corniche area, becoming popular for its laid back vibe, great food and drinks offerings and it's fabulous, fun-for-all-ages wave pool, beach and pools as well as an adventure park with a swing bridge, a rock climbing wall and a zipline - plus loads more to keep everyone amused. With food and beverage credit available for every pass bought, this makes for an amazing day out!


Time: 1PM - 2AM

Price: Weekdays: AED150 including AED100 F&B credit

Weekends: AED200 with AED100 F&B credit (AED 150 for ladies)

Contact: 02 692 4205

QUOKKA

MARINA MALL, NEAR TEN ELEVEN


Parents alert! Gelato served by robots is a thing and it's happening at Quokka! Head to Quokka in Marina Mall to have your fine Italian gelati prepared by robotic arms, with robot Pepper issuing instructions and the arms doing the work, officially making it Abu Dhabi's funkiest gelateria.


It's all very simple and very 2022: robot Pepper will guide you through the ordering and payment process (card only), then scoop your gelato into a cute cup. This is then scooted down to the other robot arm to add your toppings and serve you. We opted for chocolate with lotus and Smarties - it was smooth, creamy and we loved watching the next order being made while we ate.


As an added attraction, there's a little robot who'll talk to you and dance for you, perfect for little kids and adults alike - it's a fantastic little spectacle and is a really good reason to head to Marina Mall.


Time: 10AM - 10PM

Price: AED30

Contact:

Rachael Partington

4/25/2022