Do Or Dine Pocket-Friendly | Best Bites

It's the last week of the month and that means we're searching around for things to do that won't cost an arm and a leg but are still great experiences. We've found some really great Abu Dhabi restaurant must-trys that will keep your bank balance healthy but your tastebuds titivated!


Get out and try them ... it's do or dine!

GET YOUR GRILL ON AT MINA FISHMARKET


Choose your prawns, fish or lobster and get them grilled to your liking, right in front of you at the fishmarket. It's not flashy but taste reigns supreme! Add to this that it's the cheapest and freshest way to eat seafood in Abu Dhabi and you're looking at a no-lose situation!

AL FAY PARK FREEBIES


This park on Reem Island is a huge hidden gem! Did you know that you can go and stroll around, enjoy the 2000 plants on site, play mini-golf, badminton, table tennis, football and basketball. There's a climbing wall, great entertainment for younger children with a kids area and a skate park too. There's a fitness section with a whole lot of built-in equipment, perfect for finishing your workout once you've run around the pretty blue running path. Best of all, it's all free!


If you're feeling peckish once you're all played out, there are food trucks to get a few snacks - don't rely on these being open before evening during Ramadan though!

TAKE A TUK TUK


Tuk Tuk is arguably one of Abu Dhabi's best Thai street food restaurants, made more accessible since their move to Salam Street. All the ingredients are authentically Thai, chefs are Thai and food is pretty much what you'd find on the street in Bangkok - what more do you need? We love the noodle dishes and the green curry and honestly, the mango sticky rice is right up there on our list.


Khob khun ka for coming into our lives Tuk Tuk!


Time: 11AM-Midnight

Price: Appetisers: AED25, Fried Rice Green Curry: AED35, Mango Sticky Rice: AED30

Phone: 056 505 1021

LEARN TO SEW AT THE ABU DHABI CULTURAL FOUNDATION

INSIDE QASR AL HOSN


Always wanted to learn to sew? Now's your chance! Jaklin will teach you the basics of threading a machine, stitching, following simple patterns and creating so that at the end, you come out with a piece all your own, made by you! Is there anything better than this?!


Time: 5PM - 8PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May

Price: AED630 for 4 sessions

Contact: info@culturalfoundation.ae or 02 657 6348.

AL PASTOR SHAWARMA


Yes, yes and yes again! Not only does Al Pastor claim to have the best shawarma in town, but they also do it imaginatively and are incredibly well-priced. They serve everything from gorgeous hummous and shawarma platters to batrich, shakshouka, felafel, manakish, pizzas and entire Ramadan meals for as low as AED35. If you don't have Al Pastor on your list of hidden gems to try in Abu Dhabi, put it on your list in red and underline it!


Time: 8.30AM - 1AM (opens 3PM in Ramadan)

Price: Shawarma plates: AED35, Manakish: AED7.50, Fattah: AED25

Phone: 050 175 8636

YAS BAY NIGHTMARKET


From 8PM every night during Ramadan, Yas Bay is hosting a fabulous nightmarket, complete with live Ramadan-inspired entertainment, kiosks from over 25 home-grown businesses and an outstanding Yas Bay vibe. Check out fashion, accessories, art and some really great pop-up food outlets - we do love a bit of Chewy - guaranteed to set your tastebuds alight. This is the perfect spot for people-watching and enjoying the electric ambiance that is Yas Bay.

Rachael Partington

4/22/2022