11 ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Abu Dhabi
Afternoon teas and brunches to check out
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
For every person who dines at this pink brunch on Friday October 7, Dhs25 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Arabia Foundation. The hotel will also be hosting a pink afternoon tea service at Alba Lounge from October 1 to 15 to support the cause.
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, brunch 1pm to 4pm, Dhs320 with soft drinks, Dhs420 with house drinks, Dhs520 with champagne, afternoon tea 2pm to 5pm, Dhs125. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Think pink (quite literally) at this afternoon tea in Filament, which features plenty of the hue on the menu including Norwegian salmon on beet buns, strawberry macaroons, rose petal eclairs and tuna poke in a baked puff. The tea is available throughout the month and the hotel will donate 15 per cent of the profits to Pink Caravan. The hotel is also hosting a pink brunch at The Foundry on October 28, and will donate 15 per cent of the sales to the UAE breast cancer awareness initiative.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, afternoon tea 3pm to 6pm, Dhs129 for two people, brunch 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs229 with soft drinks, Dhs299 with house drinks, Dhs369 with champagne. Tel: (02) 8184888. Taxi: Southern Sun, near Corniche Hospital. tsogosunhotels.com
Go to the spa
Qasr Al Sarab
If you find yourself at this desert resort in the Western Region this month, you can stock up on your skincare products whilst supporting UK charity Breast Cancer Care. For Dhs580 you can snag a pink beauty bag that features Elemis products including cellular recovery skin bliss capsules, pro-collagen marine cream, pro-collagen neck and décolleté balm and a frangipani monoi body oil.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara, Abu Dhabi, Dhs580. Tel: (02) 8862088. qasralsarab.anantara.com
The Nail Spa
Add a complimentary pink dot to your manicure, and you’ll receive ten per cent off any pink retail products at the spa. If you are looking for something a bit more adventurous check out the artbar, which will have an exclusive collection of specially-themed designs created for the month.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs15. Tel: (600) 544001. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade. thenailspa.com
Tips And Toes
Check out the Pink Ladies packages available at this nail spa to get pampered and see Dhs25 donated to charity. There are a couple of options on offer, including an express mani and pedi with silver tape nail art topped off with a 30-minute head, neck and shoulder massage for Dhs225.
12th Street, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 9pm, from Dhs220. Tel: (02) 5572255. Taxi: Khalifa City, near Al Yasmina School. tipsandtoes.com
Add a pink feather to your hair to help raise awareness for Dhs25 at this hair salon. The feather will be attached via a semi-permanent bond, meaning you can sport the touch of colour for the entire month. Pink ribbons will
also be on sale at the salon, with 100 per cent of the proceeds donated to Pink Caravan.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs25. Tel: (02) 4494044. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade. marquee.ae
Work up a sweat
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts
Not only is this luxury hotel turning pink on October 21 and 22 on Sir Bani Yas Island, but guests who participate in activities (there’s plenty of things to do including archery, kayaking the mangroves and mountain biking) at the resort on those days will see Dhs25 donated to charity too.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island, Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs125, Dhs65 for kids. Tel: (02) 8015266. sir-bani-yas-island.anantara.com
Zayed Sports City
The ADCB Zayed Sports City Pink 5 and 10K run on October 14 is open to both children and adults and will support Breast Cancer awareness and research. Open to all abilities, there’ll be support stations every 1.75km along the route that will see you around Zayed Sports City.
Zayed Sports City, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, 7am start, prices vary. Tel: (050) 1094055. Taxi: Gate 16 or Gate 12, Zayed Sports City. premieronline.com
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa by Anantara
The annual pink paddle is happening on Friday October 21. Guests will be able to take a guided tour of the mangroves behind the hotel (while wearing pink, of course) on a kayak. Best of all, Dhs100 from each participant will be donated to Bosom Buddies, an Abu Dhabi-based cancer support group founded in 2002.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 8am to 10am, Dhs150 per adult, Dhs130 per child. Tel: (02) 6561152. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com
Work up a sweat at a zumba class at Bodytree and help support Abu Dhabi cancer group Bosom Buddies. Hosted on October 11, the morning includes the fitness class, talk with experts and cancer survivors, as well as a complementary mammogram examination at Danat Al Emarat Hospital. The studio will also host morning restorative yoga classes and donate the proceeds to Bosom Buddies.
Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi, Pink Morning 8.45am to 11.30am, Dhs70, Thursday yoga classes from 8.30am to 10am, Dhs80 per class. Tel: (02) 4434448. Taxi: 11th Street/Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Street. bodytreestudio.com
Umm Al Emarat Park
Take the kids for a day out at this family park in Al Mushrif, which will light up its main venues in pink during the entire month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Starting from October 1, the park will also be extending its hours and will close at midnight.
Mother Of The Nation Park, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, daily 8am to 12am, Dhs5 entry fee. Tel: (02) 6669559. Taxi: Mother Of The Nation Park on Karamah Street. ummalemaratpark.ae