From running through Yas Mall to 9-course meal at 99 Sushi & Bar…

Counting down to the weekend so you can fill it with fun stuff? We hear you!

From an evening brunch featured traditional Italian fare to tucking into a 9-course meal at 99 Sushi & Bar, there’s something new to do every day over the weekend here in the capital.

Here are 6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend.  

Thursday, May 2

1. Head to Black Tap and chow down on some wings  

Fly into the weekend at Black Tap and try out the restaurants new flavoured bone-in wings options. There’s Texas BBQ, garnished with scallions and served with buttermilk dill; Carolina BBQ, tossed in a sweet and smoky sauce; and the spicy Mexican served up with creamy blue cheese. It’s perfect as an appetizer, a sharing snack or even a side. Cool your palette with one of Black Tap’s signature shakes. A well-deserved treat after a long work week.

Black Tap, Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, 11am to 11pm Sat to Wed, 11am to midnight Thur and Fri, Tel: (02) 446 5128.

2. Indulge at an Italian evening brunch at Si Ristorante

Treat yourself to an Italian feast once you’re off the clock at Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. Using traditional ingredients, you can enjoy and share authentic dishes served up the Italian table tradition way. There’s even a selection of carving and live stations as well as an array of desserts. Prices start at Dhs275. 

Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, 6.30pm to 10.30pm every Thursday, Dhs275 soft, Dhs325 house, Dhs425 premium, Tel: (02) 697 0000 

Friday, May 3

3. Enjoy an amazing 2 for 1 offer at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Available only this Friday, 99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant is offering a 2-for-1 on its Zeitaku Brunch. Relax with family and friends on the terrace and take in the stunning views of the waterfront, while a live saxophonist provides you with entertainment. The whopping 9-course a la carte set menu is available from 1pm until sunset and includes items such as tiger prawn tempura, spicy tuna tartar and grilled foie nigiri. End your dining experience with a mochi ice cream and a cup of tea or coffee.

Sushi Bar & Restaurant, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs299 soft, Dhs399 bubbles and premium, Dhs599 champagne and saki, Tel: (02) 672 3333,

4. Run through Ferrari World and Yas Mall

Too hot to hit the road this month? Why not run through Ferrari World instead? The Abu Dhabi Sports Council Indoor Run series kicks off on Friday May 3, charting a course through Ferrari World and Yas Mall. Run or walk the 2.5km, 5km and 10km tracks in cool, air-conditioned comfort, before finishing with a post-run breakfast.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island. Check-in from 7am; first race begins at 8.15am. Dhs55.

Saturday, May 4

5. Burn off those calories with ClassPass

To celebrate its launch in the UAE capital, ClassPass is offering Abu Dhabi residents a free month of fitness. Sign up to take advantage of up to 15 free classes during your first month, including sessions at Fitness First, Body Tree, Flo Fitness Studio, The Hot House, Punch and The Room.

Register at

6. Check out an exhibition at Warehouse421

Al Rabi’a is an experimental, process-led space by visual artist, Shaikha Al Ketbi. The exhibition features walls lined with static and moving paintings depicting scenes from the artist’s dreams juxtaposed with fabricated recollections. Al Ketbi will continue to populate the space over a period of two months until June 2, with additional paintings, furniture pieces and sculptures.  

Al Rabi’a, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Street Samrayr, Abu Dhabi, 10am to 8pm Tue to Sun, Tel: (02)  676 8803,

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