6 awesome things to do in Abu Dhabi this week
This week, we’ll mostly be doing this…
If you live your life according to the core principles of ‘good vibes only’ — it doesn’t matter if it’s the weekend or a weekday, erry day is gravy day.
Sunday, October 11
A turbo-charged ticket sale
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi turns 10 next month. And to mark a decade of decadent motorsport-inspired thrills, they’re going full-throttle on the celebrations. In addition to a month of special activations and entertainment, the petrol-head’s wonderland is cutting ticket prices to just Dhs155 for UAE residents. That’s 50 percent off entry all the way up to December 5.
Book tickets now at ferrariworldabudhabi.com
We’re down for a pizza this action
True pizza connoisseurs know that Sacci’s pizza has something special. It’s authentic Napoletana pizza, made with dough prepared 48 hours in advance, scattered with the finest, most aromatic ingredients and then fire-baked in a wood oven. And you can sample it, along with a pint of Italian hops for just Dhs49 Monday to Wednesday.
Sacci, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Mon to Wed, 5pm to 7pm. Tel: (02) 616 9999, marriott.com
Monday, October 12
Waves Bar & Outdoor Lounge has given its menu a thorough refresh. There’s a total of 18 new dishes to sample, with flavours representing the four corners of the gastronoverse. Enjoy sizzling new grills, a quartet of bao (including a sweet Nutella version), salads, wings, fish & chips, sandwiches and *cheers in Canadian* poutine (available from October 15).
Waves Bar & Outdoor Lounge, Novotel Al Bustan – Airport Road, open daily 8am to 1am. Tel: (02) 501 6088, novotel-abudhabi-albustan.com
Shake it off
The latest Shake Shack to hit the capital’s fast food scene has just opened up in the Corniche’s Family Park. Shake Shack already has Abu Dhabi locations in Yas Mall, The Galleria, Dalma Mall and Marina Mall — but this launch is being touted as the first ‘stand-alone’ Shack. If you’re into burgers, Shake Shack is probably already on your radar. Potato buns, 100 per cent Angus smashed beef patties, the little American diner paper bag packaging, and that sauce.
Shake Shack, Abu Dhabi Corniche is open from 10am to 12am daily and is available to order from across the usual delivery channels, as well as their own website order.ShakeShack.me.
Tuesday, October 13
A very big breakfast
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Sahha at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, that restaurant with the gorgeous terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf, has just launched a new buffet breakfast deal. Fill up with all-you-can-eat laps around the international selection of morning foods every weekday between 6.30am and 10.30am for just Dhs85. That’s basically a soft drinks package brunch for less than the cost of a full tank of special. Vroom vroom.
Sahha, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Emirates Pearl West – Corniche Rd, Sun to Thu, 6.30am to 10.30 am, Dhs85. Tel: (02) 510 1234, @grandhyattabudhabi
Wednesday, October 14
This one is for the lads
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It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes, to track down a great ladies’ night promotion in the capital. They’re everywhere. Good gents nights however, take a bit more sleuthing. So, gentlemen, you’ll presumably be pleased to hear that we’ve cracked the case, Bridges Bar at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr has an 8pm to 11pm all-you-can-drink men’s night offering bottomless sips of hops and shorts.
Bridges Bar, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs99. Tel: (056) 502 4999, facebook.com/BridgesBarAbuDhabi