6 wow things to in Abu Dhabi this week: August 1 to 4
So it’s August now? Bit rude sneaking up on us like that but Ok. We’re now less than five months away from Christmas, it’s just 61 days until Expo, 53 days till the Autumnal Equinox, so if you’ve been holding off thinking you’ve got plenty of time, we recommend you start living your best 2021 life.
Fortunately, we can help with the ‘how’ and the ‘wow’.
Sunday, August 1
Poissonate about good food
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If, like us, you have a special place in your Dover sole for fresh oceanic fare, you need to check out the new Fish Market promotion at chic French restaurant, La Brasserie. Enjoy in-Seine-ly beautiful canal views, a wide range of fish prepared according to your preference at just Dhs20 per 100g, and the energetic ambiance of a Boulevard Haussmann bistro.
La Brasserie, Venitian Village, offer valid daily. Tel: (02) 404 1931, @venetianvillageabudhabi
Monday, August 2
The true art of yoga
For art lovers, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a haven and worth a multiple number of visits. But now, the stunning location is also inviting yogis to enjoy the wonderful setting with a Dhs90 yoga session. The class runs for 75 minutes and led by the experts at Bodytree Studio right under the jaw-dropping dome. Make sure you bring your own yoga mat and remember to register before you head on over as the class is limited to only 20 participants. The class will also give you access to the galleries and exhibition.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Sun and Tues at 10.15am and 5pm (arrive 15 minutes in advance), Dhs90. Tel: (600) 565566, bodytreestudio.com
Water great deal for the kids
Kids under 12 can enjoy all the H2-OMG fun of Yas Waterworld for free this summer, with one pass for every paying adult. The theme park has over 45 rides, slides and attractions that cater to everyone’s idea of fun. There’s also a ladies-only evening every Thursday from 3pm. Wear sunscreen.
Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 10 am to 8pm, Thu annual pass holders 10am to 2pm, ladies 3pm to 10pm, Fri 10am to 10pm. Dhs250 per adult. Tel: (600) 51115, yaswaterworld.com
Over the school holidays, crafty arts hub — Makerspace is offering super fun workshops for your little ones. It’s an opportunity for them to get their hands dirty, and create something special, without the risk of your living room floor getting an unslocited impromptu repaint. This week, on Monday and Wednesday four to eight year olds can try their hands at block printing, personlising tote bags that they even get to take home as a souvenir.
Tuesday, August 3
Pho-nomenal Vietnamese food
Just for August, Waves Bar & Outdoor Lounge is adding a special pan Asian noodle menu to their F&B offerings and it includes everyone’s favourite Vietnamese noodle broth dish — pho. We’re telling you now, because if you’re a fan of food from the far East and you missed out, you’d understandably feel Hannoi’d us.
Waves Bar & Outdoor Lounge, Novotel Al Bustan – Airport Road, open daily until 1am, from Dhs40. Tel: (02) 501 6088, novotel-abudhabi-albustan.com
Wednesday, August 4
When we say ‘let’s meat up’ this is what we mean…
Chamas’ churrascaria night is a thrice-weekly theatre for the carnivorous, a traditional South American all-you-can-eat banquet of only quality cuts. Wagyu, black Angus, Hereford and other breeds are given signature Latin rubs before being cooked over a flame. There are veal and juicy salt marsh lamb cuts, too, and cinnamon sprinkled grilled pineapple for palate cleansing purposes. Gourmands will also find an elaborate companion buffet of sides, appetisers and dishes (including Brazillian salad, tacos and seafood) that would happily compose a meal in their own right.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Wed to Fri 6pm to 11pm, food only package Dhs325, soft package Dhs385, house Dhs485, kids Dhs175 (food only). Tel: (800) 423 463, @chamasad