SOLD OUT, done, finito, khalas…

In what was possibly the fastest-selling Lock In of all time, our allocation of 50 rooms flew off the shelves at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.

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The Venue

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is one of the emirate’s most prestigious hotels, instantly recognisable by the iconic columns reaching up from their privileged perch on the Corniche. The architectural extravagance continues inside with the awe-inspiring lobby, a collection of A-list dining venues, decadent rooms and an expansive pool and beach complex. This really is a top tier staycation experience, and it gives us great pleasure to be able to share it with our friends.


Day 1 (Friday, October 8)

What’s On weekenders come with an early 10am check in — and we’ve got our own dedicated orientation area, offering refreshing welcome drinks for a sophisticated start to proceedings. And it wouldn’t be a Lock In if our friends from adventuretainment hub TEPfactor weren’t around to jump-start your frontal lobe with their articles of enigma. You’ll also be able to book pampering sessions and fitness classes right there in the What’s On check in zone, but, pro tip: If you want to take advantage of these special activities, we suggest you get there on time as spaces are limited.

Between 10.30am and 12.30pm, maestros of makeover — ANAHATA salon will be offering blow-drys, hair curling, and nail services for the ladies; and haircuts, beard trims and manicures for the chaps.

If your preferred prebrunch ritual involves finding inner peace there are slots at Conrad Spa for head and shoulder massages.

More about finding your inner beast? You have the opportunity to earn those brunch calories with an energetic HIIT session lead by the elite drill team at Strike fitness Abu Dhabi.

Between 12.30pm and 4pm we brunch. And it’s not just any brunch. We’re inviting you to one of our absolute favourites, the always classy Nahaam — enjoy your house package alongside big beats, international eats and a few special fine dining set pieces. If you’re off for a mid-brunch wander you might bump into the TEPfactor team, who are coming to the feast bearing challenges of skill and smarts.

The good times roll on at our post brunch soiree spot, up 62 levels at Ray’s Bar where your first FIVE drinks are on us. After that we’ve organised some special promotions for our guests. Because we love you.

Day 2 (Saturday, October 9)

We’ve set aside a leisurely 6.30am to 11am stretch for your breakfast at Rosewater, just in case for any reason, any reason at all, you might want a lie-in.

After breakfast, between 10am and 12pm put your dukes up for a BoXStrike workout with our friends at Strike Fitness.

There’s yet more pampering opportunities for women and men, with ANAHATA and a soul-centring singing bowl Meditation session with the queen of serene, Zakia from Into the Light.

The afternoon culminates at Lillet Pool Bar & Beach with a chilled pool session complete with relaxed beats, food packages and more. The check out time is a late and luxurious 2pm but Lock In guests can stay on until 6pm, with a pizza at Sole for an additional Dhs149 per couple.

The Alhson Green Pass is currently required to enter hotels in Abu Dhabi. To get the Green pass you have to be fully vaccinated (that includes having had a third booster shot if you were innoculated with Sinopharm more than six months ago), and have had a PCR test within the last 28 days. Those with authorised exemptions on the Alhosn app need to have had a negative PCR within the last seven days).

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, W Corniche Road, October 8 to 9, Dhs699 for two people. Tel: (02) 811 5555,

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