Add these things to do to your schedule…

Planning out what to do to post-work this week. Here are some great things to do in Abu Dhabi including trying out a new restaurant, indulging in an afternoon tea and much more.

Here are six great things to do in the capital to add to your diary.

Monday, March 14

Try the new plant-based menu at Pizza Express

pizza express

For vegans or diners who prefer plant-based options, Pizza Express has a new option for you. The restaurant has partnered with Upfield and Violife bringing in a 100 per cent vegan cheese alternative to their food. The curated menu is a limited edition and on it, you can find a range of starters, salads, pasta, dessert and even mocktails.

Available across all branches in the UAE. @pizzaexpressuae

Tuesday, March 15

Enjoy a meal at Beam Restaurant – a new dining concept in Nation Towers

Beam Restaurant

There are plenty of new restaurants to try in Abu Dhabi and you need to add Beam to your list for a great start to your day. The newly opened restaurant offers up views of the Abu Dhabi corniche waterfront and the city’s skyline. The interiors are fashionable, too and the breakfast menu offers up dishes such as shakshuka, grilled halloumi, French toast and more. There are also weekly dinners and lunches where you can indulge in shawarma fries, flakey baked salmon and more.

Beam Restaurant, Nation Towers Mall, Level 2, Abu Dhabi, open daily, 8am to 11pm. Tel: (0)2 333 8288. @beam.uae

Wednesday, March 16

Indulge in an afternoon tea at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi

This spring-inspired afternoon tea is served up at The Lobby Lounge and is available daily from 2pm to 6pm. Savoury delights include vegan garden peas tartine, smoked turkey bagel and carrot pate spread. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s a selection of French pastries such as French toast with ricotta and strawberry, and the aptly named pina colada that pairs coconut dacquoise, caramelized pineapple and coconut mousse. And of course, you’ll also have your scones with fresh james and clotted cream. It comes with tea or coffee for Dhs110. For free-flow bubbly, add on Dhs85.

The Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 509 8888.

Enjoy sips for half off at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Jazz & Fizz

Need an escape with mates for the evening? Catch up at Jazz & Fizz at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Seven days a week you can indulge in the bar’s happy hour which begins at 6pm until 9pm. You will get 50 per cent off on selected beverages – meaning a bit of saving or dirhams that can be spent on light bites or dinner.

Jazz & Fizz, Level 36, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, happy hour daily 6pm to 9pm. Tel: (02) 813 7890,

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Thursday, March 17

Check out Lush’s colourful pop-up at Abu Dhabi Marina Mall

lush pop-up abu dhabi

Vegetarian and cruelty-free handmade cosmetics brand, Lush is heading to the capital with a pop-up for 10 days at Abu Dhabi Marina Mall. Apart from their usual shower gels, aromatic fragrances and collections (including one for Spring and Mother’s Day), there will also be limited-edition items, interactive workshops where you will learn to make bath bombs and face masks, and spots for some snaps for the ‘Gram. You will also learn top tips and hacks for all things cosmetics, skincare, and haircare. It closes on March 27. 

Lush, Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, Al Marina, Abu Dhabi, March 17 to 27, Tel: (800) 6623. 

Ladies, enjoy a catch-up session at Wet Deck

Enjoy the last few weeks of the cool season by gathering the girls up at Wet Deck. On Thursday from 7pm, ladies will get three spirited beverages for three hours for just Dhs95. Plus, you’ll have the smooth beats from the resident DJ to keep you entertained.

Wet Deck, W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island – Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 656 0000.