It’s been a while since we mixed it up this well for you. Enjoy this weekend’s best in the capital…

Friday, October 13

Take to the ice with the stars of Disney

Things to do in Abu Dhabi Disney on ice

Celebrate 100 years of Disney at the Etihad arena, with Mickey, Minnie and all of your favourite friends from Disney. They’re here in the capital all week and ready to put on a show for you like you’ve never seen before, with captivating performances on the ice that will have you and your little ones cheering throughout.

Disney on Ice, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Friday October 13, 7:30pm.

Enjoy Italian delights at Terra Secca

A refined Italian culinary journey awaits at Terra Secca, with a splendid new menu that showcases premium Italian flavour and the finest local produce. Mains like their Pappardelle Al Ragout Rustico and Galletto Marinato Con Patate Arrosto, along with a tempting selection of speciality pizzas, including the Biancaneve and Ortolana make for a compelling stop this weekend, with cooler evening temperatures inviting you to try the alfresco seating area set within the garden. Watch out for majestic Arabian horses in the vicinity.

Terra Secca, Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Friday October 13, 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Tel: (0)2 204 4444, @alwathbahotel

Join the Deerfield team for their Pinktober activities

At Deerfield Mall, you can mark Pinktober and participate in their activities in collaboration with Burjeel Hospital, which include free mammograms, informative sessions focused on breast cancer prevention, women’s mental health and more. You can also support breast cancer patients by shopping at their donation stand, with proceeds going towards the Al Jalila Foundation.

Pink It, Deerfields Mall, Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi, Friday October 13, 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Tel: (0)25010826, @deerfieldsmall 

Saturday, October 14

Get charmed at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi

Enjoy an evening of eclectic sensations at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, wheree DJ John Woods will take you through a musical odyssey with invigorating electronic rhythms. Savour an explosion of Pacific Rim flavours, indulge in exotic beverages, and revel in exciting entertainment, all set against the brilliant backdrop of Saadiyat beach.

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saturday October 14, from 7:00pm. Tel: (0)2 498 8443,

Sample authentic Caribbean flavour at Ting Irie


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Weekend time is brunch time, and Ting Irie brings you a brand new carnival-inspired concept with Dutty Wine. Join the rhythm and revelry as you Get ready to experience a taste of the Caribbean like never before, with carnival-style entertainment keeping the energy at peak levels as you enjoy favourites like curried lamb in their Jamaican patties, the oxtail and beans, spiced chick peas served with rice and a lot more.

Ting Irie, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Saturday October 14, 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Dhs249 soft drinks, Dhs349 house drinks, Dhs399 premium. Tel: (0)2 886 7786, @tingirieauh

Sunday October 15

Discover a brand new brunch at LPM

LPM’s much-awaited La Vie en Rose brunch is finally open to the public as of Sunday, October 15, and we recommend you sit down for a good few hours and enjoy everything this unique, class-filled experience has to offer. Pick from refreshing beverages as you bid goodbye to the searing temperatures, super starters, marvellous mains and dreamy desserts. And as much as we agree the food will have all your attention, don’t forget to enjoy the ambiance, the colours, and an unmistakeable LPM vibe.

Say Allo to a terrific shawarma

We hear Sunday, October 15 also happens to be Shawarma Day. Were you aware? Either way, there’s never a bad time to grab this classic. Swing by Allo Beirut and enjoy their Super Shawarma, a limited-edition wrap that combines both chicken and soujouk. With Allo Beirut’s own spicy garlic sauce, crispy fresh lettuce, tangy pickles, and fries to top things off, we don’t need much more incentive. From Dhs25, Friday to Sunday this weekend.

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Grab a bite at Roastery

Roastery on Yas Island goes pink all month, and it offers you a delightful array of themed bites, coffees, and teas that align with the aesthetic of the month. Grab a delicious morning snack or a tempting mid-day treat, with some of the finest sweet and savoury bites coupled with an excellent selection of teas and coffees, at Roastery. For every item you enjoy throughout the month, Dhs3 will be contributed to Brest Friends & the Al Jalila Foundation. 

Roastery, W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 7:00am to 8:00pm daily. Tel: (0) 2 656 0000, @wabudhabi