Friday, October 20

Visit the much-appreciated Park Market

Umm Al Emarat Park’s highly- anticipated Park Market is finally back after several weeks and months of waiting, and you can enjoy from 40 participating vendors offering local food and entertainment. The Park Market will also feature a number of exciting activities, exhibitions and performances, and will bring back its popular Cinema in the Park experience every week. Very importantly, all proceeds from ticket sales on Friday, October 20 will go towards supporting those affected in Gaza.

Park Market, Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif Area, Abu Dhabi, Friday October 20, 5:00pm onwards. Tel:(0)2 666 9559, @ummalemaratpark

Get in the groove for fight night

The inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC 1) happens this Friday night, and the groundbreaking milestone on Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s sporting scene will debut in the Mubadala Arena as part of the ongoing Showdown Week. jiu-jitsu and MMA athletes will engage in five rounds of intense three-minute bouts, promising an electrifying experience. Great way to get in the mood for what we’ve listed next…

Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship, Muabadala Arena, Al Rawdah, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs50. Tel:(0)2 813 4000,

Saturday, October 21

UFC 294


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Fight night is finally here in Abu Dhabi, and in the lead up this week, we’re being treated to everything from open workouts to ceremonial weigh-ins that have only amped the excitement to unprecedented levels. Tune in, or if you’re able to get your hands on tickets, show up cage side at the Etihad Arena on Saturday night, as Islam Makachev takes on defending featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski in the main event of the evening.

UFC 294, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Saturday October 21, 5:00pm onwards.

Dine with Le Marché come brunchtime

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi launches its Le Marché Saturday Brunch this Saturday, at their charming Latest Recipe restaurant. We’re excited about this one, and know what our plans for Saturday brunch this week are.

Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Saturday October 21, from 1:00pm. Tel: (0) 50 688 5361, @lemeridienabudhabi

Visit Portugal right here in Abu Dhabi…

No forklifts, no steel-toe shoes, just a gorgeous little spot in the ADNEC area that has your weekend plans sorted. Swing by The Warehouse at the Pearl Capital Centre by Rotana and let Fado E Amigos, their live singer put some brilliant touches on their Portuguese night.

The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar, Pearl Capital Centre by Rotana, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, 5:00pm to 2:00am daily. Tel: (0)2 307 5552, @thewarehouseabudhabi 

…or even Chicago

The Four Seasons Abu Dhabi serves up their all new ‘Take me to Chicago” Saturday brunch at Butcher & Still’s, a concept that piques our interest and how.  Drop by for a taste of the Windy City, as they kick things of this Saturday.

Butcher & Still, The Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (0)2 333 2444, @butcherandstill

Sunday, October 22

Sit down for a Levantine breakfast with the family at Tean

A lovely Levantine breakfast awaits at Tean, just steps away from idyllic Saadiyat beach. Dig in to breakfast favourites such as their Shakshuka, Foul and Hummus as well as Middle Eastern cheeses in several delicious flavours, colours and textures. You can also opt for the tasting menu if you prefer smaller portions, in breakfast dishes that include light touches with Western influences.

Tean, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Sunday October 22, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Tel: (0)2 811 4342, @jumeirahsaadiyat

Win big at The Galleria Al Maryah Island

With just a few days left for you to take advantage of this super offer, The Galleria Al Maryah Island invites you win a share of their Dhs1 million gift card giveaway. With only a week left, make sure you combine your shopping receipts totalling Dhs500, so you qualify. As added incentive, Galleria will also gift you their new limited-edition unisex fragrance when you buy a gift card valued at Dhs250 or more.

The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Sunday to Friday 10:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 12:00pm. Tel: (0)2 493 7400, @thegalleriauae

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