Where did this week go? While you ponder that, here are our weekend ideas…

Friday, April 19

Discover the ori-gins of Hidden Bar’s cocktails

Head to the Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Hidden Bar this Friday, to embark on a botanical journey and discover the unique flavours used in their cocktails, as you enjoy relaxing jazz sounds and say goodbye to the week that was.

Hidden Bar, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Friday April 19, 7pm to 11pm, from Dhs45. @rosewoodabudhabi

Experience Broadway’s exciting bar takeover

Descend on Broadway’s exciting bar takeover this Friday in the company of globally-renowned mixologists Brian Lugo from Hanky Panky in Mexico City and Maria Luz Garcia from Brujas for an evening of unique cocktails and entertainment.

Broadway, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Friday April 19, 6pm to 11pm, Dhs60. @broadway.uae

Saturday, April 20

Lights, camera, brunching action

This Saturday brunch at The Director’s Club is just what you need to unwind after a long week, and you can taste the best premium cuts and the refreshing beverages at The WB™ Abu Dhabi’s very own meatery, with great live entertainment and popular renditions to boot. Tuck into a selection of sharing-style appetisers, including The Director’s Club signature beef tartare, burrata, truffle mac and cheese croquettes, old bay prawn po’ boys and oysters Rockefeller.

The Director’s Club, The WB™ Abu Dhabi Curio Collection by Hilton, Saturday 1pm to 4pm, Dhs275 soft, Dhs399 premium, Dhs599 bubbles. Tel: (0) 2 815 0000. dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com

Unpack a new family menu at COYA

This renowned name in Peruvian cuisine has just launched their new Sabores en Familia menu, and offer a luxurious dining experience for families. Enjoy these Michelin-recognised flavours with dishes such as the Bao de Cordero with slow-cooked lamb and cheddar cheese, to the refreshing Ensalada de COYA with fresh pomegranate.

COYA Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (0)2 306 7000. @coyaabudhabi

Experience exciting new flavours at Le Bistro by Salmontini

Founder Hussni Ajlani brings classic French bistro flavour ambience to the capital city, with the latest chapter in Le Bistro by Salmontini’s culinary excellence. Savour classic dishes such as fine smoked Scottish salmon, the Steak Entrecôte St Germain, and the Salmon en Croûte, as well as delicious homemade desserts that will have you coming back for more.

Le Bistro by Salmontini, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Al Danah, Abu Dhabi, 8am to midnight, daily. @lebistro_bysalmontini

Sunday, April 21

Immerse yourself in choral mastery

Get set to be mesmerised by a multinational UAE-based choir as they perform Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental. The soul-stirring operatic choral work will be in town for you to enjoy, as over 30 nations will be represented in the 150-strong choir and orchestra, with a quarter of soloists flying in from the UK.

Requiem, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, Sunday April 21, 7pm, from Dhs145. platinumlist.ae

Swim for a good cause

The annual environmental swim event returns this weekend on Saadiyat Beach, and you can swim for a good cause over 200m and 3,200m distances. The event will be held in conjunction with the Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Center, and will aim to spread awareness on ocean pollution. Sign up here.

Saadiayat Beach, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Sunday April 21, 6.30am onwards. Register here.