6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

From tucking into a massive burrito to balancing your internal energies…

Counting down to the weekend so you can fill it with fun stuff? We hear you!

From a happy hour deal to balancing your internal energies and preparing for Eid, there’s something to suit all tastes over the weekend here in the capital.

Here’s a list of things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend:   

Thursday, August 1, 2019

1. Start off your weekend with happy hour

Looking for a top new happy hour in Abu Dhabi? The fifth floor at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Resort is a buzz-worthy watering hole in Abu Dhabi already, but this summer they’re offering an extended happy hour. The special promotion runs daily from 8pm to midnight and features a selection of cocktails, all for just Dhs20 each. Add in a DJ and skilled mixologists and there’s all the more reason to make the trip.

The Lounge, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 8pm to midnight, Dhs20. Tel: (02) 8114342. jumeirah.com

2. Take on a massive burrito

Taqado has unleashed a burrito weighing in at just under one kilogram (that’s a whopping 2.2 pounds!). Aptly named ‘The Beast’, this monster 12-inch tortilla is double-stuffed with all your favourite fillings. The burrito itself will set you back Dhs50 but you can also get The Beast with extras, which means it will come with loaded nachos and a drink for Dhs75. It’s available at all Taqado restaurants in the UAE.

Taqado Mexican Chicken, various locations around UAE, Dhs50 for The Beast, taqado.com

Friday, August 2, 2019

3. Brunch at Aqua

What better way to enjoy a summer afternoon than with some delicious food and the comfort of a lush pool? The Aqua Friday Brunch at Rosewood Abu Dhabi now comes with free pool access. Brunch is served from noon until 5pm and includes various stations including appetisers, international cuisine, a seafood bar, a ceviche and soup station, and a fun bread and pie corner, plus an assortment of live cooking stations.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi, 12pm to 5pm, Fridays, Dhs205 with soft drinks, Dhs285 with house drinks. Tel: (02) 8135550. rosewoodhotels.com

4. Balance the Prana Vayus

Vayus are the currents of internal energy inside all human beings that control functions of the body such as digestion and even breathing. By attending this special master class with Mina Lee, you will explore the benefits of the five Prana Vayu mudras and learn to feel the Vayus to help keep them in balance thus keeping physical ailments away. The class starts at 9am, and costs Dhs120 for two hours.

YogaONE UAE, Mangrove One Compound, Abu Dhabi, 9am, August 2, Dhs120, Tel: (02) 562 1217, yogaone.ae

Saturday, August 3

5. Rest and recharge at The EDITION Spa

Treat yourself to a relaxing treatment at the Abu Dhabi EDITION Spa this weekend. Whether you’re looking to loosen up those tense muscles, or rejuvenate with a beauty treatment, you’ll find it here. Make it a date day in the couples massage room and enjoy the bright and fresh interiors as you overlook the stunning infinity pool during your treatment.

The Spa, Abu Dhabi Edition, Al Bateen Marina, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (02) 208 0000. editionhotels.com

6. Visit the Eid Al Adha Festival

With Eid Al Adha just around the corner, why not take the family to the annual Eid Al Adha Festival that will help you celebrate the upcoming holiday? The exhibition is free to enter, and you have until Wednesday, August 17, 2019 to check it out. It features performances including traditional song and dances, unique gift items, consumer goods and plenty of toys and games for the little ones. Feeling hungry during your time here? Head to the food stalls to savor some authentic Arabic food.

Eid Al Adha Festival, Hall 8 and 9 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, 5pm to 11pm until Aug 17, Tel: (800) 23 632, adnec.ae

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