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Six wonderful things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend: February 11 to 13

Cosy cafes, leisurely lunches and all you can eat brunches! Here are the top places to enjoy in the capital this weekend.

Thursday 11 February 2021

Tea with my Honey at the Crystal Lounge, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi:

Manuka Honey is native to New Zealand and has a host of health properties, including improving the digestive system. Inspired by the honey’s healing powers, Chef Michaela at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has prepared this afternoon tea for a healthy boost alongside a savoury selection of sandwiches with exquisite flavours such as veal tonné, salmon, and truffle. The honey inspired afternoon tea includes a rich collection of pastries such as heart-shaped honey macaroons raspberry and strawberry honey mousse, strawberry and honey éclairs, almond honey tarts and divinely sweet honey cakes. Available daily from 2pm to 6pm. AED 195 per person or AED 240 (inclusive of one glass of bubbly).

GO: Email restaurants.abudhabi@stregis.com or call (0)2 694 4553 for reservations and more information.


Visit Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first 2021 exhibition:

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its third season with Abstraction and Calligraphy – Towards a Universal Language. Charting sites of mutual inspiration around the world, and dedicated to artistic practices of abstraction, the show explores how 20th century artists established a new visual language by merging text and image, inspired by the earliest forms of mark-making and, particularly, calligraphy. The exhibition brings together 101 masterworks on loan from 16 partner institution collections, alongside seven works from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection, and two monumental artworks by contemporary artists whose current-day practices bring recurring themes of the exhibition to life.

GO: Visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae for more information.


Friday 12 February 2021

The Chill’O Brunch at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche:

You’ll be spoilt for choice from the get-go at this new brunch hosted at Grills@Chill’O restaurant & lounge. With eight unique culinary stations serving international fare poolside, expect elegantly crafted foie gras, a fresh seafood selection on ice, sushi, a carvery, signature grills and vibrant desserts. Select from a range of seafood and meat and let the chefs work their magic over the outdoor grills, deliver dishes chargrilled to perfection. The family-friendly brunch has activities for the little ones, including a dedicated kids corner equipped with a special food and drinks station. With live music and singing* by guitarist Alron Matthews creating upbeat vibes and setting the tone, grab a seat at the outdoor garden terrace with panoramic vistas and enjoy a leisurely Friday brunch. Fridays from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 230 (soft beverages), AED 320 (house beverages )and AED 360 (house beverages and bubbly).

GO: Call (0)2 813 7777 for reservations and more information.


Pétanque Lunch at Fouquet’s, Louvre Abu Dhabi: 

Fouquet’s Fridays just got even more exciting with the new addition to the space, a Petanque course for fans of boules. This classic French game is excellent for guests who are looking for a fun pastime to enjoy with their friends and family following a lovely lunch under the fabulous Louvre Abu Dhabi Dome. Pétanque is available for guests who lunch at the restaurant on Fridays between 12pm and 4pm.

GO: Call (0)2 205 4200 for reservations and more information.


Saturday 13 February 2021

Check out the new Brunch & Cake at Marsa Al Bateen Marina:

Designed with the brand’s Instagrammable boho-chic interiors, Brunch & Cake Abu Dhabi has been designed to create various settings under one roof, ensuring a comfortable, photo-worthy and memorable experience. The new location serves exclusive items that have been created especially for the Abu Dhabi branch such as, New York cheesecake-style ricotta pancakespepperoni pizza with chilli honey jamdeep-fried pizza bites, and burrata toast, in addition to some classic favourites from the flagship location at Dubai’s Wasl 51.

GO: Call 800 472 6362 for reservations and more information.


Valentine’s Weekend at Oak Room at The Abu Dhabi EDITION:

Eat your heart out this Valentine’s Day at the award-winning steakhouse, Oak Room. The evening begins with a signature Oak Room red rose and a complimentary glass of bubbly to set the tone. Devour Chef Tom Aikens set menu of nuanced flavours, lovingly curated for the occasion. Highlights include Oak Room signature sourdough with Marmite butter; Gillardeau oysters and the Surf and Turf main course of poached lobster claw, black onyx tenderloin, Jerusalem artichoke, Girolle mushrooms, followed by a mixed berry trifle. Available 11 to 14 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 395 per person (house beverages).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call (0)2 208 0000 for reservations and more information.


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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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