7 amazing things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: 18 to 24 July

7 amazing things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: 18 to 24 July

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Business lunches, brunches and destination dining deals await in the capital this week.

Monday 18 July 2022

Dine Omakase for lunch

Omakase is a Japanese dining tradition encouraging guests to leave their dining experience entirely in the chef’s hands. Featuring nine courses, the Omakase menu at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant features a selection of starters, including baby squid tempura, quail egg and black truffle nigiri, to salmon flambé nigiri, sea bass flambé nigiri and skirt steak. It’s the perfect way to start the working week overlooking the waters of Al Maryah Island. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 169 per person.

GO: Email reservations_ad@99sushibar.com or call 02 672 3333 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 19 July 2022

Try the new Summer Club menu at Shang Palace

Diners are invited to savour a three-course menu prepared by culinary maestro Chef Qiguo Su at Shang Palace this summer. The Summer Club menu features a choice of appetisers that include crispy seabass, Sichuan spicy shredded chicken salad, Tiger prawns, stir-fried beef rib eye and udon noodles paired with either chicken, beef, or seafood. The dessert selection carefully blends century-old concepts with new-age flavours and techniques. Such is the case with the black sesame tofu cheesecake or the vanilla tart with yuzu crémeux. Available daily, from 6pm to 8pm. AED 198 per person.

GO: Email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com or call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 20 July 2022

Enjoy an Insta-worthy afternoon tea

For something truly sophisticated, the elegant Majlis Saadiyat, with its mezzanine and outdoor terrace, is the ideal spot for afternoon tea overlooking the waters of the Arabian Gulf. Served in an elegant tiered jewellery box, expect each compartment to reveal gorgeous shareable treasures with your choice of either Arabian flavours or classic Western delicacies. The tea accompaniment offers both hot and cold infusions. Available daily from 2pm to 6pm. AED 195 per person (Western afternoon tea), AED 318 per couple (Arabic sweet afternoon tea) and AED 338 per couple (Arabic savoury afternoon tea).

GO: Email jsirestaurants@jumeirah.com or call 02 811 4342 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 21 July 2022

Dance the night away at Cove Beach

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi is the new destination to get your Afrobeats fix. The new Afro Night Pool Party includes music from Afrodisiac DJ C-Boy and DJ Shidi, live entertainment, pool access and unlimited complimentary rosé wine and Sangria for ladies between 7pm to 9pm. Thursdays, from 6pm for ladies and 7pm for gents. AED 199 for gents (three hours of unlimited beverages).

GO: Visit https://covebeachabudhabi.com for reservations and more information.

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Friday 22 July 2022

Party at a Gatsby-inspired Brunch 

Taking guests back in time to the glamour of the roaring 1920s, the Gatsby Brunch at Ray’s Bar provides a flawless fusion of delicious cuisine, live music, classic cocktails and sensational views from the 62nd floor of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. The traditional cold bites encompass healthy classics such as Waldorf salad and potted Alaskan crab, while the array of hearty hot bites features delicious morsels such as braised short rib, lamb wellington and spinach and artichoke tart. The decadent journey ends on a sweet note with rhubarb and apple pie, wild berry pavlova, sticky toffee pudding and more delectable and perfectly crafted desserts. Fridays, from 5pm to 9pm. AED 379 (house beverages), AED 479 (sparkling) and AED 679 (bubbly).

GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 23 July 2022

Brunch at ZUMA

ZUMA’s popular weekend brunch presents a tasting menu serving an extensive selection of dishes that includes beef tataki, vegetable gyoza, chicken tempura, fresh oysters, grilled Wagyu steak and a platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Guests are then encouraged to select one main course from the likes of spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, barley miso corn-fed baby chicken, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, miso-marinated black cod and roasted Boston lobster. Finally, a dessert platter featuring pecan nuts sundae, chocolate fondant, yuzu cheesecake, sorbets, ice creams, exotic fruits and chocolates end this decadent brunch. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 595 (Prosecco, grapes and hops) and AED 695 (Champagne and sake).

GO: Call 02 401 5900 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 24 July 2022

Feast on a Yum Cha Brunch

Savour Chinese specialities such as homemade noodles, dim sum and barbecued meats within a Chinese-inspired and atmosphere. Enjoy a decidedly different brunch with the ‘Yum Cha’ Dim Sum Brunch on Saturdays and experience a selection of delectable dumplings, roasted meats and desserts. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 298 (soft beverages) and AED 428 (house beverages).

GO: Email abudhabi.daipaidong@rosewoodhotels.com or call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

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