7 wonderful things to do in the UAE this week: 22 to 28 August

7 wonderful things to do in the UAE this week: 22 to 28 August



Waterparks after dark, concerts at Coca-Cola Arena and exciting dinners should all be added to your to-do list this week.

As we approach the final week of August, there's plenty of fun to be had across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From leisurely breakfasts to new restaurant openings, here are some of the most wonderful things to do in the UAE this week. 

Monday 22 August 2022

Start the week with a spritz

Head to Fi'lia on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences for a new way to kick start your week in style. The FACT award-winning restaurant's pizza and spritz promotion offers freshly baked artisan pizzas, including Margherita, Jerusalem artichoke, and bresaola with burrata, in addition to various grapes and bubbles such as Aperol spritz, Peroni draft, and Pinot Grigio. Fi'lia offers an ideal place to gather with friends with a sky-high setting to match. Mondays from 12pm to 3:30pm and 6:30pm to midnight. AED 99 per person.

GO: Call 04 607 0770 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 23 August 2022

Breakfast at The Ritz

Situated off the lobby at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, the comfortable and homely Venetian-inspired Alba is now open for breakfast. The venue's new lazy breakfast menu features eggs cooked to your preference in addition to sweet delights such as pancakes, French toast, Belgian waffles, and your choice of tea and coffee. Available daily, from 9am to 3pm. AED 99 per person.

GO: Visit www.ritzcarlton.com or call 02 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 24 August 2022

Dine on unlimited pizza and pasta

Antonia brings an authentic Italian dining experience from the streets of Italy to the Arabian Gulf. Hailing from Rome, Antonia's gourmet pizza slices are baked in rectangular trays, loaded with delicious toppings, displayed on the counter and sold by the square, half-tray or full-tray. The Saadiyat Island hotspot is currently offering unlimited pizza and pasta, featuring five varieties of pasta and seven unique pizzas. Enjoy spaghetti cacio e pepe, tagliatelle alla bolognese, rigatoni alla carbonara, Diavola pizza, Margherita pizza and our personal favourite, Burrata pizza. Available Monday to Thursday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 95 per person (food only) or AED 135 (including two house beverages).

GO: Visit www.antoniarestaurant.com or call 02 667 2554 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 25 August 2022

Experience an ABnormal dinner

Taking place on the last Thursday of each month, the ABnormal dining experience at Akira Back Dubai will be dedicated to different themes, the first of which will be omakase. Here, diners can enjoy a premium sake pairing experience, with three delicious starters, followed by a 12-piece sushi set, miso soup and dessert. Take a seat at Akira Back's stylish sushi counter and leave it up to the chef. Thursday 25 August, from 7:30pm. AED 899 per person.

GO: Visit www.akirabackdubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Friday 26 August 2022

Party at Coca-Cola Arena

Norwegian DJ Alan Walker returns to Dubai with EDM producer Niles Hollowell-Dhar, who is best known as KSHMR. With Walker boasting over 15 billion audio and video streams worldwide, the 21-year-old has already made a lasting impact on the global music scene, promising another exciting night of music at Coca-Cola Arena.

 GO: Visit www.coca-cola-arena.com for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 27 August 2022

Slip and side after dark

After three years, the UAE's biggest moonlit waterpark party, Aquaventure After Dark, is back to close the summer season in style. Waterpark fans over the age of 16 can look forward to three towers' worth of action-packed fun with up to 105 rides, slides, and attractions, three live DJ zones and on-the-ground activations. In true festival fashion, foodies can indulge in food options from all over the world throughout the evening. Saturday 27 August, from 7pm to midnight. Tickers from AED 199 per person.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.


Sunday 28 August 2022

Head to a new Asian street food restaurant in the capital

Located in Sheikha Fatima Park in Al Bateen, homegrown restaurant Mamafri's first location in the UAE capital is open daily for lunch and dinner. Boasting a minimalist dining room and a tempting menu of expertly crafted Southeast Asian dishes, tuck into Indonesian Mie Goreng with wok-tossed noodles, soy sauce, shrimp, egg and vegetables, Mama's Special Rice with chicken and vegetables, or Mamafri's famous wagyu Sandos,

GO Visit www.lovemamafri.com for reservations and more information.