Cultural landmarks, outdoor activities and the best dining deals in the capital. Here are the best things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
Thursday 18 March 2021
Take a self-guided tour of Qasr Al Watan:
To enhance Qasr Al Watan’s visitor journey and provide a more enriching visitor experience, the Palace of the Nation now offers self-guided tours in English, Arabic, German, Russian and Chinese. By purchasing the multimedia guide at the Palace’s ticket desk, visitors will receive headsets for use throughout their visit. Visitors will be able to listen to pre-recorded audio clips in their language of choice and be guided on an interactive cultural journey across the Palace. The immersive experience explores the history and traditions of the Palace while guiding visitors through a vast collection of cultural artefacts, art and rare manuscripts.
GO: Visit www.qasralwatan.ae for more information.
Feast on carpaccio at Dino’s Bistro Italiano, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre:
Winner of ‘Best Italian Casual Dining Restaurant’ at the FACT Dining Awards Abu Dhabi 2020, Dino’s Bistro Italiano is an authentic Italian restaurant serving modern cuisine in a lively and casual setting. The culinary team has introduced a limited-time menu of carpaccio dishes starting from AED 40, bringing diners a true taste of Italian cuisine. Available daily for lunch and dinner until 31 March.
Friday 19 March 2021
Revel in a St. Patrick’s Day Bruch at The Captains Arms, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi:
The Captain’s Village Brunch is turning green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Gather your friends and tuck into traditional Irish cuisine and while sipping on Irish hops. Expect traditional roasts and desserts set to imitate gold, with Irish chocolate pots de crème that are not to be missed. Friday 19 March, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 175 (soft beverages) and AED 265 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 697 4482 for reservations and more information.
Join the free-jumping revolution at BOUNCE, Umm Al Emarat Park:
Trampoline park BOUNCE has moved outside for the winter months with a setup inside Umm Al Emarat Park. Take flight, climb the wall, land on a bag of air, shoot hoops and jump until your heart’s content at the fully supervised BOUNCE trailer. Available daily, from 10am to midnight.
GO: Visit www.ummalemaratpark.ae for more information.
Saturday 20 March 2021
Bento Box at Tori No Su, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers:
Celebrate Cherry Blossom season at Tori No Su and experience an authentic Japanese dining celebration. The upmarket venue is currently offering a limited-edition Bento Box for guests to enjoy. Options include Prawn and Vegetable Soup with shiitake, carrot and mizuna, Sashimi Salad with Asian mixed leaves, seabass, salmon and tuna, and Battered Fried Nile Perch with spicy mayonnaise. The experience finishes with Matcha Cake served alongside a strawberry cheesecake Mochi ice cream. Available, Wednesday to Sunday, from 7pm. AED 180 per person.
Soak It Up at WET Deck, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island:
Kick back poolside and enjoy the Arabian sun at rooftop hangout WET Deck. Enjoy refreshing frozen cocktails or beat the heat with a dip to get in the mood for the week ahead. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 145 (ladies) and AED 199 (gentlemen).
GO: Call (0)2 656 0000 for reservations and more information.