Hello all! My name is Mariam and I am part of the ENTERTAINER’s UAE team, taking care of the market in Abu Dhabi and its amazing restaurants, spas, leisure activities and much more. I have lived in Abu Dhabi for just over 5 years (and a few more in the other Emirates), yet Abu Dhabi has stolen my heart. And I particularly love exploring it at the weekend!
How to make the most of your weekend in Abu Dhabi
My friends typically call me when they need some suggestions on what’s new, where to eat, what to do, where to go or which events are currently happening. One of the amazing perks of working for the ENTERTAINER means I often get to know about things before they happen. So, I wanted to put this to all to good use, and recommend some pretty cool places to go to for the perfect date, party with friends or quality time with the family over the weekends.
The perfect date
To start your date evening, try the Private Romantic Dune Dinner by Trip Arabia Travel & Tourism and let the breathtaking sunset mesmerize you. Continue your journey to the Fairmont, where you can hop off to enjoy a drink at Marco Pierre White then gaze at romantic views of the ocean and the twinkling reflection on the water. Your evening should further take you to the Venetian Village, which boasts a variation of restaurants – Todd English’s Olives has an awesome Mediterranean flare that is perfect for date night!
Party with friends
A good night out starts with a good Friday Brunch, and Cho Gao offers you just that, with beautiful day time views of the Abu Dhabi skyline, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Stay back to enjoy the breathtaking sunset combined with our Cheers offers, while the DJ spins the right tunes to the perfect setting.
Continue your night at “The Hub”, which is tucked away downtown. Offering you a huge range of dining destinations, where you can book in for some gorgeous pizza and a great after-party vibe with live music at [email protected]
Quality time with the family
Abu Dhabi has something for everyone and is known for being very family-friendly, with numerous events and happenings throughout the capital that make the perfect day out. From the petting zoo to the snake alley, Emirates Park Zoo will guarantee fun for everyone, and will keep the kids active for hours! After a busy morning seeing the animals in action, you too should have worked up an appetite, which means you deserve a healthy lunch. Luckily, close by is a hidden gem. Choose from salads, appetizers, steaks and more with a fab Mediterranean twist at Bills Market! It has everything you could possibly want to re-fuel.
Take a leaf out of Mariam’s book, and start exploring today!