Weather like this calls for all the charcoal-grilled food you can physically manage. Giornotte’s barbecue night features succulent steaks, grilled meats and delicious sauces. Oh, and save room for the desserts.
Dhs235 (food only), Dhs305 (soft drinks), Dhs380 (house beverages). Sun 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).
You can visit cool tapas bar The Warehouse on any night of the week and find that there’s some form of brilliant deal on, but it’s the Sunday-night special which sounds particularly appealing to us. From 4pm to 1am there’s 50 percent off all house beverages, which is one lengthy happy hour.
Prices vary. Sun 4pm-1am. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).
Sunday night feast
Sundays at work are so much less painful when you have this night out to look forward to. For Dhs135 you can enjoy a huge buffet featuring sushi, salads, mains, grilled meats and more.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs175 (house beverages). Sun 6.30pm-11pm. Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 558 1117).
Unlimited pasta and flatbreads
Feast on endless amounts of pasta and crispy flatbreads every Monday at Todd English’s Olives. Plus, you can wash it all down with free-flowing soft drinks.
Dhs150. Mon 7pm-11pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (056 996 8845).
50 percent off beverages
Hamilton’s gastropub is offering 50 percent off house grape, hops and selected mixed drinks from 5pm to 9pm. It’s one of the best ways to break up your working week.
Free. Sat-Wed 5pm-9pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).
No smoking day at the Captain’s Arms
This friendly pub is rewarding non-smokers by offering them one free drink when they buy two beverages. With a cosy atmosphere and traditional English pub meals, everyone can have a brilliant evening out.
Free. Tues noon-2.30am. The Village at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).
Wind down after a busy day at seafood restaurant Flooka. From 5pm to 8pm, the daily happy hour deal offers all drinks for Dhs30. With views over the mangrove trees, it’s one of the most special settings in the city.
Dhs30. Daily 5pm-8pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Dhafeer Street (02 441 8244).
Get the party started
Lemon & Lime is helping us turn any night of the week into a celebration with their daily deal on free-flowing house beverages. Available from 8pm to 11pm, you can get three hours of unlimited drinks for Dhs139 per person.
Dhs139. Daily 8pm-11pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City (02 616 9999).
The sushi night at Kahraman is now available three times a week. With packages starting from Dhs205 the live stations include Peking duck, som tam and more.
Dhs205 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). Mon, Wed, Fri 7pm-11pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).
One for the girls
Celebrate the start of the weekend in style at Eclipse Terrace Lounge. Ladies get two complimentary drinks plus a plate of tasty sushi. With cool tunes and views over our beautiful city, what’s not to love?
Free. Thu 7pm-10pm. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
American-style bar Stars ’N’ Bars is helping us kick off the weekend by offering ladies three complimentary drinks vouchers to redeem on the Star Deck terrace outside the venue.
Free. Thu 10pm-midnight. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101).
There are half-price beverages and 20 percent off food at the excellent Yas Marina bar, Iris. Get there early to bag yourself a table on the super-cool outdoor terrace. You can stay on afterwards for the ladies’ night, too.
Free. Wed-Sat 6pm-9pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 160 5636).
Rooftop ladies’ night
Ladies get three free drinks, including selected mixed drinks and grapes, at Catch Roof every Friday. The beachfront terrace is a dreamy spot to catch up with friends.
Free. Fri 10pm-3am. Nation Riviera Beach Club, Corniche Road (02 611 0909).
Surrounded by palm trees and situated right on the beach, heading to B Lounge for a cold drink feels almost like you’ve jetted off on holiday to Spain. The daily Chiringuito happy hour is held from 6pm to 9pm and offers chilled-out tunes, discounted drinks and a full menu of bar bites.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-9pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).
Enjoy some of Spain’s most famous dishes, including patatas bravas, gambas and paella, for Dhs180 per person every evening throughout December at the gorgeous Azura Panoramic Lounge.
Dhs180. Daily 5pm-8pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers (02 694 4553).