There’s a new ladies’ night designed to celebrate the legacy of Frida Kahlo. Mexican eatery Amerigos is offering girls free-flowing Mexican mixed drinks (when dining) and 50 percent off its spicy plates.
Free. Sun 6pm-1am. Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island (02 656 2000).
Terrazza Di BiCE
There’s 50 percent off all beverages on the special Terrazza menu every day for two hours. From Monday to Friday, you can also catch live music from a singer and pianist.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-8pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche West (02 811 5555).
A night at Viewz is always good fun, but now you can also show off your singing ability (or lack of it, in our case). Plus you can get two mixed drinks for Dhs40, hops for Dhs22 and 50 percent off food.
Prices vary. Mon 9pm-4am. 17th Floor, Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, Zayed The First Street (02 652 0000).
Buy one, get one free drinks
Saadiyat Island isn’t really the place to do anything on a budget, but we’ve found a deal that means you don’t have to clean out your bank account every time you visit the area. The Manhattan Lounge is offering two drinks for the price of one for four hours every day.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-8pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
Girls can enjoy unlimited free-flowing beverages every Tuesday night at Yas Marina bar Skylite. There’s also 50 percent off from 10pm onwards.
Prices vary. Tue 7pm-10pm (free drinks), 10pm- 1am (50 percent off). Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 656 0000).
Cooper’s Bar and Restaurant seems set on making it impossible to pay full price for a drink, which is fine by us. Once the happy hour ends at 8pm, ‘Crazy Hour’ kicks in with bubbly, premium beverages and hops for Dhs19 and eight selected mixed drinks for Dhs119.
Prices vary. Daily 8pm-midnight. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park Area (02 657 3333).
Mind the Gap
With The Beatles, Oasis, The Clash and many more, Britain has produced some brilliant music. The Hamilton’s band are covering all the best hits at the weekly Mind the Gap night.
Free. Wed 4pm-2am. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas (02 697 0000).
We’re well into February now, which means we can ditch the diet and get back to eating (after all, it is our favourite hobby). Victor’s is offering a great Thursday-night deal that includes three hours of bites.
Dhs200. Thu 8pm-11pm. Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street Road (056 201 8520).
Noche de Chicas
See in the weekend at one of the capital’s most impressive-looking hotels. Peruvian bar Limo is offering ladies 50 percent off beverages and complimentary pass-around nibbles if you get peckish.
Prices vary. Thu 7pm-11pm. Bab Al Qasr Hotel, Corniche West (02 304 8284).
Juniper-based beverages are still very ‘in’ right now and Market Kitchen is indulging the craze (that’s showing no signs of going away) with two hours of unlimited beverages every evening from 6pm to 8pm. There’s a whole bunch of herbs, fruits and lots of fancy things to jazz them up with, too.
Dhs149. Daily 6pm-8pm. Le Royal Méridien, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street (02 692 4247).
The happy hour deal at Spaccanapoli is making it impossible for us to resist a night out at the popular Italian restaurant. There’s 50 percent off selected drinks for a full eight hours every day. Prego!
Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6166).
Even if you managed to do the unthinkable and go through a whole Friday without going for brunch, you can still get on board with the after-brunch package at Aqua. It includes two hours of free-flowing grapes and hops, plus tunes from the resident DJ.
Dhs145. Fri 4pm-6pm. The Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
There’s a new Saturday deal at our favourite Mexican bar and restaurant Loca that offers your choice of fajita with two house beverages for a knock-down price. It’s the perfect excuse to get your ‘guac on’ (sorry) while watching all the Saturday sport.
Dhs109. Sat noon-1.30am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 582 3639).
Wether you’ve been playing a round of golf, screaming yourself silly on rollerocasters or shopping in Yas Mall, a weekend on Yas Island always requires some refreshment. Y Bar is offering a nine-hour buy one, get one free offer on selected house beverages. Yas please!
Prices vary. Thu-Sat noon-9pm, Sun-Wed 4pm-midnight. Yas Island Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Island (02 656 4155).