Once the seafood buffet has been demolished, ladies can enjoy free-flowing beverages from 11pm onwards at Aquarium. DJ ClassyK provides the soundtrack as you take in the views over Yas Marina.
Sun 7pm-1.30am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 696 9357).
It’s a good job we’ve got Trader Vic’s to liven up the start of our working week. The very slick and stylish Miami Nights evening features tunes from DJ Saif & Sound, plus Cuban-inspired mixed drinks and all your favourite fusion bites. Pass the cheese balls, please.
Prices vary. Sun 9pm-2am. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
Craft brews are all the rage at the moment, and they’re not just for hipsters with perfectly trimmed beards either. Head over to
Stars ’N’ Bars on Yas Island and liven up your Monday evening with some great steak or burger and craft hops combos. You can also unleash your inner child on arcade games and dance to ’80s tunes.
Prices vary. Mon 5pm-2am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101).
The ladies of Abu Dhabi need to cancel any Monday night plans and get down to Cho Gao. There’s unlimited free drinks, 25 percent off the food and live music.
Free. Mon 7pm-10pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 304 8128).
The new ladies’ night at Skylite Rooftop offers some super deals on free-flowing house beverages and bubbly. There are also awesome tunes from Cliff Townley.
Dhs55 (house beverages). Dhs125 (bubbly). Tue 7pm-11pm. Yas Hotel Abu Dhab (02 656 0600).
Start the weekend a day early with a night of live music at Ray’s Bar at Etihad Towers. Look out on the city glittering below you as you enjoy tunes from South African band 4THEMUSIC. There’s a long list of expertly created mixed drinks to try, too.
Free. Wed 8pm-midnight. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (56 720 4340)..
If you haven’t been to check out ANNEX Rooftop at Al Bateen yet, well you’re missing out. Make it your mission to get down there one Wednesday evening when you’ll be able to enjoy 40 percent off house beverages and selected mixed drinks as you warm yourself by the fire pits and take in the views over Al Bateen Marina.
Prices vary. Wed 6pm-midnight. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen (02 208 0000).
Start the weekend by the pool at LRM central, where you can grab light bites from the food trucks and enjoy tunes from a live DJ from 8pm onwards. There’s also free-flowing drink deals for a whole three hours.
Dhs149 (house beverages), Dhs249 (premium beverages). Thu 4pm-2am. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (02 674 2020).
Relax on the huge outdoor terrace at Latin bar and restaurant BU! Trinity and unwind after a long day with a selection of discounted drinks.
From Dhs25. Daily 5pm-8pm. The Hub at Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi (02 666 8066).
There’s nothing like spending a night in a cosy English pub. There aren’t any chandeliers or gold furnishings at The Tavern, but you will find four hours of house beverages at a knockdown price to make you feel right at home.
Dhs149. Fri 4pm-8pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).
Even if you managed to get 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 grape and hops, plus tunes from the resident DJ.
Dhs145. Fri 4pm-6pm. The Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
Casa de Cubanitas
There’s a brilliant new ladies’ night at Cuban-style bar Casa de Cuba. Girls get three complimentary drinks from 8pm onwards, or they can upgrade to unlimited beverages for less than Dhs100.
Dhs99 (unlimited beverages). Sat 8pm-3.30am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (056 742 7435).
Lemon & Lime bar always offers great vibes, but Saturdays are especially good for all Etihad Airways employees. Airline staff can make the most of a three-hour all-you-can-drink deal on house beverages, plus 40 percent off the food menu.
Dhs125 (unlimited house beverages). Sat 8pm-11pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City A (02 616 9999).
Catch Rooftop has long been one of our favourite places to let off some steam at the weekend, but the new Saturday night event sounds absolutely brilliant. You can get yourself feeling more confident on the dancefloor with a free Latin dance lesson from 8pm to 9pm, and then from 9pm onwards there are tunes from DJ Keith Dobbs and free drinks for ladies.
Free. Sat 8pm-3am. Nation Riviera Beach Club, Nation Towers (02 611 0909).