Once the seafood buffet has been demolished, ladies can enjoy free-flowing beverages from 11pm until closing at Aquarium. DJ ClassyK provides the soundtrack as you take in the views over Yas Marina.
Free. 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 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 Dhabi (02 656 0600).
This exciting night lets you indulge your creative side while enjoying mixed drinks and light Oriental-style bites at Hakkasan. Browse gorgeous pieces from fashion and jewellery brands, marvel at super-cool live entertainment and watch artists at work.
Dhs96 (two house beverages and a light bite). Wed 6pm-2am. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).
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 (056 720 4340).
Blu Sky Lounge & Grill always seems to have some kind of amazing offer on. On Wednesdays it celebrates all things Scottish by offering a huge range of beverages at a knockdown price.
Dhs20. Wed 7pm-3am. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 818 4888).
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 are also free-flowing drink deals.
Dhs149 (house beverages), Dhs249 (premium beverages). Thu 4pm-2am. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (02 674 2020).
Thursday night live
Iris Yas Island has introduced a live jazz, funk and soul night, and it’s the new place to be on a Thursday night. All guests get one free drink and there’s a night brunch, too.
From Dhs200 (grape and hops). Thu 9pm-3am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 160 5636).
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 thoroughly decent discount 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 Cuba is already one of the most-talked about new venues in the capital, and it’s about to become even more so. International DJs (including several house legends) are joining the party every Friday, plus there are post-brunch deals for guys and girls.
Dhs149 (ladies, house beverages), Dhs199 (gents, house beverages). Fri 4pm-8pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (056 742 7435).
Unwind the Italian way at Prego’s. Choose from a a selection of discounted drinks and nibble your way through tasty platters of charcuterie and fancy cheese.
From Dhs22. Daily 9.30pm-11.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
The new Saturday night event at Catch Rooftop 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).