Things to do in Abu Dhabi: 16 nights out to try this week

Join a mixology class, get Dhs25 drinks and more

Things to do in Abu Dhabi: 16 nights out to try this week


Shake it up
Hamilton’s Gastropub has just launched weekday mixology classes, where you can learn how to make a selection of mixed drinks just like the experts. For less then Dhs160 you’ll get three beverages and three canapés, plus 20 percent off your bill if you stick around for dinner afterwards.
Dhs159. Sun-Thu 4pm-7.30pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Yuuhi sundowners
Buddha-Bar Beach is offering a selection of mixed drinks for Dhs35 when you arrive for sunset.
Dhs35. Sat-Wed 5pm-7pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Crazy hour
Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant offers discounted house beverages from noon onwards, then after 8pm ‘Crazy Hour’ kicks in with bubbly, premium beverages and hops for less than Dhs20.
Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm (Happy Hour), 8pm-midnight (Crazy Hour). Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area (02 657 3333).


Dhs25 drinks
Indian-inspired bar Tamba is offering drinks for as little as Dhs25 twice a day.
Daily 4pm-8pm and 11pm-1am. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (02 672 8888).

New bar
Sports bar Offside has opened on Saadiyat Island and it is serving craft hops, tasty pub grub and showing sports from across the world.
Open Sun, Tue, Wed & Thu 5pm-3am, Fri & Sat noon-3am. Jumeirah Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island (02 811 4342).


Girls’ deal
McGettigan’s is offering ladies five free house drinks and 50 percent off main courses.
Free. Tue 6pm-10pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 652 4333).

Mexican vibes
Mexican restaurant Dusk has a ladies’ night offering free-flowing mixed drinks, grape and hops, plus 20 percent off food.
Free. Tue 7.30pm-11pm. Zaya Nurai Island (02 506 6274).


Midweek mixed drinks
The Hakkatini Wednesday event at cool Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan is back outside on the gorgeous terrace. For less than Dhs100 you get two signature drinks from a selected menu, and a small platter of tasty exotic bites. A different fashion designer will be displayed each week, too.
Dhs96. Wed 6pm-2am. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).

Casa de Cubanita
The Casa de Cubanita night offers ladies unlimited sushi and three glasses of bubbly all for less than Dhs50.
Dhs49. From Nov 2. Wed 7pm-10pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (056 742 7435).

Karaoke night
Ladies’ can get five free drinks, 50 percent off food and access to the karaoke station at Victor’s Bar & restaurant.
Free. Wed 7pm-midnight. Hilton Capital Grand, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (02 666 5508).


Ladies’ night
Eclipse Terrace Lounge has reopened and that means that the ladies’ night deal is back, too. The event lets ladies’ enjoy a free plate of bites and two free drinks.
Free. Thu 7pm-10pm. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Circus brunch
Jazz@PizzaExpress has launched a Thursday-night circus themed brunch, and its a load of fun. Offering all the restaurant’s best dishes such as crispy pizzas, fresh salads and steaming bowls of pasta, the night also features live entertainment, free-flowing beverages and music from a DJ.
Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs230 (premium beverages). Thu 8pm-11pm. The Hub at The Mall World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (02 444 7752).


Friday BraaiBQ
The South African braai at Hytes includes unlimited amounts of flame-grilled boerewors and American brisket, served alongside amazing views of Downtown Abu Dhabi.
Dhs229 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages). From Sep 27. Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Mina Street, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).

LEXX happy hour
The cool new bar has a late-night buy one, get one free offer on selected drinks and complimentary pass-around snacks. You now know where to go next time you’re not ready to go home on a Friday.
Prices vary. Thu-Fri midnight-2am. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).


Night brunch
The pan-Asian brunch at Li Jiang is the perfect way to end the weekend. It includes three hours of free-flowing drinks and street food bites.
Sat 5pm-11pm. Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs465 (bubbly), Dhs110 (kids aged six to 11). The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).

Pool bash
The Shangri-La Hotel has launched a new weekend pool party. The La Fresh Urbn event is bringing tunes from DJs Slim and Shock, and ladies get free entry.
Free (ladies), Dhs100 (gents, redeemable on food and drink). Sat noon-sunset. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 509 8555).

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