Grape and charcuterie
Enjoy unlimited grape and a plate of charcuterie every day from Sunday to Thursday for Dhs120 per person.
Dhs120. Sun-Thu, 6pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777)
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).
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).
Indian-inspired bar Tamba is offering drinks at knockdown prices over two sessions daily.
Daily 4pm-8pm and 11pm-1am. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (02 672 8888).
Head to Catch Roof for four hours of music from DJ Jay, DJ Shock and DJ Slim and unlimited drinks for the girls. The views over the Corniche are totally brilliant, too.
Free. Mon 9pm-1am. Nation Riviera Beach Club, Corniche Road West (02 811 5666).
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).
Dusk has a ladies’ night offering free-flowing mixed drinks, plus 20 percent off food.
Free. Tue 7.30pm-11pm. Zaya Nurai Island (02 506 6274).
Midweek mixed drinks
The Hakkatini Wednesday event is back at Hakkasan. The deal includes two signature drinks and a platter of bites.
Dhs96. Wed 6pm-2am. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7739).
Ladies’ can get five free drinks, 50 percent off food and a sing-song at 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).
When the circus-themed brunch is over at Jazz@PizzaExpress the fun doesn’t stop there. You can keep the party going with tunes from DJ Rabbit and drinks starting from Dhs20. Now that’s what we call kicking off the weekend properly.
Brunch: Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs230 (premium beverages). Thu 8pm onwards. The Hub at The Mall World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (02 444 7752).
Hamilton’s Gastropub has just launched weekday mixology classes where you can learn how to make mixed drinks just like the experts. The deal includes three drinks and three canapés so you can nibble while you get creative.
Dhs160. Sun-Thu 4pm-7.30pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat island (02 697 0000).
The Hopfest weekender is back at The Sportsman’s Arms, and to say we are excited is to put it mildly. There will be brews from across the globe (prices start from Dhs20), grilled meats and other treats from the barbecue, plus music from live bands Border Run, 2Hats, Gulftones and Rock and Roses.
Free entry. Nov 7-9, noon-11.30pm. The Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City (02 447 1066).
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). 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. Check it out next time you’re not ready to go home yet.
Prices vary. Thu-Fri midnight-2am. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).
Homegrown UAE is a new platform designed to encourage emerging talent in Abu Dhabi. The first event is taking place at ANNEX this Friday, and it is set to feature feature a blend of art, fashion, stand-up comedy, singer-songwriters and local DJs including Saif and Sound.
Free. Nov 8 8pm-4am. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen, www.facebook.com/homegrownuae.
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).
The Shangri-La Hotel has launched a new weekend pool party with tunes from DJs Slim and Shock, and free entry for ladies. It’s pretty cool.
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).