We're pretty midway through September and Abu Dhabi is getting back into the swing of things, so why not start as you mean to go on for the rest of the year and head out to brunch this weekend?
Old favourites are back, new venues have popped up and some places are launching new Friday options.
So, here are four brunches we think deserve your time on Friday.
The sports bar has launched BYOF (that's Bring Your Own Friends, if you wondered. So don't rock up with anyone else's...). Food is served in platters, one after the other (and can be re-odered if you like). There's live music throughout the afternoon and more mixed drinks than you can shake a stixk at. And the best part might just be that it's Dhs249 per person. Sounds good to us.
Dhs222 (groups of ten or more), Dhs249 (individual). From Sep 6, Fri 1pm-5pm. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City (02 201 4131).
Stars 'N' Bars
The Time Out award-winning party brunch Funch is back with the usual fund and games, a new character called Funchie (imaginitive...) and host Sugie Reaves. The food menu is revamped slightly and there are tunes from DJs James Murray and Cliff Townley before The International Playboys hit the stage later in the afternoon. Brunch with house beverages is Dhs279, or if you’re just there for free-flowing drinks in the after party from 5pm until 7pm, it’s Dhs99 per person.
Dhs279 (brunch), Dhs99 (after party), Dhs349 (brunch & after party). From Fri Sep 6 1pm-5pm & 5pm-7pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101).
Featuring some of the Japanese restaurant’s most famous à la carte options, a buffet of authentic Japanese dishes and numerous live stations, the food options here are outstanding. Three packages are available. Kitsu includes soft drinks for Dhs395, Kowaku features house beverages for Dhs495 and the Kyasha package offers bubbly for Dhs595. Meanwhile, children aged four to 12 can get the Komodo package for Dhs195.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 401 5900).