Everybody loves a good bargain once in a while.
And with so many amazing dining and nightlife venues in Abu Dhabi, it would be a shame not to make the most of them.
You don't have to spend a fortune to have a great evening in the capital.
So here's a few of our favourite deals to be snapped up this week.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
Throughout October family-friendly restaurant Carluccio’s is offering two courses for Dhs95 and three courses for Dhs106.
The starters include calamari fritti and bruschetta, while for the mains you can choose from seafood linguine, mushroom risotto or superfood salad.
From Dhs89. Until Oct 31. Sat-Wed 9am-11pm; Thu-Fri 9am-midnight. Various locations including Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Salem Street (02 641 2231).
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
After-work drinks outdoors are officially back.
And there are few better places to go than the terrace at Barfly.
Watch the sun set over the Grand Canal and enjoy tapas and house drinks for only Dhs120. Dreamy.
Dhs120 (house beverages). Thu-Tue 6pm-8pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 304 8052).
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
It’s hump day and we’re already starting to look ahead to the weekend.
But you can inject a bit of style into your midweek with the awesome Flavors of Arabia at Oléa at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.
Taste an array of local dishes in either an indoor or alfresco setting, whichever you decide.
There’s also the option of enjoying free-flowing grapes and hops.
Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs415 (grapes and hops). Tues, 6.30pm-11pm. Oléa, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
Stock Burger Co.’s lavish 'Nibble & Giggles' ladies’ nights on Wednesdays are a great way for the capital’s females to explore the new hangout.
Ladies get three complimentary drinks, light bites and 50 percent off on all beverages from 8pm to 12.30am as DJ Soph-eye Richard provides the tunes.
Prices vary. Wed 8pm-12.30am. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street (800 78625).
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
Head to rooftop bar Mai Cafe every Thursday for live music, delicious grilled meats and refreshing drinks.
Prices start from Dhs140 per person.
Dhs140. Thu 7pm-11pm. Aloft Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (02 654 5193).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Every Friday, 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant serves an immaculate 11-course offering showcasing the venue’s very best dishes.
The Zeitaku brunch is held every week from 1pm until sunset and is the perfect weekend experience for the capital’s foodies.
From the freshest sashimi and inventive maki rolls to tuna pizza and marinated beef, each dish uses only the finest ingredients used expertly by the talented chefs.
Once you’ve enjoyed the food, why not return to the terrace where you can watch the sun go down to the sounds of a live saxophonist.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (sparkling), Dhs599 (bubbly and Japanese rice beverage). Fri 1pm-sunset. 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Al Maryah Island (02 672 3333).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Saadiyat Island’s first gastropub is one of the capital’s newest hotspots.
Hamilton’s has gone up even further in our estimations by offering half-price house beverages and mixed drinks from Saturday to Wednesday.
It’s the perfect excuse to check this place out.
Prices vary. Sat-Wed 5pm-9pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).