Best things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend, August 2-4

Epic new obstacle course, summer foodie feasts and great deals on nights out

Best things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend, August 2-4

The end of another busy Abu Dhabi week is in sight.

From the launch of our new Brunch Club (details here) to an Abu Dhabi favourite launching a stunning temperature-controlled terrace, a lot has been happening.

But there’s no time to rest as this weekend is shaping up to be another good one.

From unmissable brunches to an awesome new ninja obstacle course, here’s a few of our top tips to keep you busy this weekend.

Welcome the weekend at Blu Sky Lounge & Grill

Celebrate Thursday evenings with endless house pours, sumptuous sharing platters, gastro pub fare and classic British roasts at this cool hangout.

However, you will definitely not want to fill up too much as the dance floor is waiting for you to show off your moves.

Dhs199 (house drinks). Thu 7pm-10pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, Al Zahiya (02 818 4888)

Become an ultimate warrior with X-Park at BOUNCE

Adventure seekers in Abu Dhabi, we’ve got some exciting news for you.

The capital is about to welcome X-Park, a new ninja ultimate warrior obstacle course – and it will put the toughest among us to the test.

Thrill-seekers will be able to try out the new challenge at BOUNCE in Marina Mall from today (August 2) onwards.

Budding warriors can choose from 13 obstacles depending on their skill level and try to run, jump, duck and dive their way to the end of the course in the shortest time.

Each element can be explored as a stand-alone challenge or navigated as part of a circuit with different levels of difficulty, allowing personal progression and creative expression.

The new X-Park is priced at Dhs95 for online bookings only and Dhs105 for venue bookings, which includes one hour of jumping.

Dhs95 (online booking), Dhs105 (at the door). Daily, 10am-midnight. BOUNCE Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall (04 321 1400).

Soak in the stunning views at Filini Garden’s new summer terrace

We’re big fans of Filini Garden, so much so that we crowned it Best Newcomer at our recent Music & Nightlife awards.

And we like it a whole lot more now it has unveiled its awesome air-conditioned terrace so we can enjoy the sweeping views without breaking a sweat.

They’ve added a nifty roof and glass walls to the terrace which manages to strike the perfect balance between not being too obtrusive and being able to shield us from the summer sun.

It means we can enjoy a great evening at one of our favourite hangout spots even as the temperatures soar in Abu Dhabi.

And they’ve got a range of great offers running at the minute, so you’ve got no excuse not to check it out.

Open daily, 5pm - midnight. Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 2000).

Tuck into a summer brunch in Abu Dhabi

Yes, we know the temperatures are a bit on the high side right now.

And yes, we know the capital's streets are a little bit quieter with a few people leaving for the summer.

But that doesn't mean the brunch fun has to end.

There's a whole host of awesome foodie feasts still running this summer for those of us still here.

So check out our guide to nine of our favourite summer brunches in the capital you can enjoy this weekend.

Enjoy unlimited ribs and wings at Belgian Café

Okay, you’d usually expect to find the mussels from Brussels at this Yas Island hotspot.

However, Saturdays are all about the endless supply of gorgeous ribs and wings.

Don’t miss out on the happy hou from 4pm-6pm.

Dhs135. Sat 5pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (050 723 5441).

Celebrate St Regis Abu Dhabi's 5th birthday bonanza

Many people celebrate their birthday by being showered with gifts from loved ones.

But this August, plush hotel The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is turning the tables and treating its customers to a string of surprises to mark five years in the capital.

From brunch in the world’s highest suspended suite to incredible deals on great staycations, spa treatments and foodie feasts, this is one birthday not to be missed.

One of the stand-out offerings is the hotel’s 5th Year Anniversary Celebratory Package.

This great offer includes complimentary room upgrades, free drinks and a gorgeous buffet breakfast in The Terrace on the Corniche.

You can also enjoy an amazing brunch at the stunning Abu Dhabi Suite, which offers sweeping views across the Arabian Gulf as you tuck into your favourite treats and beverages.

And if all of those awesome celebrations leave you in need of a relaxing spa day, then you’re in luck.

You can enjoy a range of lovely treatments, including the daytime de-stress package, a 30-minute Express Facial or a transcending Remède Customised Massage at Remède Spa.

The ultra-luxurious hotel has a range of treats to suit every taste this August, so you have got no excuse to miss their fantastic fifth birthday bash.

Prices vary. Throughout August. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West (02 694 4444).

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