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Next level long weekend ideas in Abu Dhabi from staycays, afternoon teas to brunches and more


This is the last holiday for a while so do something different!

You’ve got three days off and there’s quite a gap until the next big break, so splash out and treat yourself to our next-level roundup! You know you deserve this!


Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers


 Le Petit Chef



Experience 3D visuals of the world’s smallest chef as he entertains you on his adventures 63 floors above the Abu Dhabi skyline at Ray’s Grill! Watch in amazement as the 58mm tall clumsy chef takes you through his world of culinary adventures. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show as your table comes to life using cutting edge 3D mapping technology.


Fashion Afternoon Tea



Served in the Lobby lounge & Observation Deck, this Fashion Afternoon tea promises all things chic! Fill your plate with artistic pastries, scones and flavoursome sandwiches paired with the finest teas.
2pm-6pm Monday-Saturday Lobby Lounge Daily; Observation Deck Monday-Saturday


Nahaam Brunch



Escape the heat at the fabulous Nahaam indoor Friday Brunch – a casual, yet chic poolside affair offering a carefully curated menu of classic favourites, The al fresco dining spot and modern vibe make it the perfect choice for brunch-goers across the capital. Every Friday 12.30pm-4pm  


Pool Day



Splash! Be seen, be cool as you soak up the sun in one of the hotel’s three pools or on the private beach and enjoy a range of light bites and specially crafted drinks with AED 150 in redeemable F&B credit from the comfort of your sun lounger or in Lillet Pool Bar. Daily 12pm-7pm


Conrad Spa



A world of relaxation awaits. Make this weekend one in which you unwind while discovering a world of relaxation and rejuvenation. Book a 60-minute massage and receive complimentary upgrade to 90-minute massage. Daily 11am-9pm

To find out more or to book any of the above, please call 02 811 555 or


Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort


The Ultimate Staycay



Summer’s not over yet and the Hijri long weekend is here; there’s still time to discover the finer things in life that Abu Dhabi has to offer. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is inviting you to holiday like it’s your first time at its serene beach side retreat in Abu Dhabi.

This is your and your loved one’s chance to relish the Ultimate Staycation with a host of exclusive complimentary benefits. Choose to book for an Ultimate Staycation with breakfast or go half-board.

Either way, you’ll be enchanted by the sandy white beaches that meet the crystal-clear ocean or the fabulously stylish pool, not to mention a plethora of fabulous dining options too.

Read all the details here and book your spot!





The perfect pick-me-up to help relax, rejuvenate with this fantastic refreshing experience. he delights of afternoon tea are always refreshing but when it includes a 60-minute spa experience, you just know it’s going to hit the spot.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, already known as the perfect island getaway that is no less than paradise by the sea, has now taken it a step further with its Spa-Licious Afternoon Tea.

The 60-minute spa experience from the resort’s massage collection is followed by a rather delightful afternoon tea.

After rejuvenating, allow yourself to be served a refreshing teapot of wellness tea, the finest mini sandwiches and some delectable sweet treats.

You could of course treat yourself to additional spa treatments and in doing so, receive 20 per cent off for each one you decide to choose.

Afternoon tea takes place Monday to Saturday. For bookings, please call 02 811 4357 or email |


The Abu Dhabi Edition



The weekend here and it’s a long one and, of course, The Abu Dhabi EDITION with the rather spectacular EDITION Weekender.

Grab a friend or partner and head to the iconic hotel for an ultimate weekend of dining, nightlife and relaxation, all under one roof. Nestled in Al Bateen Marina, transcending marina skyline views, design and contemporary comfort await.

Guests can check in early and out late to make the most of a weekend staycation, enjoying a choice of three vibrant brunch experiences, a lazy morning with Alba Terrace Sunny Side Up breakfast, and pool access to relax and rejuvenate.

A choice of three newly launched brunch experiences is included, choose..


Oak Room Friday Brunch



Chef Tom Aikens award winning steakhouse presents a spirited culinary affair offering a seated menu of signature British dishes, paired with a robust beverage selection, from Espresso Martini’s to Port.


The Weekend Spritz at Alba Terrace



A leisurely Mediterranean-style afternoon. Expect classic dishes, new seasonal creations and warming, fresh delights from the poolside wood fired oven, alongside signature Aperol Spritz and a selection of Amalfi inspired cocktails.


ANNEX’s Amapiano Brunch



Described as ‘the sound to which the sun turns’, Amapiano, a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music provides the perfect soundtrack for Friday evenings. A night brunch in the ANNEX Lounge with free-flowing bites and beverages


W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island


Head to the island of adventures for some rather stylish you time!


Nitro Thursdays



Embrace W cocktail culture and kick-start the weekend Nitro style. Enjoy limitless beverages and bites to the upbeat sounds of our resident DJ. Every Thursday at W Lounge 8pm-11pm





All onboard! TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN at Garage offers a taste of the world this summer, in partnership with Etihad Airways. Five limitless food boards. One thousand Etihad miles. Three chances to win a luxury dream holiday. One epic, endless menu. Plus, an unmissable breakfast & lunch offer!


BIG – Brunch In Garage



5 Culinary Hubs. 11 Beverage Taps. 1 BIG Brunch. Go BIG every weekend with funky vibes and banging bites. A Mezze spread and Asian flavors. Meat cuts from the Vault and drinks on Tap. Go B.I.G or Go Home! Every Friday 1pm-4pm


Summer Reset at Spa



Treat yourself. You deserve it! What’s included: 60-minute full body massage, Post treatment refreshment, Pool Day pass, Poolside mocktail. Tuesday to Saturday 11am-9pm

For more information visit, W Abu Dhabi or to book, call 02 656 0000


Summer Surprise at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara



This summer, escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty, unsurpassed luxury and the warmth of Arabian hospitality at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.

Be mesmerised by the alluring charm of the Liwa Desert and create unforgettable summer memories. Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast before you traverse towering dunes and sandy desert trails with enthralling desert escapades.

Save up to 30 per cent om accommodation, daily buffet for two, children below six years old dine with the resort’s compliments.

To book and further information, call 02 895 8700 or 800 ANANTARA or email                                


Anantara Sir Bani Yas island Resorts



Escape to a perfect island getaway and enjoy full-board dining with soft beverages in amazing surroundings with endless ocean views.

Escape to Sir Bani Yas Island for wild family adventures and indulge in exceptional benefits. Children stay for free at Anantara Desert Islands Hotel Resort & Spa, where sea vistas and fortress luxury abound.

Carve adventures together with a choice of activities.  Relish global culinary delights prepared in interactive live kitchens. Drop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner, dine indoors or al fresco, with spectacular views of the Arabian coast.


Luxury Anantara accommodation



Daily buffet breakfast at The Palm restaurant for two adults and up to two children under 12 years

Daily lunch and dinner including soft drinks for two adults and up to two children under-12 (Set menu or theme nights depending on the availability). One activity for two adults and up to two children under 12 years per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture & history tour

For more information visit Sir Bani Yas and to book, email   


The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa


Bubbalicious Brunch – Upgraded!



Can Bubbalicious get any more delicious? Well now’s your chance to find out, when you upgrade your brunch package and enjoy a naughty but tasty starters and main platter of licensed cuts served directly to your table. Quench your thirst from reimagined signature drink stations, then to top it all off, be entertained throughout the afternoon with a vibrant ambient background music. This is how brunch should be done. Fridays 1pm-4pm.


Grape & Cheese Night



Some things just belong together! Enjoy one of life’s perfect pairings and take your seats at Westin Abu Dhabi’s stylish lounge, Lemon & Lime. Championing an elegant ambiance, you’ll be well placed to sup fine world grapes, with a selection of delicious international cheeses and cold cuts, in style. Daily 7pm onwards

To book your spot on any of the above call The Westin on 02.616.9999


Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel


Beach Getaway



Beach lovers can now stay at Anantara Eastern Mangroves and get to lounge at Yas and Soul Beach for sun, sea, and sand!

We just recently launched two new packages – Yas Adventures and Beach Getaway in partnership with Yas Parks, Yas Beach and Soul Beach on the shimmering Gulf shores, with a rate that includes accommodation in a room or suite, beach day passes for all family* members, and daily buffet breakfast at Ingredients restaurant.

On the beach, children can swim safely in clear-blue ocean waters or splash around in the pool, while adults sink into a sun-lounger for the day. 


Yas Adventures



Families looking to dial up the action, the Yas Adventures package includes entry to one of Yas Island’s three legendary theme parks, plus room or suite accommodation and daily buffet breakfast at Ingredients restaurant.

Get to choose between the thrilling Ferrari World, Warner Bros World and Yas Waterworld for a day of high-octane excitement.

*Up to two adults and two children 10 and under.

To book, call 02 895 8700 or 800 ANANTARA or email

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