There’s no need to stay cooped up indoors, especially now the temperature has dropped.
Enter a competition
Okay, you don’t have to go out to do this but with the weather simply sublime, you’ll want to try win this so you can get to spend your day at a luxury pool. The Westin Hotel in Abu Dhabi has rolled out the perfect family daycation. Win this and you, your spouse and two kids aged under-12 could be splashing around in the hotel’s three pools, lunching poolside, lounging in a swanky deluxe guestroom for the entire day, and enjoying breakfast at Fairways. Sounds like an absolutely perfect way to spend an autumn day.
To have a chance at winning, just answer this simple question.
You don’t have to go that far. Just drive out to Between Two Bridges where the Hoi An at Shangi-La Hotel is dishing up some authentic Vietnamese street food at the famous Super Sapa. Every Tuesday to Saturday, you get to indulge in an incredible all-you-can-eat menu of authentic Vietnamese favourites. Choose from a wide selection of appetizers, mains and desserts from a daily changing menu with special Vietnamese cocktails!
Supa Sapa Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 8 pm. AED 148 per person inclusive of soft beverages, AED 198 per person inclusive of selected house grape, hops and mixes. For more information and to book, visit: Shangri-La.
Take in the sea air
Leave work and school day blues far behind and head to Abu Dhabi’s beautiful corniche and let your worries float away on a sea breeze. Walking is great, but for those with energy to burn there’s a cycling and running track that winds its way along the beautifully manicured corniche. There are a few cafés en route too, for those much needed refreshments.
Social distancing measures are in place along the 8km-Corniche
Nature lovers rejoice
Jubail Mangrove Park, on Jubail Island, is open again. You can saunter along the 2.3km boardwalks winding their way through Abu Dhabi’s fascinating mangroves. Catch glimpses of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna. There are rangers on hand too, to educate you on the history of the mangroves and explain about the wildlife that is native to Abu Dhabi. Guided kayaking and full moon walks are also on the cards, so head there today but remember: YOU MUST BOOK online.
Daily 8am to 7.30pm (last visitor entry at 6pm). A nominal fee of AED 15 per adult and AED 10 for those under 18, with children under seven free. For more information, visit Jubail Mangrove Park
Up on the roof
Oh the joy! The weather’s changed for the better and it’s time to head outdoors. And just in time, three more parks have opened in Abu Dhabi and they are conveniently located atop The Galleria Al Maryah Island in the capital. The Family Park, Sports Park and Sky Park are now welcoming mall-goers and city slickers to enjoy the great outdoors and the abundant green space, to kick back and enjoy the delicious refreshments on offer too.
The parks are open 10am -10pm during the week, and till midnight at weekends. Entry is free. For more information, visit: The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Kick back in style
Head to the Conrad Abu Dhabi at Etihad Towers and be part of Abu Dhabi’s café society. The hotel’s just been rebranded but the venues are just as stylish as they were. Head to the Lobby Lounge where shimmering water features, sweet delicacies and a range of coffee awaits. You’ll need to dress for the occasion but why wouldn’t you? The international menu tantalizes and teases; we’re sure you won’t be able to resist its charms.
Lobby Lounge at Conrad Abu Dhabi at Etihad Towers, Podium Level 3, daily 9am -10pm. To book, visit reservations
Mark your diaries for this Steak Out!
Team Yalla thought we’d get you excited for November already as running from 15-30 November, Dino’s at Pearl Rotana will be dishing up Steaks & grapes. The perfect pairing will include a fine selection of international meats, complemented with fine grapes from the same region of the meat you choose. You’ll also get to choose from up to five sides, to accompany the cuts of meat. Available for lunch & dinner, priced individually. Sorry to tempt you now, but we’re sure you’d want to know this ahead of time so you can book.
Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, near ADNEC. Sun to Thurs Noon – 3.30 pm (lunch), Fri & Sat from Noon – 4pm, last orders 3:30 pm (brunch and à la carte) Daily from 6pm – 11pm (dinner). For Reservations call 02-3075551 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org