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10 cool things to do this summer in Abu Dhabi

Pool and Beach Day Pass

Crowne Plaza Yas Island has recently introduced brand-new Pool & Beach Day Passes!

On weekdays and weekends your friends and family can indulge in pool and beach access, and an F&B voucher.

Weekdays (Monday to Thursday):

  • AED 200 per person (fully redeemable in F&B)

  • Children aged 6 to 12 years: AED 100 per child (fully redeemable in F&B)

  • Children 5 years and under: Access is free!

Weekends (Friday to Sunday):

  • AED 275 per person (fully redeemable in Sundowner Pool Bar only)

  • Children aged 6 to 12 years: AED 140 per child (fully redeemable in Sundowner Pool Bar only)

  • Children 5 years and under: Access is free!

Access available from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and weekends.


Eat your dinner in the dark

Bab Al Qasr Hotel hosts a unique Dining in the Dark experience in Abu Dhabi, where you can experience a three-course mystery set menu while being surrounded by complete darkness.

Engaging the five senses the experience will run from Monday to Saturday, 7:45pm to 11pm and includes a mysterious three-course set menu with welcome drinks and canapés.

Reservations are essential for the Dining in the Dark experience. To secure your booking or make enquiries, please call/WhatsApp +971 56 992207.


Go Wine tasting

La Cava at Rosewood Abu Dhabi hosts The Wine Exchange from Tuesday to Sunday between 6.00pm and 1.00am, so that you can experience carefully curated daily wine flights, featuring five specifically selected wines by La Cava's expert Sommelier, paired with a charcuterie board.

For bookings please contact +971 2 813 5550 or

AED 259 per person (includes 5 glasses of wine and a Charcuterie Board)


Take the kids to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

From 14 to 30 July 2023, you and the kids can engage with their favourite heroes – Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael – live in action, at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.

The mall is hosting action-packed 30-minute live stage shows, three times a day from 14 to 23 July at Central Kitchens on Level 3.

All shows are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis.

After each show, the kids will have the opportunity to engage in a 20-minute meet and greet session where they can take photos too.

The Galleria will also host a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed activity zone called “Green Extreme” from 14 to 30 July. This interactive zone is specially designed for kids and will feature multiple activities and workshops. You can access the activity zone by presenting receipts amounting AED 200, which give 30 minutes of non-stop entertainment.


Date Night

Catch the sun as it begins its descent at Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar’s ‘Sunset Session’ every Monday to Thursday, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. It's the perfect spot for sundowners with your special someone, with a curated menu of beverages and complementary canapés.

For reservations, call +971 50 601 1194


Take a dip, after dark

The WET Deck at W Abu Dhabi Yas Island, launches the After Dark Pool Party which takes place once per month on the last Saturday of July, August, September, and October.

This adults-only event, boasts a silver theme, and invites partygoers to indulge in a night of glamour. From 9pm until midnight, you can revel in the energetic beats of DJ Flippside.

Ladies can join in the festivities for AED 99, which includes two drinks, while gents pay AED 150, also inclusive of two drinks. VIP tables with bottle service are available.

For reservations call +971 52 117 4353 or visit


Brunch with your friends

Punjab Grill, located at Venetian Village is offering the Ultimate Weekend Brunch with a special offer where every group of three gets one additional brunch for free. Grab your mates for a variety of dishes including Kebabs, Chaats, Malai Chicken Tikka, Achari Paneer, Malai Mushroom, Naan Crisps, a variety of chaat dishes, plus Mango Cheesecake or Paan Ki Rasmalai for dessert.

Available Friday - 6.30pm onwards and Saturday & Sunday - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Offer valid till 31st August 2023

AED 195++ per person (with every 3 get 1 free)


Meet new friends at Ferrari World

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has just introduced three new characters; Bella, Jack and GIO who are welcoming guests at Abu Dhabi’s leading theme park this summer.

Bella and Jack are two enthusiastic 10-year-old Ferrari fans who are entertaining park-goers along with GIO, an aspirational super-hero in form of a genie engine-robot.

You'll get the chance to meet and greet with the Park’s new characters and make the most out of their visit during the eventful Race into Summer in addition to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s record-breaking rides and attractions.


Revitalise with a Moroccan Hammam

Sense, A Rosewood Spa, will take you on a rejuvenating journey with a Moroccan Hammam experience. This purifying treatment uses aromas of Eucalyptus-scented black soap from Morocco. and after a thorough exfoliation, you'll be fully wrapped in a detoxifying blend of Rhassoul Clay and herbal aromatics. This body mask helps draw out impurities and leaves your skin beautifully softened. The 60 minute treatment costs AED 550 and is available until 31 August 2023 For bookings, contact Rosewood Abu Dhabi at or call +971 (0)2 813 5537.


Get Arty

421 (previously Warehouse 421), Abu Dhabi’s independent platform dedicated to supporting emerging creative practitioners, will feature its Summer 2023 Program, Setting Suns.

Running until 21 September 2023, the program invites you to embrace the natural rhythm of the season and collectively discover new forms of self-expression through an engaging public program featuring home cooking sessions, performance and movement workshops, and the annual Summer Club.

There will also be exhibitions on view running in tandem with the Summer Program.

To find out more, head over here


Take a different kind of date

Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat located in the heart of the Arabian rolling dunes, will be offering early bird room rates during the popular Liwa Date Festival from 16 – 31 July. You'll get 25% off available best rates with cancellation options, 20% off dining and spa facilities and optional transport to and from the Liwa Date Festival for groups of four and more.

The Liwa Date Festival celebrates the fruit and promotes the date as an integral symbol of Emirati heritage. It's also an amazing time to learn about (and more importantly try) the date palm.

For more details, contact +971 2 894 6111, or email

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