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Things to do in Abu Dhabi: The ADR Week with Anna Torrez - 1 July 2024

July has arrived, and with it, an extreme heat! Thankfully, we’ve found the coolest things to do this week.


Monday, 1 July

Celebrate International Reggae Day at Ting Irie

Ting Irie Abu Dhabi
Ting Irie Abu Dhabi

To mark International Reggae Day on July 1st, diners at Ting Irie can delight inauthentic Jamaican flavors with bright reggae melodies. The International Reggae Day Special featuring bites and unlimited selected beverages is priced at AED 215 + VAT per person (valid for 3 hours). Guests can savor the Likkle Tings, which offer Jamaican favorites such as the classic Jamaican Patties, Pepper Shrimps and more. Be sure to try their variety of unlimited creative cocktails, including the pineapple-infused One Love and ginger-based Redemption Song, both paying tributes to Bob Marley's reggae tunes. The package also includes a premium selection of house wines, top-quality spirits, excellent beers, and various soft drinks. Ting Irie promises an entertainment-filled celebration with reggae tunes playing until 7:30 pm, followed by a DJ spinning exclusively reggae music until 11:30 pm.


When: Monday, 1 July until 11:30 PM

Where: Ting Irie Pon di Beach, located in Mamsha Al Saadiyat

Price:  AED 215 + VAT per person valid for 3 hours (Likkle Bites + Unlimited selected beverages)


For bookings and further information call +971 2 886 7786, email or visit


Tuesday, 2 July

Take in Some Football at the UEFA Euro 2024 Fan Zone

Watch the Euros at Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Watch the Euros at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

If you’re hoping to see a win from Romania, Netherlands, Austria or Türkiye or just want to enjoy some football with your family and friends, check out the Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s UEFA Euro 2024 Fan Zone. The club is offering activities for kids and families, football action on giant screens, giveaways, DJ sets, and special offers on food and drinks. At 8PM watch Romania vs Netherlands and at 11 PM see Austria vs Türkiye.


When: Open Mon to Fri 3pm – 12am, Sat to Sun 12pm – 11:30pm

Where: Abu Dhabi Golf Club


For bookings and further information call 054 252 2937 or visit


Wednesday, 3 July

Have an Island Escape with Your Gals

Head to the island at Al Maya
Head to the island at Al Maya

Beat the heat with a trip to the pool on Al Maya Island. Ladies have free entry until 3 PM from Monday to Thursday. Don’t want to go until after 3 PM? No worries, the Island’s weekday rate is just 200 AED and it’s fully redeemable on poolside bites and drinks!


When: Ladies’ Special, Monday to Thursday until 3 PM

Where: Al Maya Island

Price: Ladies’ entry is free until 3 PM; special weekday rate is AED 200


For bookings and further information call +9712 667 7777, email or visit


Thursday, 4 July

Celebrate American Independence

4th July Celebrations at Butcher & Still
4th July Celebrations at Butcher & Still

Whether you have a Yankee in your crew or just love American food, stop by Butcher & Still where Chef Marshall Roth has curated an all-Americana feast celebrating the 4th of July. The menu includes crab louie, deep dish pepperoni pizza, mini corn dogs, Josper barbecue veal ribs, brisket sliders, butter poached sweet corn and onion rings. Save room for dessert as the restaurant will be offering pecan caramel pie.


When: 4 July

Where: Butcher & Still, Four Seasons Al Mayrah Island


For bookings and further information call +971 2 333 2444, email


Friday. 5 July

Sample American Wines at La Cava

4th July Celebrations at La Cava
4th July Celebrations at La Cava

Partial to a Californian grape? Enjoy the best of American wins at La Cava in honour of the 4th. The tasting experience will feature a selection of American wines from the vineyards of California, Oregon and more. Guests can choose a short journey featuring two glasses of wine or a long journey offering five flights of wines, both complemented by a selection of well-paired cheeses.


When: 4 July - 6 July, 6 PM - 1 AM

Where: La Cava, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Price: Short journey is AED 98 and includes 2 glasses with a cheese platter; the long journey is AED 198 and includes 5 glasses and a cheese platter


For bookings and further information, call +971 (0)2 813 5550, email or visit


Saturday, 6 July

Sample Yas Island CIO Ryan Reynolds’ Gin

A drink with Ryan Reynolds?
A drink with Ryan Reynolds?

Yas Island’s latest CIO is famous for many things, including his Aviation Gin. Haven’t tried it yet? Now’s a great chance as Hidden Bar mixologist has highlighted the actor’s gin in some reimagined classic American cocktails such as the Gimlet, Vesper Martini, the Gibson and the world-renowned Aviation Cocktail.


When: 4th July to 6th July, Thursday from 6 PM to 3 AM; Friday and Saturday from 6 PM 4 AM

Where: Hidden Bar, Rosewood Abu Dhabi


For bookings and further information call +971 (0)2 813 5550, email or visit



Sunday, 7 July

Enjoy Eden at Hawksbill

Bask in the views of the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and dine at the recently refurbished Hawksbill restaurant for their Eden Garden Family Style brunch. Your crew can indulge in a Mediterranean spread. Menu highlights include beef tartare made with finely chopped prime beef, mixed with savoury seasonings and served with toasted bread; Shrimp Kibbeh with a tahini dip; the crab, prawn and broccoli salad; a caprese flatbread; the Spanish Paella and more. If you plan to just drink soft drinks, a three-hour brunch will cost AED 190. For the house beverage package, you’ll pay AED 290. Children under 12 eat for AED 99 but one child gets to eat for free for any package purchased!


When: Sundays, 1 to 5 PM

Where: Hawksbill Restaurant, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Price: AED 190 Soft Beverage Package (3 hours); AED 290 House Beverage Package (3 hours); AED 99 for children (12 years and below). One kid goes free for any package purchased


For bookings and further information call 056 660 8780, email or visit


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