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Things to do in Abu Dhabi: The ADR Week with Anna Torrez - 10 June 2024

It’s set to get even hotter this week, but we’ve found you the best ways to escape the scorching sun and to celebrate Eid!


Monday, 10 June

Kick-off Summer with the Dragon Boat Festival at Dai Pai Dong

 Celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday that marks the start of summer and feast on Cantonese cuisine with Dai Pai Dong’s Dragon Boat Festival. Choose from an array of dim sum creations like shrimp and truffle dumplings, vegetable rice rolls or beef wontons. 


When: 10 June

Where: Dai Pai Dong, Rosewood Abu Dhabi


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


Tuesday, 10 June

Business Lunch at Le Bistro by Salmontini

Business lunch at Le Bistro by Salmontini includes a 2 or 3-course meal. If you still want more, go back next Monday from 4 to 11 PM for their Monday All-You-Can-Eat Sushi special for AED 139.


When: Weekdays from 12 to 3:30 PM

Where: Le Bistro by Salmontini at Royal Méridien

Price: 2-course meal for AED 105 and 3-course meal for AED 125 per person


For bookings and further information call +971 2 557 4460 or visit



Wednesday, 12 June

Taste of summer at 99 Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy an indulgent sushi night at 99 Sushi Bar with their new Natsu (夏, なつ) Tasting Menu. Created by Chef Ruben Guerrero, the 12-course menu takes guests through familiar house-favorites like kobe edamame and capumiso soup, along with new dishes like Spanish rubia gallega tenderloin which is grilled over volcanic rocks and served with a temperamental ponzu béarnaise. Be sure to try their coconut mousse to end the night on a sweet note.


When: Daily for lunch and dinner

Where: 99 Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Price: AED 1199 per couple; AED 1999 per couple including a bottle of French bubbles; or AED 2999 per couple including a bottle of premium French bubbles


For bookings and further information call 02 672 3333 or email



Thursday, 13 June

Try MIKA’s Wine Flight Night

Enjoy wine? Head to MIKA in Yas Marina to try their new Thursday Wine Flight Night. Hosted by Chef Patron Mario Loi. MIKA’s wine flight night is a journey through carefully selected wines and gourmet pairings. Each flight offers a different experience, starting from AED 120. Prices may vary, depending on the wines.


When: Every Thursday starting 13 June from 7 - 8:30 PM

Where: MIKA - Yas Marina

Price: Starting AED 120


For bookings and further information call +971 56 433 1422 


Friday, 14 June

Question what ‘doing nothing’ looks like with The Clock Doesn’t Care at 421

Mona Ayyash is a UAE-based artist participating in the 421 Artistic Development Program. The program allows locally based artists to develop a major body of work culminating in a solo exhibition. The Clock Doesn’t Care is Ayyash’s first solo exhibition that presents a collaborative video piece. It’s a study of repetitive non-functional movements, without purpose or productivity. It questions the tension between passing time and wasting time.


When: Until 25 August, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM

Where: 421 in Mina Zayed



Saturday & Sunday, 15 & 16 June

Enjoy an Eid Weekend Staycation on Saadiyat

To celebrate Eid, Saadiayat Rotana Resort & Villas and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas are offering staycation packages! At Saadiayat Rotana Resort & Villas, enjoy exclusive rates starting from AED 1,500 for suites with views of Saadiyat beach and from AED 2,900 for one or two-bedroom beach villas featuring private pools. Guests booking a beach villa can indulge in services including a private butler, access to the Club Rotana lounge, prime pool lounge seating, and a floating breakfast served to their beach villa pool. Spend AED 500 or more at any resort outlet to receive a 20% cashback voucher, redeemable on your next visit. For families, the resort offers a Kids Summer Camp at Alladin's Cave, providing a range of activities. Each child receives breakfast, lunch, and snacks, with daily rates starting at AED 300 and a full camp package available for AED 9,000.


At Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, UAE residents can enjoy exclusive discounts on accommodation, featuring a 20% discount on all room bookings. During your stay, indulge in spa treatments and complimentary daily breakfast. Elevate your stay with the resort’s Eid exquisite Stay and Dine package, including a breakfast followed by lunch or buffet dinner at The Café restaurant. Alternatively, savour culinary delights at Maté restaurant, The Library or Beach House for AED 120 per adult. Throughout your stay, enjoy complimentary access to the resort’s gym and pool facilities, seamlessly integrating relaxation and fitness into your getaway. Don’t want to spend the weekend, buy a day pass to unwind with Park Hyatt’s beach and pool passes provide a serene escape at 300 AED per adult with 150 AED credit back and 150 AED for kids with 50 AED credit back on weekdays and same prices without any credit back on weekends.


If you’re only looking for a beach day visit Kai Beach with day passes offered from 7 am until sunset, for AED 175 on public holidays; children aged 5 years and under can enter for free.


While on Saadiyat, explore restaurants at Mamsha Al Saadiyat or visit Manarat Al Saadiyat for their special “EID AT MAS!” program. Over four days, the Eid event will feature unique arts activities led by a different Emirati artist each day. There'll be workshops ranging from ice cream making, flower arrangement, and graphic design.


Where: Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Price: Rates start from AED 1,500

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas Price: 20% discount on all room bookings


For bookings and further information about Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, call +971 2 697 0000 or visit


For bookings and further information about Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, call +971 2 407 1234 or visit


For bookings and further information about Manarat Al Saadiyat, visit