From the World Cup finals just around the corner to festive afternoon tea, here are all the things to do this weekend in the UAE.
Moon Slice Pizza
The local artisan pizzeria, Moon Slice, has launched an exclusive World Cup pop-up in DIFC for visitors to order fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas and other flavourful dishes. Take your pick from options such as the popular Burrata pizza with basil pesto and sundried tomatoes, Chic pizza that comes with smoked chicken, red onions, and jalapeno, or the Earth pizza with sliced mushrooms and fontina cheese.
Until December 18. Email email@example.com. Visit Instagram.
Address Beach Resort
Kick-off celebrations early with a festive afternoon tea at The Lounge just in time for the winter season with a bottle of sparkling tea and decadent treats such as the Organic salmon gravlax, King crab tartelettes, Cucumber and avocado sandwich, Turkey roulade, Vanilla and chocolate scones, Crackling choux buns, Chocolate yule log, German Christmas stolen, Berry ruffles, and more.
December 10 until December 30. AED398 per set. Prior booking is not required.
Copthorne Lakeview Hotel
The Copthorne Lakeview Hotel is hosting an exclusive Fan Zone where visitors can view their favourite teams live in action at the FIFA World Cup as well as enjoy live performances and fun outdoor games for a memorable night out. Don’t forget to explore the live cooking station, signature concoctions, hops, and a selection of sharing platters from its à la carte menu such as Chicken wings, Crispy calamari, Onion rings, Loaded nachos, Chili dogs, Trio tacos, CLV burgers, and Woodfire pizzas.
Starting from AED50 per person. Visit the website. Call +97156 443 2560.
AURA Skypool Lounge
Take a dive in AURA’s 360-degree temperature-controlled swimming pool while overlooking the City Skyline and Burj Al Arab with a special limited-time offer on December 11, 13,18, and 29 – which includes a daybed or sofa on the mesmerizing pool deck. You can also opt to dine from AURA’s delightful breakfast menu by Executive Chef Craig Best featuring the Asian brunch bowl, Blueberry acai bowl, and Miso eggs benedict.
AED250 per person. Visit website.
Looking for a date night spot? The Asian restaurant SHI’s delectable new four-course menu with a grape paring for two should not be missed. The set menu starts off with the SHI Overture of sea salt or Spicy edamame, followed by a Japanese sushi mix platter, Prawn Har gau, Hong Kong crystal bao, wok stir Mongolian beef and lobster, and ending with a decadent Asian chocolate forest.
From 6pm onwards. AED900 per couple. Call +9714 393 9990.
The popular Asian grocery gourmet store, 1004 Gourmet, has newly unveiled its location in Shams Boutique in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi. The store offers a 360 shopping experience to discover its wide selection of dishes such as the Bulgogi bowl, Egg sando sandwich, and specialty coffee by Fritz Coffee and The Barn Roastery.
Daily from 9am-10pm. Visit Instagram.