From tea and cookies to puzzles and bubbles, here’s our suggestions for an incredible weekend in the UAE
Jungle Bay Waterpark, Mina Seyahi
Located right at the bay of Mina Seyahi, this beachside attraction that boasts incredible sea views has been designed with the architecture of the Cycladic in mind and blue and white colour tones incorporated throughout. A fun day out for the family, Jungle Bay features multiple attractions for all ages including The Lighthouse, Whizzard & Body Slides, Family wave pool and Gentle Kids’ Slides. The Beach restaurant will serve casual bites and beverages throughout the day.
10am-6pm. Call +971 4 399 3333.
The two-story hotspot that specialises in flavoured teas, coffees, nourishing food and decadent desserts has added exciting new items to their menu that accommodates all dietary restrictions, featuring options for low-calorie, gluten-free and vegetarian diners as well. Try Toast and Egg-Cellent brekkie, the Pear-Fectly soothing salad, Spicy salmon on the roll, Perks of being a cauliflower, and a range of pizzas, pasta, flapjacks and pastries too.
Jumeirah Beach Road, 9am-8pm (Sunday to Saturday). For more information, call +9714 324 0021.
Embrace your competitive side as you gather your mates (while safely socially distancing, of course) for fun board games and puzzles, as well as pool and arcade tournaments and Dubai’s first-ever Cards Against Humanity championship. Tons of prizes to be won including complimentary tab, brunch packages and cash prizes up to AED1,000.
Nibble on chicken wings, beef quesadillas, classic hotdogs, chicken sliders, pizzas, edamame, & calamari from the surfboard platter on the menu.
February 4 from 8pm-late. AED499 for 5 diners (1 surfboard platter with 3 buckets of hops or 3 bottles of grape) and AED699 for 7 diners (2 surfboard platters with 4 buckets of hops or 4 bottles of grape). Call +971 54 994 7970.
The Abu Dhabi EDITION
Grab a friend or partner and head to the iconic hotel for EDITION Weekender, a staycation that highlights the best of dining, nightlife and relaxation, all under one roof.
After you check in to your room, sit back and relax, while you take a minute to choose from three vibrant brunch experiences, the Oak Room Friday brunch that offers a seated menu of signature British dishes, paired with a robust beverage selection; the ANNEX’s Amapiano brunch, a unique sunset to night brunch set against the marina skyline views and the rooftop firepit; and The Weekend Spritz at Alba Terrace, a leisurely Mediterranean-style afternoon with classic dishes, new seasonal creations and warm eats from the poolside wood fired oven, alongside special concoctions.
Before checking out, stop by the Alba Terrace for a hearty breakfast.
AED1,300 for two. Call +9712 208 0000 or visit the website.
Nahaam, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Dine al fresco and feast on delicacies from 12 food stations, including fresh oysters shucked to order, a foie gras station and an international selection of Irish farm and European-style artisan cheese. You can also find a live cart serving Japanese street food and freshly baked gourmet pizzas from the wood-fired pizza station.
There’s more. Signature dishes such as the house smoked chicken roulade, slow roasted beef sirloin or salmon gravlax will be served table-side, allowing guests to indulge culinary delights from the comfort of their seats.
Friday from 12:30-4pm. AED370 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED495 per person (inclusive of house beverages) or AED695 per person (inclusive of bubbles). Call +9712 811 5666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Real Dough
Staying in on the weekend? We’ve got you covered. Try your hand at baking fresh cookies without putting in all the work. For Real Dough offers frozen cookie dough in a variety of flavours such as chocolate chunk, intense coffee, brown sugar and dark chocolate, vegan lotus and cinnamon brown sugar and Nutella, which you can bake at home. Now you can always have warm, freshly baked cookies with your cuppa.