October 1, 2022

6 sensational things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: September 12-15

Locked and loaded, this week is shaping up to be hot…

Confirmed. We have a visual lock on the new week and it looks quite sensational. And if we increase the magnification to 10, we can see exactly what it’s made of. Turn and burn the red leaders, we’re heading for a flyover.

monday september 12

The Wickedest Lunch in the West

West to West Kitchen, these champions of authentic West African and Caribbean cuisine, have just launched a new lunch menu and, as you’d expect, it’s packed with colossal flavor combinations. It includes a wide variety of bowls, rotis and wraps, caters to vegans and vegetarians as well as committed carnivores, is available for delivery and dinner, and offers highlights such as chicken stew West African with a bowl of Sierra Leonean jollof rice, Trinidadian aloo and channa roti and Jamaican jerk chicken wrap,

Al Bzaymi St, Najda, lunch menu available 12-4pm Tuesday-Friday. Tel: (02) 671 9119, @westtowestkitchen

tuesday september 13

This chord will taco some hits

Launching tomorrow, then returning every Tuesday until (at the time of writing) the end of time, legitimate Latin food house Burro Blanco is launching an unlimited supply of birria tacos (the true and legitimate queen of all street food) for only 79 Dhs at their MASDAR city location. Push your digestion to the limit with a treadmill of the ultimate Mexican-origin AAA snack, plus soft drinks, fries and salsa, and a selection of desserts. And if you don’t know what taco birria is, welcome to what could be the best day of your so far protected life – essentially a collab of tacos x stew, the tortillas are positively drenched in the juicy goodness of an aromatic Mexican hotpot. Legendary stuff.

Burro Blanco Masdar City, from noon while supplies last. @burroblancouae

Re: Cycling

Dubai’s hugely popular cycling studio, Motion, now has a location in Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island. Part of the brand’s success is that you can burn up to 1,000 calories per ride. Intense workouts have candlelight sessions (which sound deliciously trippy), women-only options, and R&B-backed classes, all led by a team of experts who strive to keep you motivated and pushing harder. strong. And you may feel like you need it if, say, you just ate your own weight in tacos.

Suite 461, Floor 4, Wafra Square Building, Al Reem Island, Cycling lessons from Dhs 50 (for the first ride). Tel: (055) 8530 0836, motion-cycling.ae

Wednesday September 14

Soft layout

India Palace, one of the UAE’s most beloved purveyors of South Asian cuisine, has just given its dessert menu a gourmet shine. New members include Motichoor Jugalbandi, Burfee Samosa, Noor Jahan Cheesecake, Paan Rose Kulfi, Strawberry Rasmalai – available now at all 12 restaurants in the UAE, with prices starting at Dhs22.

India Palace, all UAE locations (including ADNOC Headquarters, Mushrif Mall, Deerfields Mall, Dalma Mall and Mazyad Mall). Such. : (0)2 02 644 8777. indiapalace.ae

Greeting the setting sun

Buddha-Bar Siddharta Lounge

Stunning Yas Bay bar, Siddharta Lounge has a Sundowner deal available from 6-8pm Monday-Thursday – you can get one of many select drinks including cocktails with a side dish for just Dhs35. The mixology is solid and the appetizers go way beyond the kind of assorted nut bowl you’d expect to accompany a Dh35 sip. We skim through patatas bravas and prawn tempuras with a ponzu dip and, while delicate on the plate, they pack a heavy punch for the palate. Check out our full review for a more in-depth vibe guide.

Yas Bay, Yas Island, open daily from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tel: (050) 601 1194, @thetrilogybybuddhabar

Thursday September 15

Popeyes on sale, oh man

Everyone’s favorite Louisiana fried chicken brand, Popeyes has just opened its very first store in Al Ain, now open in the Al Bawadi Mall. The fast-food brand marinates its chicken for at least 12 hours, adding batter and breading by hand, then using a slow cooking method, they carefully create their juicy chicken nugget experience. inside and crispy on the outside. You might remember Popeyes for its Internet-busting chicken sandwich, which caused widespread stockouts across the restaurant network.

Al Bawadi shopping center, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. @popeyesuae

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