5 Things to do This Week

Dine at the Novikov's latest brunch, go out for ladies night at Tresind and vote for the Ahlan! Awards
BySarah Hedley HymersWednesday , 04 May 2016
5 Things to do This Week
5 things to do between now and the next Ahlan!
Indulge at Novikov’s New Brunch
We’ve been waiting for this on-fleek Asian hot spot to launch a brunch and now they’ve done it! The 240-seat 13,000sq ft restaurant-meets-lounge is divided into two sections, with the private dining room upstairs overlooking the smorgasbord below. Think cool granite walls and natural leather upholstery, with a Seafood Market and open kitchen completing the décor. Diners can explore a menu full of pan-Asian delights, including Novikov’s famous tacos, with a choice of salmon, duck, beef or veggies, plus some of Novikov’s most popular mains including black cod, Malaysian soft-shell crab, French baby chicken and Donburi rice teriyaki. INFO: Dhs370 with soft drinks and detoxers, Dhs490 with house drinks, Dhs545 with bubbly, Dhs195 for kids aged four-12, kids three and under eat for free, 12noon-4pm, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 388 8744, novikov-dubai.com
Try Tresind’s Ladies’ Night for Foodies
The deal: all ladies get three free drinks plus 15 per cent discount on their food – and, trust us, the food here is amazing. This is Indian molecular gastronomy with lots of tableside culinary theatre, brave preparations and excellent service. Ladies’ night suddenly seems so much more refined. INFO: 8pm-11pm, 2nd Floor, Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 308 0440, tresind@passionfandb.com
Fancy a Swim & Tonic?
Steigenberger, the new German hotel in Business Bay, has opened the doors to its pool bar, Swim & Tonic with a two-for-one happy hour from 5pm until 7pm, and they’re inviting you to pull up a cabana and unwind. As well as the usual brews, there’s sangria, and Swim & Tonic’s homemade iced tea selection, including the delicious Lemongrass Mist, plus a menu of hot appetisers (think king crab tempura, tawook and tikka and barbecue beef ribs) and cold platters, from Arabian mezzeh to antipasti. INFO: Swim & Tonic, open daily to the public from 5pm-1am, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, 04 369 0000, steigenbergerhotelgroup.com
Join the World Walking from Darkness into Light
Darkness into Light is a 5km walk held in over 100 venues across Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and, for the first time in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi. Devised to raise mental health awareness, on Saturday morning before dawn, thousands will gather in darkness at locations across the world and walk a 5k route as the sun rises. The symbolism of going from darkness and into the light together as both a local and global community delivers a potent message of hope. It sounds like a moving life experience – get involved! INFO: 4.30am, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, for more details visit dil.pieta.ie
Vote & Win in the Ahlan! Awards
It’s nice to be nice, right? So, why not cast your vote in the Ahlan! Awards, famously known as the people’s choice awards because here at Ahlan! we don’t like to judge – oh no, we leave that to you. Your voice is the only one that counts, so let it be heard. If you loved a gig, had blast at a local attraction, fell in love with one of our glorious hotels or had the best day’s shopping at one of the region’s mega malls, give them a click. From fab hairdressers and rocking DJs to famous bloggers and top sporting events, we’ve got the categories covered. And what’s even better than being nice? Winning a Dhs10,000 voucher from The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi – and that winner could be you, as one voter will be picked to bag this prize! INFO: Log on to ahlanawards.com to vote now


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