Khabib Nurmagomedov, Red Hot Chili Peppers, J Balvin – there’s a huge amount of star power heading to the UAE’s capital for the first-ever Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, running from Sunday September 1 to Saturday September 7.
It all culminates in UFC 242 on the final night, but if you can’t wait to get your teeth into one of the biggest events of the year, you’ll be pleased to hear that Showdown Week’s culinary elements kick off from Sunday August 25.
And leading the way is a citywide Knockout Burgers campaign, with more than 35 of Abu Dhabi’s best bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés putting on mega burger deals for two whole weeks.
Throughout the city, you’ll find UFC-themed creations, discounts on your usual favourites and brilliant combo deals on some of the tastiest burgers the emirate has to offer.
Among the amazing deals you’ll find a 30cm-tall Burj Khalifa Burger at Appaloosa, vegan burger at The Foundry and even a burger that is literally on fire at Hamilton’s.
There’s also set to be an Ultimate Burger Champion open competition on Friday September 6, with a raft of prizes in store for Abu Dhabi’s fastest eater.
Here’s the full list of Abu Dhabi restaurants and bars participating in Knockout Burgers from Sunday August 25 to Saturday September 7.
- Afya Restaurant
- Amerigos Mexican Bar & Restaurant
- Belgian Café Abu Dhabi
- Belgian Café Yas Island
- Bentley Kitchen
- Black Tap
- Blu Sky Lounge & Grill
- BOA Steakhouse
- Café 302
- Caramel Restaurant & Lounge
- Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant
- Fifth Street Café
- Hamilton’s Gastropub
- Jones the Grocer (all Abu Dhabi locations)
- Mai Café
- McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi
- Oak Room
- PJ O’Reilly’s
- Sports Café
- Stock Burger Co.
- The Foundry
- The Manhattan Lounge
- The Retreat
- The Tavern
- Up and Below
- Victor’s Bar & Restaurant
- Y Bar
- ZEROFAT Abu Dhabi
Separate to Knockout Burgers, Abu Dhabi Showdown Week will also be running Knockout Meal Deals across the capital, covering a huge range of popular cuisines.
Taking place throughout Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, from September 1 to 7, in addition to the already announced concerts and UFC, are a whole load more events, including parties and brunches at the likes of ANNEX, Aloft Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Club, plus after-parties at clubs including MAD on Yas Island.
There’s also the Abu Dhabi Sports and Fitness Expo from September 5 to 7, and stay tuned for news on fitness classes and workouts taking place around the capital.
For more information, visit www.adshowdownweek.ae. And to keep a close eye on all the happenings as part of Showdown Week, don’t forget to follow @adshowdownweek and #adshowdownweek.