This December, Italian restaurant and lounge, Cipriani Yas Island, takes an elegant approach to the festive season. Guests can indulge in unparalleled and timeless luxury while overlooking the festively decorated, ‘snow’ sprinkled Yas Marina.
The restaurant, known as the home of authentic Italian cuisine in Abu Dhabi, welcomes seasonal additions to its à la carte menu, offering traditional Italian and holiday classics, cooked to perfection with the freshest, premium products.
Festive Set Menu
With its panoramic views of the marina and exclusive private dining and VIP area experiences, Cipriani Yas Island is the ultimate location for social gatherings. From intimate family dinners to larger corporate events, guests can expect nothing but exceptional and personalised service. The Festive Set Menu includes Marinated “Radicchio” with “Stracchino Cipriani”, Home Made Veal “Tortellini” with Cream, Roasted Turkey with Chestnuts and Duchess Potatoes, and an unmissable classic, Arrigo Cipriani’s own recipe of Panettone with “Mascarpone” sauce.
As the final race in Formula 1’s 2017 calendar prepares to take place, the world’s sporting media has arrived in Abu Dhabi to set up shop at Yas Marina Circuit.
With more than 300 journalists from over 45 nationalities working in the Media Centre across the weekend, the state-of-the-art venue will be a frenzy of languages, deadlines and eventually celebration, as the race and the 2017 season draws to a close on Sunday evening.
Journalists, photographers, presenters and producers from as far afield as Argentina, Australia, Japan, China and the United States will mingle and compare notes, along with reporters from the Middle East including UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Lebanon.
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The annual Winter Wonderland on Al Maryah Island is treating guests with yet another world of entertainment and exciting festive attractions for family and friends on December 14th – 26th . Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, transforms into a spectacular Winter Wonderland this holiday season as Santa’s Grotto welcomes little ones and their families at The Galleria this festive season.
Visitors can celebrate the festive season and enjoy entertainment featuring roaming performances including marching bands and live stage shows. Visitors can also explore a wide selection of festive food and beverage offerings, arts and crafts, and enjoy carnival games for families.
The festivities will kick off with an extravagant tree lighting ceremony at the waterfront Promenade. Family and friends are invited to come together to marvel at the stunning display and have their photograph taken on Thursday 14th December at 7:00pm.
Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will launch its Black & White Weekend Sale, from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 26 November. Inspired by the global sale event ‘Black Friday’, Yas Mall’s array of international retailers will offer discounts of up to 90%, helping visitors shop at great deals, including House of Fraser, Debenhams, the One, Home Centre, E- Max, plus many more.
With the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix happening at the same time and as the only mall in the world set against the backdrop of a Formula 1 track, Yas Mall will celebrate the motor race championship in style. Yas Mall will be transformed with amazing roaming entertainment in black and white and checkered flags will line the boulevards, making it the perfect shopping pit-stop. For that picture-perfect Instagram moment, everyone can recreate the buzz of the race with Yas Mall’s F1 starting line arch, chequered flags and life-size F1 Helmets. You may even catch some race car drivers roaming around between races!
The grand opening of The Walk at Al Seef was a huge success with thousands of guests attending the launch weekend from November 16-18, 2017.
Identified as a hidden gem in the capital, The Walk at Al Seef was completely transformed into a European winter market for the three-day festival, with pop-up stalls organised by La Loupe, a local retail collective, and live music performances along the walkways.
The Walk at Al Seef was officially inaugurated by His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism, in the presence of Nehme Darwiche, Chairman at Darwiche Worldwide Legacy – the resort manager, and Angus Woodhead, General Manager of Al Seef Retail – owners of the property. The festival kicked off following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the setting for which was arranged by Oleander Flower Shop based in Al Seef Village Mall.
55&5th, The Grill
Head to the terrace of the Manhattan-style fine-dining venue for aperitifs and nibbles, followed by a flavorful four-course Spanish meal paired with Torres grape.
DATE: 12 December 2017
TIME: 7pm onwards
PRICE: AED 295+++ per person
Steak and Oysters
A choice of one fillet, striploin or rib-eye steak paired with a selection of oysters. A side dish is included.
DATE: Every Friday
TIME: 7pm to 11pm
PRICE+++: AED 230 inclusive of local water. Oysters priced separately – AED 300 for three; AED 350 for six; AED 450 for 12.
For all the meat lovers out there! Select your cut of meat, 700g of T-bone, côte de bœuf or Chateaubriand, cooked to your preference and served with side dishes and sensational sauces.
DATE: Every Tuesday and Wednesday
TIME: 7pm to 10.30pm
PRICE+++: AED 600 per person
Organisers are urging people to hurry if they wish to guarantee a place at the region’s biggest and best sporting entertainment weekend, revealing there are fewer than 1,000 tickets remaining for this week’s 2017 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
Due to popular demand, promoters recently launched a limited number of Friday-only Abu Dhabi Hill tickets, but Yas Marina Circuit has revealed that these are expected to sell out in the next 48 hours.
There are only a few opportunities left to enjoy the spectacle of the F1® season finale, with Main, North two-day, Marina three-day and all West Grandstand tickets completely sold out.
For more information on tickets to the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, please call +971 2 659 9800 or visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Under the patronage of H.E. Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, and ahead of the official launch of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 headline programme, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) presents The Centenary of ‘La Cumparsita,’ a celebratory concert marking 100 years of the anthem of the tangos. Taking place on 23 November 2017, the Arab World Premiere performance is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Uruguay and in association with The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Performed by the iconic Uruguayan bandoneònist Hector Ulises Passarella and his band, the evening will celebrate the definitive anthem of the tangos reaching its 100th anniversary and the instrument’s expressive and powerful sound – demonstrating why it is synonymous with the passionate tango. A programme of iconic works including contemporary and traditional tangos, as well as innovative arrangements of pieces by Chopin and Bach, will showcase the diversity of the artform and the instrument.
WWE’s family-friendly action will continue for a second consecutive night in Abu Dhabi with a newly-added event on Friday, December 8 at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium featuring Triple H vs. Roman Reigns in the main event. Tickets will be available today, Wednesday, November 15, starting at 12pm GST via PlatinumList.net and UAE Exchange outlets.
Friday’s event will also feature, for the first time ever, a RAW Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match featuringCesaro™ and Sheamus™ vs. Dean Ambrose™ and Seth Rollins™.
Tickets are also still available for Thursday, December 7, which will now feature a WWE Women’s Championship Match between Alexa Bliss™ and Sasha Banks™.
WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at both events include Roman Reigns™, Seth Rollins™, Dean Ambrose™, Braun Strowman™, Bray Wyatt™, Finn Bálor™, Kane™, Samoa Joe™, Cesaro™ and Sheamus™, among others.*