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The Abu Dhabi Weekender: Race Weekend, Nov. 17 – 20

by Out and About Mag.

Here's your fix of things to do in Abu Dhabi on race weekend, November 17th to 20th:


W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island Comes Alive for Race Weekend with a Wide range of Events 

Race Weekend at Garage – Pink Party

With 4 brunches running during the weekend, perfectly timed for each race session, Garage is the perfect spot to fuel up while listening to the roaring engines on the racetrack outside.

Tune into the beat of the DJ or dance with the skaters; this is the ultimate party to light up your race weekend. With the finest flavours and live entertainment, get ready for some unforgettable days at this pink-themed brunch. Showing every second of the races and with an elevated DJ console on the terrace dropping the beats, this is an event like no other.

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To keep you well stocked up all brunch long, there will be magnum bottles of bubbles, delicious, crafted cocktails, an oyster trolley, delicate caviar, a stylish dessert art table, a roast carving station, and a sushi bar with plenty of seafood on ice. Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy the unique sounds of DJ Flippside, DJ Nuff Said, and DJ Kristina, along with a saxophonist and percussionist that will keep the tunes fresh.

Terrace tickets include access to after-race concerts


Garage: Friday 18th November 1 – 4 pm with DJ Flippside

Bubbles brunch: Terrace seating for AED1,400 per person

Bubbles brunch: Indoor seating for AED980 per person

House package brunch: Indoor seating for AED700 per person


Garage: Saturday 19th November 12:30–3:30 pm with DJ Nuff Said

Bubbles brunch: Terrace seating for AED1,400 per person

Bubbles brunch: Indoor seating for AED980 per person

House package brunch: Indoor seating for AED700 per person


Garage: Saturday 19th November 4:30 – 7:30 pm with DJ Flippside

Pink Party Brunch starting from: Bubbles brunch: Terrace seating for AED3,000 per person

Bubbles brunch: Indoor seating for AED980 per person

House package brunch: Indoor seating for AED700 per person


Garage: Sunday 20th November 4–7 pm with DJ Nuff Said

Bubbles brunch: Terrace seating for AED6,000 per person

Bubbles brunch: Indoor seating for AED2,400 per person

House package brunch: Indoor seating for AED1,500 per person


Buddha Bar Dubai at Rush

Buddha-Bar Dubai is coming to Abu Dhabi for a limited-time special edition series of events.

Set at Rush in W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, you can expect the best of the best of this unique Dubai venue. With Buddha-Bar's resident DJs playing eclectic tunes and tantalising dance performances that will appeal to your senses, you simply cannot miss out.

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Starting from AED 500 per person, enjoy lounge access whilst sipping and dining on some of Buddha-Bar's most iconic dishes and beverages. Buddha-Bar's Seventh Heaven Brunch will also be making a special debut in Abu Dhabi on 18th November. The signature brunch is sure to make your afternoon one to remember with unstoppable fun. Brunch packages start at AED 1,400 per person, including French Bubbles. Stay tuned for more details. With its prime location at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, catch the action, indulge in unparalleled signature dishes from Far East Asia, and experience the charm of Buddha-Bar Dubai.


When: 17th – 20th November, Rush

Where: Buddha Bar Seventh Heaven Brunch

Price: Starting from AED1,400 per person

For more info and reservations call or WhatsApp: +971 55 123 3697



Roger Sanchez

The world-renowned house music DJ, remixer and producer Roger Sanchez, will be bringing his unique and unmatched mixing skills to W Lounge on Saturday, 19th November. Roger Sanchez has also been dominating dance floors and headlining festival main stages in every corner of the globe. Spending his time touring the world, releasing a slew of original records and being called upon to remix for a wide range of artists, including Michael Jackson, The Police, Diana Ross, Jamiroquai, Maroon 5, and No Doubt. Grammy Winner in 2003 for Best Remixed Recording for the song "Hella Good". Sanchez is one of the most influential and in-demand DJs and producers on the house dance music scene.  

When: Saturday 19th November, 

Where: W Lounge

DJ: Roger Sanchez

Entry: AED300, W Lounge

Price: Tables starting from AED10,000

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Bonito at Skylite

An epic mash-up of Mediterranean meets The Middle East, Bonito Club is back with their flamboyant flair in the capital over the most amped weekend in the city. Bringing in their signature colourful cocktails, fusion of East-Asian flavours and a 'not to be missed' line up of international DJs, dancers and beyond; the Hispanic party planners are taking over Skylite for a complete Mallorcan makeover.

The most 'extra' event of the season brings a dining show experience with sounds from global artists alongside cabaret-style shows all the way from Ibiza to Abu Dhabi, with entrance tickets priced at AED 375.

The celebrations continue post sundown and, from 9 pm onwards, expect international DJs performing and show-stopping sets leading into the early hours under the dazzling stars, starting from AED 4,500 per table. Stay tuned for more details.

Where: Bonito at Skylite

When: 17th – 20th November, 

Timing: from 9 pm onwards

For reservations:  platinumlist.net  and for VIP table please contact: +971585070028



Brooklyn Chop House at Angar

Coming straight from The Big Apple, Brooklyn Chop House is partnering with Brand Connect to make its debut in Abu Dhabi this race weekend. 

Created by owners Robert "Don Pooh" Cummins and David Thomas, they will be bringing a mix of hip-hop and R&B royalty-infused playhouse alongside Beijing-style Chinese dishes with an American Steakhouse flair to W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. From Chop Steaks to Chop Sticks, these two cuisines combined to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience, and this is not your typical steakhouse.

When: 17th – 20th November

Timing: 12 pm - 12 am | A La Carte

Price: Minimum Spend: AED 800 (Fri-Sun)


Daydream at WET Deck

Soak up the sun and soak up the fun. Expect bold drinks and bolder entertainment across the weekend, including DJs setting the best beats along with floaties and slushies to enjoy by the poolside. Prepare to enter a daydream at WET Deck – powered by CIROC. 

Open from 8 am to 8 pm; guests will taste some tantalising CIROC signature cocktails. With a minimum spend of AED350 that is fully redeemable on beverage and food, WET Deck is the place to be to soak up some sun and the most exquisite atmosphere. With DJ Nenna and DJ Alex Twin on hand during the day, plus a performers, guests are in for a real treat.

When: 8 am – 8 pm 

Where: WET Deck

Price: AED350 minimum spend fully redeemable on F&B




Royal terrace by the Rich List

The Rich List Group returns with the world-renowned FTX Rich List Palm Garden event at W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island. Returning for an amazing eighth year, the exclusive and chic experience welcomes superstars from the world of music, sport and social media. Past attendees include The Weeknd, Bella Hadid, Rick Ross, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, and many more. Last year we had the honour of hosting Max Vertappen and the Red Bull team to celebrate their amazing win. Gear up for a lot of trackside fun.

What: Rich List party at Palm Garden

When: Thursday 17th November – Sunday 20th November

For more information: see www.richlistgroup.com




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