CoffeeCakesAndRunning What to do in Abu Dhabi - Summer 2014

What to do in Abu Dhabi – Summer 2014

My Abu Dhabi affair – part 2

I’ve been having an affair !! I tried to keep it quiet, but to be honest I couldn’t help myself !! Those of you who know me for real, or through my social media channels may have spotted the tell tale signs a while ago, you see I’ve been cheating, yes cheating on my ‘home town’ of Dubai and staying away with my new love, and I’ve done it more than once !! Yes – it’s out and it’s public, I’ve been enjoying regular jollies away from Dubai and instead staycationing away in Abu Dhabi.

Don’t let the hot summer temperatures put you off taking a stay cation just down the road, there’s still plenty of things to see and do in Abu Dhabi over the next few months and here are some of my top pics : Enjoy and let me know how you get on – there’s every possibility you may bump into me as you do some of them !

Read more …..  in Part 1 here : …. .


Staycation – book a staycation and take advantage of a whole range of discounts available to visitors and GCC Residents :

Entertainer App – >> Has a wealth of offers from hotels, café,s restaurants, spa treatments etc depending on which app you purchase. Some hotels are offering Hot Summer Night promotions allowing you to redeem up to 3 vouchers for 3 nights free for participating hotels. Entertainer >>

RoundMenu has lots of restaurant promotions offering various discounts from 10- 25% off your bill >>

LastMinute.Com and Booking.Com are the two booking sites I use primarily for booking hotels. You can check out reviews from other travellers too.

There’s plenty to do over the summer in Abu Dhabi, including Abu Dhabi Summer Season details here >>

There’s also a Yas Island Cool for Summer Campaign including World Cup events in the du Forum details here >>

For food lovers and foodies The Galleria is hosting a Restaurant Month from 1st June until Ramadan and during Ramadan the eateries will be open at Iftar until late – details here >>

Great news and super cooling and tasty for Summer (and all year round really !) treat yourself to some lusciously sweet strawberries dipped in seriously good Godiva Chocolate – find them in The Galleria or National Towers – almost worth the trip to Abu Dhabi alone – but why would you when there’s so much more to see and do ! They come highly recommended by yours truly as does the view from the Godiva shop in The Galleria.

To visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque see here >>

The Formula 1 takes place in Yas Marina Circuit in November – details here >>

You can also find out about what’s going on by reading Time Out Abu Dhabi >> It’s a slightly slimmer read than the Dubai version but still plenty of useful information.

And for those of you who love shopping then there are plenty of souqs, malls and markets to visit too. Details here >>

For those who like to research before you travel take a look at : Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Visit Abu Dhabi

Andy finally ! Have a Great Time

Oh and did I mention the dipped strawberries I was particularly taken with …. here’s a reminder !!