There’s no need to be frugal or dry at the start of 2023, as this Abu Dhabi resort has offers to spoil from ladies’ nights to oysters and bubbles.
The Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort has everything from earthy, tonal, and sustainable décor to sumptuous rooms, a variety of dining options and beautiful unrivaled views over the rippling azure of the Arabian Gulf. Despite the festive season being over the hotel hasn’t taken its foot off the social pedal, with an array of incredible offers to keep guests entertained throughout January, from night brunches, wine and cheese nights, oysters and bubbles, ladies, breakfasts, afternoon tea and more.
Incredibly, their staycation kicks off with an irresistible 40% off all stays (for UAE residents only) with complimentary dining and spa credit. As well as your exclusive benefits, the resort promises impeccable service for a truly extraordinary day. Guests also receive daily breakfast absolutely free of charge in the central restaurant, AED 100 food and beverage credit for anywhere in the resort during your stay, complimentary Wifi access, and you can collect points from Jumeirah One when you make your booking directly through them. Saadiyat Island also have one of the most beautiful beaches in the UAE – to which you get exclusive access – with pristine white sand and sweeping views of the ocean.
For weekenders looking for some Saturday amusement we highly recommend their White Brunch, featuring live music, a myriad of food and beverage options, and fun activities. The live cooking stations boast of feast of tasty dishes from around the globe, and after you’ve eaten and drunk your fill you can dance the rest of the afternoon away at the Pool Bar with a live DJ until 8:00pm. The White Brunch kicks off at 1pm and is AED 600 including bubbles, AED 475 for house beverages, AED 350 for soft beverages and kids aged 6-11 receive a 50% discount while kids under 6 eat free of charge.
The resort also has an evening brunch on Fridays where you can start the weekend off in fine style, as you dance and feast away to a plethora of live musical acts. Ramil is a multi-instrumentalist DJ, saxophonist, and violinist – we aren’t sure how he does this with only two arms and legs, but we are intrigued to see! – and entertains guests from the sweeping rooftop Terrace. What’s better than good food, drink, company, and magical rooftop views to start your weekend? The night brunch starts at 7pm and is priced at a very reasonable AED 425 including bubbles, AED 375 including house beverages, and AED 275 with soft drinks.
Even during the week Saadiyat Jumeirah has something to offer, with their infamous Ladies’ Night on Thursdays from 7pm-11pm at their stylish and cosy The Lounge. Best thing for your girl squad is the delightful bites and unlimited beverages on specific drinks for only AED 79 – this is an absolute bargain, and you won’t find a more competitive ladies’ night in a better location in all of the UAE. You can even enjoy a full meal and totally indulge yourself with an additional 20% off on all food items.
Also at The Lounge is a glamorous night of fresh oysters and premium bubbly (reminiscent of London’s champagne and oyster bars in the West End). Every Sunday you can wind down from the weekend and prepare for the coming week in luxurious indulgent style, with an intimate evening of delicious seafood and bubbles, from 7pm-1am, AED 69 with one glass of Moet & Chandon and AED 20 for a one-piece sustainable oyster.
If you are looking for something a little more casual, their Jazz, Cheese & Grape night on Saturdays features a range of crumbly, salted, and unusual cheeses with a variety of breads, crackers and dried fruit, accompanied by free flowing house beverages. You can munch and drink alongside the smooth sounds of the hotel’s in-house jazz band from 7pm-11pm, priced at AED 275 for house beverages and AED 175 with soft drinks.
Wednesdays are for wings: their Wings Lover evening at sports bar Offside makes the bold statement of offering as many wings as you can eat for only AED 99. The perfect casual environment to bring the friends and family every week from 5pm-1am. Casual diners also love their classic Sunday Roast, also at Offside, with traditional cuisine and a warm atmosphere, every Sunday from 5pm-1am for AED 125 including a pint.
If you’re staying in the hotel or even passing by for breakfast, they do a mean All Day Breakfast at Offside every Every Wednesday. Get a proper cooked English style brekkie with hash browns, mushrooms, and all the sides, as well as other dishes from their extensive menu.
They even have something special for afternoons, ensuring that whatever time of day you’re a visitor or guest, there is something happening for you to enjoy. Their beautiful Arabic majlis does a luxe Afternoon Tea, with Instagrammable desserts, teas, coffee, and other refreshments. Known as the jewel in the crown of the Majlis menu, it comes in a custom-made unique tiered jewelry box full of delicate tasty treasures. You can choose from either Western flavours or Arabic style teas, or even a cold infusion. This is served daily from 2pm-6pm, AED 195 per person for Western Afternoon Tea, AED 318 per couple for Arabic Sweet Afternoon Tea, and AED 338 per couple for Arabic Savoury Tea.