Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

Hit List: Fiesta brunch, snap and win, Asian cooking and more

From a fiesta brunch at La Carnita to a Korean cooking class, here's a look at what to do this weekend

Snap and win in the capital with World Trade Center Abu Dhabi. Courtesy World Trade Center Abu Dhabi 
Snap and win in the capital with World Trade Center Abu Dhabi. Courtesy World Trade Center Abu Dhabi 

Share, Snap and Win with WTC

Visit key locations across the capital this weekend and keep an eye out for the large, colourful World Trade Centre pop-up, pictured left, installations that are part of WTC Abu Dhabi’s Share, Snap and Win competition. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to win prizes that total Dh10,000, such as shopping vouchers. Take photographs of the installations and share them on Instagram or Facebook with the tags @WTCAD, #WTCAD and #JoinUsDowntown to be in with a chance of winning.

A fiesta brunch at La Carnita

Courtesy La Carnita 
Courtesy La Carnita

Mexican food fans will be pleased to know about the newly launched El Secreto brunch, pictured right, being held at La Carnita in the InterContinental Dubai Marina. Hosted by the Secret Parties Group, the fiesta kicks off at 1pm every Friday, with a selection of starters brought out to the table – such as guacamole and chips, huevos rancheros and Mexican-style corn. And the feast doesn’t stop there: guests can select two tacos of their choice – the cauliflower and fried chicken are popular options – and a main course (choose from mushroom quesadillas, lamb, fried chicken and grilled fish). Churros and ice cream will be delivered to the table for dessert. This is not a brunch for a quiet crowd – so expect a DJ playing tunes all day long and even a pinata, or two, to break into.

Fridays from 1pm to 5pm, from Dh299, El Secreto Brunch at La Carnita, InterContinental, Dubai Marina, Dubai, bookings@secret-parties.com

Korean Cooking Class

Take a Korean cooking class at Kaffe Bloom, the speciality coffee shop at 1004 Gourmet in The Greens, Dubai, which is known for its Asian grocery items and regular workshops. Chef Maxine will teach the group how to make tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), jeon (savoury pancakes) and japchae (stir-fried vermicelli). There are limited spaces available in this Saturday’s session, but there will also be a class all about miso on Wednesday.

Saturday, 5pm, from Dh245, Kaffe Bloom, Level P2, Onyx Tower 2, The Greens, Dubai, 04 394 3973, book by sending a DM via Instagram or Facebook @KaffeBloom

KidZania Open

Courtesy KidZania 
Courtesy KidZania

Popular children’s entertainment venue KidZania recently opened in Abu Dhabi at Yas Mall, pictured right. Children aged two to 16 can take part in role-playing activities based on real-life professions. This includes being a surgeon, banker, artist and actor. There is a supermarket, hospital, bank, employment office and more to help children develop decision-making, teamwork, creativity and social skills. Annual passes are available from Dh950 and the venue offers children’s party packages.

Daily, 10am to 10pm, from Dh166, KidZania, ground floor, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.kidzania.ae

Updated: August 1, 2019 06:36 PM

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