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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Hit List: Flamenco music at Roberto's Abu Dhabi, catch a rooftop movie at Galleria Mall and more

Here's some ideas for the weekend

Enjoy Latin flamenco performed by Mozaik at La Notte Libre at Roberto's in Abu Dhabi. Roberto's Abu Dhabi
Enjoy Latin flamenco performed by Mozaik at La Notte Libre at Roberto's in Abu Dhabi. Roberto's Abu Dhabi

Weekend fusion at Roberto’s

We have a new favourite way to wind down this weekend. Roberto’s in Abu Dhabi is hosting La Notte Libre (a night to remember) on Saturday. The memorable piece of this puzzle (a good crowd and abundance of cigars aside) is the band. Mozaik’s brand of Latin Flamenco fusion is unexpectedly captivating and greeted by great rounds of applause song after song. The flamenco dancing projected on the big screen adds to the atmosphere as do the interludes filled by DJ Marisa’s head bobbing Latin house music. Saturdays, from 9pm, Roberto’s Abu Dhabi at the Rosewood Hotel on Al Maryah Island. Call 02 627 9009 or go to www.robertos.ae/abudhabi

Vox pops in a few new treats

Love the food you get at the cinema, but couldn’t be bothered getting off the couch at home? Well, Vox Cinemas has teamed up with Deliveroo, allowing popcorn and choc top lovers the opportunity to order their favourite nibbles and have them delivered to your home. For those who still prefer to go to the theatre for date night or otherwise, the cinema giant is once again stepping up the experience with its outdoor theatre offering atop the Galleria Mall in Dubai. It’s the perfect way to spend an evening now that the weather is cooling down. You can book tickets online for the movies you want to watch under the night sky. For more on either of these go to https://uae.voxcinemas.com/

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Shrimp dish that’s dynamite

Lots of places have a version of dynamite shrimp, but our friends at Cho Gao Marina Walk at the InterContinental hotel in Abu Dhabi have really kicked it up a notch. Their version is: wasabi prawns. The crispy prawns are coated in the usual creamy sauce but with a healthy hint of wasabi giving it a unique and enjoyable profile. The topping of mango salsa, mint and coriander elevate the dish to a whole other level. This alluring appetiser has the power to draw diners on a regular basis. Try them for Dh62 at Cho Gao Marina Walk, 02 666 6888, or visit www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae/restaurants/cho-gao/

Try the wasabi prawns at Cho Gao Marina Walk. InterContinental
Try the wasabi prawns at Cho Gao Marina Walk. InterContinental

Desert retreat right on time

We’re loving the idea of a women’s-only retreat from the hustle and bustle of life at the moment, and Emirati entrepreneur and author Eiman Alzaabi has one we’ve got our eye on. Enjoy the beauty of the desert landscape in Ras Al Khaimah and take the opportunity to refresh your spirit. Registration closes this weekend, but for those who think they might like a two-day break with like-minded women, jump on to www.eimanalzaabi.com/retreat and sign yourself up for the November 10-11 Women Only Desert Retreat. Face it, everyone needs a break, and where better than a tranquil sandy setting.

Take part in a women-only desert retreat in Ras Al Khaimah. Antonie Robertson / The National
Take part in a women-only desert retreat in Ras Al Khaimah. Antonie Robertson / The National