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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Hit List: Toro Toro Abu Dhabi offers a Latin brunch, family camping at The Club, and more

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The decor at Toro Toro Abu Dhabi is perhaps even more colourful than its Dubai counterpart. Gerry O'Leary
The decor at Toro Toro Abu Dhabi is perhaps even more colourful than its Dubai counterpart. Gerry O'Leary

Latin-inspired brunch

If you haven’t checked out Toro Toro Abu Dhabi yet, its Friday brunch may entice you. The team at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers waterfront restaurant offer full table-service with a menu that includes a selection of hot and cold starters, mains, sides and desserts. The Pan Latin eatery’s signature smoking guacamole is as good during the brunch service as it is on any other day and the Friday vibe is relaxed and enjoyable. Basic brunch packages cost Dh295 per person. Go to www.torotoroad.com

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Taco room at Loca Dubai

If you love your Mexican food and would like to get more “involved” in the process, why not consider joining the new build-your-own-tacos session at Loca’s Souk Al Bahar restaurant. The Dubai eatery has just added a taco room and is inviting diners to feast on a variety of mouthwatering options including beef, fish and chicken, at a cost of Dh149 per person, including drinks. The three-hour taco sessions are available daily from noon. For more details or bookings, go to www.facebook.com/LocaUAE or call 04 449 4455.

Tacos Chilorio. Courtesy Loca Dubai
Tacos Chilorio. Courtesy Loca Dubai

Private hammam room for spa guests at the Palace

If you’re looking for a smooth start to the weekend, why not consider spoiling yourself or a loved one with a private hammam session at Emirates Palace. The hotel has just added a private room to the world-renowned luxury spa, which already features a statement hammam room at its centre, used for group treatments and elaborate experiences featuring the Jacuzzi and ice room. The private hammam has a single marble treatment space, a steam room and changing area – ideal for those wanting a more personal option. The warmth of the new hammam room is lovely and the design – burnt orange lighting and Moroccan tiling – make it a wonderful experience. Hammam experiences at Emirates Palace Spa start from Dh760, including taxes. For more go to www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emirates-palace

The new private hammam room at Emirates Palace Spa. Melinda Healy
The new private hammam room at Emirates Palace Spa. Melinda Healy

Pitching a family idea

Do you enjoy camping? Want to give the kids a real buzz? Next Thursday is a date worth marking on your calendar as The Club Abu Dhabi offers a fun family night for all – camping on the beach. From 6pm on January 18, you can make yourselves at home outdoors-style while enjoying the warmth of a traditional camp fire. Feast on a beach barbecue, try camp treats, play games and make new friends. Although the adventure is only for one night, you can wake up to a full cooked breakfast buffet. Two-man tents cost from Dh158 and can be booked by calling 02 673 1113. Go to www.the-club.com

The Club Abu Dhabi offers residents the opportunity to camp at the beach. The Club
The Club Abu Dhabi offers residents the opportunity to camp at the beach. The Club
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