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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Hit List: Visit the Fresh Basil delicatessen at Bab Al Qasr hotel, Bounce offers rebound therapy for people with special needs

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Check out the Fresh Basil delicatessen at the newly opened Bab Al Qasr hotel. Courtesy Fresh Basil
Check out the Fresh Basil delicatessen at the newly opened Bab Al Qasr hotel. Courtesy Fresh Basil

Fresh deli to tickle your tastebuds at capital hotel

Abu Dhabi has a hidden secret, and it’s part of one of the capital’s newest hotels. Fresh Basil is a delicatessen, located on the second floor of the Bab Al Qasr hotel, which is situated opposite Emirates Palace on the Corniche. The deli sells everything from Swiss cheeses, Italian cold cuts, Greek olives and olive oils, French truffles and homemade pastries and breads. There are two sitting areas – long tables near the counter, or smaller ones in the back. Indulge in your favourite deli treats and take in the view of the grand Palace. Open from 7am to 7pm daily. Call 02 205 3003 or go to www.babalqasr.com

Check out the Fresh Basil delicatessen at the newly opened Bab Al Qasr hotel. Courtesy Fresh Basil
Check out the Fresh Basil delicatessen at the newly opened Bab Al Qasr hotel. Courtesy Fresh Basil

Let the sushi master make your brunch selection

If you love Japanese food and you’ve reached your quota of decision-making after a long work week, then the Omasake Friday Brunch at SushiSan is the perfect way to launch your weekend. All the decisions are left to the chef, and she’s no slouch. Included in the price are an appetiser, a main and a dessert. But the best bit is the additional seven bite-sized morsels that are served sporadically during the meal. On a recent visit these included beef wrapped vinegar rice balls, salmon carpaccio with orange slices, and chicken-mushroom dumplings. Brunch packages start at Dh215. SushiSan is located in the Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi on Dhafeer Street (31st Street) between Airport and Muroor roads, call 800 7874 726 for details.

Try a decision-free sushi brunch at Sushi San, where the chef brings you delicious selections. Laura Koot / The National
Try a decision-free sushi brunch at Sushi San, where the chef brings you delicious selections. Laura Koot / The National

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Yas Waterworld extends Friday opening hours

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Brighten up Friday nights with Neon splash hit

It hasn’t opened yet but we are expecting Neon Nights at Yas Waterworld to be a splashing hit when guests are welcomed to the park tonight. Word has it there will be a dazzling LED hydrojet show to entertain the crowd, DJs to keep the party alive and lots of glow-in-the dark refreshments and accessories. The twilight family fun at Yas Waterworld starts at 7pm and wraps up at 10, and will run every Friday night until September 29. For more go to www.yaswaterworld.com

Get ready for the new Neon Nights at Yas Waterworld, complete with an LED hydrojet show, DJs and glow-in-the-dark fun. Courtesy Yas Waterworld
Get ready for the new Neon Nights at Yas Waterworld, complete with an LED hydrojet show, DJs and glow-in-the-dark fun. Courtesy Yas Waterworld

Bounce classes can be fun for those with special needs

We can all do with some bounce in our lives that is for sure, and this week we were impressed to learn that Bounce outlets across the UAE have programmes for special needs bouncers. The fun zones offer rebound therapy that is proven to benefit those people with mental and physical disabilities. The fact that free-form exercise improves posture and general well-being, lends itself to a positive impact on those across the various spectrums of disability. Jumping on a trampoline is so much fun, and as it is easy from the outset, it seems to be the perfect activity for everyone. For more details go to www.bounce.ae

Bounce offers rebound therapy for people with special needs. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
Bounce offers rebound therapy for people with special needs. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National