7 alternative ladies nights in Abu Dhabi
Ladies nights are as plentiful as date palm trees in Abu Dhabi. Good old Cooper’s at Park Rotana still takes the cake in their offerings – they don’t just have one night of freebies, they’ve got five each week – followed by the likes of Stills at Crowne Plaza Yas, Hilton’s Jazz Bar and Etoiles. But how about straying away from the usual haunts? Here are our top picks for alternative ladies nights across town.
Fridays at Bentley’s Bistro and Bar, Galleria Mall
When we first heard this deal, we laughed it off as some sort of cruel joke. As it turns out, Bentley’s Bistro wasn’t guilty of false advertising when it boasted whole bottled of bubbly for just AED5. The fact that this offer is on a weekend just makes it even sweeter.
Details: Bubbly AED5 every Friday between 8pm and 11pm.
Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island, 02 626 2131, thegalleria.ae
Stiletto Night at Jazz ‘N Fizz, Sofitel Abu Dhabi
This Tuesday ladies has picked up considerably over the past year – an impressive feat considering how inundated Tuesdays are with freebies. Jazz ‘N Fizz is a great option for those who love to get glammed up and mingle. With one of the most generous drink menus in town, there’s plenty of choice at the designated female-only bar. Thumping party tunes set you up for the evening. If you arrive early you can catch their awesome jazz band Luna Soul.
Details: Unlimited drinks on Tuesdays from 8pm until midnight.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Al Markaziyah, 02 813 7777, www.sofitel.com
Belgian Beer Café, Novotel Gate Hotel
The newest branch of Belgian Beer Café serves up another quirky Tuesday evening. Dance the night away to the best collection of 80’s tunes. The food menu comes highly recommended, with the likes of mussels, Belgian fries and grilled meats. As for the bar, you needn’t spend a single dirham.
Details: Unlimited selected drinks on Tuesdays from 8pm until midnight.
Hotel Novotel, Abu Dhabi Gate, 02 508 9999, novotel.com
Y Bar, Yas Island Rotana
Y Bar have rolled out multiple ladies nights throughout the week, no doubt to compete with the heavy competition. We love the stylish vibe of the venue, with its cobbled brick dome ceiling and black furniture. Tuesdays bring a Latino themed night, with a Latin-inspired drinks menu and playlist, while Thursdays kick off the weekend with four hours of free cocktails.
Details: Unlimited drinks from 8pm until midnight, Monday to Thursday.
Yas Island Rotana, 02 656 4000, yasisland.ae
People by Crystal
The most polished choice of the lot; you won’t find any of the usual ladies night suspects here. Sundays at this swanky nightclub offer women complimentary house beverages all night long – couple that with the floor-fillers coming from the DJ booth and it’s a recipe for a late night. If all that sounds like too much for a work night, you’re in luck, as they’ve got the same offer on a Friday.
Details: Unlimited selected beverages from 11pm until 4am, Sundays and Fridays.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, 050 826 9698, facebook.com/PeoplebycrystalAbuDhabi
Fiesta Saturdays at Pearls and Caviar
Round your weekend off with a Latin fiesta by heading to this glossy rooftop hotspot. While in-demand DJs play a fresh mix of Latin and Reggae grooves, ladies have the luxury of unlimited cocktails. This is one of our top picks for a sundowner paired with stunning views of some of Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmarks.
Details: Ladies drink free from 8pm on Saturdays.
Pearls & Caviar, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri, 050 561 1968, shangri-la.com
c.mondo, Centro Capital Centre
Small and informal, c.mondo has more of a chilled atmosphere than many of the other ladies nights across the city. As part of a special offer until June 17, ladies drink free… every night. Leave your purse at home and enjoy.
Details: Ladies drink free every night from 7pm until midnight.
Centro Capital Centre, 02 409 6514, rotana.com