It’s funny how in most countries, to get out of the fast pace, crazy, loud buzzing sound of the city, you leave the capital. In the UAE, it’s the opposite. We wanted a weekend with family and friends away from the over crowded beaches, restaurants and malls, so we drove up to the capital and booked a brunch at Saadiyat Beach Club in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
The Safina Friday Brunch has a vibrant open kitchen is the heart of the restaurant, where you can peek at the expert chefs creating a feast like no other! From delicious breakfast favourites, mouth-watering BBQ grills,live cooking and carving stations (like the pasta station) through to fabulously fresh seafood, a gourmet cheese bar and a dessert station to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. In addition to the delicious food on offer, Safina boasts several live cocktail bars serving up an exceptional selection of signature cocktails, bubbly, grape and soft beverages.
Brunch lasted a good 3 hours. Honestly, if the UAE keeps up with this weather, it could almost be the perfect place in the world to live in. (I said almost) It was too cold to swim, but we walked to the beach and laid there for an hour or so. It was what we needed. Quiet time with some friends and family.
Price: The Safina brunch is served Friday 12pm – 4pm at Safina, Saadiyat Beach Club, and is priced at AED 275 per person including free flowing soft beverages, AED 375 per person including bubbly, AED 475 per person including French bubbly and AED 999 per person including Dom Perignon. Children of all ages are welcome and will enjoy some activities at the kids’ entertainment area. . Diners can also enjoy the full Saadiyat Beach Club facilities with access to the beach and pool for an extra AED 215 (additional to the brunch package).
Location: Located in Saadiyat Beach Club, Safina is open for lunch from 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday to Thursday; brunch from 12:00pm to 4:00pm Friday only and dinner from 6:00PM to 10:00PM Saturday to Wednesday and from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Thursday and Friday.
** Entry to the beach club cost is separate from costs of the brunch