The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is turning up the heat this May

Lavish parties, sumptuous Greek feasts, reimagined dream-like mixes and a whole new array of unique and amazing experiences for the month of May

As summer approaches in the UAE capital, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is inviting guests to enjoy a whole range of exciting new dining and pampering experiences that are packed with fresh flavours, sensational views and unforgettable memories. From the electric Afro Party at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, to artistic, New York-inspired cocktails and relaxing and purifying spa treatments, there’s something to delight everyone at the stunning resort on the Saadiyat Island.

Grill Nights at MAZI Abu Dhabi *new*

MAZI Abu Dhabi, the bright and playful ‘fine-casual’ Greek restaurant at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi is inviting guests to savour the remaining cooler weeks and join them for an unforgettable al fresco dining journey.

Held out in the beautiful green garden area, the Saturday Grill Night experience presents a sumptuous array of colourful Greek salads, juicy grilled meats and decadent desserts, all carefully curated into a luxurious three-course set menu. Guests are encouraged to appreciate the fresh air, spend quality time together and relax whilst enjoying a healthy and wholesome homemade meal that channels the true essence of Grecian culture.

Starting proceedings with a burst of nutrients, and uplifting flavours, the carefully crafted appetizers offer a choice of Greek salad with cherry tomatoes and Cretan rusks, or a delicate serving of beetroot, goats cheese, hazelnut and garlic oil.

Presenting three succulent and premium cuts, meat lovers will be spoilt for choice with main course menu ‘The Cut’. Spanning premium quality Bone-In Ribeye, Tomahawk Steak and Chateau Briand, each delicious grilled delicacy is served with irresistible sides such as truffle mashed potato and cream corn, and completed with an array of sauces including mushroom, pepper and bone marrow jus.

Finally, the magical evening is concluded with two decadent and comforting desserts, served straight from the piping hot grill. The ‘Sweet and Smokey’ course invites those with a sweet tooth to indulge in foil-packed chocolate bananas, or grilled brioche bread with fresh berries and creamy Greek yoghurt ice cream.

Scattered with luscious greenery and delicate olive trees, the charming outdoor area hosts an exclusive wood and fire grill where guests are able to watch the expert team prepare their dishes just to their liking. Further enhancing the culinary voyage, each experience includes two glasses of white, red or rose Greek wine per diner, with each variety sourced from world-renowned ancient vineyards.

The MAZI Abu Dhabi Grill Night experience is exclusively available to enjoy every Saturday throughout May from 7pm to 11pm. Each experience is priced AED 1,000 for two people, including three courses and two glasses of Greek wine per person.

For more information, kindly contact the resort at [email protected] or
+971 2 498 8443.

Afro Party at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi *new*

Fans of afrobeat, jazz and hip-hop beats are invited to sway and mingle the night away with the sizzling Afro Party Night at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s most stunning and elegant beachside hotspot.

Filled with electric energy, tantalising tunes and refreshing mixes, the unforgettable evening on Friday, May 27 presents a moving headline set from world-renowned electronic music producer, DJ Cee Al Assad.

Hailing from Morocco, the talented DJ is known for his thundering thumping rhythms, feel-good melodies and euphoric soundscapes. Fusing afrobeat, jazz, soul and hip-hop sounds, and strongly influenced by the fascinating heritage of his home nation, his vibrant and eclectic DNA perfectly complements the distinctive and ethereal vibe of Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi. Having performed alongside huge names such as Louie Vega and Osunlade, and played across the world in Athens, Paris, Istanbul and beyond, he is now bringing his mesmerising mixes to Abu Dhabi.

Creating even more amazing spectacles and memorable moments, the beats from DJ Cee Al Assad will be joined by awe-inspiring live dancers and other unmissable live entertainment. Ensuring that spirits remain high throughout the night, the stylish and vibrant venue will continue to serve its trademark delicate bites, including Truffle Chicken Gyoza, Beef Anticucho, Wok Chicken Kung Pao and other picturesque Asian-fusion specialties, along with its signature array of perfectly crafted cocktails and refreshments.

The Afro Party will burst into life on Friday, May 27, from 8pm to midnight with food and beverages available on an à la carte basis.

For more information, kindly contact the resort at [email protected] or
+971 2 498 8443.

Blissful Pampering at Iridium Spa *new*     

This May, the Iridium Spa is inviting guests to pamper their bodies and souls with a special kind of revitalising spa journey. Designed to nourish and protect the skin and make every trouble and worry melt away, the Blissful Pampering journey uses salt and sand as a natural exfoliant, Moroccan argan oil to purify the body, and orange blossom to lull each guest into a state of pure relaxation and euphoria.

Starting the dream-like experience with a thorough cleansing and detoxifying process, the 30-minute Desert Sand Body Scrub removes every dead skin cell and impurity leaving the skin feeling wonderfully soft and perfectly smooth.

The expert therapists then follow this refreshing ritual with a rejuvenating 60-minute full body massage. Delivered using premium massage oils customised to meet each guest’s needs, it relaxes and re-energises every muscle.         

Spanning a total of 90 tranquil and therapeutic minutes, the Blissful Pampering experience is available to enjoy throughout May from 11am to 11pm, priced AED 750 per person.

To book, please contact Iridium Spa at: [email protected] or +971 2 498 8996.

New York Invention at the Manhattan Lounge *new*      

Always thinking of new ways to spark special moments for guests and craft unique refreshing concoctions that pop with creativity and flair, Manhattan Lounge’s expert mixologist has created a new cocktail menu inspired by the art, music, fashion and destinations of New York.

Acknowledging the incredible art scene of the Big Apple, and its long history as a place where creative minds can gather and collaborate, New York’s most iconic cultural masterpieces have been combined with artisanal spirits and cutting-edge bartending techniques to create five masterful new cocktails.

Transporting guests over to the glamourous and star-studded streets of Manhattan, the New York Invention signature cocktail menu features Starry Night, inspired by the iconic painting by Vincent van Gogh, Bourbon Street Parade, created in tribute to the classic jazz tune by Paul Barbarin, The Kid, influenced by the iconic 1920s movie and more delicious and uplifting beverages.

The New York Invention menu is available from May 1 onwards, priced à la carte.  For more information, kindly contact the resort at [email protected] or +971 2 498 8443.

Illusions at the Manhattan Lounge *new*    

Boasting a sophisticated atmosphere, refined decorations and a bar stocked with countless varieties of specialist beverages from around the world, a visit to the Manhattan Lounge is always an exciting occasion. But now, the elegant bar has concocted a new way of helping each guest’s dreams come true.

In keeping with the venue’s spirit of creativity and love for inventing new and sensational cocktails, the Illusions menu presents an array of beautiful and artistic mixes that are all inspired by the beauty and allure of human dreams.

With each perfectly crafted mix designed to tell a story and create the experience of stepping into a dreamlike reality, guests are invited to relax and sample intriguing and uplifting creations such as Enigma, which is inspired by black and white dreams, Luna, which draws on the powers of the moon and more awe-inspiring new cocktails.

The Illusions menu is available from May 1 onwards, priced à la carte. For more information, kindly contact the resort at [email protected] or +971 2 498 8443.

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