Cipriani Dolci, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. @ciprianidolci

Try a hot racquet sport

Brand new and straight off the bat, Al Forsan International Sports Resort has just unveiled a sparkling collection of six indoor, air-conditioned padel courts to join their existing outdoor courts. It’s the racquet sport the world is going crazy about right now, played doubles over a net with a “sort of squash-y twist” in the playable zone. On site, you will find comfortable changing rooms, a delicious menu and a well-stocked boutique. And while there are now several padel court complexes around Abu Dhabi, few places have a) the number b) the interior and c) the luxurious facilities seen at Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

Al Forsan International Sports Resort, every day, from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., from 240 Dhs. Book through the playtomic app or call: (800) 9900,

If your Sunday style is to garnish your plate with cuts of meat, chewy Yorkshire puddings and your favorite vegetables, head to Hickory’s Sports Bar at Yas Links Golf Club. With a classic Andalusian aesthetic and beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf, this is a sports bar with style. The carvery is served from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is priced at Dhs 99, or upgrade to include house bevvies and it’s Dhs 199.

Hickory’s Sports Bar, Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Island, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sundays, from Dhs 99 adults, Dhs 49 children. Tel: (0)2 404 3077,

Meet your best friends for ladies night

PJ O’Reilly’s Ladies Night offers deliciously casual craic, with five full hours of select drinks and bites every night between Sunday and Thursday, for just Dhs100.

PJ O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street, Dhs100, Sunday to Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tel: (02) 674 2020,