Ireland’s Kelly Ryan not only launched the Abu Dhabi Blow Dry and Makeup Bar Swish by Immaclife this spring, but had a baby too. Here she shares her capital secrets. 

My Favourite Workout

My favourite workout is a hardcore cardio and strength circuit. This gives me an all over body workout and allows me to extend myself as I work through the circuit. I combine strength, core and cardio exercises in one intensive workout session. Being a PT helps too!

My Favourite Date Night Spot

My favourite date night spot is Zuma Abu Dhabi. Zuma is a great name whether you are in London, Rome or Dubai and in my opinion it is consistently the best restaurant in Abu Dhabi. The location is great in the Al Maryah Island precinct, the food is superb and it has atmosphere.  I particularly love it when they have a resident DJ as it lifts the ambiance to another level.  It is the perfect spot to take a few hours out with my husband and spend some quality time together where all the conditions are just right.

My Favourite Place for a Family Day Out

My favourite family day out is Sadiyaat Beach which is just beautiful. We are so blessed to have such an amazing beach within the city and there is nothing better than relaxing with my family at Sadiyaat Beach for a day.

My Go-To Hairdresser

That’s easy. One of my Swish hair stylists!

My Favourite Spot to Shop

Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi or Mall of the Emirates if in Dubai. We are all mall junkies in the UAE to some extent and there are so many amazing malls to choose from. I know both of these malls and they are my favourites. I am also very partial to a bit of on-line shopping as I don’t always have time for a mall crawl these days! I could also go on and on about the places around the world that I love to shop, but I would need to write a book for that.

My Favourite Place to Unwind

My favorite place to unwind is Nurai Island Abu Dhabi. This place is excellent. It is completely tranquil and a great place to feel like you are getting away without having to go anywhere. We love to relax, enjoy the great weather we have here for so much of the year. It is also lovely to sit and enjoy lunch there on a warm winter’s day.

My Abu Dhabi Hidden Gem

My Abu Dhabi hidden gem is definitely the Nolu’s Saturday brunch at The Galleria Abu Dhabi.  The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. I can be a picky eater so there isn’t anything better for me than being able to target the healthy treats that I love without having to get involved in the things I want to avoid. The coffee and view if you sit overlooking the water are great too.