5 brilliant things to do in Abu Dhabi this week
From after school activities for children and parents to a capoeira class…
It’s a brand new week and with it comes a fresh page in your diary just waiting to have cool things to do in Abu Dhabi jotted down into it.
From after school activities for children and parents to a capoeira class, here are five cool things to schedule in this week…
Sunday, September 13
1. Stay at home and try a multi-sensory experience online at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
Catch a unique, interactive show titled ‘As Far As Isolation Goes’ by Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa online via Zoom. The one-on-one 15-minute experience will force you to engage with the inhumanities faced by refugees in detention centres and their experiences with a mental health system that disregards their political and emotional contexts. You will be asked to physically display your emotions by drawing on yourself so keep a medium black permanent marker pen ready. You will also need headphones, a glass of water, paintbrush of any size and tissue or cloth. Tickets cost Dhs52.50 and can be purchased here.
Monday, September 14
2. Learn self-defence at a capoeira class
Ever heard of capoeira? It is a unique sport that blends attack and defence with flowing, dance-like movements, acrobatics, music, instruments and songs. A great way to lose those extra pounds while still having fun and learning self-defence tactics. You will be taught by Mestre Caxias from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where this dynamic sport hails from. The classes run for one hour and there are classes for kids, teens and adults. They take place at Bloom Marina West Al Bateen. One adult class cost Dhs100 and for children, it’s Dhs120 to Dhs150. Get more details on 055 8417843.
Capoeira classes, Bloom Marina West Al Bateen Abu Dhabi, Tel: (055) 841 7843. facebook.com/CapoeiraMestreCaxias
Tuesday, September 15
3. Tuck into the best that Teatro has to offer
One of Abu Dhabi’s favourite restaurants is placing all of its signature dishes from five cuisines on one thoughtfully crafted set dinner menu for you to enjoy. Starters include the famous volcano rolls and spider rolls and mains include kung pao prawns and butter chicken and more. A surprise dessert ends your dining experience. It’s all yours to indulge in for just Dhs185. Book your table now at or by calling 02-657 3317
4. Meet up with friends over a pocket-friendly meal and hops at Sacci
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Group chat planning for the weekend getting out of control? Set aside the phone and meet your mates face to face over a pizza and hops at Sacci. The authentic Napoletana pizza is made with dough prepared 48 hours in advance and is scattered with the finest, most aromatic ingredients and fire-baked in a wood oven. Pair it with a pint of Italian hops for just Dhs49 and get to planning the weekend.
Sacci, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Mon to Wed, 5pm to 7pm. Tel: (02) 616 9999. marriott.com
Thursday, September 17
5. Give the kids something to smile about
Are the little ones facing the school blues? Give them something to look forward once the final school bell rings with these tickets from Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. For a limited time only, the world’s largest indoor theme park is inviting guests of all ages to experience their 29 state-of-the-art rides, attractions and live shows for just Dhs145 per person. Online booking is mandatory as precautionary measures are in place.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs145 tickets per person until Sept 30. Tel: (600) 511115. wbworldabudhabi.com