Plenty of ways to enjoy the weekdays…

Back at the office and feeling blue? Don’t worry. Apart from another long weekend coming up, there are plenty of ways to bring some laughs and fun to your days during the workweek.

From getting artistic to tucking into some great food, here are six great things to do in Abu Dhabi this week.

Sunday May 16

Celebrate Chocolate Chip Day all week long

dennys abu dhabi

It was Chocolate Chip Day on May 15, but don’t panic! You didn’t miss it as Denny’s UAE is celebrating with a great deal all week at all of its outlets across the UAE and on the Denny’s app. The buy one get one free offer is available on Denny’s famous Choconana pancakes. It consists of rich chocolate chips cooked inside two fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with bananas, more chocolate chips and whipped cream. It will cost you just Dhs30 and the deal is available until Wednesday, May 20.

Denny’s, Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, buy one get one free offer until May 20, Dhs30. Tel:(0)2 445 3128. @dennys_me

Monday May 17

Learn the art of acrylic pour painting

Acrylic Pour Art

Seen those cool videos where artist pour tubs of paints onto a canvas to create beautiful works of art? Well, in this art class you can learn to do it yourself. You will learn the fascinating process of creating abstract paintings in order to create dreamy, surreal and celestial works of art. Materials will be provided so all you need to do is make a booking and show up.

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, every Mon 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Dhs100. Tel: (02) 657 5800. @manaratalsaadiyat

Enjoy date night at Le Royal Meridien


Take your loved one for the ultimate date night in the sky at Stratos in Le Royal Meridien’s new date night offer. At Dhs450 per couple, you will get a three-course menu and a choice of red or wine grape. If you’re going just for the meal it’s Dhs360. It launches on May 17, so ensure you get your bookings in.

Stratos, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Street Al Markaziyah Area, Abu Dhabi, every Mon 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (02) 695 0490.

Tuesday May 18

Dine at award-winning La Brioche

La Brioche UAE

La Brioche picked up our favourite cafe awards in the What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2021. The cafe has a passionate following across its UAE locations and there are nine locations to dine at in Abu Dhabi. The extensive menu is packed with breakfast items, sandwiches, pasta, freshly baked patisseries and much more.

Several locations across Abu Dhabi, @labriocheuae 

Wednesday May 19

Satisfy your wing craving for just Dhs99

Every Wednesday it’s Wings Night at McGettigans in Dusit Thani. Wing fans are invited to fly on over and enjoy unlimited wings plus three house beverages for just Dhs99. Go hungry!

Dusit Thani, 925 Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (Al Muroor Road), Abu Dhabi, every Wed, Dhs99. Tel: (0)2 698 8137⁣ @mcgettigansdusitauh

Slurp on special mango drinks at India Palace

Mango Mussafir

Whether you want a fruity drink to accompany your authentic dish or need something to cool down your palate, order from the summer special menu where the star is mango. Pick from fresh mango lassi, juice, lemonade with a mango twist, falooda (a milk-based dessert with a delectable mix of mango, rabri, kulfi and nuts) and more for a starting price of just Dhs20. Yum!

Several locations in Abu Dhabi, prices starting from Dh20. @indiapalaceme 

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