Happy New Year, folks!

Not only is it the start of a new work week (for most of us), but it’s also a new year. So, if you’re looking for things to do in Abu Dhabi that fits into your New Years resolutions, this list will help.

Looking to save money? Below are some great pocket-friendly deals. Want to be kinder to yourself? Here’s a yoga class you should take. Want to get creative this year? Take an art class at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Of course, head back here every Monday and we will have a brand new list for you.

Also, since the question is on everyone’s mind, here’s when the next public holiday is.

Monday, January 3

Daydream at Wet Deck

From Monday to Saturday, lounge in sunbeds and soak in the sun at Wet Deck, take a dip in the pool or enjoy bites and sips for just Dhs150 per person which is redeemable as B&F credit. Don’t forget to make a reservation and carry your own towel.

Wet Deck Abu Dhabi, W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (0)

Tuesday, January 4

Start the day off with a pocket-friendly breakfast

Malak Al Tawouk Breakfast

Set your alarms an hour or so early to enjoy breakfast at Malak Al Tawouk before work. The restaurant offers a range of options including labneh, halloumi as well as turkey and cheese sandwiches with condiments for a starting price of Dhs16. For a heartier spread, you can get various platters that include eggs with either soujouk, cheese or turkey for a starting price of Dhs19. The platter option comes with bread and a vegetable plate.

Malak Al Tawouk breakfast is available at all branches in Abu Dhabi, Tel: (600) 500 961. @malakaltawoukuae 

Enjoy a dizzying time at Vertigo

Vertigo is a chic new lounge located on West Bay and is perfect to visit if you want to breathe in some fresh air and enjoy chilled vibes. The lounge has a daily dizzy hour (aka happy hour) deal running from 6pm to 10pm with beverages for just Dhs35. There are DJ beats too, that will help set the mood.

West Bay Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Corniche. Tel: (02) 692 4375, @westbayabudhabi

Wednesday, January 5

Produce a work of art at Louvre Abu Dhabi

louvre abu dhabi we love art

Ever wanted to create your very own masterpiece? On January 5, head to Museum Cafe for an art session held by We Love Art. The three-hour session invites you to create your own colourful depiction of the iconic movie star Audrey Hepburn. No prior skills are needed and you’ll have an expert teacher and all the equipment required, including a canvas sketched with the outline of Hepburn. Your experience comes with a choice of premium beverages and canapés and you can also extend your evening with a dinner at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi, or a few beverages and bites up on the rooftop terrace of Art Lounge. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot here and you’ll need to show a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours and Al Hosn green pass.

Paint & Grape by We Love Art, Museum Cafe, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Jan 5, 6pm to 9pm, Dhs390 per person (includes materials, two canapes and two glasses of wine/four soft beverages). Tel: (600) 565 566. louvreabudhabi.ae 

Experience inner peace on the rooftop of Saadiyat Beach Rotana


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If focusing on yourself is part of your resolution, take this restorative Yin yoga class by inner seed. You’ll experience 75 minutes of pure bliss as Laura guides you into a restorative experience through yoga, pranayama and meditation. The workshop will bring your body and mind into a natural sense of balance that will provide healing. Poses will focus on easing the body, heart and mind into a state of compassion, not just for yourself, but for each other and the earth. Meditation and group interaction included. You will leave feeling peaceful, regenerated and truly alive with much more vitality. The session is held every Wednesday at 6pm. It will cost you Dhs130 and you’ll need to show a green pass on Al Hosn or a valid 48 hour PCR test result.

Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Rotana Hotel, Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. Every Wed at 6pm.  innerseeduae.com

Thursday, January 6

Indulge in chicken wings at SFC


Love chicken wings? This limited-time offer from SFC is one that should be on your radar. The American fast-food diner is offering unlimited wings and soft drinks for just Dhs38. The wings are available with a choice of three sauces – original, buffalo and BBQ. Add on fries for Dhs10.

Available across all outlets in the UAE. @sfcplusarabia

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