6 fun things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: February 28 to March 3

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Missing the weekend already? The next five working days can be enjoyable if you add some post-work cheer to them. From a fun art workshop to a ladies’ night, smashing it at the padel courts and more, here are six fun things to add to do in Abu Dhabi this week.

Monday, February 28

Create your very own charcoal portraiture

Manarat Al Saadiyat workshop

Want to have a creative start to your week? Take an art workshop at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Today’s workshop focuses on charcoal – a very important medium in the Renaissance used by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo Buonarroti, and more. If you strive to be like one of these Renaissance masters, you have to start with the basics. At this workshop, you will be led by a professional who will focus on the light and shadow of the face. It will cost just Dhs100 and all materials you need are included. Book your spot on 02 657 5929 or email masartstudio@dctabudhabi.ae

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Feb 28, 5.30 to 7.30pm. Dhs100. Tel: (0)2 657 5929. manaratalsaadiyat.ae  

Treat yourself at the new Apple store on Al Maryah Island

It’s the end of the month and that means your bank accounts are looking pretty good. If you want to treat yourself for all the hard work you’ve done, head to the new Apple store on Al Maryah Island. What can you find on the inside? There are iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, AirPods, Apple Watches and much more. You’ll find the sleek glass store opposite the waterfront. You can’t miss it – there’s a giant metallic entrance portal. Check out our video above as we got a sneak peek before the store opened.

Apple store, The Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, @thegalleriauae

Tuesday, March 1

Round up the girls and enjoy a ladies’ night

Impressions Rooftop Bar treat women like queens every day of the week. The rooftop bar at the gorgeous Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel offers a deal that can be enjoyed daily from 8pm to midnight where ladies can enjoy 50 per cent off signature and classic mixed drinks, grape and dining. It also boasts views of the mangrove forest.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, Al Kheeran Abu Dhabi, daily, 8pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 656 1000, anantara.com

Wednesday, March 2

See a world-famous pianist perform

Lang Lang

As part of Abu Dhabi Classics, the world-famous pianist Lang Lang will perform one of the most prestigious scores ever written: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It will be played in its entirety for the first time in the Gulf region at the breathtaking Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, 8pm, March 2, Dhs75. abudhabiculture.ae

Thursday, March 3

Head out for a business lunch at an award-winning spot

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Tired of tucking into lunch at your desk? One of Abu Dhabi’s most popular Italian restaurants and a What’s On Awards winner — Dino’s Bistro Italiano has launched a new business lunch. For Dhs99 you will get to pick from one of two set menu options along with regular à la carte options. Have a bigger appetite? Opt for the three-course deal for Dhs115. You’ll have soft drinks included with your meal. It runs from noon to 3.30pm from Monday to Friday.

Dino’s Bistro Italiano, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre – Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, near ADNEC,  Tel: (0)2 307 5551, rotana.com 

Up your padel game at a new court

Whack away those stress levels at the new padel court at Abu Dhabi’s Deerfields Mall. The new alfresco spot offers three outdoor courts which you’ll find next to ‘The Garden’. It will cost you Dhs220 per group per hour. Don’t have the equipment? You can rent from Dhs15 onwards. It is open daily from 9am to midnight.

Deerfields Mall, Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi, 9am to midnight, from Dhs220. Tel: (02) 5106 9093, @toppadel_ae

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