Add these things to do to your calendar…

Did the weekend pass you by in the blink of an eye? The next five working days can be enjoyable if you add some post-work cheer to them. From delicious treats including a truffle menu to a Ravioli Festival, ladies night and art exhibitions, here are six fun things to add to do in Abu Dhabi this week.

Monday, February 21

Indulge in a truffle menu at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi

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Love truffle? Check out this menu dedicated to the delicious ingredient at French fine dining restaurant, Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi. Located in Louvre Abu Dhabi, you’ll enjoy a four-course feast created by Chef Balveer Balkissoon featuring the highly-prized black truffle which you can pair with fine wines from across France. Your indulgent feast will cost you Dhs300 per person and a pairing package for Dhs150 per person. The deal is available daily until February 28. It begins at 7pm.

Fouquet’s, Saadiyat Island, Louvre Abu Dhabi, truffle menu available until Feb 28. Tel: (0)2 205 4200,

Tuesday, February 22

Discover impressive landmarks in Spain right here in the capital

umm al emarat park

In collaboration with Turespaña, the Spanish Tourism Institute, Umm Al Emarat Park is hosting an exhibition titled ‘Arab Legacy in Spain’. It will shed light on the picturesque landmarks in Spain that were influenced by eight centuries of Arab presence. It is open to the public from 8am until midnight. To purchase your tickets to the park head here.

Umm Al Emarat Park, 15th Street, Mushrif Area, Abu Dhabi, Dhs10 entry free to park. Tel: (0)2 666 9559. @ummalemaratpark

Indulge in an afternoon tea at Anantara Eastern Mangroves

afternoon tea ananatara

Love afternoon tea? Tuck into premium tea or coffee paired and sweet and savoury treats at Anantara Eastern Mangroves. There are finger sandwiches, macarons and scones with clotted cream and more. For two people, it’s just Dhs149. It runs from 12.30pm to 6pm daily.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, Al Salam Street, Tel: (0)2 656 1000. 

Wednesday, February 23

Escape the office and head to Prison Island

things to do in abu dhabi - prison island

Love escape rooms? This is something way better. Abu Dhabi’s latest one-of-a-kind challenge has your number on its bright orange t-shirt. Prison Island – Beat the Bars immersive prison cells focus on tactics, physique, technique and… yes, teamwork. The over 1,000m² space is a network of 26 individual ‘cells’ each featuring tasks that get progressively more tricky. You’ll have to beat them all if you want to escape the island. It’s Dhs125 per adult and Dhs105 per child.

Abu Dhabi Mall, Level 3, Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi, Dhs125 per adult, Dhs105 per child,

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Ladies, round up the girls and enjoy a night out 

On Wednesdays, ladies are VIPs at Jazz & Fizz at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Head here right after work at 6pm and unwind with signature drinks and free-flowing house beverages on a minimum spend of Dhs75 on dining. As you catch up, you will have sweet jazz tunes and the skyline in the background. There’s an additional 25 per cent discount on dining.

Jazz & Fizz, Level 36, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, every Wed 6pm onwards. Tel: (02) 813 7890,

Thursday, February 24

Stuff your face with ravioli at Villa Toscana

Ravioli is one of Italy’s most admired traditional dishes and from now until February 28, you can indulge at the Ravioli Festival at Villa Toscana. The chefs have prepared an exquisite a la carte menu featuring five types of ravioli, each of them that combine classic tastes with contemporary recipes. And yes, the talented chefs have even come up with a ravioli dessert. Make sure you make a reservation before you head on over on 02 694 4553 or

Villa Toscana, Nation Towers, W Corniche Road, The St Regis Abu Dhabi, menu available until Feb 28, Tel: (0)2 694 4553.