Add these things to do in Abu Dhabi to your schedule…

From trying a new restaurant to sipping on free coffee at a brand new cafe, checking out some art and more, there are plenty of things to do in Abu Dhabi to keep you busy this week.

Here are six great things to do in Abu Dhabi to add to your diary.

Monday, March 7

Enjoy a free cuppa at Drop Coffee


Drop Coffee is opening its doors in the capital on March 7 at waterfront destination, Yas Bay on Yas Island. To celebrate its opening, all visitors to the cafe will be treated to a free coffee throughout the week. The new opening also sees the launch of their first-ever culinary menu featuring breakfast items, main dishes and all-day dining items. There will also be a DJ and other fun activations taking place over the launch weekend.  

Drop Coffee, Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, opens March 7, @wearedropcoffee

Celebrate culture and creativity at Umm Al Emarat park

Things to do in Abu Dhabi - Umm al emarat park

Today is the last day to celebrate Abu Dhabi Festival’s annual Festival in the Park. Take the whole family as there are a number of entertaining and educational activities you all can enjoy. There’s a puppet show at 2pm, an art workshop at 5pm, a Spanish pianist playing at 7pm and more. Do note, a Green Pass on the Al Hosn app is required or a 96-hour negative PCR test result.

Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, Tel (0)2 666 9559.

Tuesday, March 8

Soak in some art at NYU Abu Dhabi

NYUAD Art exhibition

Above: Installation view of Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian at The NYUAD Art Gallery. Work on view, with the participation of Mohammed Rahis Mollah in collaboration with Kiori Kawai: Replication of Alluvium, Molecule Structure B (Bemari), 2022. Photo: John Varghese

This exhibition is created by three Dubai-based artists: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian. In the past, the three artists have created immersive, surreal projects, paintings, and animations exhibited on an international level including biennials and museums. This exhibition is a testament to the artists’ 13 years in Dubai living and working together, creating a landscape and tapestry of continuously evolving ideas and dialogues. It’s free to visit.

New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Marina District, Abu Dhabi, exhibition runs until June 12, Tel: (0)2 628 4000.

Wednesday, March 9

Indulge in an afternoon tea

Things to do in Abu Dhabi afternoon tea

Love afternoon teas? If you want green views to accompany your treat, opt for Saadiyat Beach Golf Club as it comes with views of the golf course you can enjoy from the terrace or jetty. Your tiers come with sweet and savoury treats which you can pair with tea. There are three packages to choose from: Dhs99 per person for the bronze package, Dhs159 for VIP Silver and Dhs1450 for VVIP Gold. It runs from 4pm to 7pm from Monday to Thursday. Make a reservation on 02 404 3077.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Sheikh Khalifa Highway, E12, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 404 3077. 

Experience inner peace on the beach of Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Things to do in Abu Dhabi yoga

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For some ‘me-time’, take this restorative Yin yoga class by Inner Seed Wellness. You’ll experience 75 minutes of pure bliss as you are guided 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 Dhs137 and you’ll need to show a green pass on Al Hosn. Book here.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Every Wed 6pm to 7.15pm.

Thursday, March 10

Dine at new Italian restaurant, Talea at Emirates Palace 

Talea by Antonio Guida

Fans of Italian have a new restaurant to dine at – Talea at Emirates Palace. On the menu, diners will find artisanal pizzas,  handmade pasta options and more rare Italian gastronomic gems. You can dine indoors amongst the white interiors, gorgeous chandeliers and paintings inspired by the landscapes of Italy or choose the terrace with views of the blue corniche.

Emirates Palace, W Corniche Road, Tue to Sun 12.30pm to 10.30pm, closed Monday. Tel: (02) 2 690 7999,

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