A fun list of things to do to add to your schedule…

Planning out your week? Make sure you add these great things to do in Abu Dhabi to your diary. It includes a visiting pop-up shop, trying a new restaurant to try, limited-edition menus and more.

Here are six great things to do in the capital to add to your diary.

Monday, April 11

Last chance to visit ‘Portrait Of A Nation II: Beyond Narratives’

Portrait Of A Nation II Beyond Narratives

This exhibition highlights the innovations and collaborations that shaped the UAE’s visual art landscape over the past 50 years. Art fans can explore over 100 artworks including special commissions from the founders of the UAE art scene to emerging artists, video interviews, archival images and more. The exhibition closes on April 16 so schedule some time to visit.

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, free, until April 16. Tel; (0)2 657 5800. @manaratalsaadiyat

Tuesday, April 12

Dine at the newly-opened Japanese-inspired contemporary restaurant, Otoro

Otoro Things to do in abu dhabi

Located at Al Qana – one of Abu Dhabi’s brightest new leisure destinations – Otoro is managed by one of UAE’s most respected chefs – Akmal Anuar. The menu include yellowtail carpaccio, wagyu tempura, shabu shabu burger and seabass miso yaki – all of which you can enjoy in a restaurant inspired by contemporary Japanese design. Outdoors, you can soak in views of the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque. 

Al Qana, Rabdan, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 886 9995, @otora.ad 

Do some good and visit a pop-up shop

bodytree studio

Abu Dhabi’s original and longest-running home of wellness, Bodytree Wellness Studio has opened its space for a good cause this Holy Month. On April 12, a pop-up titled ‘Dania’s Corner’ will see you shopping for handmade Lebanese-style fashion, including bags, pouches, and kaftans. The items have been expertly crafted by Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and when you make a purchase, the money will help support their families. It is open from 8am to 12pm and 4pm to 8pm. 

Bodytree Wellness Studio, Hazza ‘ Bin Zayed The First Street, Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 443 4448. @bodytreestudio

Wednesday, April 13

Try the new limited-edition afternoon tea at The St.Regis Saadiyat Island

The St.Regis Saadiyat Island afternoon tea

The prestigious resort on Saadiyat Island has teamed up with home fashion brand Ethan Allen to create a limited-edition afternoon tea. It takes place at the recently designed Ethan Allen lounge. The exclusive menu features sweet treats such as fresh raspberry tarts and orange almond cakes to savoury delights including petite salmon avocado wraps and cream cheese beetroot roulade. Pick from a range of premium Tchaba Tea, sit back and enjoy the view. It costs Dhs195 per person.

Ethan Allen Lounge at The St.Regis Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 6pm available until April 30, Tel: (0)2 498 8888. @stregisabudhabi 

Cool off at Yas Waterworld at a special discount

Things to do in abu dhabi

If you are a UAE resident, take advantage of this April discount for single-day tickets where the price to ride the slides at Yas Waterworld has been slashed to Dhs210. The adventure-theme park is home to more than 40 slides and attractions, telling the story of an Emirati child named Dana who is searching for a lost pearl. Thrill rides include Bubble’s Barrel, Rush Rider, and the region’s largest suspended roller coaster, Bandit Bomber. You can buy your tickets here. Prefer non-water based adrenaline fun? You can also get a one-day pass to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi for Dhs240.

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, yasisland.com

Thursday, April 14

Try the limited-edition menu at Black Tap

Black Tap

American burger chain from New York has launched two new dishes inspired by Ramadan which means it’s only available during the Holy Month. The patty is a lightly-spiced lamb with cheese slices, Zhoug sauce, pickled cucumbers and onions, and aioli nestled in a potato roll which you will get fries for Dhs75. And of course, there’s a classic Black Tap crazy shake showing the delicious Lotus Biscoff for Dhs62.

Black Tap, various locations in Abu Dhabi, available until the end of Eid, @blacktapad

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