6 fun things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: Sept 26 to 29

Capital ideas for your week…

Brand new week, a brand new chance to make it the best one ever. We’re here to help you get started on that mission with a list of great things to do in Abu Dhabi.

Monday, September 26

Celebrate Navratri at Laung by Peppermill


Navaratri is an annual and one of the most revered Hindu festivals and you can celebrate with a special Navratri menu at Laung by Peppermill. The traditional dishes include Himalayan-style curry, aloo ki sabzi, jeera aloo and more. For a sweet treat end to your dining experience, there’s makhana kheer or lauki halwa. The deal runs from September 26 to October 2.

Level 1 Nation Towers Mall, Corniche Road, 11am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 886 8877, @laungbyppm_uae

Tuesday, September 27

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Back Yard Bistro

BYB Abu Dhabi

From September 25 to October 3, celebrate Oktoberfest with a food and drinks combo deal. For Dhs109, indulge in two pints of selected German hops, a main course (beef or chicken roulade) and an apple strudel.

Back Yard Bistro, Level 4, The HUB, WTC, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)50 114 3666, byb-abudhabi.com

Try the new menu at Palm Greens Restaurant

Palm Green

Palm Greens Restaurant at Al Ain Equestrian & Shooting Club has launched a new menu with vegan and vegetarian dishes plus traditional favourites. You’ll find burgers, pizzas, pies, salads, and more on the menu. Highlights include smoked chicken and chorizo croquettes, avocado toasties, Welsh rarebit, steak and Guinness casserole, and the Eaton mess.

Palm Greens Restaurant, Al Ain Equestrian & Shooting Club, Al Maqam, Al Ain, Tel: (0)3 702 6400. aesgc.com 

Wednesday, September

Savour the authentic flavours of Italy at Antonia

Antonio Abu Dhabi

Chef Simone has curated a new menu inspired by the meals he has as a boy in the south of Italy, Abruzzo. For seafood fans, there’s fregola ai fruitti di mare, carpaccio di branzino (above), tartare di tonno, guazzetto di cozze while pasta lovers can pick from ravioli riccotta  spinaci and risotto ai porcini scamorza. There’s also pizza, salads, mains, gelato and more.

Antonia, Mamsha Al Saadiyat,  Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 667 2554. antoniarestaurant.com

Enjoy coffee at DNA Board Game Cafe

DNA Board game cafe abu dhabi

Meeting mates to catch up over coffee? Throw in some little competitive fun at DNA Board Game Cafe. The shelves hold a huge array of classic board games, role-playing games and more. It’s Dhs19 per hour, Dhs29 for two and Dhs39 for an all-day pass. To refuel, there’s a list of cakes, pastries, hearty breakfast dishes and other bites.

DNA Board Game Cafe, Al Montazah Tower, Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, 8am to 11pm from Mon to Thur, 8am to 1am on Fri and Sat. @eat.play.dna 

Thursday, September 29

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Explore the stories of young Emirati women at NYU Abu Dhabi

NYUAD Performance

Photo credit: Waleed Shah

Add a dose of culture to your weekend by booking a seat at Al Raheel | Departure – a contemporary theatre performance which explores the stories of young Emirati women. The poetic, contemporary performance was developed from a series of poems written in response to women persisting and developing across childhood, womanhood, and ageing. The performance is in Arabic and English (made possible through the use of projections). Tickets are priced at Dhs52.50 per person and can be booked here.

The Black Box, NYU Abu Dhabi C3 Arts Center, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hwy, Abu Dhabi, Sept 29 to Oct 1 at 7:30pm, Oct 2 at 3pm, Tel: (0)2 628 6868. nyuad-artscenter.org 

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